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New Year Honours : AN officer has spoken of her pride at being recognised for her work in fighting economic crime – at an early point in her law enforcement career.

Emma Smith – who joined the NCA from the Home Office in 2014 – said she was stunned to hear she had received the MBE in the New Year Honours list, for her work in creating an innovative intelligence sharing capability between law enforcement and the financial sector, which has led to over 80 arrests.

She added: “I originally joined the agency on secondment and have only been in the public sector for the last six years – it is wonderful to receive this award.

“I always associated honours with something you get at the end of your career.”

Having originally trained as an accountant, Emma worked in the private sector before deciding to become a public servant “because I wanted to make a difference”. Read more

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New Year Honours : AN officer has spoken of her pride at being recognised for her work in fighting economic crime – at an early point in her law enforcement career.

Emma Smith – who joined the NCA from the Home Office in 2014 – said she was stunned to hear she had received the MBE in the New Year Honours list, for her work in creating an innovative intelligence sharing capability between law enforcement and the financial sector, which has led to over 80 arrests. 

She added: “I originally joined the agency on secondment and have only been in the public sector for the last six years – it is wonderful to receive this award.
 
“I always associated honours with something you get at the end of your career.”
 
Having originally trained as an accountant, Emma worked in the private sector before deciding to become a public servant “because I wanted to make a difference”.