Senior police officers are resisting plans by the Home Secretary to reward outstanding performance by lower-ranking officers with knighthoods and other honours.

David Blunkett wants to make chief superintendents who successfully cut crime in their districts knights or dames, as has happened to some head teachers.
Mr Blunkett's proposal could mean that a chief superintendent would be addressed as Sir and his wife as Lady while the chief constable and his wife would be simply Mr and Mrs.

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