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Officers recognised for commitment to policing

Six officers who have served the Force for more than 20 years are to receive an award for their commitment to policing.

A Long Service and Good Conduct Award ceremony will be held at Kelham Hall tomorrow evening (22 November).

Recipients include:

  • Detective Superintendent Jackie Alexander, current Head of the Professional Standards Directorate. Jackie became the first female Detective Superintendent and has been involved in several major cases including bringing the first internet child abuse offender to justice in the first case investigated through the Virtual Global Taskforce.
  • Temporary Chief Inspector Ted Antill, who works in Demand Management. Ted was involved in the planning of the 2005 G8 Conference in Scotland where he worked with a team to source, transport, accommodate and deploy 13500 officers.
  • PC Sarah Cheetham, who is currently a Sexual Offences Liaison Officer. Sarah has worked in a number of different roles across the Force. She currently helps people who have become victims of sexual offences through their ordeal.
  • City Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Simon Nickless. Simon leads policing in the City of Nottingham, linking in with partner agencies and coordinating resources across Nottingham. 
  • Sergeant James Pidgeon, based at Hucknall training centre. James helps train up new officers on probation, through the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP).
  • Inspector Neil Williams currently oversees local policing in the Mansfield South area. Having previously worked for Hampshire Police before transferring to Nottinghamshire, Neil has worked in a variety of roles including CID, the Dangerous Persons’ Management Unit and on the beat.

Chief Constable Chris Eyre, who will be presenting awards alongside Vice Lord Lieutenant Tim Richmond, said: “I am delighted that, on behalf of Her Majesty, Tim Richmond and I will be presenting officers with their Long Service and Good Conduct medals in recognition of the years of loyal and dedicated service they have given to the communities of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

“I am proud to be their Chief Constable and to be able to celebrate their contribution to policing with the officers and their families.”

Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “Our police officers play a vital role in keeping our city and county a safe place to live and work. They deal with a range of situations that can be both challenging and rewarding and for that they should be very proud.

“Each of the officers to be awarded has shown a huge commitment to policing and have each made a difference to communities. I would like to congratulate each of the awardees and thank them for helping to meet the needs of local people.”  


Posted on Thursday 22nd November 2012
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