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New Inspection System Announced
~ TO BE THEIR
THE Chief Constable, Mr
Robert Bunyard, was one of
three key speakers at an
influential conference held A NEW force-wide in- Operations having re- Inspector .Peter Whent o f
last week to discuss the spection system, which - quirements tailored t o the Deputy Chief Con- 3
social, educational and pro- makes Division's custo- theit particular needs. stable's Department.
fessional issues involved in dians of their own effi- Divisions will set up "I will have three main
changing and developing ciency, was announced their own inspection teams jobs," says Peter. "'Firstly,
degree courses in Police from Headquarters last to report internally t o I will be checking to make
studies. month. their Divisional Com- sure that all the Inspec-
inanders, but the whole tions have been carried
Police officers under- The new procedure will out. Then I will have a
taking higher education at , take over the role of the special responsibility t o
the present time have no Force Inspection Team. bring t o light those prob-
course tailored to their spe- and is dewloped from a lems which occur across
cific needs, and the validity 1 Divisional inspection sys- the whole Force area, and
of s u b clourses Is open to tem which has been used I am t o act as a channel for
debate. in Harlow since the late ideas to flow from the
1970s. ground t o the Chief Offi-
" The other key speakers at
the conference were Lord
Scarman, who spoke on
' police training in com-
1' The need 10 maintain
efficiency and ensure the
maximum use of limited
resources whenever pos-
sible is the main aim of the
cers and vice-versa. "
Mr Whent is keen t o
stress that his job is not
munity relations, and Mr system - but there is also merely to highlight faults.
John Alderson - the con- an intention t o highlight "I am not there to be nit-
troversial ex-Chief Const- differences in procedures picking about trivial
able of Devon and Cornwall Emphasising the need for Mr Robert Bunyard and policies so as to bring thipgs," he explains, "but
.who spoke of higher educa- learned debate on the prob- the Divisions closer rather to improve effi-
tion's contribution to the lem of policing an in- together. ciency and to help in the
urgent requirement ta changing of policies at an
development of policing. establish chairs of police
creasingly complex society,
The Chief Constable's the Chief Constable said:
per was entitled 'The "To continue to solve prob-
studies at our universities,
so that we can create the
early stage if they appear
to be becoming out-dated.
It is important that any
of Policing'. lems by sheer pragmatism necessary body of know- new systems, though, are
or -political debate must ledge and the detached de- Each Division will be the same throughout the
The conference, spread eventually lead to serious bating arena ,to examine given a list of routine Force. "
over two days, was attended mistakes, as there is an that knowledge." checks to be carried out.
I with requirements as t o Uet Ch Iaspector It is hoped that the
the frequency of such Peter Whent inspection teams will start
YOUNGSTERS PAINT checks.
All territorial Divisions
scheme will be monitored
their work in the very near
future, and it is expected
that Sub-Divisions and
BASILDON'S BOBBIES will have the same pro-
cedure, with Traffic and
This monitoring task
falls t o Detective Chief
Sections could have two
CHILDREN at Basildon are handing over their works
, of art to the police this week.
It's all part of a competition laid on by Basildon's
Commander, Chief Superintendent Alan Gilling. in the
town's junior schools. The children in their final year
are being asked to submit a painting on the subject "The
Police and the Community". Each school will submit.
with the help of their Neighbourhood Beat'Officer. the
'painting to go forward to the next stage.
All these finalists will have their works displayed in
the Mall outside the Savacentre at Basildon, and a
committee. comprising of a local Magistrate, the
Manager of Marks and Spencer's, an art teacher and a
" senior police officer will make the final choice.
In addition LO the 1st. 2nd and 3rd prizes there will be
a special prize to the pupil who gives "most effort" to
their painting. The winner's school will also receive a
. Prizes are being donated by Marks and Spencer's and
the Basildon Rotary Club and all the finalists will tour
the Basildon police station and d o a "victory circuit" in a
2 THE LAW. MARCH. 1984
you a hobby o absor- Forgive me please that
bing interest. I'm bad trader, because I
Wouldn't it be nice to am not Constable here in
have an evening Network Poland and our Force
of Essex Police Radio would not collaboration
Dear Sir, sting place for the ter- d o not consider others t o Radio. with me to grow up my
Through your col- minally ill. play ball? I have spoken to him Amateurs, both serving
and retired. collection which is my
umns, I would like to Yours faithfully Offices. cars and class- on more than one occa- hobby off work and
thank all- my personal D. Arber rooms are polluted to the sion on the IPA Net. on y o u r s faithfully, growing thanks goodwill
friends and colleagues Traffic Management distaste of others. We Sunday evenings at Frank Woodward peoples (Constables)
who sponsored me for Force HQ hear so much of the 9.30pm, on the 80 metre Ex Dllnspector around the world. I hope
the Chelmsford Half infringement of the band. G 4 FSW you can help me. Thank
Marathon o n b 2January. SMOKING rights o smokers yet the
f I retired from the you very much once
1984. (I did complete the Dear Sir. non-smoker must suffer Essex Force in 1965 and BADGES again.
13 mile course). The unpleasantness of the waste product of about seven years ago With best wishes and
cigarette smoking is well others. became a Radio Dear Sir. sincerest regards. Take
As a result. I have Many people genuine- Amateur. It is a great I will with your assis-
ljnown to the non-smok- care.
passed the sum collected ly suffer medical prob- hobby, and I have work- ting add to my Police Yours sincerely
of £ 2 2 2 . 1 4 ~ to the er.
lems as a result of being ed all the continents in insignia collection and Jack L. Marczewski
Chelmsford Hospice It is unfortunate that near cigarette smoke. Is the world using simple knowledge about work-
Appeal. 98-220 Zdunska Wola,
those who wish not t o it s o wrong t o desist wire dipole aerials. ing of the Constables in Srebrna 3a/3.
secondary smoke are whilst on duty o r at work Another ex-Essex man England and Essex. Poland.
