Issue number 106 The newspaper of Hampshire Constabulary www.hampshire.police.uk August 2004 Frontline FACING THE PRESS – Detective Superintendent Alan Betts and Hannah’s par- ents, Trevor and Hilary, at a press conference which followed the arrest of Kohli. Picture: The Daily Echo Hannah suspect arrested By Lucy Dibdin within a short time which led police to trace Kohli to the town of Kalimpong, in West THE QUEST to find justice for murdered Bengal. Southampton teenager Hannah Foster has He was immediately taken into custody. He taken a major step forward after the man has since been transferred into federal judicial police were seeking in connection with her custody and awaits an extradition hearing. death was arrested in the West Bengal region The Operation Springfield team is hopeful of India. that this will be successful and that they will The news of the arrest of Maninder Pal be able to return Kohli to the UK to stand Singh Kohli was called through to the Major trial before a British court, although the Incident Room at Hulse Road at around timescale for this is undetermined at this lunchtime on July 15 by Detective stage. Superintendent Alan Betts, the officer leading In a press conference staged at Support & the inquiry, who was in India at the time Training Headquarters, Netley, on their accompanying Hannah’s parents on a trip to return to the UK, Hannah’s parents Trevor raise publicity in the search for the suspect. and Hilary Foster spoke of the overwhelming Following two days of intense press confer- ences in the Punjab several calls were received turn to page 10 IMPACT ON CRIME by Janet Malcolmson JUST a few months after the Creating Safer Communities Safer campaigns proving highly effective crime across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight has been almost halved – dropping from 37,510 in 1993/04 to 20,561 in programme was launched by fewer victims. “I have been extremely 14,652 in 1993/04 to 7,030 in the great strides made in driving 2003/04. the constabulary, crime lev- Assistant Chief Constable impressed by the enthusiasm 2003/04. down vehicle crime. “Through Safer Vehicles, we els are already falling. Simon Cole is confident this fall and professionalism which staff “By adopting the best practice “If the current downward are employing force-wide the A total of 1,391 house bur- is in no small part due to the have shown in meeting the chal- identified in the Safer Homes trend continues, recorded vehi- kind of tactics which helped glaries were recorded by the launch of the Creating Safer lenges of the safer campaigns. strategy, I have no doubt we will cle crime is likely to be lower at Portsmouth achieve a 28.9 per constabulary between April and Communities programme and The Silver Commanders have make domestic break-ins an the end of this financial year cent reduction in vehicle crime June this year, compared to the four campaigns which worked extremely hard to pull even rarer occurrence over the than at any time since 1980,” he during the last financial year 1,897 for the same period last underpin it – Safer Homes, together the expertise that the coming months.” pointed out. turn to page 4 year – meaning 500 fewer vic- Safer Vehicles, Safer Streets and Force possesses. He was also delighted with “Over the past decade, vehicle tims of crime – a fall of 26.7 per Safer Roads. “If the current downward cent. “The launch of the safer cam- trend continues, the number of Vehicle crime has also plum- paigns has served to focus our house burglaries recorded this meted from 5,443 offences dur- attention to an even greater year looks like being the lowest ing the first three months of degree on the issues identified since 1974. 2003 to 4,139 during the same in the Force Control Strategy as “House burglaries have period this year – a drop of 13.8 being particular challenges for already been more than halved percent which means 1,300 the constabulary. in the past 10 years, from q Chief Constable’s annual report – four-page special – inside HORSE POWER – Crime involving the equestrian community is a constant cause of concern for the Force in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. But a team of Equine Liaison Officers is meeting the problem head-on with initiatives aimed at reducing criminal activity in rural areas. Horsewatch seeks to keep those with stables and farms informed about what to be aware of and what precautions to take. They are being supported by a leading car distrib- utor with a particular interest in equestrian events. Pictured in the New Forest is a Ssang Yong 4x4 vehicle loaned by SYUK Cars of Fleet which is being used to highlight the work. Story on page 15. Picture Jan Brayley 2 Frontline n e w s New scheme Pay deal agreed by Steve Price, JBB Chairman By now you will be aware allowance. to make that the Home Secretary has agreed our pay settlement. From September 1, a three We will publish the new pay scales on our intranet site shortly. New policy on annual leave buying a per cent pay increase will come into effect and will also apply to competency Details of most of our spe- cial offers, discounts and general information are NOW we are into the main annual leave period, I hope you all obtain some quality time noticed on Routine Orders the amendment to the new policy regarding the extra day of annu- home more related threshold payment as well as dog handler’s already available, with fur- ther pages planned. away from work. You will probably have al leave recently negotiated. It is now being granted retro- spectively from January 1 2004, affordable Advice on what to do with a complaint which may assist in the work: life balance. HUNDREDS of police offi- cers and police staff in the south east can now receive a THE SERVICE of a Regulation 9 Notice, on form We will enter the basic details on the Federation helping ‘leg up’ on to the CD 16 can be a traumatic time for any officer, (or database and if appropriate nominate a “friend” to property ladder thanks to a member of police staff or special constable.) contact the officer. new scheme developed by For police officers who are subscribing members If it is decided to organise legal representa- Police Mutual Assurance of the Police Federation, help is at hand in many tion, we will ask you to complete a Form C2 avail- THANK YOU all those offi- meetings have already taken Society (PMAS). ways. able from our office. This must be completed and cers who attended the recent place to try to alleviate prob- Forces have long been con- Whatever the circumstances, whether the allega- returned as soon as possible. open forum at Aldershot. lems of staff shortages and to cerned about the increasing tion is criminal or misconduct or both, speed is of PSD have to work to certain guidelines and, in The well-made points have try and reduce the bureaucra- cost of housing and the impact the essence. some cases, interviews may be arranged within a obviously had an effect already cy of the ACR reporting. it is having on attracting and If you decide that you need advice or are consid- three-week period of the complaint being served. and I am aware that several retaining officers. ering any form of legal representation, we need to Accounting for rest days, the internal post and Existing schemes tend to be know in good time. Take notice of the forms which other potential delays that does not leave us with accompany the CD16. You can always approach your own representative much time to prepare. For those who have been through the procedure Beware unauthorised e-mails oversubscribed and available only to police officers, not police staff. for immediate “first aid” advice, (shame on you if before, remember that things have changed since A SMALL dose of preventative medicine, concerning unau- Meanwhile, housing associ- you don’t know who they are ), or contact the April 1 this year. thorised e-mails. ation properties are not always Federation office 79 3418. The IPPC now supervises complaints against the If you receive any such matter on the force system, please in the most convenient loca- There are several trained discipline friends who, if police and other incidents. The criminal caution now delete it and DO NOT forward it to anyone else. tions and there is a lack of need be, can offer more detailed information and also applies to misconduct interviews, so inferences That way you will comply with force policy and will not be choice. arrange legal representation, or assist and attend any may be drawn where no comment is made. liable to misconduct proceedings. interview required by Professional Standards. Project WHAT WE NEED Diary dates After discussions with a IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT AS TO Thursday September 30, IOW Open Forum; Tuesday, October TO PROCESS requests, we need a copy of the CD WHAT TO DO, RING US. number of chief constables, 16, and later, if appropriate, copies of any relevant 12 annual open meeting, Winchester. Graham Berville, Chief A current list of discipline friends is available in Hope to see you there. This year’s gift is a very nice x-x-x Executive of PMAS, set up a paperwork, – PNB/ MG11/ Duty Report/ Custody the office 79 3418. Record/ CCTV tape or PPF1 Use of Force Form. wait and see! project to look for an alterna- tive solution. The result involving PMAS HAVE YOU ever had one of those times when you find yourself up to your armpits in alligators, and all you wanted to do in the first place was to and most forces in the south east, is a new shared equity n ews drain the swamp? scheme which allows police Uniso Well, I’m having one at present having moved from Winchester. We now have what I hope is a permanent base at Netley, and with no thanks employees to buy a property to BT who ‘stole’ the internal line cabling when they fitted some new lines of his or her choice. for the branch, leaving me without an internal line for over a week. We The officer – or member of now have internal (711151)and DDI (02380 745021) contact, and a dedi- civilian police staff – buys at cated fax line (02380 456560). Or e-mail: email@example.com by Kathy Symonds least 51 per cent of the equity in a house using a traditional Conference 2004 “A further discussion branch submitted a paper to the May JNCC and will discuss details of the recommen- mortgage and any savings they on members who work a 24-hour shift pat- THE National Delegate conference was, I tern and how when they near retirement, by meeting in which we called for staff and dations later. may have, and the remainder have to say, a little tamer than usual, pos- officers to be treated alike, via the Deputy is funded by an equity loan. continuing to work this pattern it can have sibly because some of the usual rousing a detrimental effect on their health. Chief Constable’s office as is the norm. Farnborough Air Show So, if the house costs speakers have been elected to the NEC, the The DCC refused to allow it onto the UNISON was invited to send a representa- £150,000 but the police “I drove home feeling like I had made a union’s governing body. agenda stating that it had not previously tive to Farnborough Air Show this year to employee can afford a mort- contribution to the day on behalf of mem- I hope they continue to speak freely been discussed with the Director of report on arrangements for police staff on gage of only £100,000, he or bers, and hope to continue to do so in the within the executive though, for it’s the Personnel (even though it had been in duty there. she applies for an equity loan future.” members’ votes that put them there to do Routine Orders). Colin Sandom from TWUN reports: of £50,000 (one third of the just that. Pay 2004 Your chair and secretary duly met the “My main object was to check on health purchase price) to make up the One of the key debates was one that AT THE time of writing I’m assuming that Director of Personnel who said that she and safety issues and to see if police staff called for the resignation of the prime min- shortfall. the next edition of Frontline will be pub- would not agree to police staff being had any particular gripes. The buyer then pays the ister – that motion was lost. lished and distributed before August 20, allowed to enjoy six bank holiday dates in “I found that the staff were being well We did manage to get a composite mortgage on £100,000 and which is that deadline for branch returns on the period . provided for by the logistics team and there motion on the south east weighting claim also two per cent on the por- the pay 2004 consultations. We then resubmitted the paper for the was plenty of food and drink available for heard during the final session on the Friday July JNCC, where the Chief Constable, officers and police staff, supplied by tion owned by the fund – Again, very disappointingly, the employ- afternoon, and that was carried. I’ll update having first asked us to bring it back six Quadrant catering. although this can be deferred ers’ side refused to discuss parts of the pay you with developments on that. claim that dealt with annual leave or the SE months hence, said he wanted it brought “The show was well organised from the for up to three years and will A copy of the survey of police staff pay weighting allowance – preferring to back to the September JNCC, by which point of view of control room staff who be rebated if house prices and conditions document that I referred to address these matters within the Pay and time the HMIC would have reported back had to work long tiring days. increase by more than 10 per last time will be distributed to each station Reward review. after its thematic inspection in relation to “The new IRV (mobile control room) cent a year. as soon as possible. The offer on the table is for three per civilianisation in the service, and its find- would have been deployed as a fall-back Assuming the property is cent on all pay grades and on stand-by ings might assist. control during flying at the show in the eventually sold for £200,000, Police staff conference allowance. Details have been circulated Surrey, Kent and Sussex Police, among event of the main control room on site the mortgage company will LINDA ROACH, a first time delegate and electronically to members asking them to others, will be paying their police staff for becoming unusable. receive the original £100,000 Pat Cole, branch chair were two of the del- vote on this. six bank holidays over this period. “The IRV is equipped to cope with any (assuming it was an interest- egates at the police staff conference. JNCC meeting incident and can be set up very quickly. only mortgage). Linda writes: “ I was very unsure as to Bank holiday pay “Although very small it is air condi- AS I write I wonder how many people will NEW STEWARD Colin Sandom attended The equity loan repayment what the day ahead had in store. It turned the JNCC for the first time, and reports: tioned and comfortable and easy to use by will be one third of the actually read this article. the controllers with the able assistance of out to be both a busy but interesting day. “There is a vast gulf between police offi- remaining equity, plus any My doubts were reinforced this week Simon Moase from CRSU. “There were a total of 42 motions put cers and police staff which our ACPO team when I received an e-mail about the 2004/5 “My thanks to the logistics officers who deferred interest. The home forward to discuss and vote upon. seems reluctant to bridge. It was made Christmas and New Year bank holidays worked tirelessly all week to provide for owner will receive the remain- “Some were highly sensitive, and even painfully obvious that the force manage- from a shift worker who felt we worked the operational officers, both police and ing balance. emotional. I was interested to hear views of ment is aware that Unison represents only only for the benefit of Monday to Friday 9- police staff.” An initial pilot, with funds employees of other police forces, and how less than 50 per cent of the police staff 5 staff in the organisation. of £10m, will run in Kent, the motions affected them in their county. employed by the constabulary and they are I had to point out that this certainly was Essex and the Met to help “It was also good to hear that the motion using this as justification for not formally not the case and that I had included an establish both the demand in to get equal pay for bank holiday for both advising the union of staff who are update in my previous column. police staff and officers was well support- The bank holiday issue is one that approaching half and nil pay. Gender Agenda 2005 forces and the appetite from ed; pushing the executive to show that “I can assure staff that Unison officers I AM STILL keen to hear from staff with investors to provide the funds affects only shift workers and those on action is being taken with the management call-out for the period. were extremely forceful in their arguments suggestions for suitable speakers and sub- to support the scheme. to correct this imbalance. but comments seemed to fall on deaf ears. A new company established This is what we have done so far, to try ject matter for the 2005 Gender Agenda “The Bradford Score was discussed and “I urge any member of police staff who by PMAS, Police Housing to achieve parity between staff and officers. day. I was surprised to hear that in some areas may be thinking of joining Unison to con- Fund Limited, will handle the Early in the year the force published its Some who attended last year’s event said this is set as low as 108. tact his or her rep as soon as possible.” applications and liaise with intentions with regard to payments for there was too much focus on the interests “We discussed and voted on the policing Britannia Building Society Christmas and New Year bank holidays for of officers and not enough of interest to of employment equality and had an excel- police officers and police staff. HMIC Thematic staff. I would welcome some feedback who is providing the mortgage lent emotional speech from somebody who I HAVE a copy of the report of the findings has felt badly treated in this area. It was not good news for staff. The from you please. for this scheme. 