We’d like you to join us in congratulating our Assistant Chief Officer (ACO) Nancie Shackleton, who has been awarded a British Empire Medal in this year’s New Year’s Honours List.
Nancie is a farmer’s daughter and swore that she would always work with a pen, after spending too much time with a shovel at the wrong end of a cow!
And now, the 46-year-old – who started her policing career as an intelligence analyst in our Grimsby team – has been recognised for her services to policing and charity.
During her career she has been seconded to both the Police Standards Unit (Forensics) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary during the debate about merging police forces.
As Assistant Chief Officer (Resources) for Lincolnshire, she led a major IT programme involving 5 of the East Midlands Forces. This was completed in summer 2016 and the programme now includes the City Of London Police.
She is also the driving force behind Lincolnshire Police’s Women in Policing Conference, which has raised £22,055 for charity since it was launched in 2011, including £13,528 for For The Love of Harvey, £1,865 for the Ryan Smith Foundation and £2,265 for Help4Hugo.
Her current role sees her overseeing our finance, people, fleet, estates, ICT, learning and development and business support.
Congratulating her on her achievement, Chief Constable Lee Freeman said: I am so pleased for Nancie, our current ACO Resources, for being awarded BEM in the New Year’s Honours list.
“She started her career in policing with Humberside as an analyst at Grimsby and she has continued making a difference in policing – and in changing the lives of others – ever since. Well done.”
Looking back on her early career, Nancie said: “I am delighted to have been recognised for this honour.
“It seems a long time ago since I started out in my career in Grimsby Police Station.
Reflecting on her time with Lincolnshire Police, Chief Constable Bill Skelly said: “We share a great sense of pride for Nancie, our former ACO Resources, for being awarded BEM in the New Year’s Honours list.
“Nancie has spent a significant period of her career with Lincolnshire Police and it is fantastic to see her achievements whilst serving our communities and supporting our teams recognised with this award. Congratulations Nancie.”
“I would like to thank everyone who shared their knowledge and skills with me and gave me my career foundation. I will never forget them or the help they gave me.”