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					    SEFTON AREA
  OPERATIONAL PLAN




OPERATION CROW




 Constable 7698 COSGROVE
              &
  Constable 5951 MULCAHY


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CONTENTS
Command Structure                                Section 1

Outline of Event / Operation / Incident          Section 2

Preparatory Actions                              Section 3

Significant Locations                            Section 4

Communications                                   Section 5

Operational Objectives                           Section 6

Resource Requirements & Responsibilities         Section 7

Equipment                                        Section 8

Policy Log / Document                            Section 9

Administration Arrangements                     Section 10

Contingency Details                             Section 11

Key Briefing Points / Debriefing Arrangements   Section 12

Assessment Risk                                 Section 13

Gathering - Intelligence                        Section 14

Emergency Services / Outside Agencies           Section 15
Appendices




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SECTION 1


COMMAND STRUCTURE


The operation is Neighbourhood based with support from the Sefton Quad
Bike Section based at Formby, when available. Inspector McNorton will have
overall responsibility and when available will take the lead. Neighbourhood
Sergeant Alty will act as supervisory officers should the need arise.

• The outcome/results of the operation

The purpose of the operation is to meet a specific operational objective, the
results will be measured by the reduction of the crime as targeted, the arrest
or disruption of offenders.

• Decision making at different levels

Inspector or Sergeants on the ground will make appropriate decisions

• The deployment and direction of staff and resources

Neighbourhood Sergeants’

• Risk control measures

As per generic pre determined risk assessments. Health and Safety of
officers, English Nature Officers, Armistead Project Workers, Sefton Council
staff and the public will be paramount.

It is important that individuals involved know their role and the extent of their
responsibilities.

Quad Bikes and Police Mountain Bikes must only be used by appropriately
trained and experienced staff.

All personnel taking part will carry identification and provide their details to all
members of the public encountered.




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The national model relating to operational management will apply to all plans:

GOLD Inspector 5307 McNorton

SILVER Sergeant 5153 Alty

BRONZE Constable 7698 Cosgrove

SECTION 2

OUTLINE OF OPERATION / EVENT


2.1
WHEN

On dates where resources permit and the weather is suitable.

WHERE

Ainsdale sand dunes towards Formby and the Nature Reserve

HOW

Officers in hi-visibility uniform and using quad / mountain bikes and on foot
will patrol the above areas, access and weather permitting on the above
dates. A zero tolerance approach will be implemented with regard to any
acts of vandalism or anti-social behaviour within the English Nature Coastal
Reserve. Advice will be given with regard to any minor inappropriate
behaviour but any activity constituting voyeurism, indecency or activity
causing alarm or distress to members of the public will be dealt with by
positive action. Patrols will be conducted where possible in the company of
English Nature/Sefton Council staff.

WHY

The English Nature Coastal Reserve has been subject to an ongoing targeted
campaign by an organised group protesting about the management
strategies employed in the coastal zone of the Sefton coast. There is a
legitimate pressure group called ‘coastwatch’, however there are activists
undertaking direct action against English Nature. Systematic damage and
acts of vandalism have been perpetrated against English Nature causing
large financial loss in terms of time, equipment and materials.


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The second objective is to discourage the use of the coastal area by the
homosexual community and heterosexual community engaged in
inappropriate or indecent acts e.g. ‘dogging’ (These activities are advertised
on the Internet). This is to be achieved by advice and action where and when
necessary.

2.2

The operation will run during the daytime period, shifts patterns will be altered
to accommodate these tours of duty..

Debriefings will be at Ainsdale Police Station.

SECTION 3

PREPARATORY ACTIONS


• Crime Pattern Analysis – Locations, Times and Dates.

• Review of specific intelligence.

• Suitably trained and equipped officers.


SECTION 4

SIGNIFICANT LOCATIONS


The locations have been identified as at section 2.

Officers will wear Hi-visibility jackets at appropriate times when engaged in
the operation and when appropriate protective body armor. Public, other
agency and Officer safety must be borne in mind at all times and only suitably
trained officers will use quad and mountain bikes.

In the event of large-scale protests, officers should initially withdraw and
await attendance of a supervisory officer.




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SECTION 5

COMMUNICATIONS
Identify all means of communication for the operation i.e.

• Airwaves Radios.

SECTION 6

OPERATIONAL OBJECTIVES

‘Crime Reduction, Public Reassurance and Partnership working’

Hi-Visibility off-road patrols to deny the criminals and organised
vandals the opportunity to cause damage to the English Nature estate
on the Sefton Coast.