3 Frontline n e w s Getting priorities in order HP source in a new crime strategy by Janet Malcolmson Inspector Rachel Farrell, who was tasked with drafting the strategy. Chartered manager A SENIOR Hampshire police officer, currently seconded to Centrex, has been awarded Chartered Manager status. WORK is now well advanced on a strate- “Each development plan lays out owner- Chief Superintendent gy which will provide a framework for a ship, accountability and performance mea- Stephen Leach who is a tutor consistent and more integrated approach sures. It will also link to relevant policy, pro- on the Senior Leadership to the management and investigation of cedures, minimum standards and best practice Development Programme at the crime within Hampshire Constabulary. guidance where applicable. National Police Leadership The new crime strategy expands upon the “The central tenet of the crime strategy is Centre, is one of only 100 peo- work already done as part of the Creating that greater success will be achieved by apply- ple around the world to have Safer Communities programme to develop ing each of the underpinning principles across received the award from the strategies for tackling priority areas such as all of the key crime areas. Chartered Management BRAVERY AWARD – Sgt domestic burglary, vehicle crime, community “This in effect joins up much of the work Institute. Jason Holford. Before taking up his current reassurance, anti-social behaviour, drugs, ter- we do and illustrates how our different roles or role in December 2003, National rorism and road casualty reduction. The strategy, which will be owned by the Chief Constable and co-ordinated by Assistant areas of work support each other and impact on our overall ability to achieve successful outcomes.” Stephen was Superintendent Special Operations in honour Chief Constables Colin Smith and Simon Cole, identifies three specific objectives – pre- venting and reducing crime; increasing the The strategy, when completed, will be avail- able on the constabulary’s intranet site. “It is designed as an interactive document Southampton and before that head of training for Hampshire. In his current role he leads for brave number of offenders brought to justice and increasing public reassurance. STRATEGY AUTHOR – Detective Chief Inspector Rachel Farrell and will have hyperlinks to give the user the ability to access any aspect from strategic con- siderations to tactical implementation,” said on modules focussed on perfor- mance and organisational development aimed at chief Best practice Jason It represents a first attempt to bring together all the priorities identified in the National domestic violence, child abuse and vulnerable adult abuse; q Anti-social behaviour, looking specifically Rachel. “It will hopefully be of use to staff at all levels in identifying their responsibilities and superintendents and superinten- dents. Chief Superintendent Leach NORTH EAST Hampshire Policing Plan, the constabulary’s Strategic at alcohol related offending, youth crime and accountabilities and the minimum standards said: “The Institute’s approach Sergeant Jason Holford was Plan, the Police Authority Strategic Plan, the football related disorder, and they must apply.” appealed to me as it clearly honoured at the prestigious Annual Policing Plan and the Force Control q Terrorism, primarily international and Irish- challenged me to demonstrate Police Bravery Awards for mak- Strategy in one document. related. For adoption capabilities in several dimen- ing an arrest during which he The strategy identifies six ‘key crime areas’, In addition to the key crime areas, the strat- Rachel is now in the process of identifying sions, rather than the exam was stabbed several times. each with its own set of priorities. A delivery egy identifies eight ‘underpinning principles’ – individuals within the constabulary to take environment. Jason, 31, was attempting to plan is being developed for each key crime fundamental values and processes on which ownership of the various elements of the strat- “The scheme’s biggest detain a man who was threaten- area which sets out how performance will be the strategy is built. egy, which is soon to go before senior man- strength is its flexibility over a ing a woman and her children. monitored and achieved. These are the principles of working in part- agers and the ACPO team for adoption. reasonable period of time; it Now based at Hartley It also details responsibility, accountability, nership; using the National Intelligence Model Although considerable consultation has allows you to take a break due Wintney, Jason was nominated minimum standards and best practice. (NIM) to determine strategic direction, make already gone into drafting the strategy, she is to other commitments and can by Hampshire’s Federation The key crime areas identified are: tactical resourcing decisions and manage risk; also keen to encourage others within the easily be returned to. members for the annual event delivering a citizen focused service to the pub- organisation to consider the strategy and give “This is essential when man- which recognises unsung heroes q Volume crime, which includes domestic lic; ensuring the highest standards of profes- their views. aging in an operational envi- of the service. burglary, vehicle crime, robbery, offences of sionalism and integrity within the organisation “This is a really important document which ronment.” The occasion was held at the violence and drug-related crime; Dorchester Hotel in London and q Major crime, incorporating homicide, kid- and throughout the criminal investigation will provide a framework for the way we tack- Charity night process; operating a sector policing style; le crime over the next three years, so it is was attended by Home Secretary nap/abduction, blackmail and ‘stranger’ rape; increasing the effectiveness of the criminal important that as wide a cross-section of views for Peter David Blunkett. q Serious and organised crime, focusing on justice system with partner agencies; making on it are sought as possible,” she said. “I PETE FORD served at The star-studded occasion fol- Class A drug trafficking, gun crime, human best use of resources and exploiting science would ask anyone interested to contact me.” Aldershot, then as a Crondall lowed a reception at Downing trafficking, rape and serious sexual assaults and technology. The third draft of the Crime Strategy frame- Beat Officer and Traffic at Street with the Prime Minister, and paedophile crime; “Each of these principles will have its own work is now posted on the Intranet at ACC Aldershot before leaving Jason was among 45 of the Hampshire and joining Surrey q Special priority crime, such as hate crime, development plan,” explained Detective Chief Specialist Ops > CID > CID Homepage. bravest officers in England and Police. Sadly, Pete was diag- Wales to meet Tony Blair. nosed with leukaemia in 2002 Jason made the most of the and died in 2003. Mystery of the ashes occasion: “It was a fantastic day His wife Emma has organ- and it was a once in a lifetime ised a charity night in his hon- experience. I met Tony and our, to be held at Imber Court, Cherie Blair and they presented Esher on Saturday, September me with a large glass award that’s now sitting on my mantel- piece.” At the Dorchester he found of Babs Bowyer 25. Tickets are £45. For further details contact Bob Hall at Whitehill RPU by email or call 07876 131854. himself sitting opposite model by Debbie Denis band was called Mac. Nell McAndrew. IT’S A mystery that could one “I managed to trace an Looking for The drama happened on the day make a television drama. address for her son David in Yorkshire but he has since an officer Mayfield Housing Estate in Police in Winchester are trying DC PETER MILLER of Farnborough. to trace a widow’s family after a moved on.” Bitterne would like to trace a Police were called following casket containing her ashes was It was also discovered that PC 230 Poole. It is thought PC reports of a drunken man hold- found floating in the River she died at Bridlington hospital Poole was based at Portswood ing a woman and her three chil- Itchen. and was cremated in in August 1980, although she dren hostage. A member of the public hand- Scarborough at the Woodlands may have since married and During the incident, Jason ed the pristine box into Crematorium on May 28, 1990. changed her name. who is married and has a child, Winchester Cathedral, and said PC Wieczorek added: “It’s was knifed in the shoulder, arm it was found floating through been a strange case, and certain- Players and back. He had to have 20 ly something I’ve not come stitches to his injuries. the city. across before. wanted The clue to its identity was a A FIVE-A-SIDE football club Jason, who has served for shiny plaque on the casket lid “I’ve made appeals in the sponsored by Central Hants nine years with Hampshire, was bearing the name Babs Bowyer. press both here in Winchester and Havant and Cosham commended by the Chief Winchester PC Nick and in Yorkshire and I am dis- Sports and Social Clubs, Constable and the trial judge for Wieczorek set about tracing her appointed that I haven’t been which has been running for 20 his bravery. relatives – but the mystery able to reunite the casket with years is looking for new play- Richard Matthews, Secretary deepened. the family. ers. Matches take place most of the Hampshire Police “I found out that her real “It will remain with the cathe- Mondays from 9.40 until 11 Federation, said: “Sergeant name was Florence Bowyer and dral for some time, but unfortu- am, in the main gym at the Holford acted above and beyond that she died peacefully on May nately it looks as though the Taro Leisure Centre in the call of duty in arresting an 23, 1990, aged 86,” said PC cathedral authorities will proba- Petersfield. The match fee is armed man. Wieczorek. bly end up disposing of it as only £2.50. Interested? Then “He deserves this recognition “I also found out that at some they see fit rather than how the please contact Will Schofield for his courage whilst arresting point she lived in West End, family may wish, which is at Central Hants BCU or call the assailant. His nomination in Southampton, that she was unfortunate. 07818 012971 who would like the Bravery Award recognises raised in Flamborough, North “However, I am still hopeful RIVER MYSTERY – PC Nick Wieczorek with the casket con- to hear from you. his dedication to duty in this act Yorkshire, that she had a son that someone will come for- taining Babs Bowyer’s ashes. He hopes to find her family. of courage.” called David and her late hus- ward.” Picture: Daily Echo. 4 Frontline n e w s Crackdown on distraction burglaries by Janet Malcolmson lem along with the other south- ground and undertake live time As part of Operation Wren, a but no entry has been gained. A CRACKDOWN on criminals east forces of Thames Valley, research, extracting whatever guide is being produced to aid “These are attempted offences Fact Kent, Sussex and Surrey. information I can from the crime officers with their investigation of and need to be investigated to the who con their way into the homes Critical to the success of report and circulating that not distraction burglaries. same extent as the full offence. File of elderly and vulnerable people Operation Wren is the creation of only to local Neighbourhood “Distraction burglaries are dif- “Every repelled attempt is a A SURVEY carried out by the and steal their possessions will be a distraction burglary focus desk Watch schemes and other forces ferent to ordinary domestic bur- golden opportunity for us to gain charity Help the Aged found launched by the constabulary this within the Force Intelligence in the region, but also nationwide, glary,” DC Nicholas stressed. valuable evidence and intelligence the following: autumn. Bureau (FIB). particularly utilising the extensive “They generally involve people and should be made the subject of q Only 39 per cent of victims Through Operation Wren, part This will be staffed by DC Bob Operation Liberate database. who are elderly and vulnerable a crime report and appropriate reported incidents to the police; of the Safer Homes campaign, the Nicholas, who has already carried “We can then start to establish and we need to make sure we are deployment. Sadly, that has not constabulary is committed to out extensive research into the any similarities to other reported asking the right questions, in the been happening, although training q 180,000 entries were made reducing the number of such to property by means of dis- problem of distraction burglary in incidents, whether it be in the right way, to gain maximum has been commenced to address offences which occur and to traction; Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. type of vehicle used; description information about the offence this issue”. ensuring those responsible are q On 122,000 occasions, prop- “When a call comes into the of the offender or the MO used, which has been committed. DC Nicholas stressed the brought to justice. erty was stolen, totalling about control room reporting a distrac- which can help us identify those “The booklet which will be impact of a distraction burglary A total of 212 distraction bur- £45m; tion burglary,” DC Nicholas responsible. issued to officers contains a step- on an elderly victim could not be glaries occurred in Hampshire q Allowing for the under- explained, “an incident log is cre- by-step guide to investigating a over-estimated. and the Isle of Wight last year – a ated; it is made the subject of a Better chance distraction burglary. “The impact of this crime on reporting identified by the sur- figure which, while well below vey, the true national figure for crime report and an officer is “Distraction burglars who “It highlights, for example, the the victims and the quality of their the number of such offences the number of distraction bur- deployed to the scene. offend in Hampshire and the Isle importance of recording not only life can be devastating,” he said. occurring in neighbouring forces, glary offences carried out in “In future, control room will of Wight will also be committing those occasions where entry is “That is why it is vital that we is still 212 too many. 2003 should be 238,000 – yet then contact the distraction bur- crimes elsewhere and by working made to the dwelling but just as adopt a concerted and co-ordinat- Now Hampshire has taken the Home Office figures show glary focus desk and I will link in with other forces we have a much crucially, those where a distrac- ed approach to tackling this type regional lead in tackling the prob- only 18,664. to the investigating officer on the better chance of catching them.” tion type approach has been made of offence.” Keeping Basingstoke streets safe UNDER THE banner of Safer social behaviour does exist in the Urban Acting Inspector Julie Streets – police at Basingstoke borough but working in partner- Young said: “We are looking for have been stepping up their cam- ship with the various agencies the support of the parents of a paign against anti-social behav- including Basingstoke and Deane small handful of youths who iour. Borough Council we are commit- cause the problems across the One initiative, in partnership ted to ensure people can enjoy a borough. with Basingstoke and Deane peaceful way of life. “All we are asking is for par- Borough Council, has been the “We believe this new yellow ents to take responsibility and launch of a yellow card scheme warning card will help in some show an interest in what their borrowed from the world of foot- way to achieve this.” children are up to during the day- ball. A second initiative aimed at time and particularly in the Officers can issue an instant tackling anti-social behaviour has evenings. written warning and record the recently been launched which “It’s not just an issue about incident and the offender’s details aims to make parents think more anti-social behaviour but also in an anti-social behaviour regis- about where their children are this about their personal safety and we ter. summer. hope that all parents will want to WORKING TOGETHER – Giving advice to residents in their homes, Sergeant Rhona Repeated misbehaviour could Posters have been designed know that their children are safe.” Anderson, Fay Watton, and Janice Howard, IAG members and Alison Gauld, chair of then result in prosecution or an which urge parents to get a better This year Basingstoke police Petersfield area Neighbourhood Watch Association anti-social behaviour order appli- knowledge of their children’s has introduced a number of mea- cation being made. The cards will be issued for a number of offences: whereabouts when they are not at home and were launched to coin- cide with the start of the summer sures to tackle anti-social behav- iour including the introduction of exclusion zones at two shopping Team calls on homes with safety tips PETERSFIELD police joined forces with repre- er great example of the community, police and q Using obscene or foul language holidays for schools and colleges. centres in Brighton Hill and sentatives of the community to launch a scheme Neighbourhood Watch joining forces to reduce in the street; Cllr David Potter, Cabinet Kempshott in April under section designed to help beat burglars and con men. crime, in Petersfield. Member for Communities and 30 (4) of the Anti-Social q throwing objects such as bot- Regeneration, said: “The most Behaviour Act 2003. As part of the ‘Safer Homes’ initiative police “I was also delighted to have the help of the tles, cans, bins and other items; officers, special constables, Neighbourhood Independent Advisory Group (IAG) which was important influences in a child’s Most youths who gather in q throwing litter; Watch Co-ordinators and members of the new formed in Petersfield to help boost communica- life are their family and friends, these areas and others within the Independent Advisory Group (IAG) knocked on tion between the police and the community.” q alcohol, drug or solvent mis- but teachers, the police and other borough do not cause trouble but doors in Liss giving safety advice to residents. Faye Watton, a 15-year-old member of the IAG use; professionals have a role to play there is a small minority who Teams spent two hours canvassing the took part in the scheme. She said: “It was a good q threatening or abusive words or in the early prevention of anti- engage in anti-social behaviour Greenfields Estate and 12 other roads nearby. response and as a young person, I enjoyed meet- behaviour; social behaviour. such as underage drinking, van- They gave advice on a number of issues from ing so many people.” “Our community wardens are dalism, noise disturbance and lit- q urinating in the street; general home security to special advice for the Janice Harwood, also from the IAG, said: “The building a programme of summer tering. elderly or infirm in relation to distraction bur- event went really well and we seemed to be very q threatening or intimidating holiday events aimed at engaging Throughout the summer period glars and bogus callers. well received by the householders.” behaviour in large groups; and entertaining young people in police will be involved in nightly Leaflets were handed out and stickers placed in Sgt Anderson added: “I’d like to thank all the q causing noise nuisance.. positive ways, and the council is high-visibility patrols in those door windows warning con men away. volunteers who gave up their time to help us keep also setting up a service for mem- areas which suffer most from Anti-social behaviour co-ordi- A number of homes will also be visited by the the elderly and vulnerable residents of the bers of the public to be able to anti-social behaviour and also will nator PC Dave Woods said: housing department of East Hampshire District Greenfields estate safe. report incidents of anti-social be working closely with the local “Thankfully the streets of Council so arrangements can be made to fit “Policing is no longer a job solely for the police behaviour as part of the schools and colleges in a bid to Basingstoke and Deane are a very secure locks, bolts, chains and spy holes to those and it’s great to see so many people getting ‘Together’ campaign.” prevent vandalism. safe place to live and work. Anti- over 60, disabled or on benefits who don’t have involved with this crime fighting initiative. them at the moment. “We hope this scheme will be repeated in other YELLOW CARD – PC Dave Woods, the Anti- Sergeant Rhona Anderson said: “This is anoth- parts of the Petersfield area, in the future.” Social Behaviour Co-ordinator for Basingstoke police, and Paul Hayes the co-ordinator for Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. Picture: Basingstoke Gazette IMPACT ON CRIME Continued from page one. only at the end of May, but and adopting best practice through Operation Cobra. already a host of initiatives from across the country. A This approach has already have been launched under this major crackdown on drug helped us drive vehicle crime banner and these are having dealers across the force is down over 13 per cent an impact,” he said. “The planned and we are going to between April and June, but number of robberies reported be increasing our efforts to we must keep the momentum between April and June is tackle drink-related offending going.” down three per cent on the in our towns and cities. While the picture on violent same period last year and the “Our performance on crime is not as rosy – the use of fixed penalty notices to domestic burglary and vehicle 11,407 offences reported tackle disorder is proving a crime has shown what we can between April and June success. achieve when we focus on a means the constabulary is “I have no doubt we can problem and the Safer Streets currently 14.2 per cent above and will achieve reductions in campaign allows us an oppor- target – Mr Cole said progress violent crime over the course tunity to achieve similar was being made. of this year, working in part- results with regard to violent “Safer Streets was launched nership with other agencies crime.” 