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Sir Hugh Orde
Orde, speaking at the NHS Confederation Conference in 2012.
|Other names||Hugh Stephen Roden Orde|
|Department||Police Service of Northern Ireland|
|Awards||Order of the British Empire, Queen's Police Medal|
Sir Hugh Stephen Roden Orde, OBE, QPM (born 27 August 1958) is a British police officer who was the President of the Association of Chief Police Officers, representing the 44 police forces of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Between 2002 and 2009, he was the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).
Sir Hugh joined London's Metropolitan Police Service in 1977. He rose quickly through the ranks, becoming Superintendent in the Territorial Support Group. Later, as Commander responsible for the service's Community Safety and Partnership section, Orde took part in the latter phase of the enquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence and its subsequent handling by the police.
Later Orde (by then a Deputy Assistant Commissioner) was assigned to the senior staff of the Stevens Report which investigated government collusion in sectarian killings in Northern Ireland. He was appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2001 and was knighted for his services to policing in 2005. In 2010 he was awarded a Queen's Police Medal.
In April 2009, he announced he was stepping down as Chief Constable of Northern Ireland to become President of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), assuming the position in the following autumn.
Sir Hugh is also the director of the Police National Assessment Centre.
He is a member (known as a 'graduate') of Common Purpose UK. He attended the Matrix course in West London 1994/95.
Police Roll of Honour Trust
|Knight Bachelor (Kt)||
|Order of the British Empire (OBE)||
|Queen's Police Medal (QPM)||
|Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal||
|Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal||
|Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal|
- He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law (DCL) from the University of Kent in July 2005. 
- "Orde quits NI police for new role". BBC News. 16 April 2009.
- "New Patrons". Retrieved 16 April 2014.
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