National award for Staffordshire officer

16 June 2017

BAWP awards 2017 presented to PC Flanagan

Photo credit: Senior Women in Policing Sussex

A Staffordshire police officer whose natural ability to motivate and lead twenty-one Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in Lichfield has been recognised at this year’s British Association of Women in Policing (BAWP) Conference.

PC Nicola Flannagan was recognised for her contribution to policing - influencing and assisting women in law enforcement by developing training programmes.

Cited as being inspirational in her motivation, showing amazing leadership qualities and excelling in performance.  PC Flannagan was put forward for the Coaching and Mentoring category, sponsored by the Police Federation of England and Wales’ National Women’s Reserve.  

Sam Roberts, Chair of National Women’s Reserve, said: “Nicola established herself as that of PCSO Mentor, presenting a variety of skills to develop the role and becoming a reliable confidante to her team. She has exceeded all expectations, demonstrating an effective leadership style and naturally influencing others to perform to the best of their abilities.  It was an absolute pleasure to be able to spend the day with PC Flannagan and all her family, who were there supporting her throughout.

“This is my first time at the event and both myself and the Police Federation of England and Wales are proud to support such an inspirational event and show our respect for the exceptional work undertaken by our police officers.

“Congratulations to all winners and to those nominated.”

Other winners from the day included DC Joanne Winterson, Avon and Somerset Police who was awarded the excellence in performance award; PC Julie Bennett and PC Leah Greenacre, Cheshire Police, who were given the bravery award; and PC Debbie Hall, Cumbria Constabulary and PC Tracy Parker, Metropolitan Police, who were both recognised with an inspirational award.