5 Frontline n e w s How case was solved without body by Lucy Dibdin force,” he said. that she went to the Itchen “This case clearly demon- Bridge and considered suicide. NO BODY, no forensic evi- strates the benefit of a number She then spoke about it with dence and no confessions - three of different agencies working medical staff - so David knew reasons why the conviction of closely together as a team, to that he would have independent David and Leslie Gibson for the ensure that the best possible evi- witnesses. It presented him with murder of David’s wife Belinda dence was assembled and pre- the ideal opportunity.” is one of the most remarkable sented to the court. The jury It was then that David, with cases in the history of were able to consider all the the help of his father, smothered Hampshire Constabulary. facts to enable them to reach Belinda and the men are Just after 2.30pm on Friday, their verdict of guilty.” believed to have taken her body July 23, a jury at Winchester Proving a murder without a out in David’s boat to the mid- Crown Court returned a unani- body is not easy, and DI Hogg dle of the Solent and dumped mous verdict of guilty on the says the crucial factor that her in the sea. father and son pair, who had pushed this case home was the DI Hogg pinpoints the case as constantly maintained they were outstanding bravery of the wit- a perfect example of why offi- innocent of killing mother-of- nesses. cers should seek a career inves- five Belinda. “A lot of our investigations tigating major crime. In one of the very few cases are easy - it is clear who has “We’ve gained a lot of exper- of its kind for the force, murder killed who and arrests are often tise and the confidence to run a was proved without a body ever swiftly made, but this was chal- job without a body and we’ve being recovered. Crucial wit- lenging. No forensics, no physi- already been visited by other ness accounts and substantial cal evidence. forces which are considering circumstantial evidence proved “What made a difference doing the same to learn from overwhelming and David, 33, THE ASGARD TEAM – Tina Speake, DC Gary Platt, DC Stephen White, DC Tom Ford, DI were the witnesses. These peo- our example. and 66-year-old Leslie were Jason Hogg, DS Howard Kiley ple were willing to take a stand “Basically, it was like a dot- sentenced to life imprisonment. to find justice for Belinda. to-dot book. If you join the dots Still clearly buoyed by the closure for Belinda’s family.” more despicable because it was justice for all.” “The bravery of Annamari up in the right order, you get a success of his team’s inquiry, During the course of quite evidently planned in “It is just a very sad set of Weeks, David’s former girl- clear picture. Detective Inspector Jason Hogg Operation Asgard, the team set advance over a number of circumstances,” agrees DI friend, in taking to the stand “This was a truly remarkable reflected on the two-and-a-half new investigative standards in months. Hogg. cannot be underestimated. She job to investigate and a privi- year roller-coaster ride of an telephone investigation and their “A vulnerable young mother “Belinda was a mother of five was clearly deeply involved and lege to work on a case of this inquiry that was Operation work has been hailed as best was deliberately targeted in a who wasn’t coping very well. it was not possible for us to give complexity over this period of Asgard. practice. pre-meditated act of pure She had mental health issues, her immunity against prosecu- time. “This case clearly identified wickedness. There was no obvi- she needed help, but David Dedication tion and she would not know best practice through the ous motive, no financial gain to decided to kill her instead. “This is why you join the until the end of the trial whether police, and why working in the “What made this case differ- she would face charges or not. demonstrated benefits of writing be made, David and Leslie “His choice of timing demon- Major Crime Department is an ent was the length of time it “It was difficult getting her off a very small team to work Gibson simply wanted rid of strates how calculating he was. amazing job. I would urge all took to get to court,” he said, on board, but her testimony was on it dedicatedly throughout the her. He had planned it over a num- DCs and DSs of all levels and speaking from the Major vital.” process - and it was a long jour- “These men thought they ber of months, clearly doing his backgrounds to look at this case Incident Room at Hulse Road With that vital statement in ney from beginning to end,” could get away with the perfect research including into forensic and consider a career in major that was home to the investiga- hand, the hard work began. said DI Hogg. murder, but they were wrong. evidence and police lines of crime. You will never get a tion for two years after its status “We had to build a case, bit “We really pushed the bound- This conviction proves that inquiry. chance to work on a case such was raised from a missing per- by bit. We started off by taking aries of using telephone evi- Hampshire Constabulary is res- “But then one day, Belinda as this anywhere else.” son inquiry to suspected murder it all apart - the statement David dence, especially call-site evi- olutely committed to seeking was in such a low mental state barely a month after Belinda gave when he reported Belinda dence. disappeared from her Sholing missing, we literally took it home in February 2002. apart line by line, word by Breakthrough “This was a victory of persis- word. “We worked in close liaison tence. We submitted two advice “We looked at every word, with telephone companies, files to the CPS and it didn’t get tested the account, compared it which paid huge dividends through - it was judged that with Annamari’s account. when we located Belinda’s there wasn’t enough evidence Everything that we uncovered mobile phone which David had for a realistic prospect of con- corroborated what she had said, insisted she had taken with her viction. and everything disproved his when she ‘went missing’. “At that stage, I think it word.” “We proved that, in fact, he would be fair to say that we had The two-year battle to bring it had sold it to a neighbour who issues with the CPS, but we to court was full of highs and had then sold it to another man both had different agendas. One lows for the inquiry team. who we recovered it from. This of the most remarkable things While David Gibson courted was a major breakthrough. about this case is that by the end the media, even after his arrest, “Very often when we get a our partnership with the CPS bringing the cameras into his case together for court, the work really came together and we had home to appeal for the return of is done and dusted by the time a fantastic working relation- his “blue eyed baby”, the the trial begins. This was differ- ship.” inquiry team focussed on find- ent. We took witness accounts Indeed, in his statement to the ing Belinda’s body. and fresh information right up media post-verdict, CPS case “We did everything we could to and during the trial and that manager David Renwick paid and at one stage we thought we is extraordinary.” tribute to the work of the police might have found it only to Ultimately for the whole and the close working ties. have our hopes dashed, which team, the most sickening aspect “I would like to pay tribute to was a high point and a low to it was the fact the murder the tenacity, dedication and pro- point,” said DI Hogg. was so calculated. fessionalism of the team of “We have since received fur- Speaking after the trial, police officers who have been ther information as to a poten- Detective Chief Inspector Bob involved in this investigation. tial body deposition site, and Duncan, the senior investigating The people of Hampshire can be will continue to search so that officer, said: “This case was rightly proud of their police we can finally bring ultimate made more unusual and all the REMARKABLE CASE– convict- ed of the mur- der of mother- of-five Belinda Gibson. Left David Gibson, 33, and right Leslie Gibson, 66. On Friday, July 23, a jury at Winchester Crown Court returned a unanimous ver- dict of guilty. 6 Frontline n e w s MAPPA work makes its mark VIGILANCE AND careful super- time when these offenders would to the public. The majority were able risk. They are living legally who do pose the higher risk are How man vision over the past year have ensured that no more crime has been committed by 44 people in have disappeared into the commu- nity after leaving prison. Not any more. All the agencies work tire- on the Sex Offender Register that keeps long-term account of all offenders (999 in Hampshire and in the community after being pun- ished for their crimes. This regis- ter enables us to know where they ‘on licence’ after leaving prison. They are watched, often tagged. If they breech their licence in any got cold feet after Hampshire and the Isle of Wight lessly to share information, moni- the Isle of Wight) who have any are and the police can go back to way they are immediately sent considered to be ‘potentially dan- tor and manage their behaviour.” sexual offence recorded against them when investigating any new back to prison.” gerous’. They have been effec- The 44 were in the top category them. crime. Of more concern are the Liz Ashton, chair of the tively managed by panels set up of more than 300 offenders on the David Scott stresses: “The people we do not yet know about MAPPA Strategic Board and a through Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA). books of the Hampshire Area MAPPA during the year. Most were assessed as being of low risk numbers should not be seen as alarming. These people have all been assessed and are a manage- because they have not been caught. “The very small proportion Director of Case Management with the National Probation Service in the Hampshire area, said credit for the effective over- ordeal in The encouraging news comes in the annual MAPPA report from Chief Constable, Paul Kernaghan, and Chief Officer of Probation, sight of people on MAPPA lists was shared in no small measure by two mothers of young children a bin who represented the public as lay David Scott who, together with by Julie Gosling advisors on the Board. She said the Prison Service, head up the their contribution has proved so YOU COME across some Hampshire Area MAPPA. worthwhile that, earlier this year, strange happenings when The 44 (referred to as the criti- the area helped launch the recruit- on night patrol. cal few) had been released from ment of lay advisors across the Take the call that PC prison after finishing sentences whole of England and Wales. Anna Morris and PC for violent and/or sexual offences. Rachel McKernan, one of the Alison Nowosielski As they adjusted to their new start lay advisors, says: answered. in the community, their actions “When you have young chil- There was a request were overseen by a panel of dren you are naturally fearful of from force control to experts, including representatives the risks posed to them from attend a clothes bin behind from the police, probation, prison, potentially dangerous offenders. Waitrose late one evening. social services, health and hous- My experience as a lay advisor TWUN’s comment was: ing providers. Of the 44, three has re-assured me that there are “We’re not sure what we were then found to be about to re- many dedicated professionals have but can you have a offend, so they were returned to working together to prevent these look. A male in a clothes prison. people from re-offending. My job bank was mentioned but at “This is effective joined-up is to ask questions of these profes- this time it is not known action so that we do not have any sionals, as a mother and member whether he is actually more victims,” says David Scott, of the community, to ensure that clothed.” who is also Chair of the Local these arrangements are the best On arrival at the Criminal Justice Board which is they can be and work as well as Salvation Army Clothes committed to helping the public MULTI AGENCY PROTECTION – MAPPA provides a system of effective ‘joined up’ action to they possibly can”. bin a passer-by understand how the criminal jus- ensure the safety of the public. The programme allows the monitoring of offenders released The report can be found on the approached and, pointing tice system works. “There was a from prison and is administered by a dedicated team, including Joanne Rogers. Hampshire Constabulary website. to a green clothes bank, said: “He’s still in there.” The two officers approached the bin and ‘Outstanding’ work by apprentices could hear movement inside. They opened the chute and shouted inside. A voice from the bin spoke back saying that he was all right and would be TWO APPRENTICES from Leoni and Anthony Spanner out shortly as he was look- Fareham’s vehicle workshop ensured they were closely mon- ing for his trainer. have received ‘Outstanding itored throughout by the depart- Achievement Awards’. ment’s highly experienced tech- Homeless Ali Amor and Leigh Monks, nical staff, to ensure quality of This was highly amusing who both studied for a National work and the right level of to members of the public Diploma Level 2 Motor Sport, training was achieved. as they walked by. received their awards at the They then both enrolled at The man inside stated he was homeless and decided Milestones Museum in Basingstoke College of to climb inside to sleep as Basingstoke. They earned them Technology in 2003 to under- it was dry and warm there. for the enthusiasm, commitment take the specialist National In the process he said he and responsibility they had Diploma Level 2 Motor Sport lost a trainer and was shown towards their learning course that encompasses four looking for it. achievements. modules, including diesel fuel He was passed a torch to The pair received their injection, vehicle ancillary and assist. awards from Mr Mike Dunning, information systems, ignition A telephone number on Head of Occupational Training systems and electrical systems. the bin was rung to try to AWE Aldermaston, who com- During the period of their stud- get the owner to come out to unlock it. plemented them on their out- ies, Cyril Fellows (Transport TWUN tried the num- standing performance, as well Department Technical ber but there was a as commending the force for Coordinator) and John Bradley recorded message which the support it gave them. (Fleet Manager) had regular said: “Press 2 if you have Ali and Leigh joined the con- meetings with their tutors who deposited something in the stabulary’s transport department confirmed the efforts and quali- bin you shouldn’t have!” as apprentice vehicle techni- ty of work that the pair had At this point more laugh- cians in July 2001 and both achieved. ter! were studying for NVQs in Ali said: “In September 2003 After the man made motor vehicle repair. I started a National Diploma many attempts to free himself, the Fire and Ali was attending Fareham Level 2 course one day a week OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT- Ali Amor (left) and Leigh Monks have been presented Rescue Service was sum- Technical College and Leigh completing four modules at ‘outstanding achievement awards’ for the enthusiasm and commitment they have dis- moned and managed to was at Eastleigh Technical Basingstoke College of played in working towards a National Diploma Level Two in motor sport. bolt crop the padlock and College. Technology. when I was told that I would be release him. He was John Loveder They both excelled in their studies and gained significant “I have enjoyed the course and will be returning in getting it. I wanted to do the four modules I chose because I Obituaries JOHN LOVEDER, who adamant he had lost a trainer inside. With the knowledge while working with- September to complete another served in the Portsmouth City amount of clothing in the thought it would help me gain Donald Forsey Police from 1954 to 1967, has in the constabulary workshops, four modules, which may SERGEANT Donald Alan bin it was not deemed fea- more advanced knowledge of died. where they were involved in a include health and safety, Forsey who served in the sible to search. modern motor vehicles. He retired in 1979, after a So the man threw his variety of disciplines involving engine management systems Hampshire Constabulary for “I am really looking forward 30 years, has died. total of 25 years service with other trainer into the bin the repair and maintenance of and petrol fuel injection”. to the next year when, hopeful- He retired in 1978, having the police, and became a local and walked off with just various vehicles and model Leigh said: “I am very socks on his feet. types, as well as motorcycles pleased with the certificate of ly, I can pass the next four served at Farnborough, government officer. Christchurch, Fawley and John was widowed in q See John’s Frontline and plant. outstanding achievement that I units and receive a National Andover. October 2002. View – page 12. Their line supervisers Peter received and was very shocked Diploma Level 2.” 