Heidi Duffy, Nottinghamshire Police’s traffic management and road casualty reduction manager, has been awarded an MBE in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Heidi Duffy joined the force as an officer in 1978, leaving eight years later to start a family. After working with both the county and city councils in road safety, she re-joined the force in 2001 as traffic management officer and then became the road casualty reduction manager in 2007.
Heidi has been working with local and regional partners on projects such as Shiny Side Up, Bare Bones and Fatal 4 as well as providing police input to all traffic and road casualty related matters across the force area.
Heidi Duffy said: "I’m accepting it as a working award on behalf of all of the partners who work in road safety and casualty reduction in Nottinghamshire.
“As well as for the partnership of the police, the city and county councils and Highways England, it is first and foremost for those police officers and police staff who daily attend collisions, and the homicide detectives in the crash unit who do a fantastic job to find out how someone has died or been seriously injured on the roads.
“If the work we do together can help save just one life on the road then it has all been worthwhile."
Other transport and road user related honours include: Malcolm Shepherd, CEO of Sustrans, who has been awarded a CBE for protecting the environment and improving people’s health; Phillipa Hunt, former director of policy and communications for Living Streets, who has been awarded a MBE for improving the walking environment; and Roger Geffen, CTC campaigns and policy director, who has been awarded a MBE for services to cycling.