Veteran police investigator awarded BEM in New Year’s Honours

Senior Essex Police investigator Kevin Macey has been recognised for his services to policing and victims in the King’s New Year’s Honours List.

Kevin, who is the head of Serious Case Review for the joint Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, has been awarded a British Empire Medal.

Chief Constable Ben-Julian Harrington says: “I’m very proud that Kevin’s policing career of 47 years and dedication to the communities of Essex has been recognised in the King’s New Year’s Honours list.

“As a detective, Kevin was extremely dedicated to and passionate about helping victims, bringing criminals to justice.

“On retirement as a police officer, he was able to bring his vast experience to his police staff role as the Head of Serious Case Review.

“His work means that we’re constantly learning from investigations to obtain justice for victims and reduce crime, serious violence and homicide.”

Kevin joined Essex Police in 1976. After 18 months in uniform in Grays, Kevin was asked by a senior officer to consider joining CID (the criminal investigation department) and, apart from a 12-month spell as a uniformed inspector on an exchange with the Metropolitan Police, he has remained an investigator ever since.

He rose to the rank of detective superintendent, retiring as head of Specialist Investigations.

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