Thames Valley Police is delighted to announce that two of our officers and staff have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2022.
Iain Marnock, Police Staff - for Services to the National Surveillance Community (OBE)
Linda Waters, Assistant Chief Officer, Director of Finance - for Services to Policing (OBE)
Each of them has worked tirelessly to serve the communities of the Thames Valley.
Thames Valley Police Chief Constable John Campbell said: “I am delighted to see two Thames Valley Police officers and staff recognised for their service to policing in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
“These awards highlight their commitment and hard work to protect and keep our communities safe and they should be rightly proud of their achievements.
“I offer congratulations on behalf of all their Thames Valley Police colleagues and our partners.”
He is an influential figure in the UK surveillance community. His stewardship and governance in this complex area tackling serious organised crime and terrorism has led to ground-breaking improvements in operational practice He has been visionary in seeing the value of greater cooperation, by Chairing the national ‘user group’ to better integrate partners into a nationally interoperable capability. This has supported law enforcement agencies to develop and improve their own covert capabilities to target serious organised crime.
He has had a huge, sustained positive impact in protecting the public from serious criminality. All his work in furtherance of national surveillance practices has been completed in addition to his day job. His contribution has been significant; his leadership of the surveillance community improves standards and professional practice. He is respected by all and his influence spans dozens of partners and agencies across the UK who say: “I’m not sure there’s anyone else that has given as much to the development of Surveillance and covert tactics throughout the last 40 years”.
During the Global Pandemic with international shortages of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Linda was fundamental in securing PPE for UK police forces and overseas territories. Her dynamic leadership ensured that officers and staff were suitably protected to carry out their duties and engage with the public. Without such foresight the UK’s policing capability would have been significantly undermined at a time of national crisis.
During 31 years in her role, Linda has shared her expertise as the national lead for bodies such as Cost Recovery & Income Generation. As part of the National Police Chief Constable's (NPCC) Finance Committee she led on the oversight of the Police Transformation Programme where she oversaw every proposed case for its financial robustness and the programme delivered considerable benefits to UK policing. She led on ICT charging as part of a Home Office review & annual NPCC charges for services provided to all forces both of which are not part of her core role.
Alongside her role with Thames Valley Police, in 2015 Linda took part in the UK Police Unity Tour cycling from London to Stratford supporting the Care of Police Survivors. During Thames Valley Police’s 50th anniversary year in 2018, she joined colleagues on a 26 mile Thames Walk raising over £5,000 in aid of MIND.