7 Frontline n e w s Bob blows whistle by Caroline Vagg FORMER chair of the European issues nationally and internation- on inequality led in the police service. guist Honey, 31, who lives in Monitoring Centre on Racism ally and is a principal consultant His theory is ‘don’t talk about Twyford with her husband Mike and Xenophobia (EUMC), based at Focus Consultancy, which is it, do it’ and he felt, on seeing and daughter Leilani, aged two in Vienna, Bob Purkiss MBE is said to be the leading multi-eth- photos last year of the member- and a half; and Melanie, 25, the authority’s newest member. nic and inter-disciplinary consul- ship of the authority and its who runs for England and Great Established by the European tancy in Europe, and the statement on diversity and Britain and is coached by cham- Union, the EUMC works to Different Realities partnership. equality, it was appropriate that pion 400 metre runner Todd build a diverse and inclusive Bob has also been advising it had a member that was not Bennett. Europe, in which racism is erad- the national Police Federation on white. Melanie is first reserve for the icated and people are treated diversity issues since 1996. Elected Great Britain Olympic squad, equally regardless of race, ethnic While he was chair of the having been placed seventh or national origin or religion. EUMC, he presented an award Bob has been an independent member of the authority since fastest at the 400 metres in the Diverse is an accurate descrip- to FARE (Football Against Team GB trials. tion of Bob’s work history. Racism in Europe), which December 2003, is lead authori- ty member for the Special Athletics ‘runs’ in the family Between 1993 and 2001, Bob encompasses another area of Constabulary and has recently for Bob. He is a former hurdler was a senior commissioner at Bob’s life. been elected as chair of the and his wife was a sprinter for the Commission for Racial Since 1971, Bob has followed Association of Police Jamaica. Equality (CRE) and his back- Arsenal FC. He is also a mem- ground is in trade unions; he ber of the Panel League Authorities’ Black and Minority Bob was born in Winchester, spent 10 years as chair of the Referees Association, is a con- Ethnic Network. grew up in North Baddesley, TUC Race Relations Committee sultant adviser to Hampshire He says he can identify with although he has also spent much and worked closely with the Football Association, sits on the officers, regular and Special time in Jamaica and South European TUC on race equality management board of the alike, in making decisions on Africa, and he and his family initiatives throughout Europe. Bob was for 11 years National Secretary for Equalities at the Transport and General Workers Wessex League and is a Football Association Referees’ assessor. He supports the Kick Racism Out of Football campaign and the hoof because of both his ref- ereeing experience and the time he spent in South Africa and America in the early 1960s. have lived in Otterbourne for almost three years. However, his links to the force area do not stop there as Chair elected Union (TGWU), with responsi- bilities for race, youth and sexu- ality issues. In addition, Bob is an inde- sponsors Speak Out Against Racism, which defends asylum seekers. Bob believes a degree of dis- Bob, 58, is married to Monica, 56, senior sister in charge of maternity at Southampton General Hospital. the family name of Purkiss is linked to the Rufus Stone, in the New Forest, commemorating the death of the king in for third year MEMBERS of Hampshire Community Affairs Panel. pendent adviser on equality crimination remains to be tack- They have two daughters: lin- 1100AD. Police Authority have unani- Jean Snowsill was welcomed mously elected Simon Hayes to the authority’s staff as as chair for a third consecu- A close look at personnel via intranet PERSONNEL was the first and employment law, and time q Personnel planning - useful q The true value of the police tive year. Other changes noted at the authority’s annual meeting, at County Hall, Newport, Isle of senior admin officer to enable Marion Boyes to take a year’s career break. Marion was thanked for her service so far. Wight, were the election of a Simon Hayes congratulated department to launch its saving template letters and facts and figures including and local government pension new vice-chairman, Mike Superintendent David intranet site and its pages are contracts. staffing and establishment lev- schemes. Attenborough-Cox, following Kilbride on his success in his now a mine of information q Equality and diversity – els, location lists and Delphi q Staff support services, asso- Richard Gully’s decision to two years in charge of the about personnel matters. updates on Gender Agenda, tips. ciations and sports and social stand down, and independent Island BCU and welcomed The site will be key to disability, positive action and The department’s latest clubs member Ray Palmer being new Commander Stephanie improving communication work-life balance. intranet splash is a page about elected to serve as chair of the Morgan. with staff. staff benefits. The personnel site is there As well as the department’s q Childcare and eldercare - information about childcare Make sure you know what’s for you! strategy, service plan and min- out there for you. The personnel department is utes of main meetings, each options and how to save money on childcare, as well as You can find out via the committed to keeping its infor- team within the department Personnel Site/Employee mation up-to-date and relevant has its own pages. information and useful con- tacts for other carers. Relations link about: to the needs of everyone in the This is a taster of what you organisation. can find: q Personnel admin – a q Career and development opportunities such as the new Let the department know if q Recruitment – the latest reminder of the most common you have any views about its personnel admin processes and mentoring scheme or how to specialist post and police staff apply for funding for external pages or would like to suggest vacancies and information the forms you need to use. ways to improve it. study or research. about postings or joining CID. q Occupational health, wel- Remember to visit it regular- fare and safety – who to con- q Employee allowances and ly to see the latest personnel q Employee relations – financial benefits. answers to frequently asked tact for support and how to news. questions, quick links to all apply for private medical treat- q How we can help you personnel policies, procedures ment as well as model risk achieve a balance between NATALIE CRATES NEW IOW COMMANDER – RE-ELECTED CHAIRMAN – assessments. work and home life. Supt Stephanie Morgan Simon Hayes Message is: ‘Think before you drink’ PORTSMOUTH police are “If you see anything warning of the dangers of spiked suspicious in a pub or drinks in a new campaign, and club, such as someone asking pub and club goers to tampering with some- think when they drink. one else’s drink, then Officers in Southsea are contact us too. attempting to prevent people “In addition, if you becoming victims of drink spik- suddenly feel ill or ing. disorientated then tell The campaign involves dis- a friend or seek help tinctive posters and flyers which immediately. warn people not to leave drinks “Keep a close unattended, and to contact the watch on your drink, police if they feel they have and do not accept been a victim. drinks from Sergeant Anna Whithead is strangers.” leading the campaign: “We don’t There are 500 want to scare people but we do posters and 5,000 fly- want to make them aware that ers being distributed to drink spiking can happen. Southsea’s main clubs, “If you think you’ve been a and the campaign is victim, then I would urge you to your report sympathetically and being backed by the Time and contact police, who will treat in confidence. Envy nightclub. 8 Frontline n e w s Learning by experience the tutor unit way by Meline Burke consist of one sergeant and11 PCs (Professional Development NEW APPROACH – A team of experienced officers at Fratton is helping to train probationers. Southampton is also using the PORTSMOUTH’S Professional Officers). same approach and soon all BCUs will follow the lead. Development Unit (PDU), was Each Professional set up in April this year and is one ing a two-week course at Netley. “Tutor units are at the core of first batch of six student officers on the new recruitment process Development Officer (PDO) who of the first in the county to be up There officers are required to the new model – it is intended started in May, and there is at and the hard work put in by the works in the PDU has to pass a and running. pass an assessed teaching lesson that in due course they should least one being tutored at every PDRO department in Portsmouth. selection board and knowledge The unit, based at Fratton and knowledge check, before have an expanded role and also station in the BCU. “We have good links with the check on division, before attend- Police Station, will eventually qualifying to work on the unit full provide development training to “Generally the response has probationer training and PDRO time. experienced officers, hence the been very good, most of the offi- departments and maintain regular The aim of the unit is to tutor revised title of Professional cers of all ranks, I’ve spoken to contact with the Southampton Contact student officers through their ini- tial ten weeks on Basic Command Unit, ensuring they are allowed time away from the demands of Development Units. “Research has shown that pro- bationary officers learn better in a controlled environment. have said what a positive step set- ting up a tutor unit is. “A number of probationers have said they wished there had PDU to exchange ideas and news. “We are also starting to inte- grate probationer development with the activities of other BCU Frontline the radio to experience a variety “The objective is to provide a been one in place during their first departments such as Operation of incidents. unit that can be effectively tasked ten weeks. Planning, the Tasking Unit and Chief Inspector Nigel by local management whilst pro- “We are lucky to have been Community Safety, which should Szymanski said: “There are two viding a protected learning envi- able to recruit a number of very have benefits for everyone con- q This newspaper, produced for Hampshire main drivers for change: the ronment for tutors and students.” competent officers as tutors, most cerned.” Constabulary, is sent to more than 6,000 addresses desire to move away from resi- The first of these units has of whom have now passed the For further information about dential training and the concern already been established in new style tutor course being run the unit or the PDO role, please – to serving officers and civilian support staff, that the current system no longer Portsmouth and Southampton. at Netley,” Jamie said. contact: Sgt Jamie Hughes, (PDU Specials and pensioners in Hampshire and the Isle prepares recruits for modern day The proposed roll-out pro- “We are still actively trying to Sgt), PCs Matt Bavin, Dean of Wight. It is also read by members of the public policing. gramme will lead to units being recruit a further five tutors to Gawthorpe, Nicola O’Leary and “The Initial Police Learning established in all BCUs by April work full time on the unit.” Brian Swallow (PDU Officers), through libraries and information centres. Development Programme team, 2005.” He added: “The quality of the Sgt Debbie Evans (Eastern PDRO Copies go to local newspapers and local based in London, is developing a Sergeant Jamie Hughes of recruits currently coming through Sgt), or Chief Inspector John authorities. That means that more than 20,000 new model. Portsmouth’s PDU said: “Our the unit is high and reflects well Happel (Operations Portsmouth). people are likely to see Frontline, which is normally published every six weeks. The paper also appears in its entirety on the Hampshire Constabulary website. For news and views Top flight policing at airshow by Ian Sainsbury q If you have any news you would like to see included THIS YEAR’S Farnborough in the newspaper or if you have an opinion that you Airshow has been declared a would like to express on police or general matters write resounding success not only for to us at Frontline, Media Services, Hampshire Police HQ, the show’s organisers the Romsey Road, Winchester, SO22 5DB or e-mail the Society of British Aerospace Frontline In-box, or from outside Companies (SBAC) but also from the policing point of view. firstname.lastname@example.org Public safety was the top pri- ority for the hundreds of offi- Mailing list enquiries to: cers who worked on the show which took place from July Paula Sacree 19th-25th. Months and months of planning went into the opera- 01962 871058 tion and it certainly paid off. 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They were hoax or not. hundreds of thousands of Some of the demonstrators charged with wilful obstruction Things went well from a traf- pounds, q FRONTLINE On Tape – the talking version of the were aiming for a day of ‘direct and at Aldershot Magistrates’ fic point of view as well. The Event Commander Force newspaper – brings all the latest Hampshire action’ on the final day. Court were given 12 month new improved temporary one- Superintendent Joe Apps was Constabulary news to subscribers who are blind or However it looks like they conditional discharges. way system from the Roads also happy at with how things visually impaired. realised the policing was top The one other policing event Policing Unit for this year went went. “This year’s show has The paper is produced on tape by volunteers from notch with specialist teams that got media attention was the well with fewer hold-ups. The been a major success, the new Winchester Talking Newspapers for the Blind using from the Met helping our pub- evacuation of Boeing’s inflat- man behind the traffic plan PC traffic plan worked well. The the recording equipment in the studios at the Royal lic order teams keep any prob- able dome after white powder Rob Griffiths was pleased and police operation went very well Hampshire County Hospital at Winchester. lems at bay. The eight protes- was discovered. The area cor- puts part of its success down to with limited protests most of It is edited into a speech-friendly format by group tors who did arrive settled for a doned off and some staff and some tinkering with the scheme which were peaceful and law- volunteer retired superintendent Keith Vincent. peaceful protest outside. the first officers on the scene after a trial run earlier in July. ful. I’d like to thank all the offi- If you would like to subscribe to Frontline On Tape, The demonstrators managed kept inside the cordon until it SBAC whose event it was cers and police staff who made please contact Keith on 01962 884088 or by e-mail to make one statement earlier in was discovered what the pow- said it was the smoothest air- the event so successful. This at Keith.Vincent@ukgateway.net the week when four out of der was. A special piece of kit show they have ever had and was down to team work, pro- seven were arrested after some was flown in to test it and it have congratulated the police fessionalism, enthusiasm and chained themselves to the axle turned out to be talc! An inves- for their help in making it so. hard work”. 9 Frontline n e w s Central hitting the drugs dealers hard by Debbie Denis concerned with the supply of a ones are being planned, based determination to continue to drug taking on our streets and community concerns, and will class A drug. on intelligence gathered from tackle this type of crime. we will identify those dealers act on information received to CENTRAL Hampshire’s In Alton three people were the original operation. “Our work and investigations who are operating in the area proactively target career crimi- new detective inspector is arrested for drugs offences fol- “I had no problem taking the are ongoing to reduce the drug and take action against them. nals and rid the streets of drug making his presence felt tar- lowing the execution of war- press along, although having trafficking that goes on across “We will continue to react to dealers.” geting those involved with rants at four properties in the limited experience with them I Central Hampshire and the the supply and distribution town. Meridian TV, the Alton did have some operational con- associated crime that is so often of illegal drugs. Herald and the Alton Gazette cerns beforehand, but all in all linked to drug taking such as A series of raids has taken were invited along as part of the it went well and we had some burglary, robbery and vehicle place across the BCU over the Force’s Safer Streets campaign. great coverage which reassured crime. past month and more are being Acting Inspector Steve the community and sent a “While there is not a huge planned. Collins said: “Operation Quad strong message to those drugs problem in this area, it In Winchester, officers exe- involved a coordinated involved with the supply of ille- does exist and we will continue cuted warrants at two properties response, which sent a clear gal drugs in Alton.” to do all we can to disrupt the in the Stanmore and Winnall message to residents and deal- Central Hampshire’s new supply of illegal drugs. areas of the city and seized ers. It was a great team effort Detective Inspector, David “This should also act as a what is thought to be heroine and I’d like to thank everyone Smith said: “We hope the raids warning to others intent on and cannabis. involved. will have a significant impact breaking the law. There is no A 23-year-old woman and a “Following on from that on drug dealing in the Central safe hiding place in Central 28-year-old man were arrested operation we have carried out Hampshire area and demon- Hampshire. and later charged with being another warrant and further strate our commitment and “We will disrupt and reduce ViSOR to store sex case data in a much more structured, focused way. by Susan Rolling “We will be able to deal with incidents New database to be THE MANAGEMENT OF violent and sex and offenders far more robustly,” Det Insp offenders is to be enhanced by a new nation- Chilton said. in place by end of al database before the end of the year. “ViSOR will provide an important nation- ViSOR (Violent/Sex Offender Register) is al database, allowing people to be tracked the current year a joint police and probation project, devel- when they move around the country. oped by the Police Information Technology “It also will be a vital investigative tool, forces, Public Protection Unit staff will Organisation (PITO), to provide a one-stop allowing potential suspects to be identified input data onto ViSOR via the normal sub- database for Multi-Agency Public Protection by the type of crime they commit, the vehi- mission of intelligence format. Arrangement (MAPPA) category one, two cles they use or their MO.” There will be a strong information flow and three sex and dangerous offenders. between the new Resource Management Heading the project team of 14 is Force Search System and ViSOR. Intelligence Detective Inspector Scott Now, officers have to search the Deputy Chief Constable Ian Readhead Chilton. Hampshire intelligence database and request hailed the new system. “ViSOR is an exciting development for similar searches from other police forces. “As an organisation, knowing where sex the management and investigation of some ViSOR will provide up-to-date