Wendy A. Walker QPM
Wendy Walker was brought up in Clitheroe and attended Clitheroe Royal Grammar School where she was awarded 9 ‘O’ levels and 3 ‘A’ levels. After leaving school she graduated from I.M.Marsh College of Physical Education in Liverpool with a Bachelor of Education Degree. Instead of pursuing a career in teaching, Wendy joined the Lancashire Constabulary in 1981 and undertook various disciplines including traffic, CID, personnel and hostage negotiation. In 1999 she was awarded a Master of Arts in Organisational Management from the University of Manchester.
Wendy was the Divisional Commander at Lancaster at the time and place of the Cockle Picking Disaster. She served as Lancashire Constabulary Assistant Chief Constable for 6 years with responsibility for various operational commands. Wendy was decorated with the Queen’s Police Medal for “long and dedicated service” in the 2009 New Year Honours List.
Wendy has been involved in the work of the Prince’s Trust for the last 8 years. She is also an Honorary Fellow of the University of Central Lancashire and Vice President of Lancashire Association of Boys and Girls Clubs. Wendy was also the President of the Clitheronian’s for Old Boys and Girls of Clitheroe Royal Grammar School.
Having retired in 2011, Wendy has become involved in further work as a Local Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust and in particular involvement in Preventing Child Sexual Exploitation and the planning of the Butterfly Ball events.