ON Friday 12th January 2018 Mr Ian Miles was invested as a Member of the Royal Victorian Order for his work in support of the Royal Family. Mr Miles was jointly invested with the honour at his home address by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Dyfed, Miss Sara Edwards and Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Powys, The Hon. Dame Shân Legge-Bourke DCVO. Also present was the Chief Constable of Dyfed-Powys Police – Mr Mark Collins.
The Royal Victorian Order is awarded at the discretion of Her Majesty the Queen recognising distinguished personal service to the Monarch and members of the Royal Family.
Until his recent retirement Mr Miles was serving in his 50th year with Dyfed-Powys Police. Joining the force in 1968 as a cadet he became an officer in 1970 before rising through the ranks to become a Chief Inspector. Following his retirement as an officer he re-joined the force in a civilian role first as head of firearms licensing then returning to the Specialist Operations Department as a senior manager and the force’s Security Coordinator.
During his 50 years Mr Miles planned and maintained the security during numerous Royal Visits, oversaw the visit of President Clinton to the Hay Festival, Commanded the policing response to the 2000 Fuel Protests, and oversaw the policing response to the 2001 foot and mouth outbreak. In 2012 he was responsible for the Olympic Baton relay, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tour and more recently assisting in the security arrangements for the 2014 NATO summit and the 2017 Champions’ League Final.
Following the investiture of Mr Miles Chief Constable Mark Collins said: “It was a privilege and an honour to be present at the investiture of Ian Miles who has selflessly served the Royal Family and the residents of Dyfed-Powys throughout his career with the force.
It is fitting that Ian receives the Royal Victorian Order for his loyalty and dedication to the force over 50 years.”