A 'pecia1 thanks Pc constantly bombarded in company with others? has also just qualified I would like t o ask you Ed:- We're trying to help
Chelmsford Police Sta- with this
obnoxious dangerous and
substance Finally, l have no wish and will shortly be with if you could send me a
to stop others from us - I refer t o Les Jack out with badges.
tion. and his wife Gwen. C a p and Helmet Badges but we thought an Essex
who devote an enormous throughout their smoking, except in inflic- Manning who used t o be
ting it on me in joint and information about Collector might like t o
amount of time raising With this in mind, why in the Control Room at your Force. and very
company we have to HQ. Of all things. he has get in touch with him.
money for this most jus- not encourage those few extra - if you possible a Why not give your Polish
tified appeal, a final re- smokers in the force who share. Is consideration managed to get back his
too much to ask? Capmelmet Badges of a try and drop him a
old (pre-war) call sign - City of London. Metro-
Nigel Harbour G 4 PG. line?
Sergeant 340 politan Police. Guernsey
Basildon. So come on you and epaulette rank insig-
pensioners. Contact your nia of Chief Constable. It Letters to
AIR-WAVES local radio club o r would be greatly appeci-
Dear Sir, Technical College and ated. So I thank you
from all my heart in
I was most interested have a go at the examin-
THE PROFESSIONALS to see a letter in "The ation necessary to advance for your inter- Force H.Q.,
Law" from Inspector Bri- qualify. national goodwill and
ITS fashionable these days for police officers to talk an Boon (G4 TRE) on It's not too difficult writing back. Many Chelmsford
about their job as a 'profession' o r themselves as the subject of Amateur and will eventually give thanks!
'professionals' or their skills as 'professionalism'. Fair
enough, I suppose, if you want to use those words in
the day-to-day conversational sense, but what is a
'profession' and what is it that gives a 'job' that
The sociologists - who, of course, have a
particular penchant for denfinitions - have isolated
a number of criteria, the presence of which they
would consider essential to establish 'profes-
sionalism'. ON February 11 a Disco
was held at Purleigh
The most formidable of these criteria would seem Village hall organised by
to be that, to be regarded as a profession, an members of the Maldon
occupation must have a basis in its own, established Police. 100 people
body of theoretical knowledge. attended the function
Now that's easy enough to understand when you're which was in the aid of
looking at the medical profession, o r the legal the Harrods Bomb Vic-
profession - but is doesn't seem to apply to policing, tim Appeal Fund in
or to a lot of other folks who loosly call themselves London.
'professionals'. During the course of
the evening a raffle was
When you stop and think about it, 'policing' can held, the prizes having
dip into just about any body of knowledge you'd like been generously donated
to name. Certainly sociology and psychology; de- by local firms in the
finitely the law; there's a healthy smattering of the Maldon and Latching-
sciences involved in the detection of crime, to say don area. There were
nothing of the application of organisational and about forty prizes rang-
education,al theories and so on. ing from a table lighter
to a gallon of whisky.
ONE ROOF The proceeds of the
raffle raised f 142, which
has been forwarded to
There's a clear need to pull these snippets of other
the Appeal Fund. I
people's specialities under one roof, and use them as a
basis to develop a substantial theory of policing.
There is a real need to know, quite simply, what
we're doing, why we're doing it, and how we are to do
THE HQ SEAXES SHOP
it in the future.
The need for this theoretical base to support our announce their once-in-a-lifetime
occupation goes much futher, of course, than a desire
to mitigate the pretentiousness of calling ourselves
bargain sale to clear stock
The Chief Constable pinpointed the main issue
when he gave a warning last week in his address
Open daily 12.30-13.15
supporting the establishment of chairs of police
studies a t universities. If we do not have a theoretical
base upon which to develop tomorrow's policing, then
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we are left only with 'sheer pragmatism' to solve our
problems. And when solutions appear to be inadequ- Oil -plugs -points -filter, all for g7.50 * Fan belts 2Op * Car mats 60p
ate, we need the detached debating chamber of
academic to test our knowledge, o r we will have only
political debate to give us guidance
Locking petrol caps £2 * Leathers £1.25 Sun-glasses 40p * Exhaust bandages 30p
The Chief concluded that continuing to solve Car polish 50p Chrome polish 40p
problems only by sheer pragmatism and political
debate must eventually lead to 'serious mistakes".
It seems a masterly understatement. I + many other bargains I
THE LAW. MARCH. 1984 3
Groups of Basildon Councillors have been visiting
their local police station to take a look behind the
scenes this month.
The invitations to the local politicians came from
Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Alan
Gilling, after councillors were quoted in a local
The quotes were critical of the police role in dealing
with youngsters, particularly motorcyclists, and Mr
Gilling found it necessary to reply.
In an effort to put forward the police viewpoint he
A N ESSEX officer's hobby has offered an open door, and three groups of councillors
enabled the Home Office
Forensic Scientists to establish have accepted his invitation.
a whole new system to help with The vistors were received with a chat and a cup of
the Scientific Investigation of coffee, followed by a tour of the building.
