Office of the Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General Investigator Receives Prestigious Law Enforcement Award

Press Release Date:  Thursday, November 20, 2008  
Contact Information:  Shelley Catharine Johnson
Deputy Communications Director
502-696-5659 (office)
 


Attorney General Jack Conway is pleased to announce that Nikki Henderson, an investigator in his Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Division, is this year’s recipient of the “Kentucky Women’s Law Enforcement Network’s Lifetime Achievement Award.”  The Kentucky Women’s Law Enforcement Network presented Henderson with the prestigious award at a ceremony today in Lexington.

 

“Nikki has been a tireless crusader against elder abuse. I am honored to have her on my staff and thrilled that she is the recipient of this award that pays tribute to the significant contributions she has made in her pursuit of justice,” said General Conway.

 

Before being hired by the Office of the Attorney General in 2006, Henderson worked in the Division of Aging Services at the Cabinet for Health and Families. She is a retired Sergeant from the Louisville Metro Police Department, where she worked to create the Jefferson County Police Crimes Against Seniors Unit and has been the Issue Specialist for Elder Abuse in Kentucky for the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Henderson also received the first annual “Kentucky Aging Network 2005 Advocate of the Year Award.”

 

“We are extremely proud of Nikki’s accomplishments. Over her distinguished career in law enforcement, she has helped countless victims of abuse and neglect. She is a tremendous asset to the Office of the Attorney General and a true role model for women in law enforcement,” said Mitchel Denham, Director of the Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Division.

 

The Kentucky Women’s Law Enforcement Network is a statewide organization dedicated to mentoring and developing individuals in the various fields of law enforcement careers.