informa- offenders are and, with partners, assuring all of our most serious offenders in Hampshire tion in ‘fast time’, input by people who deal necessary controls are put in place, is at the and the Isle of Wight. with dangerous and sexual offenders. centre of reassuring our communities. “This national system considerably Since March 2003, full-time administra- “I work on the clear assumption that I’d improves the force’s ability to respond to tion officers have been inputting data for much rather be aware of our policing chal- incidents involving MAPPA offenders. In a ViSOR. lenges. This system helps us achieve that,” critical incident, we will be able to respond When the new system is rolled out to Mr Readhead said. Arrested for ‘supporting Watford FC’! YOU’RE NICKED – A man is arrested as part of Operation Quad in Alton. A JOB well done! That’s the message to seven Hampshire Specials who helped arrest some of Winchester’s best TALBOT WALKER known VIPs. The officers were accompa- SOLICITORS nied by Inspector Steve Sargent (established 1726) to arrest around 10 ‘felons’ for Andover – Basingstoke various crimes such as support- ing Watford Football Club and With many years experience in dealing with ‘wearing offensive clothing’, as officers’ personal business as well as part of a charity jail and bail event. Federation matters. The event aimed to raise cash for the Pinder Centre; a regis- tered charity in Avington that q Friendly realistic advice provides physiotherapy and hydrotherapy for children and q Complaints/discipline adults with a range of mobility problems ranging from short- q Clinical negligence term post operative mobility issues to more chronic condi- q Personal injury tions like cerebral palsy. The centre provides care for q Conveyancing – private and commercial more than 100 patients every q Wills/estates/settlements/trusts week from all over Hampshire and is undergoing a fundraising Appointments to suit you (and if urgent and campaign to help fund a much- needed extension, equipment MP NICKED – Mark Oaten ‘arrested’ by Special Constables, James Wilson (left), Jeremy you are unable to come and see us, we will Brewster (right) and Chris Savage (back) in their charity effort that raised £3,000 for the and also a patient sponsorship Pinder Centre. come and see you) fund. tody and charged by the Constabulary for all the hard opportunity to assist a local The charity receives no fund- Specials at the Wessex Hotel work that they have put into charity, and have some fun at ing from any government body where they were kept until they this fundraising event. the same time. and relies solely on charity raised at least £150 each in bail “We rely so much on local “Events like these help us CONTACT DETAILS fundraising. money using their mobile fundraising to help keep ser- greatly to build up better rela- The 10 ‘felons’, including phones. vices running that every single tionships with the local commu- q Telephone – 01264 721700/363354 Winchester City Council Leader Wendy Bailey, administrator event is crucial.” nity.” Sheila Campbell and at the Pinder Centre, said: “We Section Officer for the The event raised more than q Fax – 01264 721718 Winchester MP Mark Oaten, were arrested, taken into cus- are extremely grateful to Winchester Specials Beryl £3,000 pounds for the Pinder q E-mail – Cwinters@andover.talbotwalker.co.uk Hampshire Special Hodgson said: “It was a great Centre. 10 Frontline n e w s Science used to jail offenders years after crimes by Claire Vranch and identified 57 offences where DNA where DNA evidence had been used. individuals. The database also holds pro- offence. I cannot emphasise enough how evidence exists which could now be used “Today DNA evidence is one of our files of unidentified DNA found at crime important it is that this power is used at all SCIENTIFIC techniques developed in the to take those investigations forward. Two most important tools. DNA profiling not scenes. times. Those who have been arrested and past six years are helping detectives to men have already pleaded guilty to sex only helps us to connect a suspect to the Detective Sergeant Utting explained: charged as part of Operation Alveston identify sex offenders who committed offences after being identified through the scene or eliminate them from our “Where DNA profiles are raised from have been identified because at some crimes as far back as the 1980s. operation, another three have been enquiries, it can also help us to identify crime scenes they are added to the data- stage they have been arrested for another Hampshire Constabulary is one of four charged and are currently awaiting trial suspects that we might never have other- base and searched against other crime offence, such as theft, excess alcohol or forces leading the way in the use of DNA and there are expected to soon be break- wise considered.” scenes and individuals already on there. possession of cannabis.” technology to review cold cases. throughs in several other cases. In 1995, the Forensic Science Service Often people who are responsible for such Operation Alveston was set up in 1998 Detective Sergeant Doug Utting, who is set up the World’s first national DNA serious crimes will also commit minor FINDING OFFENDERS to review hundreds of unsolved sex coordinating the operation, said: In the database. Police officers can now take a crime and road traffic offences which lead THROUGH THEIR FAMILIES offences committed after 1986. The team 1980s the use of DNA in criminal investi- DNA sample from anyone who is arrested to their arrest. of detectives working on Operation gations was really in its infancy and there for a recordable offence and the database “We now have the power to take a THE LATEST advances in DNA Alveston has so far reviewed 883 cases were perhaps only a handful of cases holds some 2.1million DNA profiles from DNA sample from anyone arrested for any technology, which have been pio- neered by the Forensic Science CASE STUDY 2: received a caution and provided a DNA Service, now mean that the family of CASE STUDY 1: The tissue samples stored at the time ROBERT SARGENT sample, which was added to the DNA KENNETH CROUCH of the offence were used to produce a an offender can inadvertently help to IN November 1987 a 17-year-old girl database. Scientists immediately found identify them. ON THE evening of March 23, 1996 a DNA profile, which was checked was attacked whilewalking along the A3 a match with the DNA that was found at The DNA profiles of people who 19-year-old woman was attacked and against the database. at Liphook to meet friends at a local the scene of the indecent assault in are related have similar patterns and raped as she walked to a friend’s house It showed that the DNA matched the pub. She was dragged into undergrowth Liphook. scientists are now able to run familial in Hythe. profile of Kenneth Sidney Crouch, who and seriously indecently assaulted. Once Fourteen years after the offence, searches, which look for DNA pro- The woman provided a good descrip- had had his DNA added to the database the offender left, the victim flagged detectives from the Operation Alveston files of people who could be related tion of her attacker, but he was a down a car and reported the incident to team began the process of reviewing all to the offender. when he was arrested elsewhere in the stranger and had not already come to police. Samples of semen found on the the other evidence and putting the case If a familiar match is found, it can county on suspicion of making a mali- victim’s clothes were frozen and pre- together. Due to the passage of time the attention of police in the area, so allow detectives to concentrate their cious phonecall. served in a freezer at the laboratory, but some of the paperwork had been mis- there were few leads. enquiries on a handful of family The detectives were then able to con- no suspects were identified at the time. laid, but officers managed to trace the members. The case was not solved at the time, In 2000, officers working on victim to ask her if she still wanted the but some physical evidence was pre- centrate their investigation on Crouch The technology is so advanced that and were able to put a case together. Operation Alveston asked for the sam- matter to go to court. scientists can even workout how the served and in 2001 the Operation ples to be examined and the DNA pro- With the full support of the victim, the two are related, for instance, they can Alveston team decided that the case Crouch pleaded guilty to raping the file added to the database. case was brought to court and Robert say whether the offender is likely to should be reviewed to see if any of that teenager and in February 2002 hewas In September 2001, Robert Sargent Sargent immediately pleaded guilty. In be the father, son or brother of the evidence could be used to provide new sentenced to six years imprisonment for was arrested in Surrey for allowing his June 2003 he was sentenced to four person whose profile is on the data- leads. this offence. house to be used to smoke cannabis. He years imprisonment. base. Crackdown on Hannah murder case suspect arrested expect from members of a cers will continue to work “This inquiry should send from page 1 fine defaulters A NEW COURT warrant system weeks alone the system identified emotion of their visit to India and the developments in the major crime team,” he said. Det Supt Betts said his offi- cers are prepared for many tirelessly on the case for prosecution in conjunction with colleagues from the a message that, with the power of 24-hour internation- al media and police forces inquiry. more months of hard work to Crown Prosecution Service. working together in close is being rolled out to all force 42 outstanding warrants. bring the suspect home to “The media both here and cooperation, no-one should custody centres to help identify Custody Project Manager, “It was total confusion for us,” said Mrs Foster. face trial. in India have been of tremen- think that by fleeing the people with some of the 8,000 Solent East’s Inspector Phil “We know that it may be dous assistance in helping us police and the country they unpaid fines that Hampshire and Boswell, said: “This is truly “We were locked in our many months until the extra- raise awareness of the search can escape the justice sys- the Isle of Wight normally has at joined up justice and narrowing hotel room with journalists dition hearing, and my offi- for the suspect. tem.” any one time. the justice gap, two of the banging on our door and the As part of a joint venture Government’s key strategies for police an hour’s drive away. between the force and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight courts service, an interface making offenders pay and reduc- ing crime. “It takes a lot of time, effort “But my overwhelming emotion was one of pure relief. New home needed for Boxer BOXER and the staff of the Air between the court enforcement and taxpayers money to bring Support Unit at HMS Daedalus, Lee- database and the force’s Prisoner somebody to court and for them “We would now like to dis- tance ourselves quickly and on-Solent are looking for a new home Management System (PMS) has to believe that they can just following an announcement from the been set up to automatically ignore the penalty imposed by the completely from the investi- gation and publicity sur- Ministry of Defence that it is dispos- check every police detainee court and hence ‘get away with it’ ing of the site. against the court system. is no longer an option. rounding it, and get back to our private lives and private The MoD is to keep the part of the If a warrant is identified, the “The early success rate of the site that falls within Gosport, for custody officer telephones the project has exceeded all our memories of Hannah.” which they have planning permission court enforcement office to action expectations.” Mr Foster also paid tribute for new quarters for service families. the warrant and in the event that The project team consists of to the work of the constabu- But the remainder within the detainee is charged with an Inspector Phil Boswell (Park lary, in particular Det Supt Fareham’s borders - including the offence, the system e-mails the Gate), Mark Thomas (CJU), Betts and family liaison offi- part that homes Boxer, the coastguard court with the appearance date so Sergeant Julie Poynter cer DC Morag Scott. helicopters and a gliding school - is to that the unpaid fine can be dealt (Eastleigh), along with Audrey “They worked tirelessly be sold. with at the same time. Glass and Linda Waterfield of and professionally through- Fareham Borough Council chiefs The system was test piloted in Hampshire and Isle of Wight out the trip and epitomised are said to have called for a block to Waterlooville and in the first two court service. everything we could want or the site being used for new homes and Council Leader Sean Don’t take time off work Woodward is trying to rally sup- – this solicitor can see you at POLSONS port from police and council chiefs to help buy the former naval base. When asked about the potential 7 o’clock in the morning or in the early evenings SOLICITORS for the joint purchase of the site Simon Hayes, Chairman of ❐ Crimestoppers provides the public with an opportunity to help the police. Hampshire Police Authority, said: ❐ Calls are free and information can be given for your convenience “We will look into the possibility anonymously. Cash rewards are available. FREE QUOTATIONS GIVEN of purchasing or jointly purchas- q Domestic and ing the site, however considering ❐ Don’t forget to give the number when making commercial conveyancing If you need assistance then the massive constraints there cur- appeals for information. rently are on the police budget, it we have an experienced q Matrimonial team of solicitors ready to remains to be seen if this is a viable option.” Across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, 635 actionable calls have been made to Crimestoppers in the first six months of q Personal injury help you. Chief Inspector David Thomas this year. Information is mainly regarding drug dealing, drink driving and emotive crimes such as murder, rape and pae- of Operational Support q Wills and Probate added:“Together with the Police dophilia. There is always a good response to press appeals through q Partnerships and Winchester House, 7 Authority we will be considering our options for the future location Crimestoppers. Since the time when the public could ring their local police station with information without going company Winchester Street, Botley, of our Air Support Unit.” through a switchboard, Crimestoppers has become the most q Business start-up Southampton Planning Minister Keith Hill has said that local agencies will convenient way of contacting the police. Please remember to notify FIB of Crimestoppers results – q Sports agency Freephone 0800 298 6474 have a role in shaping the future many suspects are dealt with that we never get to know about. of the site. i Frontline REPOR T Making a way ANNUAL REVIEW 2003-2004 for wardens to play a part by Paul R Kernaghan our Most Similar Force [MSF] recent development deserves police officers. ited finding. QPM grouping. comment now, while it is fresh I am also conscious that, at a I hope that innovative coun- I am delighted to reproduce in everyone’s mind. time of great pressure on bud- cils such as Southampton City Chief Constable the accompanying objective The Police Reform Act 2002 gets, Hampshire Police will continue to employ data which enables the public made provision for the Authority was anxious not to ACSOs, as they are a real W henever I pre- to judge our performance in employment of Community fund additional new initiatives example of partnership work- pare to draft my context (see chart below). Support Officers [CSOs]. at the expense of council tax ing and enable councils to covering remarks Naturally, the force is con- It also provided for accredi- payers. impact on local problems as for the annual stantly seeking to improve, but tation by police forces of com- However, the publication in highlighted by local communi- report, I review the year in the current levels of perfor- munity support officers July of the Home Office ties. question and seek to apply two mance are worthy of note. employed by others, such as Strategic Plan heralded a However, the apparent move rules. Detailed figures for 2003/04 local councils. change in policy. to provide secured funding will Firstly, have any of my com- form the core of this annual The Prime Minister has result in Hampshire ments last year resulted in report but this analysis ranks Full support pledged to ‘quadruple the num- Constabulary employing CSOs, action nationally or has the sit- the force against the seven Not much publicity has been ber of Police Community and I look forward to the part uation changed? other forces in our MSF group accorded to these Accredited Support Officers to 24,000 by they can play in boosting our Secondly, I seek to confine and against the other 42 forces Community Support Officers 2008, backed up by more local overall performance. my remarks to the period under nationally. [ACSOs]. authority wardens’. The force has continued to review, namely April 2003 to In this context the lower the Hampshire Constabulary, ‘Wardens’ is but one name be at the forefront of innova- March 2004. number the better the compara- with the full support of for ACSOs. tion and, whether it is impos- Last year I highlighted the tive performance [i.e. ‘1’ Hampshire Police Authority, Additional funding was ing restrictions on groups of issue of ‘travellers’ and the means we are recording the has, to date, not employed announced to enable this mas- youths who pose a threat to impact their presence can best performance.] CSOs. sive increase in CSOs to take public tranquility in specific sometimes have on settled A ranking of ‘8’ in terms of “Why not?” you might ask. place. locations, or, internally, ban- communities. our MSF group would be a The answer is straightfor- I see this government ning British National Party In recent weeks there have comparatively poor perfor- ward. Funding provided for announcement as vindication membership well in advance of been a plethora of media mance, whereas ‘8’ in national CSOs was always short term in of Hampshire’s stance. We will the service generally, we have reports, and the fundamental terms would be an excellent nature, and I took the view that never embark on open-ended remained true to our values. question I raised has been result. I would not employ CSOs, if in policies which we cannot fund rehashed in various publica- the medium term it might force Body armour I said at the outset that I seek for the foreseeable future. Shortly, the two counties will tions. to confine my comments to the me to decide between retaining Equally, we will always seek No group should de facto be start to be patrolled by officers year under review, but one CSOs or recruiting regular to maximise the impact of lim- above the law and everyone wearing personal issue body has not only rights but also armour. responsibilities to the wider Most Similar Force Nationally The issue of body armour is community. a reflection of the contempo- Total recorded crime per 1000 population 3 10 rary threat nationally to Better balance % Total recorded crime detected 1 10 patrolling officers and also Sadly, I have noted little real takes cognizance of the health progress over the past year, but and safety regime. Dwelling burglary per 1000 households 1 3 it appears that a wider audi- It does not signify any major % Dwelling burglary detected 1 8 increase in the threat locally. ence has woken up to the necessity of ensuring a legal However, in the light of framework, and sites, which Robberies per 1000 population 1 9 tragedies elsewhere in the enable a better balance to be % Robberies detected 1 6 United Kingdom, I think it is struck between the rights of appropriate that we all reflect ‘travellers’ and those of others. Vehicle crimes per 1000 population 1 10 on the commitment, dedication Recently, the performance of % Vehicle crimes detected 4 16 and courage regularly dis- Hampshire Constabulary up to played by the men and women December 2003 was compared Violent crime per 1000 population 3 16 of Hampshire Constabulary – against that of every other Violent crime detected 1 7 regular, special and police staff force in England and Wales, alike. with particular emphasis on Annual report of the Chief Constable of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight ii ii Frontline r e p o r t Frontline r e p o r t Equality policies paying off AS THE Force Race Equality Scheme enters its meetings, I receive positive feedback about our Burglary levels in third year, the constabulary is building on its suc- HCCG from other BPA representatives. Many of cessful approach to the promotion of race equali- those colleagues are envious of the fact that we ty. A ‘root and branch’ examination of policies and procedures will be carried out to make any neces- sary changes to promote race equality and to com- ply with the requirements of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000. Chief Superintendent Matthew Greening, Head Hampshire among of the force Community Safety Department, said: lowest in country “Our current scheme gives us a very sound basis on which to develop our work on race equality. The issue, for me, is not about race or certain ethnic minority issues. It is about funda- mental ways in which we operate as an organisa- tion and how we, individually, give our service to BURGLARY LEVELS in performance in the critical areas “We had fewer murders - 22 in the public and each other. