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The Police Roll of Honour Trust is a charitable organisation registered in England & Wales[1] and Scotland[2], it was founded in 2000 and records all those British Police Officers who have lost their lives on and in the line of duty. It is the only Police organisation to be granted a Royal Charter[3].

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Royal CharterEdit

In November 2016 the Privy Council of the United Kingdom considered the petition of the Police Roll of Honour Trust to be granted incorporation by Royal charter[4], in March 2018 the Royal Charter was approved by Elizabeth II and presented to the charity by ex Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM[5].

Crown BadgeEdit

 
Trust Crown Badge

The Trust worked with the College of Arms to create their Crown Badge that was approved by Elizabeth II in 2009[6].

Police Roll of HonourEdit

The Police Roll of Honour Trust researches and maintains the UK Police Roll of Honour and has provided this for various other organisations. The complete UK Police Roll of Honour is displayed at the National Police Memorial, it is laid out by Day and lists all those Police Officers who have died on that day throughout history. There are roughly 4000 names contained within the UK Police Roll of Honour, but ongoing research is slowly adding to that total.

PatronsEdit

There are three Patrons, they are Cressida Dick CBE QPM, Iain Livingstone QPM and Matt Jukes QPM[7][8]

Cyprus Police MemorialEdit

During the Cyprus Emergency there were a number of British police officers sent to Cyprus to help the local police. British soldiers and police became embroiled and were seen as legitimate targets of the EOKA group. Eight United Kingdom Police Unit officers were killed at the hands of terrorists, and three more lost their lives due to other causes.[9] In 2014 the Police Roll of Honour Trust unveiled a new Cyprus Police Memorial.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Charity Commission of England & Wales". Retrieved 2018-10-11.
  2. ^ "Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator".
  3. ^ "Charters Granted - Privy Council". Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  4. ^ "London Gazette - Notice of Petition for Royal Charter".
  5. ^ "Police Oracle News - Royal recognition".
  6. ^ "College of Arms - Police Roll of Honour Crown Badge".
  7. ^ "Police Roll of Honour Trust Patrons".
  8. ^ "South Wales Police Chief Contable becomes charity patron".
  9. ^ "Cyprus Police Memorial". www.westmerciapolfed.co.uk. Archived from the original on 8 January 2017. Retrieved 2018-10-11.