Pc Chris Caten stationed at
Scenes of Crimes officers explained their role and a
North Weald has a vast and traffic car was made available to demonstrate and
documented matchbox label explain its specialist equipment. Breathalyser devices
colhtion, and two years ago were laid on, and councillors met the Neighbourhood
vdunteered to assist in putting
together a Matchstock Refer- Beat Officers to hear of their particular problems.
ence Library for the Birming- The evenings ended in the recreation room. with
ham Laboratory. refreshments and an opportunity to ask questions and
Since then he has spent a discuss what had been seen during the evening.
great deal of his own time in
research. writine to even cor-
the most unlikely couriers to
return samples to him. His
work has been detailed in a
lengthy report and forwarded
to the scientists so that it can
form the basis of the new
residuais left at the scenes of
fires and serious crimes.
HARLOW Division showed themselves off to made full use of the Centre's excellent
the public last month in a week long exhibition acoustics.
in the town's Harvey Centre. Thursday was particularly popular with an
The undercover shopping centre makes an excellent debut for the Communications'
ideal dis,,lav facilitv, and the manage- - - -
demonstration and a lively self-defence display
town from 1965 to 1967.
For those of you irritated over the years by the sight of The Medical Scheme Managing Group has negotiated with Crusader Insurance the
PS Frank Bell's cap peak may we offer this, his last pre- he's been a familiar face renewal subscription rates for the year beginning May 1.
retirement photograph. at HQ. Due to an increase in medical charges and the high level of claims made by
subscribers it was found necessary to increase the monthly rates to those shown
I I below. Thanks to the generosity of the serving police officers' representatives the
increase for all Groups was held to 12'12%across the board.
Colchester Police Sports Club Effective May 1, the new monthly rates will be:
Serving Serving Pensioners Pensioners
Officers Civilians under 65 65 and over
ST PATRICK'S NIGHT E per month E per month f per month f per month
One parent family 11.77 13.41 15.20 20.30
At the same time the Schedule of Benefits has been improved as follows:
Section A - Surgeons' and Anaesthetists' Fees for operations -
Major Plus - E625
8. Opm 'The Copper Pot' Major - £500
Intermediate - E300
Saturday Colchester Policv Minor - f 150 (no change)
March 17 Additional benefit for major operations - E1,UW).
Station An amended insert for Crusader brochures, now held by members, incorporating the
new subscription rates and benefits will be printed and distributed in due course.
C O M E D I A N , D A N N Y O'HARA They system of operating the Scheme remains unchanged.
It will be assumed that existing members will continue in the Scheme, unless the
Group Secretary at HQ is advised to the contrary, in writing.
I Tickets £2.50 Includes supper II Serving police officers and serving civilians have been notified by means of Force
Order B; members of both Police Pensioners Groups have been written to individually
on how to effect the changes.
4 THE LAW. MARCH, 1984
ESSEX GIRLS TO (
THE LENGTH OF B
THE girls are collecting
money to help with a
project particularly dear
to Sue Watt's heart.
The surgeon who oper-
ated on her so successful-
ly is looking to buy a
new, sophisticated can-
cer scanner for St
D r John Shepherd
said the machine itself
wiLl cost thousands of
pounds, but extra cash is
also needed to help train
the staff necessary to
operate the equipment,
and it is this money the
girls are hoping to raise.
The present scanner is
out of date and the new
machine will be able to
trace cancer much
earlier, and so give bet-
ter chances of recovery.
THREE Essex police women are to cycle Sue entered into Bart's Hospital at the Edinburgh from Stansted, courtesy of Air Baker who will receive donations spa
from John 0' Groats to Land's End to raise
- end of the summer of 1982 and was UK Ltd. on their new shuttle service to shin nromises.
money for charity, it was announced this subjected to chemotherapy and surgery. Scotland, and then travel as British Rail's
She lost most of her hair in the first two guests to John O'Groats. Although this is the first time for the
month. Sue's, Jean Seager has made this jou
WPC's Sue Watts from HQ, Sue Kelly weeks, and was operated upon successfully Then it's on their bikes, and a ten o r
in the November. before. In 1979, to raise f 1,000 for
from South Ockendon and Jean Seager eleven day journey south to Land's End. 'Year of the Child,' she followed the r
from Braintree are setting out at the end of Sue is back at work now and feels that
The girls will pass through l 1 force areas alone.
May to cover the 1,000 miles in about 13 this cycle trip will not only raise money to and are hoping for accommodation and
days and are hoping for support from their combat cancer but will give other sufferers
support as they go. It was Jean - an acomplished ride
collea~ues. confidence. who gave Sue Watts the neca
~hgdecision make the trip arose from
to "We hope this venture will bring strength At the moment the girls are training support to put her ideas into action, b~
the incredible recovery from a cancer to other cancer suffers" she says "and hard and have circulated sponsorship the girls are raring to go now and loo
; operations made by Sue Watts over the last reasurrance to their families." forms to all Divisions. Their fund is being forward to strong support from I
i 2 years. The girls and their bikes are to fly to administered by WIChief Inspector Lorna colleagues.
I ...................... (name)of.............................
I JEAN SEAGER (tick as required)
Police HQ, Chelmsford.)
THE LAW. MARCH l 8
THE Force Band 15 holding a the Metropolitan Police Station at £3.50 and will be on sale at thk
concert to ralse money for the Chelsea..
-- - --
Harrod's bomb victims' -fund later Band members are particularly
this week. Chelsea's Commander is coming looking fonvard to a trip to the
the concert. as as lhe continent in the early summer.
