Greater Manchester Police’s chief constable put his knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours list down to the ‘tremendous work’ of his officers.
Chief Constable Peter Fahy received his knighthood for his services to policing.
But the leader of England’s third biggest police force was keen to not take all the credit.
“You can't give a knighthood to a whole police force so it has been given to me as leader of such a hard-working organization,” he said.
Mr Fahy joined the police in 1981 and has served as chief constable for the GMP for four years.
He said: "I am obviously very pleased to receive this honour and my family are looking forward to the ceremony at the palace.
"It is a great privilege to be a chief constable of Greater Manchester and to serve the people of this wonderful area. I believe the award recognises the tremendous work done by the officers and staff of GMP and all that they have achieved over the past four years and their day-to-day work of dealing with so many challenges to protect the public.”
Others to be acknowledged in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List were Take That’s Gary Barlow, and Kate Middleton’s dress designer Sarah Burton. Both received OBEs.