Representatives of the judiciary among those at the Oxford Proclamation for King Charles

Former city police commander Joe Kidman paid tribute to the Queen’s “constant and faithful” service by joining in Sunday’s proclamation celebrations.

The senior officer joined the force nearly three decades ago and wears three Queen’s Jubilee Medals on his chest – in addition to a long service award.

Now responsible for governance and improving services at Thames Valley Police, he was previously Commanding Officer of Oxford City Police – based at St Aldates Police Station.

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Along with Deputy Chief Constable Tim Metcalfe, he represented the police at the proclamation event on Sunday afternoon.

He told the Oxford Mail: “It was a real honor to be present on the day of the King’s proclamation and a reminder as we think of Her Majesty The Queen, as a servant of the Crown, [of] our responsibility to serve the people, following the example of Her Majesty, who served so consistently and faithfully for 70 years.

James Macnamara JP also represented the criminal – and civil – justice system.

The Oxfordshire Judiciary Chairman said: “It is an honor to represent the bench on such an historic occasion.

“We are here to represent justice within the framework of civil society.”

This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as a forensic and crime reporter from Oxfordshire.

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