The performance will be at the administrator of the fund, Chief
At the end of May
Marconi's Club in Beehive Lane. Superintendent Ryan. and the the district of Roth in West off to
Chelmsford on Friday March 16. cheque will be handed to him on the
starting at 7.30pm. evening. many for
concerts. a week-long series of
Tickets for the concert will be The Band is in the throes of a There will be five performances
available at the door and all pro- busy series of engagements and have and the whole trip was laid on at the -
ceeds are to go to the Knightsbridge recently recorded their first record instigation of the Brentwood Twin-
Incident Fund, which is centred on - 'Polished Brass.' The record costs ning Committee
MOTOR - CYCLE
STANWAY Published last month
is 'The Police Officer in
gives some very good
advice on how to behave
STANWAY Traffic Garage are to run another of their
Court - A Guide to in Court - especially
successful motorcycle evenings on the 29th of this useful for junior
month. Presenting Evidence' by
Roland Bartle, a barris- officers.
The previous evening which was held two years ago.
attracted over 200 guests and the event will feature ter and Metropolitan Wittily illustrated by
displays, films. lectures and competitions all aimed at Stipendiary Magistrate PC John Whittaker, this
motorcyclists. at Bow Court for the last little book is $2.50 in-
Tickets are available through CSB schools officers. 12 years. cluding post and package
from local motorcycle dealers and from Stanway Clearly and interest- from the Police Review
A map of Britain showing the means of transport Garage. ingly written the book Publicity COLtd.
t o be used along the route by the 3 girls.
ue Kelly considers an unusual machine for her money
ride. Let's hope she settles for something more
befitting the journey. I
6 THE LAW, MARCH, 1984
unless absolutely neces- year - 50 pence. As our bers, aged 67 years, who
sary. Furthermore. I requirements have to be noti- retired from Southend-on-
would also remind Mem- fied by May 3. It is essential Sea Constabulary in 1%7.
that I be informed early to On Feburary 1, 1984, ex
bers that our annual Pre- ensure the diaries are avail- Sergeant AIbert V. Herring-
cept (40%) to the NEC is able at the Annual Confer- ton, aged 78 years, who
based on actual member-
ship whether the subscrip-
ence in September. It may be
possible to confirm the cost
retired from Essex County
Constabulary in 1948.
Micros hold the key
tions have been paid or in the April issue of 'The
not. I therefore urge de- Law'. A L O T of children woke up Christmas Day and found themselve.~
Retirements launched into the computer age wrth a personal computer,
faulters t o give more co- Spectrum. Vic 20 or the like. and. having spoken to various
operation and thus assist Bowlers Inspector Tony C. Spurgeon.
fathers, it seems that, when the games have lost their magic. the
the smooth working of the station at Traffic Lalndon,
complicated task of actually programming the things has been
Branch. In all probability A set of four Woods (Vita- retired February 29. 1984.
after 31 years 249 days passed up to dad. Many policemen have cracked theproblem and
this will be the Treasurer's lite) complete with case. in are writing programmes. but I am aiming here at the owners of
excellent condition. are avail- service.
and my own last year in cupboard-bound micros.
able - price £30. Likely PS 317 Robert M. Hills, I am also aiming at the people who lose sight of their money-
Office and we are anxious purchasers should contact me stationed at Driving School.
to hand over as 'clean a planning. extend their budget accounts and run into cash-flow
on (0245) 355750. retires March 16. 1984. after problems. thereby making an enemy at the Bank. I've rescued a
slate' t o our successors as 26 years 299 days service. few lately and have cast my mind to prevention rather than cure.
possible. PC 1075 Alan H. Harmes. The micro holds the answer to all our problems.
stationed at Stebbing. retires When you walk into Smiths and look at the software on the
Chelmsford March 16. 1984, after 26 shelf. you see Starbusters. Hobbit. Froggy and UN the other
The Annual General Meet- years 280 days service.
Luncheon ing will be held on Saturday games to fit on the computer. The one we A L L need is a little
Subscriptions May 12. at 10.30 hrs in the PS 239 Murdo Macinness, known tool called the Spreadsheet. I t is there for any make o f
The luncheon this year will stationed at Chelmsford. re-
Staff Canteen. Coffee and micro.
SLlPS showing the be held on Saturday. Septem- tires March 16. 1984. after 17
ber 1. in the Staff Canteen. biscuits will be avaialble at
amount of arrears are 10.00 hours. I hope for a years 156 days service.
Police Headquarters. 12.30 Inspector Terrence A. J. Hor-
being sent out shortly. but for Ipm. The Licenced Bar bumper turn-out this year.
I would remind the defaul- will be available from 1 1.30 Agendas will be sent out ton, stationed at Force Train-
ters that these reminders. hours. Arrangements are shortly. ing School. retires March 14. Once entered, the micro spreadsheet knows (becauseyou told it
with the additional already in hand and invita- 1984. after 30 years 47 days once. and it never forgets) all your regular outgoings. You simply
>C1 V I L C .
postage involved, throw tions will be sent out during Obituaries enter your month's paycheque, your cheques paid out and it
more work on the Treasur- AprilIMay . PC 1245 Cyril J. Clark. immediately tells you your monthly balance/defecit.
On January 28, 1984, ex stationed at HQ. CID. retires You may want to buy a domestic item and think you can affrd
er and myself. Branch March 24. 1984, after 30 year
Constable Phillip G. Fenton, it. Before you do, you enter it in the appropriate place and micro
rules are definite that any Diaries service. immediately tells you what your monthly balance will be ifyou do.
aged 75 years, who retired
member more than three Orders for 1985 Diaries from Southend-on-Sea Supt Frank A. Reed. sta- So what does it look like? Well, it is simply a row of columns
years in arrears is struck will be taken at the AGM on Borough Constabulary in tioned at HQ. Communica- for each month, and the items of expenditure or income you put in
off membership. How- Mav 12. The cost has not vet 1%4. tions and Planning. retires yourself down the left hand side. When you want to use it. your
ever. we are very reluctant been notified but it is ;X- On January 31, 1984, ex March 31. 1984. a f t e r 30 switch on the micro. plug it into the TV. play the Family Budget
t o take this severe Step pected to be the same as last Serzeant Charles H. Tim- years 64 days. tape or whatever you have called it and there you are: right in
front of your eyes is your month's budget and every preceeding
month as weN.
