HAMPSHIRE Constabulary inspector Julie Fry has been honoured by being made an MBE for her work in helping the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community report hate crimes.
Inspector Fry was a member of the Gay Police Association and through that recognised the need to form a local group supporting LGBT staff working for the force.
Giving up hours of her time to dedicate to the group, she has worked for the past 10 years on it, over and above her usual work, winning accolades from the Stonewall charity.
Chief Constable Alex Marshall said: ‘I’m absolutely delighted to see Inspector Julie Fry recognised in this way.
‘She has been absolutely tireless in her efforts to ensure fairness and equality in policing.
‘Julie will be shocked by this honour. Everyone who knows her will celebrate this public recognition.’