British Association for Women in Policing

Jackie Alexander

Committee Member

Detective Superintendent Jackie Alexander has 25 years police service having joined Nottinghamshire Police as a graduate in 1989.  She gained an MA in Police and Organisational Management from the University of Manchester in 1994, and it was while researching the impact of gender on the lateral and vertical career opportunities of male and female officers as part of her thesis that Jackie first became involved in BAWP. Jackie has recently completed a post-graduate certificate in forensic psychology

Jackie’s postings have included both uniform and CID, as well as HR; quality assurance; and Regional Collaboration.  She was promoted to Detective Superintendent in 2003 and spent six years heading up Public Protection for Nottinghamshire Police. In 2010 Jackie was posted to Deputy Divisional Commander to Nottinghamshire’s Bassetlaw,

Newark and Sherwood Division, where she enjoyed the challenge of being responsible for the operational performance of a large policing area. For the last three years Jackie has headed up the Nottinghamshire Police Professional Standards Directorate, leading the Force’s Complaints and Misconduct; Anti-Corruption; and Vetting and Information Security Units; and has been involved nationally in work around identifying and tackling the issue of abuse of authority for the purposes of sexual exploitation. In 2013 Jackie was nominated by her team for a BAWP leadership award.

Jackie is now a committee member of the British Association of Women in Policing and is a founder member of her own force’s women’s network. She is married to a fellow officer and has two teenage sons.








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