The cost? About f 10 if you already have a micro. If you don 1
have one. the Spectrum 48K will set you back about f 129. £10 for
the softweare and the use of a portable cassette player. The effect
of actually having your budget instantly available is quite
extraordinary. The cost of borrowing your way out of trouble can
be many times the price of a micro, and l a m convinced that the
only reascn we get into the red is because. we GUESS how much
we can afford and don 'r actually watch our accounts from day to
So. don't be afraid of computers because they are too
complicated. They are only complicated if you programme them
~ourse(f. you buy the programn1e.s (called Software 3 somebodj
else has already done the difficclrlr hi/. A one-off payment of fl5L
or so is a small price to pay for peace of mind.
RESULTS of the draw held at Rayleigh on 29
February, 1984: 1st prize PS Maloney, Witham,
£1,444.60; 2nd prize PS Cresswell, Harlow Traffic,
DC Tim Jeffs and PC Dick Jones were responsible for Hullivan of the Mentally Handicapped Associaiton, Brian £722.30; 3rd prize Mrs I. Boyle, Basildon, £361.15;4th
organising the Clacton CID Charity Dinner and Dance which Brewerton of the Colchester and District ARMS Society and prize DC Johnson, Clacton, £180 .57. Consolation
was held last December. Such an event is not in itself unique, PC Dick Jones, meeting representatives of the CID and their prizes at £36.11 each; Supt Smith, HQ Complaints; PS
but this occasion raised the magnificent sum of f 1,426.26~.A families at Colchester Police Station on February 6 when
fortunate guest from Brightlingsea won the evenings lucky cheques for the sum raised were handed over. It is hoped to Fisher, Hatfield Peverel; PC Morgan, Walton; PC
ticket prize of a home computer. arrange another Dinner and Dance in a years time and Oakley, Traffic Investigation Unit; PS Rulten,
The picture shows from left to right: DC Tim Jeffs, Eric improve on this year's total. Clacton.
FORD Cortina X reg, 1979 Eccles Topas 2, 12ft
1981. 2.OGL. metallic 3in. Fridge. awning. gas
forest green, sunroof, low fire, tinted windows,
mileage, one owner. excel- many extras, £1.800. M.
lent condition, £2,995. PC C. Storrar. Chelmsford
Golding. Rayleigh Station Station. o r Chelmsford
FOR SALE: Water skis. TOW bar, 50mm ball and 362581.
YL beago, Kaylelgh or South Benfleet 57628. 75420.
good condition. suitable electrics for Ford Capri.
for mono skiing. £35. PS
ELECTRONIC game. THIS is your FREE small-ad service. Please use this
£25. DC K. Gurney. Donkey Kong, JR. new WANTED: Piano. Up-
Beaveridge, HQ, ext 562. Chelmsford Station or right style, suitable for form as we regret that ads cannot be accepted over
condition. £10. PC Lay. the*phone or on plain paper. Send your ad to
SMALL wetsuit, "shortie" 466872. Traffic, o r Chelmsford child t o learn to play.
style. black. £15. PS Contact PC Seago at "Market Place", The Law, Police HQ, Chelmsford.
BLACK ~ a b r a d o r pup- 3531 18. Thank you.
Beaveridge, H Q ext 562. pies, Kennel Club regis- Rayleigh Station.
FIAT 127, Special. R reg. tered, excellent working FOUR bed detached
needs some work, taxed. house. 1969 built. Central WANTED: Spirte Mus- - - - - - - - - - - I - - - - - - .
1 BLOCK LETTERS PLEASE - ONE WORD PER
pedigree, sire field trial keteer caravan, approx
MOT till September. 1984, champion. dam good heating. cul de sac I BOX
radio, £500 ono. L. Nunn. position, garage. cavity 1982, must have awning.
steady worker, £80 each.
telephonist, Colchester PC A. Clay, Latchingdon wall insulation. Leigh-on- PS Matthams, Braintree I
Station or Braintree
Station. Station or Maldon Sea, £39,995, DS New-
FORD ConsuVGranada man, Southend Station o r
saloon. 1973. automatic.
3 T " 4 , ,
GSD ALSATIAN pup- BLACK LEATHER
power steering. tow bar. pies. good pedigree. good jacket, new, 42in chest. I
BICYCLE excellent con-
taxed and tested. very
pleasing condition, 50.000
temperament. PC Cham- dition. Elswick. 26in £55. PC Simpson. Col- I
miles, £550. Chief Inspec-
berlain. Tillingham Sta-
tion o r 0621 87258.
wheels. hub gears, suit 10 chester Traffic o r St
tor Devlin, HQ extension to 14 year old. Hardly I
TWO pink dralon wing used £40. PS Hesketh.
376. chairs plus two matching TEAK VENEER side- I
FORD Capri 2.OGL. Harlow Station o r Ongar
pouffes. £100, vgc; garage board. 6ft 6ins. very
1981. 28,000 miles. bronze door and frame, £40.
good condition. cutley I Name and Rank Station
coachwork. brown in-
terior, radio. sunroof. five
months, tax, £3.450. PC
D/Insp Miller Braintree
Station o r 0376 61 192.
