STAFFORDSHIRE Chief Constable Mike Cunningham has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Staffordshire University this week in recognition of his contribution to policing and law and order.
The degree also recognises his commitment to the Forensic and Crime Science department at Staffordshire University, and developing the education of students.
Mr Cunningham joined hundreds of students at their graduation ceremony at the Trentham Estate.
The chief constable said it had been a lovely day.
“I was humbled to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Staffordshire University,” he said.
“It was a great privilege to be part of an inspirational ceremony.”
Mr Cunningham became chief constable of Staffordshire in 2009.
A graduate of Durham University, where he studied theology, he joined the police in Lancashire in 1987.