31 December 2016
Two NCA officers have achieved Royal recognition for their dedication and commitment to public service with awards in the 2017 New Year Honours list.
One received the British Empire Medal while the other was awarded an MBE for services to law enforcement.
They have been congratulated by Director General Lynne Owens, who praised their commitment and professionalism. She said: “Any NCA officer receiving a national honour is an exceptional achievement – it recognises both the individual’s and agency’s work.
“I am always proud that the breadth of our officers’ skills are recognised, and that their specific professional contributions are acknowledged. It reinforces the value placed on everyone within our team. My congratulations to both on this achievement and I hope they enjoy their celebrations.”
Both honourees are career law enforcement officers. One served in the Serious Organised Crime Agency, transferring into the NCA when it was established three years ago.
In addition to her work, she supports a number of charities and has been involved in fundraising for Cancer Research and the Down’s Syndrome Association.
“I am very pleased and surprised to receive the award,” she said.
Her colleague – who has been working in the NCA’s international operations since February – received the MBE for his work in Home Office Immigration Enforcement.
He served in the Caribbean and Middle East in a law enforcement career spanning two decades and said he was relishing bringing his experience to fighting serious and organised crime.
The officer added: “It is very humbling to be made an MBE – I certainly did not expect it and I feel very privileged to have been put forward for such a prestigious award.”