ZENITH EM 35mm
TWO riding hats 6% and
6'18. perfect conditioin.
virtually unused. £8 each.
drawer. drinks cup-
.board. etc. £20; Flymo
15in Hover, good work-
Home telephone Signed
R. A. Buckland. Wethers- camera c/w flash gun and Superintendent T. Rands. ing condition, £30. Jacky 1 , I
field Station o r Dunmow gadgets bag, new condi- headquarters extension Merrison, H Q ext 512.
850373. tion, £40 ono. PC Lay. 497. or Witham 519136.
THE LAW. MARCH, 1984 7
Rent Allowance Pay up-date
'THE officialside of the Police Negotiating Board have AT A Meeting o f Standing Committee 'C' o f the Police
refused to continue with the efforts of the conciliators to Negotiating Board, o n Wednesday, 15th February.
settle the problems arising from their attack on our Rent 1984. the following terms o f reference were agreed for
Allowance entitlement. the pay review 1984. T o conduct, under the Chairman-
They now insist that the matter be referred to ship i f Sir Harold Atcherley and with O . M . E .
Arbitration. assistance. an examiniation of police pay, under thc
As I understand it the arbitrator will be asked to following headings:-
decide the issue based upon the Staff Side's original
, paper in response to the Official Side's original a ) a broad comparison of the relative position o f
proposal. The Staff Side maintained the position that police officers in the pay league now, and since the full
Rent Allowance was fairly, and independently calcu- implementation o f Edmund Davies; and whether there
lated for each individual, within each Force, related to has been a relative change in the position o f police
the standard of housing provided by the relevant Police officerc:
Authority. b ) a detailed examination o f the effects o f the
The Official Side proposed that Rent Allowance application o f the index o f average earnings since that
should be related to the AVERAGE cost of Council time and specificially whether application of an earnings
Housing for the whole country, with an addition for index t o police basic pay has introduced any distortions;
Rates and Water Rates paid by the occupant, and a
further sum to reflect the Compensatory Grant element c ) a technical appraisal o f the earnings index, t o ,
currently applied to Rent Allowance. consider whether its composition has changed t o any
This proposal resulted in an average allowance for significant extent since the full implementation o f
Provincial Forces of £22.03 per week, and f28.73 for Edmund Davies;
London Forces per week. d ) a wide ranging analysis o f other changes in
Anomalies conditions since Edmund Davies.
I have already gone into the problems which revolve I have set out the proposals in the official jargon,
Crowd C0"t roI round the Official Proposals, and the anomalies that are
thrown up. The Official Side have steadfastly refused to
even comment on these problems, let alone explain how
straight from the horse's mouth, because after last
month's column, I was accused o f being a "bush
telegraph" going into print with rumours! I object most
certain rumours are which can be obtained
abroad that at the present from m y office). they would administrate them. strongly t o that. T h e rumours have since been admitted
the force is not accep- ln the event that an The arbitrator will therefore have to decide, and then t o have been facts, and I a m a firm believer that the
ting responsibility for in- officer is injured at Train- to
put his pro~osals the Home Secretary, who will then members of this force and any other that cares. should
juries received b y officers ing and the injury i s be required either, to initiate his recommendations, or know the facts, whether they be unpalatable or easily
undergoing Crowd Con- caused b y negligence o n reject them in favour of the status quo (the current swallowed. W h a t I won't swallow is the unpalatable
trol Training. o n the basis the part of the Authority. method of calculation). I am given to understand that he habit of evading the truth, which seems t o Wave crept
that officers then the Police Federation n
cannot reject the status qU0 in favour of a ~ 0 ~ I l i of g into what has always been and open organisation.
for this type o f duty. will take civil Action for conditions, should the arbitrator indicate a midway
point between the two amounts. We shall have to sit and Appraisal
so are not entitled to compensation on behalf of
compensation for injuries the injured officer. There wait- Having got that o f f m y chest, m y appraisal o f these
received at training ses- are claims in progress at I believe the arbitration hearing is set for Monday headings are that they be simplified as follows:-
~t is also rumoured that
officers pursuing claims
T h e injury may have
been inflicted b y a col-
26th March 1984, which will mean that the Home
Secretary will have to move fairly swiftly before the
deadline imposed by the Official Side - which is All
a ) t o see i f we have maintained out position in the pay
league tables and i f we have gone t o o far u p , t o see i f we
for compensation through league in what can only be Day 1984- can be stabilised in some way;
the Police Federation are termed as "a criminal ac-
being refused o n the same tion" by Another officer at b) t o see i f our basic pay is as basic as it should be (in
grounds. their opinion, not ours);
According t o his age at C ) t o see i f the earnings index relates t o comparable
the time of retirement jobs, with comparable conditions of service and
these officers can corn- responsibilities, and whether this still is the case;
mute a sum o f approxi-
mately £37.000 (Editor d ) t o see i f the fact that we are u p t o strength, should
please note), so we were mean a reduction in salary t o compensate for the three
looking for that sort o f million plus w h o are currently unemployed!
Death Benefit. T h e idea
being that should one of This. examination o f Police Pay will obviously take
the less exalted ranks die some tlme t o come t o a conclusion, but it is anticipated
in service he would at least that it will d o so before the 1984 Pay Review date of
ceive the protection o f the attract some sort o f parity September 1 . It then remains t o be seen what effect this
Police Authority. for his widow with the has o n our pay structure.
