PC Ian Mansfield awarded MBE
City of London Police Constable Ian Mansfield has been awarded an MBE for Project Griffin the force’s innovative counter terrorism initiative that has been adopted by cities across the UK and the world.
Ian Mansfield said: “The work on Project Griffin is very much a team effort and it was really difficult not being able to share the news with my colleagues. It is a fantastic honour and I am chuffed to bits to receive this award.”
PC Ian Mansfield joined City of London Police in 1982. As a Counter Terrorism Security Adviser (CTSA) he has been at the heart of delivering Project Griffin to the City of London business community and private security sector since it began, ten years ago.
He has visited 32 UK police forces and delivered the principles of Griffin to senior officers, often working extended hours. His absolute belief in partnership working helped to persuade others of the benefits. He has been solely responsible for helping forces to set up and run Griffin in their force areas.
His commitment to the success of Griffin has led him to promote the project internationally, with Canada and Australia being examples of countries that have adopted the concept. Project Griffin has been accepted as best practice by the Association of Chief Police Officers and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office, and it is now a requirement for all forces to adopt the Griffin concepts.