A ‘ROLE model’ Rugby police officer has been honoured for his 45 years of service.
Jon Busby first joined Warwickshire and Coventry Police as a Police Cadet in September 1972, having just turned 16.
Two years later, he signed up to be part of Warwickshire Constabulary following its split
from Coventry and in July 1975 he became PC 503 Busby and was stationed in Rugby.
He went on to join Rugby CID as a trainee Detective Constable and later joined the Regional Crime Squad investigating organised criminality until 1990 when he returned to Rugby CID.
During this time, Jon became a tutor Detective Constable helping to develop a number of senior officers of the future.
In May 2007, Jon retired as a Detective Constable only to rejoin as one of the first ever civilian
Police Staff Investigators on the newly-created Major Investigation Unit.
Over the next ten years Jon worked on a large number of high profile investigations and was the officer in case for many, including the fatal warehouse fire in Atherstone-on-Stour and the
murders of Sydney Pavier and Jordon Banton.
His award is in recognition of everything he has done to support the community and policing over the last 45 years.
Described as a role model for many, Jon was commended for ‘demonstrating the highest possible standards of fairness, integrity and impartiality’.
He will formally retire in July.
He was presented with his award at the Warwickshire Chief Constable’s awards.
Speaking afterwards, Warwickshire Chief Constable Martin Jelley paid tribute to the award winners.
He said: “I am incredibly proud to have been able to present these awards in recognition of the hard work and dedication of not only our officers, staff, and special constables but also of members of the public.
“We do everything we can to protect our communities from harm and I’m delighted to hear some of the extraordinary efforts of those who have gone above and beyond while in the line of duty.
“All the recipients are thoroughly deserving of their awards and I am delighted to recognise
Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Philip Seccombe, added: “These awards evenings are always uplifting and inspiring occasions.
“It’s very pleasing to see the hard work and dedication of officers and police staff being recognised, alongside members of the public who have shown great courage in moments of adversity.
“I offer my congratulations to each and every person who received an award.”