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight of domestic burglary and vehicle 2003/04 as opposed to 36 the are among the lowest in the crime. previous year. Offences we country. Safer Streets, the third of the would categorise as more serious Statistics contained in the Creating Safer Communities violent crimes - such as homi- Home Office Statistical Bulletin campaigns, focuses on reducing cide, attempted murder, threat or Chief Inspector Andrew Mallett – show Hampshire Constabulary the significant increase in violent conspiracy to murder, causing Implementing the scheme had 9.4 domestic burglaries per crime experienced during death by driving, causing death NIGHT DUTY – Special Constables patrol 1,000 households in 2003/04, 2003/04. by aggravated vehicle taking and alongside regular officers have such a valuable resource with which to work eighth lowest among the 43 The rise of just more than 53 more serious wounding - actually in partnership.” forces in England and Wales. percent in this category was a rose by only two per cent. More TOP DECK – The con- Implementation of the Race Equality Scheme is There was good news, too, on major contributory factor to the violence against the person stabulary choir being managed by temporary Chief Inspector vehicle crime. With 12 thefts of 17 per cent increase in overall offences were also detected than A Special kind of duty onboard HMS Warrior. Andrew Mallett, of the Community Safety crime recorded by the force dur- and from vehicles per 1,000 pop- in 2002/03 - 17,781 compared to Department. He said: ing 2003/04, from a total of “Race equality and diversity are not just words ulation, Hampshire was the 152,664 offences to 178,543. 15,489. eleventh lowest in England and “Nationally, the figures show Ambassadors in tune HMS WARRIOR was just one of about a dozen venues for the Chief Superintendant Matthew that will go away in the fullness of time. In order to perform their roles effectively, every member of Hampshire Constabulary will have to place these issues on their personal agenda.” Wales for this category of crime, achieving a reduction of more than six percent in thefts of and A large proportion of the increase in violent crime was in the less serious offences grouped under this heading, a predicted that more than 50 per cent of violent crime offences do not involve any injury and our statis- HAMPSHIRE’S SPECIAL officers who gave us so much support At Havant, Divisional Officer Jeff Day Hampshire Constabulary Choir. In its 63-year-history, the choir has Greening – Head of department from vehicles in the year ending result of the introduction of the tics mirror that finding.” Constables have been at the throughout the year,” said DO Johns. and Inspector Lucy Hutson came up with raised thousands of pounds for local charities and promoted the March 31. National Crime Recording While robberies are up, the rise forefront of a recruiting drive to Divisional Officer Ivor Chambers led the the unique idea of approaching parents of constabulary. Although most of its concerts are in Hampshire, the Hampshire Constabulary Standard (NCRS) across all is small - from 966 to 1,040 - swell their ranks in a year of station takeover at Andover, assisted by six youngsters attending a SNAP disco. As choir also has performed in Cornwall, North Wales, France, “It is about helping to deliver, and show that Deputy Chief Constable Ian forces in April, 2002. and the signs for this year are so outstanding performance from Specials. Specials and regulars paired up, they dropped off and collected their chil- Germany, Jersey, Croatia and Malta. Appearances with massed we deliver, a police service that gives an equal- Readhead said the statistics Mr Readhead explained, “The far encouraging with over three the volunteer force. and the Specials dealt with two burglaries dren, parents were given recruitment litera- ity of outcome to everyone. No political cor- NCRS was introduced nationally The Home Office’s second national which brought three arrests, stop checks ture by Special Constables. choirs include the Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park and Cardiff Arms reflected a long-term downward per cent fewer offences recorded and a sudden death, where the paperwork During a Farnborough recruiting event, Park. rectness, no unreasonable expectations on peo- to promote greater accuracy and Special Constabulary recruiting drive ple; just good professional practice, based on trend in numbers of burglaries consistency within and across between April and June this year on February 28 and 29 saw a large was completed entirely by Specials. Divisional Officer Mick Martin was called Under the new chairmanship of retired Hampshire policeman Brian A similar takeover at Lymington was to arrest a man who was armed with a Wareham, the group now is seeking new members, particularly integrity, respect and highest quality service to and vehicle crime across the police forces in the way crime is than during the same period in number of events throughout all our diverse communities.” force. recorded and to take a more vic- 2003/04. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, all of organised by Divisional Officer Dave knife. first tenors, from police and support staff or their male relatives, Cutting and Inspector Gerry Hutching, friends or neighbours. Deputy Chief Constable Ian Readhead, who A cornerstone of the constabulary’s imple- “Burglary levels are less than tim-orientated approach to crime “Hampshire and the Isle of them designed to tempt members of mentation of the scheme is the involvement of half what they were 10 years recording. Reports of crime, Wight remain among the safest the public to join. assisted by ten Specials. has just been appointed the choir’s first-ever President, said: the community through the Hampshire from victims or their representa- At Alresford, Alton, Andover and Winchester residents and visitors were Recruitment ‘The police choir is a wonderful ambassador for Hampshire ago,” he said, “and vehicle crime places in the country to live in,” Constabulary Consultative Group (HCCG). tives, will be recorded if, on the Lymington, Specials took over the stations attracted to a mobile police office in the Constabulary. It helps forge closer links with local communities, is almost half what it was a said Mr Readhead. “We have High Street, where Section Officer Martin Recruitment events in Southampton and while raising funds for charity. I would encourage anyone who is This group has met successfully for 18-months balance of probabilities, it is for most of the weekend. decade ago. seen increases in some categories Kitt and Special Constables managed to Portsmouth saw Specials in action at the interested in singing or supporting the choir to join”. and was recently identified in Her Majesty’s apparent that a crime has At Alresford, Station Officer Dave Inspectorate of Constabulary baseline assess- “In the first three months of occurred and there is no credible of crime - particularly violent Boxall, assisted by eight Specials, ran the sign up seven possible new recruits. West Quay and Gunwharf Quay shopping ment as being a “flagship”. 2004/05, we have seen further evidence to the contrary. crime - but we have also seen station for 36 hours. The volunteers centres, giving out more than 50 applica- CHAIN REACTION – falls in these categories of crime. significant improvements in worked eight-hour shifts, with back-up tion packs. Ahmed Sasso, the Force Diverse If the current trend continues, we “An example might involve a other areas. from the area car driver. The BBC record- Events Specials on the Isle of Wight staged a Simon Richards and Communities Officer and National Black Police victim reporting, and confirming, PC Julia Marinelli Association (BPA) representative, said: will be looking at the lowest “Through the Safer campaigns ed their work for broadcast on the Saturday recruitment evening at St George’s Park PC Ahmed Sasso – Diverse that they have been assaulted but, Eastleigh staged six events, where they football club, Newport, led by the Island’s helped bring bicycle “I am the Hampshire BPA secretary and a level of domestic burglaries since and our increased focus on work- night news. Communities Officer for whatever reason, they do not At Alton, where Divisional Officer Dave handed out more than 160 application longest serving Special Constable, Bob patrols to the Isle of national representative. Often at national 1974, by the end of this financial ing in partnership with our com- wish to give more details or help Johns organised the takeover, Specials packs and used the mobile police offices Damp. Specials, regular officers and Wight year, and the biggest drop in a police investigation. In the past munities and other organisations and the Sprinter marked vans, equipped served a warrant, dealt with a report of recruitment personnel combined to give vehicle crime since 1980.” this may not have been recorded we are confident we can build on with laptops, playing the new Specials talks and explain the expanding role of criminal damage to property, responded to Bikes on the beat There were 7,030 house bur- as a crime whereas, since the our strengths and achieve signifi- DVD recruitment film. The events were Special Constables. a 999 call, washed all the station vehicles glaries in Hampshire and the Isle introduction of the NCRS, the cant improvements in those areas and still had time to cook breakfast for 16 organised by Divisional Officer Nick Specials on the Island are hoping to add of Wight between April 1, 2003, police will now record the matter where we are weaker over the police officers. Burroughs and Sergeant Gerry Keaney at 20 Special Constables to the existing vol- and March 31 this year, and coming months.” “It was a way of saying thank you to Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford and Romsey. unteer force of 26. and thereby obtain a truer pic- 10,984 non-dwelling break-ins - ture of crime. a total of 18,014 offences. This “It was widely recognised Four into two does go MOUNTAIN BIKES are becoming a firm make the bike comfortable to ride over rough marked a reduction on last year’s favourite with the constabulary’s beat officers. terrain. that the implementation of figures, when 18,217 burglaries NCRS would have an infla- Allowing officers to cut through traffic Southsea Inspector Steve Baxter, himself a were recorded. which would stop a car, and to patrol more of keen cyclist, formulated policy on the purchase tionary effect on the crime There were 1,460 fewer vehi- count, and it has. Hampshire the beat quickly, the cycles also provide high of bikes and training in their tactical use. cles stolen and broken into in PLANS FOR the restructuring of Superintendent Graham Haycock. the structure of the force. fewer, but larger, BCUs. gearing for a quick response. “It has been agreed by the Transport was one of the last forces to Hampshire and the Isle of Wight fully introduce NCRS, so we four basic command units (BCU) Neither of the mergers resulted in “After these changes, there will “The project will consult widely The bikes reassure the public, because offi- Management Group that mountain bikes are a in 2003/04 than in the previous into two were announced in July. the closure of any police station. be nothing further until at least and take into account best profes- cers are seen more often all over their beats. useful tool for the police. Funding, however, have been one of the last to year. Vehicle crime levels fell The decision was taken by senior “This means the end of some April, 2006. sional practice elsewhere and rele- When a team of five police cyclists were on is up to each basic command unit (BCU), and feel the full impact of the officers in the Force who recognised duplication of effort and allows “Major projects affecting the vant external factors, such as the from 22,263 to 20,769, a reduc- change. duty at a Portsmouth football match earlier this each BCU is arranging funding in its own tion of 6.7 per cent. that the basic command units at greater resources to be directed whole of the force - Oberon (the local government structure. year, feedback from the public showed they way,” Insp Baxter said. “The violence against the Eastleigh, Andover, Fareham and towards serving the people of those project to replace the Criminal “The project has no predeter- While detection rates remained person category of crime thought there were 20 police cyclists. In addition to the bikes, cycling officers also Gosport were too small to run areas,” said Chief Constable Paul Intelligence System and Automated mined outcome, but it will present steady at 27 percent overall - the experienced the largest NCRS effective and efficient initiatives, Kernaghan. Crime Reporting computer sys- an opportunity for the force to The force now has about 50 mountain bikes need specialist uniform: cycle helmets, highest of the five forces which impact nationally and our fig- such as the National Intelligence In addition, operational policing tems) and the Airwave radio system establish the optimum structure for in use, and the number is growing every week. gloves, light-weight and quick-drying trousers, make up the South East Region - Model. strength in each area remained the - will place significant demands on the environment we then operate PC Julia Marinelli, who patrols Carisbrooke light-weight shirts and jackets with longer ures reflect that. However, the the constabulary is refusing to biggest increase has been in By April, 2004, Eastleigh and same, but the mergers meant that all our staff, and I don’t want to in. in Newport - the largest beat on the Isle of sleeves and longer backs. rest on its laurels. The launch of Andover combined to form the new the deployment of officers could be add to those burdens. “No organisation can stand still, Wight - was the first officer in the force to take To date, officers on mountain bikes have offences on the lower end of Safer Homes and Safer Vehicles - the violent crime scale - such Western Hampshire BCU, led by managed more efficiently, offering “However, in 2005, I will create a and I know we are collectively com- possession of a Smith & Wesson high visibility been involved in some spectacular arrests, two of four campaigns which Superintendent Ann Wakefield. greater duty time on patrol. project to consider the BCU struc- mitted to change which promotes police bike. including a drink-driver, shoplifters and even as harassment offences, which Fareham and Gosport joined to The Chief Constable also ture of the force as a whole. our service to the communities we make up the Creating Safer showed a rise of almost 135 It has 27 gears, giving her speed in pursuit, armed robbers. Communities programme - is form the Solent East BCU, led by announced a long-term vision for “The national trend is towards serve.” powerful lights and suspension forks which per cent. designed to further improve force iv Annual report of the Chief Constable of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight p The facts and figures for the year 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 SATISFACTION SURVEYS 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 £m £m £m £m £m Satisfaction survey – 999 callers 78% 77% 79% 73% 77% Employees 145.4 150.7 158.8 171.6 186.7* Satisfaction survey – Road traffic accidents 95% 94% 90% 90% 89% Police pensions 22.3 24.3 26.1 29.4 33.2* Satisfaction survey – House burglary 95% 93% 93% 92% 86% Premises 4.6 5.8 6.4 7.1 6.1 Satisfaction survey – Violent crime 82% 84% 77% 73% 71% Transport 5.4 5.4 3.3 3.8 4 Other running costs 22.4 27.8 32.1 32.8 35.8 ARRES FIGURES 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 Capital financing 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.8 % persons arrested who were charged/ Transfer to reserves -0.7 -2.0 -0.8 0.3 9.8 summonsed/cautioned 81% 80% 84% 80% 80% Service income -2.5 -7.2 -6.5 -17.7 -22.7 % of reported domestic violence incidents Interest on balances -1.3 -1.0 -0.7 -0.5 -0.8 with an arrest made N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Pension adjustment -5.3* TOTAL 196.4 204.6 219.5 227.7 247.6 ON THE ROAD TO SAFER DRIVING 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 Total number road traffic incidents (RTIs) 7,236 7,398 6,811 6,675 6,381 Annual cost per 1,000 population £111,427 £115,515 £122,107 £128,139 £137,555 Total number RTIs involving death or serious injury 1,098 1,142 1,019 1,079 939 Cost per person per day in pence £0.31 £0.32 £0.33 £0.35 £0.38 Number RTIs involving death or serious injury per 1000 pop. 0.62 0.64 0.56 0.60 0.53 KEY CRIMES and DETECTIONS 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 Number of breath