Baton of Honour Winners

Lanarkshire Constabulary - Baton of Honour Recipient

Lanarkshire Constabulary – Baton of Honour Recipient

The baton of honour is awarded at the end of each training course at the Scottish Police College in Tulliallan. It is the highest award and is granted to a single student from each course who displays a high level of competence, professionalism and academic performance throughout their training and who is able to demonstrate strong leadership, integrity and strength of character. Many notable officers have achieved the Baton of Honour, including several former Chief Constables.

Below is a list of Lanarkshire and Burgh force officers to receive the baton prior to the formation of Strathclyde Police.

Officer Force Date
James Gilmour Mothwell and Wishaw Burgh Police 17/08/1961
Alistair Wallance Lanarkshire Constabulary 16/08/1962
John Macdonald Lanarkshire Constabulary 02/05/1963
James Elliott Lanarkshire Constabulary 17/08/1965
Neil Williams Lanarkshire Constabulary 18/08/1966
Anne Harrison Coatbridge Burgh Police 10/11/1966
James Parker Lanarkshire Constabulary 24/12/1967
John Quinn Lanarkshire Constabulary 20/08/1970
William Matheson Lanarkshire Constabulary 15/06/1972
Randall Bear Lanarkshire Constabulary 17/08/1972
Archibald Houston Lanarkshire Constabulary 03/05/1973