A National Police Air Service (NPAS) officer has been honored as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). Sgt. Scott Gallagher has worked in airborne law enforcement for more than a decade, working for NPAS since its formation in 2012, NPAS said.
“I am truly honored to receive this award. Whilst I will receive this honor, I feel that it represents the professionalism, diligence and hard work of my many colleagues both in police air support and at North Wales Police,” Gallagher said. “I’ve always served in the police proudly and to receive this honor for my efforts means a huge amount to me and to my family.”
Gallagher joined North Wales Police in 1994. NPAS said he managed that force’s air support unit at Rhuddlan for four years before joining NPAS. There, he became responsible for delivering changes across the organization, predominantly focusing on aircraft modification, fleet standardization and replacement, according to NPAS.
His work at NPAS also includes playing a “key role” in the refurbishment of seven of the national fleet of 19 helicopters, NPAS said. The aircraft received improved mission equipment, and Gallagher played a role in procuring four more aircraft. NPAS said they would be fielded later this year.