04:25PM, Thursday 30 June 2016
Photo supplied by Thames Valley Police
A ‘delighted’ police officer from Slough was named ‘Officer of The Year’ at the national British Association for Women Policing awards on Tuesday in Manchester.
The award was recognises officers for her self improvement, performance on the job, leadership, community service, efforts to help other officers develop themselves and protecting the vulnerable.
Winner DCI Nikki Pearce, who was promoted to inspector in 2013, was nominated for the award by Thames Valley Police’s Women’s Network, a support group who offer support and opportunities for female police officers and staff.
At the ceremony, DCI Pearce said: “I am absolutely delighted, honoured and humbled to have won this award.
“I am eternally grateful for all the support I receive from my colleagues and staff at Slough and across the Force, along with my family, which continues to drive my passion for a job I love doing.”
The married mother-of-two joined the Thames Valley Police in 2004 and has always served in the Slough Local Policing Area (LPA).
Slough LPA commander Supt Gavin Wong, said: “I’m very proud that Nikki has been recognised nationally and is the recipient of this year’s award.
“She has made a considerable contribution not only to the LPA but also to the town of Slough itself.”
Thames Valley Police Assistant Chief Constable Nicola Ross said: “She’s a real credit to our Force and an incredible role model for female police officers everywhere.”
Nikki also received the Diversity Champion of The Year award at the Thames Valley Police Community Policing Awards last year and won the TVP Women’s Network Chairs award in March this year for her policing leadership.
The award ceremony took place at the Worsley Park Marriott Hotel and County Club, Manchester.