Tayside Police Chief Constable John Vine has become a CBE in the Birthday Honours list.
Mr Vine's policing of the G8 was widely praised
Mr Vine, who oversaw the security operation at the G8 summit in Gleneagles two years ago, received the award for services to policing.
He was joined on the honours list by Duncan Frame, a janitor at Larbert Village primary school in Larbert, near Falkirk, who was appointed an MBE.
Hugh Mackintosh, the former director of Barnardo's Scotland, becomes a CBE.
Mr Vine began his policing career in 1981 with West Yorkshire Police and quickly rose through the ranks from Constable to Superintendent.
He was appointed assistant chief constable with Lancashire Police in 1996 before being appointed chief constable with Tayside Police in November 2000.
In 2005, Mr Vine led the policing operation for the G8 world leader's summit at Gleneagles, which has since received acclaim from all over the world.
In 2007, he was appointed as one of two chief constable representatives on the board of the Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA) and currently holds the position of vice chairman.
The chief constable said he was "delighted" to have been awarded the honour.
He said: "To have been recognised for the work that I do is a real privilege. I am immensely proud of Tayside Police and the work that has been done here and would like to thank all of my colleagues and, in particular, my wife Christine and our children for their support.
"I am passionate about policing and ensuring that the public get an efficient police service that tackles the issues at the heart of the communities that we serve."
Mr Frame, who has worked as a janitor at Larbert Village for 24 years, was nominated for an MBE by the school board.
He has been a popular figure for generations of children who have passed through the school gates.
Mr Frame's award has been the talk of the playground
Mr Frame told the BBC Scotland news website: "I was told six weeks ago that I had been put forward for an award. I only told my wife Jean and mum Agnes who were really struggling to keep quiet about it.
"I try to help out as much as I can around the school and get on brilliantly with all the pupils so it is really fantastic to be recognised.
"The kids were told about it this afternoon - they have all been asking me to get the Queen's autograph for them."
Mr Mackintosh, of Pitlochry, retired from Barnardo's earlier this year after a 40-year association with the children's charity.
Originally from Yorkshire, he joined Barnardo's Scotland in 1981 as assistant director before being promoted to director 10 years later.