In any case the injury
T h e Authority's attitude sustained would be an T h e Spouse Death Be- higher rank. It will take a little longer t o see what effect the changes
nefit has been increased t o W i t h effect from 1st made, i f any, have on the Police Service. It won't take
May 1984, the Scheme can long for any reduction in the criteria having an affecto n
eventuality i f an officer officer t o certain benefits be reviewed and I have our standard of living, i f history is anything t o go by.
either dies, or is medically from the DHSS. asked our broker t o quote
caste from the service as a It is m y intention t o for an increase in premium It took about six years for the Willink agreement t o be
t o £4 ( f r o m £3.03) and debased. t o such a level that officers were leaving the
another of £5, as well as a service in droves t o make their fortunes as milk
possible increase for the roundsmen, etc ( I have nothing against milkmen, they
Spouse Scheme. are a very necessary breed of men. doing a very
important job - but then so are policemen).
A premium of £4 per It took a further ten,years for service t o run down t o a
month will give a Death level where undermanning caused by low pay, was at
Benefit o f . . ... . ....£41.000 disaster levels within most forces, none more so that the
A premium o f £5 per
month will give a Death History
Benefit of . . ... . . . ..£52.000
So here we are just six years after the full
And a premium o f £1 implementation o f Edmund Davies; just four years after
( f r o m 60 pence) for the most forces achieved their actual, but unrealistic
Spouse will give a Death establishments, and the Official Side are threatening t o
Benefit o f .. . . . . . . . . £ 1 1.300 debase Edmund Davies!
T h e Joint Branch Board Will they ever learn. that history has a way o f
will be considering the repeating itself. Surely a Government which professed
level at which we should
settle. bearing in mind
t o have Law and Order as its -election manifesto.
cannot allow a situation t o arise. which will create
unrest in such a large number o f its electorate.
that the latter figure would
give the equivalent t o a W i t h the disruption, likely t o be caused by the T U C
Chief Supers Commuta- reaction t o the 'union bashing' at GCHQ; and the threat
tion - over double the o f rioting in Liverpool which will arise as a result o f l
benefit for less than a fifty government sanctions over over-spending by
per cent increase in pre- Merseyside County Council - don't they really need a
mium. This would settle strong., loyal and supportive Police Service? Have they
many officers insurance so quickly forgotten Toxteth and Moss Side and
problems o n one fell Brixton. etc. It was only 1981 after all! They seem t o
swoop. without the have taken the attitude that we can live o f f the fat that
necessity o f completing has gudgingly been put into our pockets. whilst
application forms and forgetting that this is merely just reward for cleaning up h
having medical5 etc. the results o f their dirty work.
8 THE LAW, MARCH. 1984
Cross-country Calendar Football Report
IN A repeat of last year's final. c u p holders Harlow
w o n t h r o u g h t o t h e semi-final of this competition, with
THOSE HARDY cross- cross-country course. down that lane up to their a gutsy t e a m performance a t S o u t h e n d o n F e b r u a r j ~
country types have been at knees in ice cold water there 17.
it again in these past few There it lay 400 yards of was a yard in it. So it was at
weeks competing in a num- very deep water and mud. the finish with Robinson H a r l o w started t h e m a t c h in a determined m o o d and
ber ot leagues and venues as Still at least the leading sprinting ahead in the last after 10 minutes. T e r r y Rackley was brought d o w n just
far apart as Oxford. group had broken the ice. field only to see Turner claw outside t h e S o u t h e n d penalty a r e a . F r o m t h e resultant
Ampthill. Thetford and Never mind we'll try and get his way past him yet again free kick. Micky Allen s l a m m e d the ball i n t o the roof
Ipswich. around it they thought! No to the last 20-30 yards. of t h e net t o give H a r l o w t h e lead.
such luck! Just then a num-
However, the most in- ber of unprintable names Down was a distant 3rd Five minutes later.
teresting race of this period were being muttered by all and Joe Clare 4th. Not bad Hello Golfers just a few
Rackley a d d e d n u m b e r
took place at Eastwood c10
Southend Division in the
and sundry about various
sergeants and governors. !
Joe! Over 40 and beating
many younger rivals he
lines to let you know
what is happening over
t w o after his first effort by Alan
h a d rebounded f r o m a
Croker C u p Competition
on Wednesday. January 25. Colin Day stood at the
took the vet award. Joe
works for the Home Office
the next few months.
'The ranks of the "horse in the radio repair shop.
Firstly on behalf of S o u t h e n d then began
oils" brigade was swollen by The ladies field was a
PEGS I would like to t o get i n t o t h e g a m e a n d
all those "press ganged" little bit short on numbers Refusing t o Ile down.
into representing their re- by Andy but 14 braved the weather
express my thanks to
Bob Hayes who ran the
after half a n h o u r . G a r y S o u t h e n d fought back
spective sports clubs and and the course. Moira Myers netted f o r t h e m , \trongly a n d only an
divisions. Owens won in the absence golf Society as Secretary f r o m a fine t h r o u g h pass.
for the last 5 years in a excellent reflex save from
of the Lamb twins with Harlow 'keeper Martin
Still I'm sure they all Bourne 2nd and Fox 3rd. very efficient manner. After t h e restart, Har-
enjoyed it. In all 130 partici- During his stint as Hawes stopped them get-
pants made this event even In the team event it was low continued t? press t~ng back Into the game.
