Nicola celebrates win at British Association of Women in Policing Awards
4 July 2017 Local News
PC Nicola Flanagan from Lichfield Local Policing Team has won the award for Coaching and Mentoring at this year’s British Association of Women in Policing Conference (BAWP).
This category is sponsored by the Police Federation of England and Wales’ National Women’s Reserve and has recognised Nicola’s natural ability to motivate and lead 21 PCSO’s.
She was cited as being inspirational in her motivation, showing amazing leadership qualities and excelling in performance.
Nicola is now heading Down Under for the International Finals, to be held in Cairns, Australia, in September.
Nicola said: “Receiving this award and the acknowledgement of the work I do with PCSO’s came as a huge surprise. For me, coming to work every day and doing my best to support and encourage a committed group of people is such a rewarding role.
“This recognition is very humbling and I have to thank all the people I work with for the part that they play which has enabled my personality and commitment to influence others.”
Staffordshire Police Assistant Chief Constable, Nick Adderley, said: “Congratulations to Nicola for this fantastic award and recognition from the British Association of Women in Policing. She has demonstrated an effective leadership style in naturally influencing others to perform to the best of their abilities. Her work has also gone on to influence PCSO’s within the force at other stations.
“Nicola has encouraged the PCSO’s to effectively investigate crime within their powers, improved awareness of these powers and supported involvement in pro-active and intelligence led policing. She has coached the team to lead themselves, to think, record and problem solve. They are inspired by her to make a difference to the communities they serve.”
Sam Roberts, Chair of National Women’s Reserve, added: “Nicola 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 Flanagan and all her family, who were there supporting her throughout.”