MBE presented to retiring director of resources

Lancashire Constabulary's retiring director of resources has been presented with his MBE by HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

David Brindle, who was awarded the MBE in the New Year's Honours List, travelled to London with his family to receive the medal last week.

Receiving the MBE has come at a fitting time for David, as he retired from his role of director of resources on March 31, after nearly 16 years with Lancashire Constabulary.

David said of his MBE, and his impending retirement: "It was such a great honour to be awarded the MBE. I've been lucky enough to work for a fantastic organisation with some top quality people in it. I see this award as a testament to their efforts as much as my own."

Chief Constable, Steve Finnigan, said: "I would like to offer my warmest best wishes and congratulations to David, not only on his MBE but also ahead of his retirement.

"David has made an invaluable contribution to the success of Lancashire Constabulary. In his role as the director of resources, amongst other things, he has ensured that we have exercised financial prudence, which I believe will help us to better navigate our way through the next very challenging four years. I would like to take this opportunity to thank David for all that he has done for Lancashire Constabulary, and I wish him a very long and happy retirement."

Replacing Mr Brindle from April 1 will be Ian Cosh, who joins us from Lancashire County Council, where he held the role of director of corporate finance. Ian is also treasurer to Lancashire Police Authority, and this is a role he will continue to perform, alongside his new position.

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