end o this mud bath with a
secretary the Society
more popular than the divi- the two divisions with the a n d their midfield play-
nice warm coat and wellies largest turnouts;- 1st and
prospered and golfing A s t h e match drew to a
sional football. The actual ers, Nigel Cockerill, Neil
on. He had the task of 2nd place. O n this occasion successes were seen to be close. 'Moose' White
day was rather nice. what Rowley and 'Moose"
with the sunshine and clear directing the runners the FSU 1st managed to made at Regional PAA f o u n d Micky Allen o n
W h i t e kept t h e pressure
brisk winter afternoon. Ed- around the course. Why did swell the ranks of the team level by its members. t h e edge of the Southend
he have that wide grin on on Southend. Five
wards Hall Park looked just enough to beat Colchester 'penalty area a n d he
his face. Was it something with Grays 3rd. minutes i n t o t h e second
the spot for a little jog. The This year the No 5 rounded t w o defenders
grass was nice and the to d o with the muddy wet half a brilliant A n d y
Chelmsford finished last Regional PAA M o r t e r free kick gave before crossing the ball
adjoining farmland looked suits of those good looking Championships are
ladies. No. Surely it was a but also had the best aver- Rackley a n d o p p o r t u n i t y t o Rackley w h o made no
inviting. that is until you age. With only 4 runners being staged by Kent and
went down that little track comfortable warm smug t o outstrip the Southend mistake with a powerful
smile. what they needed was a header t o complete his
into the woods. dozen o r so others to back defence t o l o b t h e ball
them up. home. hat-trick.
Just then it must have Never mind it was a first
dawned on about a hundred class race at the front. On At the end of the day the
o r so o those runners why
f lap one Turner. Down and cross-country team runners by Andy
they never see cross-country Robinson were hard at it. filled all the top places but
runners wearing very much
even if ~t is cold. And they
Lap two saw Down drop
back and a real battle de-
that doesn't matter.' They
had a lot of respect for all
certainly aren't seen in nice velop between Turner and the "once a year joggers"
white jogging suits. Because Robinson. Turner doing male and female who had In the Regional PAA Badminton held at the Stour
as the "field" ran into the everything he could to completed such a course. I Centre, 4shford on Friday February, 10, 1984 our
track and turned the corner shake off Robinson. But to rfidorse it. Well donc are being held on ladies doubles pair of WPC Sue Powl from
they were greeted by a real no avail. As they again went everyone. Wednesday May 9 at Chelmsford town and WPC Andrea Blake from
Littlestone Golf Club, Rayleigh won the Ladies Doubles title for the third
Littlestone. Anyone consecutive year. Last year they lost in the final of thc
LAST CHANCE FOR
wishing to be considered National Doubles and it is hoped that they can go one
1 to represent the force for
, this event please contact
better this year by winning the title.
1 me at Harlow on ext 264. In the other events, Sue Powl lost in the final of the
Ladies singles to WPC Morris of Thames Valley, whc
CHELMER FUN- RUN Prior to this PEGS are
meeting their ,ring
holding on Friday May
1 4th at- -he Warren Golf 1
- --- - - . . -- - - -- -
is the national title holder. O u r only other finalist wen
the veterans pair of Supt John Page and PC Geofi
Bendall who lost to Sussex.
Awards in the plate events were won by the men's
AND HALF MARATHON1
This is your last chance to take part in the
It's a family day out with sideshows,
this will take the normal
form of two rounds of 18
holes competing for va-
rious trophies. The cost
I doubles DS Martin Reed and P C Geoff Bendall and
mixed doubles WPC Andrea BIake and husband PC
Trevor Blake, both of Rayleigh. Men's singles were
won by DS Martin Reed.
Chelmer Half-Marathon and Fun Run to rides and displays to entertain the less of this meeting has yet to
be finalised. Again any-
by lvan Bendall
be held on April 29 in aid of the Muscular active, so cut out the form and send it off
Dystrophy Group of Great Britain. now! body wishing to take part
~ I e a s e let me know.
ENTRY FORM: Please return to: Registration Sec. 8 Millson Bank, Chelmer Village, I (PEGS members will be
' I CRICKET DRAN
Chelmsford, Essex. CM2 ~ Q D .
I For the rest of the Inter Divisional Eleven-a-side Draw made by Forcc
Cricket Committee 11.1.84 (conducted by ACC (R
SURNAME: ...................................................... FORENAMES: ................................................ season some 18 matches
have been arranged and M r G. R. Markham).
....................................... Post Code: ............................. ..;.. .... Tel. No. ................................... I trust that members of 1st r o u n d - matches t o b e played o n 27.6.84
PEGS will give their full 1 Basildon v H a r l o w
Classes:Junior Male 16-18yrs. Junior Female 16-18 yrs. ! I support to our Captain 2 Colchester v Chelmsford
Male 19-39yrs. Female 19-34yrs. I Bob Hayes who will be 3 Southend v Grays
Vet. Male 40 yrs. + Yet. Female 35 yrs. + I I electing the teams to 4 Staff v Braintree
Please Jwhichever class above is applicable. In addition, please indicate if you are represent the force. 2 n d r o u n d matches t o be played o n 18.7.84
(a) Chelmer Village Resident andlor (b) Team member (min. 4) ' and
Winners of I v W i n n e r s of 2
Team type .......................................................... and Name ................................................. On the final note W i n n e r s of 3 v W i n n e r s of 4
(e.g. WorkslPublFootball ClublSchoollServices, etc.) members to PEGS are Final t o be played o n 22.8.84.
FUN RUN ONLY ' (entry fee E l Adults. 50p. under 16's). most welcome. If you are Inter divisional 6-a-side will b e played o n Wednesda,
I am medically fit andunderstand that I enter at my own risk. The organisation will in no way b e held interested just give me a 30.5.84.
responsible for any illness or injury incurred to my person during or a s a result of the event or for any ring and I will furnish f
A n y officer interested in a five d a y cricket tour o th
property lost in the vicinity of thecourse. you with details. isle of Wight commencing Wednesday. M a y 30. 1982
I enclose ChequelPO in the sum of E.. .............. (made payable to CVRA Marathon Account) please contact PS Stonehouse a s s o o n a s possible. a
Signed ............................................................................ Date ............................................. Good Golfing in '84. Colchester CSB.