tests conducted 32,398 35,868 35,273 31,630 37,326 Number of crimes per 1000 population 76.7 74.3 75.7 85.0 100.5 Breath tests positive or refused 11.8% 10.3% 11.2% 12.7% 11.03% % of total crimes detected 31.8% 29.0% 29.5% 29.8% 26.9% House burglary crimes per 1000 households 10.0 9.1 9.6 9.1 9.4 GUNS IN PRIVATE OWNERSHIP 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 % of house burglary crimes detected 14.6% 16.0% 19.5% 20.6% 20.1% Privately owned 60,330 59,925 61,084 61,032 63,248 Violent crimes per 1000 population 9.9 10.7 10.4 13.9 21.5 Firearms certificates 4,930 4,419 4,455 4,350 4,495 % of violent crimes detected 81.1% 67.0% 73.3% 67.3% 49.4% Firearms 11,752 11,440 12,072 12,552 13,200 Number of vehicle crimes per 1000 population 13.3 12.2 12.0 12.3 11.6 Shotgun certificates 21,880 21,196 21,335 20,607 21,073 % of vehicle crimes detected 8.5% 9.0% 8.8% 11.4% 11.3% Shotguns 48,578 48,485 49,012 48,480 50,048 POPULATION AND STAFFING 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 RECORDED CRIME 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 Population (based on data from office for Violence against the person 15,453 17,016 16,428 22,171 35,148 national statistics) 1,762,500 1,771,375 1,797,600 1,776,980 1,776,980 Sexual offences 1,429 1,454 1,445 1,810 2,034 Officers at 31 March 3,419 3,437 3,480 3,745 3,776 Robbery 534 797 872 966 1,040 Officers per 1000 population 1.94 1.94 1.94 2.11 2.12 House burglary 7,378 6,805 7,122 6,793 7,030 Female officers 590 602 667 795 837 Other burglary 11,402 11,165 10,781 11,424 10,984 % of police officer strength which is female 17.2% 18.0% 19.2% 21.2% 22.2% Vehicle crime (taking of and theft from vehicles) 22,581 21,906 21,590 22,021 20,561 Number of minority ethnic police officers 29 39 40 49 52 Other theft & handling 35,546 34,445 34,667 39,408 42,68c Ethnic minority as % of Force 0.85% 1.13% 1.15% 1.31% 1.38% Arson & criminal damage 28,125 28,697 31,624 34,736 43,557 Number of support staff at 31 March 1496 1481 1628 1877 2041 Fraud and forgery 6,393 5,829 6,008 6,982 8,557 Number of special contables at 31 March 615 462 444 373 346 Other 5,927 5,367 5,424 6,353 6,943 TOTAL RECORDED CRIMES 134,768 133,481 135,961 152,664 178,543 SICKNESS ABSENCE 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 Sickness days per officer 10.2 12.2 11.1 9.5 8.9 DETECTED CRIMES 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 Sickness days per civilian 8.6 10.1 11.3 9.8 8.8 Total assaults on police 385 374 177 467 543 Violence against the person 12,504 11,655 12,607 15,489 17,781 Serious assaults on police 29 1 5 10 25 Sexual offences 711 934 874 1,005 841 Robbery 268 255 262 298 269 999 CALLS AND OTHER CALLS FOR SERVICE 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 House burglary 1,089 1,116 1,391 1,398 1,414 Total 999 calls 269,027 308,727 330,605 273,648 288,830 Other burglary 1,107 1,127 1,231 1,424 1,205 Target response time 10 secs 10 secs 10 secs 10 secs 10 secs Vehicle crime (taking of and theft from vehicles) 2,024 2,016 1,895 2,520 2,315 % of calls answered within target time 80.4% 74.0% 73.0% 91.1% 90.3% Other theft & handling 10,811 9,114 9,192 9,545 9,442 Total calls for service 540,997 514,005 470,326 482,817 483,818 Arson & criminal damage 5,263 4,763 4,906 5,478 6,218 Immediate response calls 19,637 15,403 16,317 15,165 14,298 Fraud and forgery 2,928 2,571 2,765 2,761 2,874 Target to attend 90% in 15 mins 80% 80% 90% 90% 90% Other 6,173 4,706 4,929 5,566 5,626 % of immediate response calls attended in target 95.4% 95.0% 92.4% 94.0% 94.0% TOTAL DETECTED CRIMES 42,878 38,257 40,052 45,484 47,985 Calls for service defined as Public Disorder incidents 110,272 112,040 93,234 93,520 83,301 Public disorder incidents per 1000 population 62.6 62.4 51.9 52.6 46.9 THE POLICE AND CRIMINAL EVIDENCE ACT 1984 HATE CRIME (Racist and homophobic incidents) 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 ROAD CHECKS 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 Number of racist incidents reported 654 845 888 864 1409 Incidents subject to further investigation 100% 98% 99% 99% 99% Authorised to find persons who have committed Number of crimes classified as racially aggravated 331 612 454 369 541 a serious offence 5 1 2 2 0 % of recorded racially aggravated crimes detected55% 48% 52% 61% 45% Vehicles stopped 1434 751 0 432 0 Number of homophobic incidents recorded 71 116 84 128 232 Authorised to find persons who have witnessed a serious offence 2 2 2 7 2 REPEAT VICTIMS 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 Vehicles stopped 89 337 825 10,801 159 Number of house burglaries 7,372 6,805 7,122 6,793 7,030 Authorised to find persons who intend to % where property was burgled in previous 12 months 3.5% 3.5% 3.2% 3.9% 5.1% commit a serious offence 1 0 0 0 0 Number of recorded domestic violence incidents 9,861 10,513 10,527 13,470 19,281 Vehicles stopped 36 0 0 0 0 % domstic violence victims rported as repeat victims n/a 26.0% 25.0% 28.0% 24.5% Arrests made 0 0 0 1 0 PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 DETENTION 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 Formal complaints received 594 523 634 741 1,038 Persons detained for >24 hours and Number of complaints per 1000 officers 172 152 182 213 298 released without charge 3 24 16 21 21 Complaints closed 575 661 549 680 1,076 Number applications for warrants of further detention 2 6 15 14 6 Number of closed complaints that were substantiated 23 20 23 30 49 Number charged 2 6 14 12 4 % of closed complaints that were substantiated 4.0% 3.0% 4.2% 4.4% 4.6% Number released without charge 0 0 1 2 2 STOP AND SEARCH 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 INTIMATE SEARCHES 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 Stop searches of white persons 20,325 15,626 15,357 18,548 21,439 The number of intimate searches conducted 6 4 12 7 1 No. of stop/searches per 1000 white population 11.8 8.9 8.7 10.8 12.5 The number of drug offence searches conducted 5 4 12 7 1 % of white stop searches resulting in arrest 13.6% 14.0% 13.5% 11.6% 11.4% The result of these searches 3neg 2pos 4neg 12neg 7neg 1neg Stop searches of minority ethnic persons 1,068 933 948 1,165 1,597 The number of searches to prevent injury 1 0 0 0 0 Stop searches per 1000 minority ethnic persons 32.9 28.1 28.6 21.0 28.8 Searches conducted by a suitably qualified person 6 4 12 7 1 minority ethnic stop searches resultng in arrest 15.3% 16.0% 14.7% 16.1% 14.5% Not conducted by but in presence of qualified person 0 0 0 0 0 PREPARING FILES FOR COURT APPEARANCES 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 * Denotes a change in accounting practices for pensions due to implementation of % full files on time and of sufficient quality 83% 67% 68% 71% 72% Financial Reporting Standard 17 (FRS 17) entitled ‘Retirement Benefits’ which % expedited files on time and of sufficient quality 96% 98% 98% 98% 98% requires authorities to charge to their accounts the net pensions liability incurred % youth full files on time and of sufficient quality 83% 63% 66% 70% 69% during the year, rather than the cost of pension contributions during the year (which % youth expdited files on time and of sufficnt quality 96% 97% 97% 97% 98% was the previous requirement) STAFF LEAVING THE FORCE 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 Number of officers leaving 190 210 235 225 230 % of officers leaving 5.7% 6.1% 6.8% 6.0% 6.1% Number of officers retiring 129 112 150 132 109 % of retirements that were medical Number of support staff leaving 16% 207 18% 202 16% 192 8% 237 10% 243 q Figures shown in red are best value % of support staff leaving Number of support staff retiring 12.5% 33 13.6% 24 11.8% 35 12.6% 19 11.9% 26 performance indicators % of support staff retirements that were medical 21% 33% 11% 11% 12% imprint 11 Frontline n e w s Force signs on to Hampshire lead traps pest caller new national by Liz Walsh and Hampshire. The suspect obtained telephone The trip took five to six months to organise. It involved the services pect's consent. Brown refused to take part in recruiting scheme AN EXTENSIVE investigation by numbers of the victims from small of an interpreter, the Chief of the voice ID procedure and the Hampshire and other forces into advertisements in newspapers and Police of Poltava (a region similar standard ID parade. But new legis- claims by several women across trade magazines and in particular in size to the distance between lation allowed officers to use his the UK about telephone harass- those advertisements selling hors- Southampton and Liverpool), two custody photo for this procedure ment has resulted in the successful es. detectives from Kiev to act as and Brown was identified by most HAMPSHIRE Constabulary is process used to differ from prosecution of 31-year-old Mark In November 2002 Mark Brown guides, as well as two officers of the victims. using the new national police force to force, the system has Brown from Kent. was arrested at his home where the from Hampshire, Det Sgt In May 2003 Brown was selection and recruitment now been standardised. Lead investigating officer team found some of the numbers Rawlings and PC Kevin Durant. charged with one count of being a process. “That means that if a candi- Detective Sergeant Darren of those victims, copies of the local In the UK the investigation con- public nuisance, three counts of The new system is designed date passes the national assess- Rawlings, from Andover, began newspaper and trade publications, tinued with officers from the tele- making threats to kill and seven to ensure that police recruit- ment, but a job is not immedi- the investigation in August 2002 a number of mobile telephones, phone intelligence unit obtaining counts of harassment with vio- ment is consistent throughout ately available for them in that when he was based at Aldershot SIM cards and top-up cards. historic itemised bills. lence. England and Wales and will area, they can apply to join after a Hampshire-based victim Brown tried to deny that the Altogether 150 statements were After three attempts to start a allow successful applicants to another force without having to reported that she was being telephones were his, claiming they taken from victims, victims’ fami- trial, because Brown was dissatis- apply to another force if their do the assessment again. harassed on her mobile phone. belonged to two foreign students lies, work colleagues, employers fied with his defence team the trial first choice has no vacancies. “That’s better for the appli- The only detail at the time was with whom he had worked on a and police officers. eventually opened on May 4 this In March the first round of cants and for police forces the suspect’s mobile number. farm, who had since returned to The team wanted to try a voice year. It lasted 13 days and the jury prospective recruits to go because it makes sure talent An initial subscriber check iden- the Ukraine. identification parade similar to a was out for three and half hours – through the new process attend- isn’t wasted,” added Valerie tified it was a pay-as-you-go phone The investigation then required standard ID procedure, but it has to returning a unanimous guilty ver- ed an assessment at Netley. King. and officers obtained an itemised a visit to the Ukraine to identify be conducted in similar acoustic dict on 11 indictments. On August During the four and a half bill showing that the user had the two students and take state- surroundings as the original calls 13 he was sentenced to eight years hour session the candidates Open process made 10,000 calls between April ments from them. and can be done only with the sus- imprisonment. took part in interviews, written “The process is also much and September 2002. DS Rawlings said: "This was an tests and role play exercises more open, so unsuccessful By contacting some of the num- extensive investigation for and were assessed for their candidates can find out where bers on the bill, the investigating Hampshire Constabulary involving community focus, team work- they didn’t meet the required team identified some details about 450 hours overtime and extra ing, communication skills and standard and what they need to the caller and discovered that he resources to fund the acquisition of respect for diversity. do to improve. had been in contact with an esti- the telephone data which was vital. The new system was intro- “That means that if someone mated 200 women across the "For many of the victims their duced in two parts; in 2003 the only just falls short, they are country who had experienced lives had been plagued by this force started using the standard more likely to try again and be harassment by telephone and text man, and they had been let down national application form and successful in the future.” messaging. by other forces. Some victims in March the new assessment The caller sometimes gave received 500 text messages a Hampshire Constabulary centre was introduced to details such as his names, telling month and one Kent family encourages applications from replace the old two-day assess- some that he was called Mark and received 600 texts in two weeks all sections of the community, telling others he was called Brown. often using threatening language. ment process. particularly women and mem- Some calls and texts revealed that “Thankfully Hampshire Recruitment manager Valerie bers of ethnic minorities who he lived in Sittingbourne. Constabulary has an excellent rep- King said: “So far the new sys- are currently under represented Some of the victims had physi- utation for taking the lead on tem seems to be working really in the workforce. cal contact with him so they could well and last month more than For further information about investigations and there is an identify his vehicle. excellent support network in place three quarters of the candidates becoming a police officer, you The team then started taking who took part in the new style NUMBER BUSY – Man who made 10,000 calls in six months to ensure that crimes like this are can visit the Home Office statements from 20 victims in brought to court by team led by Det Sgt Darren Rawlings investigated thoroughly." assessment passed. recruitment website Kent, Suffolk, Birmingham, Hull “Whereas the recruitment www.policecouldyou.co.uk. (right) and PC Kevin Durant. 12 Frontline l e t t e r s ❐ This is where YOU have YOUR say in YOUR newspaper. 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In praise of the work of Flint House WHEN I joined the job I joined I quickly settled in and soon the Welfare Fund for no better began to realise that I had been reason than, as recruits, we were very foolish never to have taken all told that it was something we advantage of the facilities on ‘needed’ to belong to – and in offer following illness or injuries those days you didn’t question in the past. what you were told by the The building, the grounds, the sergeant! facilities and the setting are all He say’s he was looking for his white size 10 trainer and someone dumped a bundle of old clothes on top of him - can we I retired in the year 2000, magnificent, the food is amazing get him out? See full story on page six. moved to Northamptonshire and, and the range of treatments on by a series of unplanned events, offer is brilliant. service ought to be actively Federation when I needed it. The Group Life Scheme covers are able to continue in the ended up working for Having compared my recovery encouraging officers to use the Norman Bareham a serving officer with a death scheme until the age of 65; the Northamptonshire Police where I after this surgery with my recov- facilities they have paid for Investigations Support Officer benefit - through any - cause of monthly cost is the same but the am now the investigations sup- ery from surgery two years ago I because a stay at Flint House will Western Area Headquarters, £70,000, and includes a critical life cover is halved and there is port officer for the Western area feel qualified to say that two get officers back to work much Daventry illness cover for certain condi- no critical illness cover. of the force. weeks at Flint House did me far quicker than them sitting at home tions of £17,500. Officers medically retired are In 2002 I had to undergo more good than going to physio a surgery for a shoulder problem - few times a week for three on sick leave for extended peri- Benefit scheme The officer can apply for his or unable to continue in the scheme. ods of time. her spouse to be covered for Any questions, please e-mail a legacy of an injury sustained months ever did! My ‘new’ force has treated me extended £35,000. the Federation Inbox or call while serving in Hampshire. My recovery programme really well, they have been really For those officers not already Richard, Mary or Gary on 79- When I returned to duty my entailed physiotherapy and exer- understanding about my enforced IF YOU are not in the Group Life in the scheme applicants will 3418 for information and an present colleagues were some- cise therapy so I spent a lot of absences following surgery and Scheme please consider applying. have to complete a medical ques- application form. what surprised to find I had not time in the gymnasium and the they have looked after me mag- It is available for all officers tionnaire before acceptance. been to the Police Rehabilitation pool, but other residents had con- nificently during my recovery and their spouses. The cost is £8.96 per month for Richard Matthews Centre at Flint House during my ditions that required rest and periods – but I am very grateful We are also currently in the an officer and £3.46 per month Secretary recovery period. relaxation so they enjoyed relax- for the prompt and willing help I process of having the scheme for their spouse. Joint Branch Board They were even more surprised ing massages, aromatherapy and received from my ‘old’ force extended to partners. When an officer retires they to learn that I had not used Flint other similar delights. WORKING FOR JUSTICE House while I was a serving offi- Just my luck to have some- cer and that I didn’t know I was thing that required circuit training still entitled to use it now I was and hard physical exercise! retired. On some evenings I tried the In April this year I had to country walks on offer in an undergo surgery for a knee prob- effort to avoid spending too much IT’S A busy, tough old world out isation or someone from a differ- you would like to nominate. The individual awards are: lem – another legacy of an injury time in the bar but, in the end, I there. But your efforts are appre- ent one, whose contribution you Is there a team whose work sustained while serving in felt obliged to be sociable! q outstanding achievement in ciated. feel is particularly deserving of has particularly impressed you, caring for victims; Hampshire! The accommodation at Flint To show how much, the an award. or an individual whose dedica- My Northants colleagues urged House is equivalent to that of a q outstanding achievement in Government is launching the Who can vote? tion has made a real difference? me to ensure that, on this occa- good hotel and it has been much caring for witnesses; Justice Awards designed to If so, fill in a nomination form sion, I made use of Flint House extended over the years. Anyone can. The awards are q outstanding contribution to and the message was underlined The most recent expansion has reward those people who have and send it off. Hard copies will open to colleagues, managers – tackling youth crime; by my physiotherapist who almost doubled its capacity. made a special contribution to be distributed throughout the anyone working in the wider q outstanding contribution to turned out to have been medically Speaking to Northants Police improving justice. CJS agencies and via your local CJS and also members of the working with offenders; discharged from the Metropolitan Federation I understand that offi- Baroness Scotland, Minister criminal justice board over the local community. q outstanding contribution to Police following a serious injury cers are withdrawing from con- of State for the CJS and Law summer. The Government hopes that, engaging local communities. on duty. tributing to the Welfare Fund and, Reform, has commissioned the Or you can go to www.cjson- on top of celebrating the efforts Team awards are: He had spent extended periods consequently, to Flint House. awards in five individual and line.gov.uk/justiceawards . and successes of staff and volun- of time at Flint House and had I now realise that, over the five team categories, to be pre- Alternatively, e-mail cjs- q outstanding achievement in teers in improving the criminal engaging communities; benefited greatly from the treat- years, I should have gone to Flint sented at a prestigious ceremony email@example.com or call 020 justice system, the awards will ments he had received there. House on a number of occasions in the autumn. 