To reduce anti-social behaviour in the coastal zone, reassure the public
including visitors to the area and assist a statutory public body reduce
financial loss when undertaking their duty to manage the coastal
reserve.

To discourage homosexual activity that causes alarm and distress to
reserve staff and members of the public through a partnership
approach and an education and advise strategy. To reduce the use of
the restricted areas by non-permit holders. To take positive action
where necessary.


SECTION 7

RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

Vehicles:
• Quad Bikes x 2
• Marin Police Mountain Bikes x 2

Staffing:

officers to be designated as and when appropriate resources are available.




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SECTION 8

EQUIPMENT
• Airwaves radios for communications.
• All officers to wear High Visibility Jackets and carry appropriate protective
  equipment.
• All officers to have in their possession all the necessary forms to deal with
  the above.

SECTION 9

POLICY LOG / DOCUMENT

Outline of Operation

English Nature is a statutory body created to protect and manage areas
of environmental or scientific interest. English Nature champions the
conservation of wildlife, geology and wild places in England. They are a
Government agency set up by the Environment Protection Act 1990 and
funded by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

English Nature have a number of responsibilities, include working with
other agencies giving advice, grants and licenses.

The English Nature Coastal estate on the north Sefton coast has been
subject to a number of targeted attacks. There is an unknown but
organised group of protestors that have perpetrated acts of vandalism
against the estate, extracting fence poles, damaging enclosures and
seeking to reverse management schemes implemented by English
Nature.

 Ainsdale Neighborhood and the Sefton Quad Bike Section officers are to
implement hi-visibility reactive and proactive patrol operation on the
above dates in the specified locations. Quad Bike and Police Mountain
bikes will be used to access off-road areas. Liaison will take place
between Merseyside Police and English Nature regarding target areas
and any environmentally sensitive locations unsuitable for patrol.

The main aim of this operation is to target anyone causing damage to the
English Nature estate, ‘Reassuring the Public’ and through a partnership
approach deterring protestors from engaging in direct action, through
high visibility policing.



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The second objective is to discourage the use of the coastal area by the
homosexual community and heterosexual community engaged in
inappropriate or indecent acts e.g. ‘dogging’ (These activities are advertised
on the Internet). This is to be achieved by advice and action where and when
necessary.

Another aim is to address youths congregating in or near to the coastal
reserve and tackling any anti-social or alcohol/drug related offences.

The operations will run at appropriate hours during the day, patrol will be
conducted in areas specified by English Nature or identified as ‘hotspot’
target areas. Staffing will comprise at least two appropriatley qualified
police cyclist with support from the Sefton Quad Bike Section. Any
arrests made will be notified to the ACR who will arranged transport.
Prisoners should at first instance be taken to Southport Custody suite.

The Force pursuit policy must be adhered to at all times.

All officers should complete stop forms as per Sefton REC 61 Policy.
These will be collated by Constable 5951 Mulcahy at the conclusion of
the operation, together with any other associated paper work. An
overview report/results analysis will be submitted to the neighborhood
Inspector outlining the success/problems with the operation.

All officers engaged in this operation must wear high visibility Police
jackets at all times or other appropriate clothing..


SECTION 10

ADMINISTRATION

• Duty parade times and locations to be advised

• All admin to be collated by Constable 7698 Cosgrove


SECTION 11

CONTINGENCY DETAILS

Should large numbers of protestors be encountered, the Duty Neighbourhood
Sergeant must be contacted undertake a dynamic risk assessment and
determine any requirement for additional resources.



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      SECTION 12

      KEY BRIEFING POINTS / DEBRIEFING ARRANGEMENTS

      Supervisors to brief and debrief.


      SECTION 13

      ASSESSMENT RISK


    RISK         CONSEQUENCE         LIKELIHOOD CONTROL              OWNER

                                                  • Dynamic Risk     Sgt Alty
 Large Scale             L                    L     assessment by
  Protests                                          Supervision


 Dangerous               H                    H   • Use of specialist
Terrain / Area                                      off-road          7698
                                                    equipment
                                                    (Quads/Mountai
                                                    n Bikes) by
                                                    appropriately
                                                    trained officers.


The operation                                     • Liaison with the 7698
  will cause            M                     M     Armistead
 antagonism                                         Project / Advice
 toward the                                         and education
 homosexual                                         objective.
 community



      SECTION 14

      GATHERING INTELLIGENCE

      Information via FI4’s and stop forms.




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SECTION 15

EMERGENCY SERVICES / OUTSIDE AGENCIES

    English Nature – Site management / access.
    Armistead Project – Homosexual Advice/Education
    Sefton Council – Leisure Services
    National Trust – possibility of displacement to their area of responsibility




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