The Gary P. Hayes Award is an award of the Police Executive Research Forum of the United States.
Only one policeman from outside the United States appears on the list of recipients of the Gary P. Hayes Award from 1986 - 2009.
That recipient is Peter Neyroud.
Peter Neyroud was Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police in 2003.
Peter Neyroud received his award for 2003.
The award appears to be awarded retrospectively. The Press Release announcing the award to Peter Neyroud is dated 22nd April 2004.
Is this timing merely a somewhat unfortunate coincidence?
Or, early in 2004, does someone in the United States have particular reason to say "Thank you" to the Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police?