Wednesday 13 July 2016

Death of a retired Police Officer : Chief Superintendent Alice T HARDING

It is with deepest sadness that we have to advise colleagues of the death of a retired Police Officer : Chief Superintendent Alice T Harding who died in Marie Curie Hospice, Solihull on the afternoon of Monday 11th July 2016.
Chief Superintendent 545 HARDING joined Birmingham City Police on 17th October 1964. In 1968 she was promoted to Sgt then through force amalgamation she served with West Midlands police from 1st April 1974 until 7th July 1974. She then transferred to Warwickshire Constabulary and was promoted to Inspector and on 1st August 1976 she joined Durham Constabulary as Chief Inspector with particular responsibility for women in training.
In 1976 she moved into Admin then on 1st April 1977 she was promoted to the rank of Superintendent and became assistant personnel officer with the responsibility for women.  In May 1979 she was appointed temporary sub divisional commander at Durham and the posting was confirmed in July 1979. She went on to spend the next 2 years in the same role at Wear Valley then from December 1981 at Sedgefield.
In December 1982 she became deputy to the divisional commander 'C' division based at Chester-le-Street.  In 1984 she was promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent and was appointed as deputy departmental commander, Admin department, then as Chief Clerk.  From May 1988 she was departmental commander in Admin and Management Services and she retired on pension on 31st March 1995.
Her funeral service will take place at 1pm on Monday 18th July 2016 at Robin Hood Crematorium, Streetsbrook Road, Solihull
Alice requested that there be no flowers but would like donations if given to be distributed to Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Society.
Our thoughts are with Alice’s family and friends at this sad time.

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