CJI Chief Inspector receives CBE in Birthday Honours 2018

CJI’s Chief Inspector Brendan McGuigan has been awarded the CBE in recognition of his services to Justice in Northern Ireland in Her Majesty’s The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018.

Mr McGuigan has been Chief Inspector of CJI since November 2012 having previously held the position of Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Inspector from the establishment of the Inspectorate in 2004.  Prior to joining CJI, Brendan spent 34 years in policing in a range of operational policing and command roles in Greater Belfast, South Down and Antrim.
Speaking following the announcement Brendan said: “I am both delighted and honoured to receive this unexpected award.  In accepting it I would pay tribute to the love and support I have received from my wife Margaret and family throughout my career which has allowed me to approach my work with energy and enthusiasm.  I have been blessed to have their support in everything I have done.
I would also say this recognition is about the people I have had the opportunity to work alongside within the justice family - both during my time in policing and latterly in my current role as Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice. During the last 14 years I have had the privilege to work with a small team of dedicated professionals in CJI who have shared my desire to make a real and positive difference for everyone,” he said.
CJI’s Chief Executive James Corrigan said: “All staff who work in CJI are delighted to see Brendan’s long term contribution to the justice system and the leadership he has shown throughout his career but particularly in CJI recognised in this way.  On behalf of all his colleagues I extend our congratulations to him.”