Jon Murphy (police officer)

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Jon Murphy leaving a bookshop in Liverpool.

Sir Jonathan Michael Murphy, QPM, is a former senior British police officer. He was the Chief Constable of Merseyside Police and previously served as Deputy Chief Constable and a member of the Association of Chief Police Officers.

Early life and education[edit]

He studied for a BA (Hons) in Law at Liverpool University.[1] In 2001, he earned a diploma in Applied Criminology from Cambridge University (Fitzwilliam College).[2][3]

Police career[edit]

In January 1975, Murphy joined Merseyside Police.[4]

Honours[edit]

Murphy has been commended on fourteen occasions and was awarded the Queen's Police Medal in the 2007 Birthday Honours.[5] He was knighted in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to policing.[6]

Knight-Bachelor.ribbon.png Queens Police Medal for Merit.png
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Police Long Service and Good Conduct ribbon.png

Ribbon Description Notes
Knight-Bachelor.ribbon.png Knight Bachelor (Kt)
  • June 2014.
Queens Police Medal for Merit.png Queen's Police Medal (QPM)
  • June 2007.
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
  • 2002
  • UK Version of this Medal
QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • 2012
  • UK Version of this Medal
Police Long Service and Good Conduct ribbon.png Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

References[edit]

  1. ^ Police Oracle
  2. ^ University of Cambridge[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ The Fitzwilliam Journal, Volume XVV, No 1, 2014, p. 63.
  4. ^ "Sir Jon Murphy QPM, Chief Constable". Merseyside Police. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  5. ^ http://www.merseyside.police.uk/about-us/chief-officer-group/chief-constable-jon-murphy.aspx
  6. ^ "No. 60895". The London Gazette (Supplement). 14 June 2014. p. b2. 

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Police appointments
Preceded by
Bernard Lawson (Acting)
Chief Constable of Merseyside Police
2010 – 2016
Succeeded by
Andy Cooke (police officer)