7273 3615 for a form. q outstanding achievement in He told me the only reason he and it was only ignorance and also help to demystify the crimi- Who is eligible? Act soon – the deadline for caring for victims and/or wit- was able to walk was because of lack of awareness on my part that nal justice process for the public. nesses; nominations is September 24. the efforts and skill of the staff at prevented me from doing so. There are 400,000 people work- They will ideally also encour- The Justice Awards 2004 q CJS innovation award; Flint House and his experiences The police service has, in Flint ing for the CJS in England and age the public to become more scheme is a great way to reward q outstanding commitment to there had been the reason for his House, a superb facility that is Wales. involved in the system. the outstanding work done by diversity; decision to train as a physiothera- the envy of the other emergency This includes staff and volun- What to do now? you and the people with whom q partnership of the year: best pist when he left the service! services. teers working for the various Take a look at the award cate- you work. in an often challeng- example of building up partner- I contacted Northants Police In a job that is becoming CJS bodies such as the police, gories and think about whom ing and demanding environment. ship-working across the CJS. Federation who explained that the increasingly dangerous it is a Crown Prosecution Service, referral must come from the force priceless asset that needs to be magistrates courts, crown courts, where you were serving when preserved for those who are Criminal Defence Service, you paid your contributions. injured, either physically or men- Public Defence Service, Prison They pointed me in tally, by what they do or see on Service, National Probation Hampshire’s direction and, duty – or who suffer the conse- Service, National Offender thanks to your efforts, I duly quences of those experiences in Management Service and youth arrived at Flint House not quite later life. offending teams. knowing what to expect. It is a facility that has got to be Voluntary sector organisations The first person I literally worth contributing to - everyone working with victims, witnesses, ‘bumped’ into was a Hampshire is going to suffer an illness or defendants and offenders are officer who not only recognised injury at some stage in their lives. also eligible. me but also remembered me and, I was really surprised to learn having been to Flint House previ- that Flint House is now running You can vote for someone ously, he looked after me. at less than full occupancy. The working within your own organ- 13 Frontline n e w s Bill is a master of forensic science by Lucy Dibdin of Human Identification, and CIFA, the action you make. Centre for International Forensic “As soon as you strike into a burial THEY SAY that you can’t teach an old Assistance. scene, you are changing it forever, so dog handler new tricks, but Bill Morris His new qualification and recognised you have to minutely record every sin- may just be the exception that makes expert skills could mean he gets gle little thing you do.” the rule. deployed by the Foreign and Together with Senior Crime Scene At the distinguished age of 57, Bill Commonwealth Office to a potential Investigator recently gained a Master of Science grave site anywhere in the world at very Carolyn Lovell, degree in Forensic Archaeology from who has also Bournemouth University, marking a short notice. “I was almost deployed to Kosovo, attained the MSc, remarkable late career development the team have which is being used to take the force but it is entirely possible that skills such as mine will be called for in Iraq and produced and are forward in forensic investigation. about to deliver a Father-of-three Bill has been with the probably Rwanda,” he explained. “I’ve used my skills to forensically forensic archaeol- constabulary since 1965, joining the ogy awareness Dog Section in 1968 where he stayed examine sites for enquiries such as Operation Thornhill, the search for package which for the full duration of his service. will be given to Now a member of police staff ranks, Simon Parkes in Gibraltar, and to be deployed overseas would be gratifying all Scientific he is directly responsible for running Support Crime the Search Support Unit and his love of as I would like the experience of inves- tigating a mass grave situation.” Scene Managers searching in the dirt brought him to and Coordinators, high academic achievement and to Bill also put his specialist skills to SIOs, PoLSAs becoming an internationally-renowned good use while out in Gibraltar by and major crime expert in his field. teaching the local police some of his investigators so In simple terms, according to Bill, techniques including the use of aerial that they can gain forensic archaeology is “traditional imagery, geophysics, PoLSAs searching an understanding archaeological techniques combined and excavation, and the deployment of of the benefits of with forensic application.” human remains search dogs, flown in the archaeological The culmination of his five year self- from Germany and Holland. approach. financed part-time studies was a disser- Part of the team which spent 18- months searching for missing Hamble “It’s about rais- tation on a vulnerable missing person teenager Daniel Nolan, Bill is still ing awareness and behaviour profile system, which could actively engaged on Operation making sure we be implemented in this force and Arkholme, the search for the body maximise the beyond. potential of all Bill is also now a registered member deposition site of suspected murder vic- scenes,” Bill explained. – the study of pollens, seeds and spores of benefit to all investigators of major of the InForce organisation, which pro- tim Kevin John Palmer. vides a database of experts in disci- Bill reckons that the secret of a good “Staff will get a basic understanding – which can remain buried at a scene crime.” plines used to investigate instances of forensic archaeological investigator is of professional skills such as entomolo- for years. q Further details of this new course genocide worldwide. He is also a mem- sticking to the system and being aware gy, how the impact of insects can be “I am convinced that these skills will will appear in Frontline in coming ber of BAHID, the British Association of the implication of every miniscule studied to solve cases, and palyonology be very useful in this force and will be months. Search unit – a small team Equine liaison officers get a with big responsibilities estimated length of time it will take to con- new stable mate by Liz Walsh their family as well as the investigation.” HAMPSHIRE Constabulary’s com- Constabulary’s Equine Liaison Officer duct the search as well as the financial cost To date they have been heavily involved THE HAMPSHIRE Constabulary Search mitment to tackling equine and rural scheme and Hampshire Horsewatch. to the investigation. in several major operations including Support Unit gives the impression of a vast crime was boosted in 2000 with the “We feel the schemes reflect an The type of work that the search wing is Barland (search for Daniel Nolan), unit of search specialists on hand to manage launch of two schemes, the Police intelligent alternative to the communi- involved in includes counter-terrorist search- Springfield (investigation into the murder of searches of air, land and water. Equine Liaison Officer and ty approach towards crime prevention es, searching major crime scenes, security Hannah Foster), Ashmeade (search for Milly There is no doubt that the Force Search Hampshire Horsewatch. and should appeal to many people”. searches and looking for missing persons. Dowler) and Fairhills (murder of student Support Unit is made up of specialists in Both schemes have successfully To recognise this partnership, an They are also called upon for high profile Camilla Petersen) and Thornhill, a double these areas – however they are not a vast moulded themselves into a working official handover ceremony of the royal or prominent ministerial visits and for murder enquiry which has seen PolSAs unit of full-time officers waiting for the next partnership covering Hampshire and vehicle took place at the Head Office events such as military band visits to deloyed within the UK as well as Gibraltar. call. the Isle of Wight. of SYUK Cars Limited in Fleet, Hampshire. In fact the team consists of the Force Since the launch, there has been Hampshire. Search Manager/PolSA – Bill Morris and The team has a large collection of special- Different departments ist technical equipment – so much so that significant advance with strategies to Detective Inspector David Collings, three full-time Police Search Advisers The Search Support Unit is also one of assist the equine communities within the constabulary’s Force Equine they have outgrown their hut and three (PolSAs) PCs Dave Walker, Colin White the only units in the force whose work the two counties to prevent and Liaison Officer said: “Equine Liaison sheds in the grounds of Netley. and Pete Crook as well as three PoLSAs in crosses over so many of the different depart- reduce crime. and Hampshire Horsewatch are both the Dog Support Unit. ments and teams within the force – Major The most recent of these was the voluntary schemes that aim to get This team is responsible for the manage- Extensive knowledge Crime, SIOs, Roads Policing Unit, Scenes launch of the Horse Trailer Logo horse owners to be responsible about ment of searches, the development and All of the team are chemical, biological, of Crime Officers, Dog Unit, Force Support Scheme. their property, to prevent and reduce delivery of search training for the force and radiological and nuclear (CBRN) trained Unit, Marine and Air Support Units. Highlighting the two schemes crime not only where it affects the policy arrangements. and fully trained for body searching for inci- The experience of those on the team is through high visibility profiling is a equine population but in all rural The Search Support Unit was formed in dents like major crashes. more than impressive. Bill Morris has key issue. areas. 2003 to meet a growing demand and handle They can deal with suspect packages as recently completed an MSc in Forensic To meet this the constabulary now “The support of SYUK Cars by the full-time responsibility of searches with- well as using the dogs for explosive search- Archaeology (see above) and is heavily has an arrangement with SYUK Cars providing a SsangYong 4x4 allows in the two counties. es and have an extensive knowledge of the involved with the Forensic Service Advisory Limited, distributor of SsangYong 4x4 the schemes to have independent free- The aim was also to prevent dog handlers road death investigation manual. Group, a team of experts within the UK vehicles. dom and be highly visible when out being called off their duties on a regular It is believed that Hampshire who offer advice to forces dealing in this SsangYong are the title sponsors of on patrol or visiting the equine com- basis. Constabulary is one of the first forces in the area. the International Horse Trials at munities.” The team are always on call seven days a country to have a team like this. As part of his studies Bill undertook a Chatsworth. SYUK Cars Limited are Information about Equine Liaison week, 24-hours a day and can be called out Bill Morris said: “Hampshire is one of the project on the behavioural profile of vulner- supporting the Equine Liaison Officers and Hampshire Horsewatch, via force control. most developed forces in terms of the rela- able ‘mispers’ (missing persons) .This Officers and Hampshire Horsewatch as well as the latest crime prevention When first called to a scene – the team tionship between PolSA and major crime. involved collecting data on them and look- by providing a SsangYong Rexton 4 x and crime information, can be found will assess and survey the search and coor- “I believe it is second to none. We have ing how far from their homes or last-seen 4 vehicle that will promote the work. at www.nfed.co.uk/horsewatch dinate and manage the search teams which the knowledge, experience and equipment to locations they travel. Tom Martin, Marketing Director of Information about the Trailer Logo often consist of 100 or more people. help in all types of searches and we should Comparing this with information like age, SYUK Cars Limited, said: scheme, can be found on The team offers advice to senior investi- be seen as an important management tool. and health is useful in trying to develop a “SsangYong has a strong connection www.nfed.co.uk/hhwlogo gating officers (SIOs) on the most appropri- “We can help co-ordinate searches quick- pattern for use in future searches for mispers with the world of horses and is An online membership form is ate kind of search for each particular job, ly and efficiently benefiting victims and of a similar type. delighted to support Hampshire available and membership is free. 14 Frontline n e w s Detecting by degree HAMPSHIRE Constabulary is working in partnership with Portsmouth University on a “Research has shown there are many rea- sons for this, including a perception among how the role of criminal investigation fits within the wider context of society will new Investigations and Evidence Foundation uniformed officers that a CID career will encourage more detectives to seek advance- Degree. mean a poor work-life balance, reduction in ment through the ranks within CID. The course will be open for all trainee rest days, and excessive workload. It is anticipated that the foundation degree detectives going through the National Crime “We have introduced a number of measures will also appeal to more mature officers with- Operations Faculty trainee investigator pro- to increase recruitment into CID, including a in the force, as it will be seen as an attractive gramme, as well as existing detective officers new crime skills attachment to CID for all transferable qualification to potential employ- within the force. probationer constables, and we are currently ers for officers in their last ten years of ser- Detective Superintendent Dean Jones is looking at flexible working arrangements and vice. leading on the project which is intended both shift systems. The foundation degree in investigation and to attract potential recruits to CID and to pro- “It is hoped that the degree course will be evidence is a two-year course, and will be eli- fessionalise detective officers and encourage attractive to potential recruits to CID, as it will gible for assisted funding through the external them to seek an academic qualification for provide officers with a transferable academic studies budget. their knowledge, skill and expertise. qualification”. Any existing detective officer going “Hampshire like many forces throughout In addition to attracting uniformed officers through the trainee investigator programme the country has found it increasingly difficult to CID, the course will be open to existing who may be interested in this degree should to attract officers to a career with the CID. detectives in the hope that a strategic study of contact Dean Jones. Distance graduates get their awards SOLENT EAST’S Detective system, ethics and human When asked about his fits into the criminal justice Inspector Geoff Crowe started rights, penology and victimol- achievement of recently gradu- system and the difficulties his BSc (Hons) Criminal ogy, at Portsmouth University ating, DI Crowe said: “It has other agencies face. Justice Studies, covering crim- in 2001, following his promo- definitely given me a broader “There was a lot of scope to inology, the criminal justice tion to inspector. understanding of how policing choose subjects that were of interest to me. “Distance learning is an ideal way of studying while holding down a day job, there is a lot of talk within the study literature about the loneliness of distance learning, but I think police officers are used to getting on with things on their own. “That said the summer and winter schools were a nice opportunity to meet up with other students and attend some Jerry’s study real lectures. “I’m looking around at the moment to see what master degree courses are available, so have definitely caught the learning bug!” NEW GRADUATES – Sergeant Bob Ralph stint ends with a 2:1 (left) and Inspector Geoff Crowe (right), have been awarded degrees in criminal jus- tice studies. They are pictured with their study tutor Professor Steven Savage . and honours Case sorted after mail goes missing BASINGSTOKE Detective Inspector Jerry Brierley has completed a MSc in Criminal Justice Studies passing with a 2:1 and honours. Det Insp Brierley has been studying for four years with Portsmouth University, which included mainly home- PETERSFIELD police and the Royal Mail ered mail, discarded by a postman, was dis- Soon after the discovery PC Michael have been working together sorting out a covered under bushes in the Borough Road Pendred, PC Kevin Gatcum and Post Office based working alone except for two study schools a year. case after a substantial amount of undeliv- area of the town. Assistant Manager, Mark Forster began sift- DI Brierley says that in order to achieve this he had to ing through the 500 items of mail that had rely on early morning studying (often getting up at 5am been rifled through and discarded by postal to study before starting his duties at Basingstoke), taking worker, Nigel Lee Smallridge, 18, of annual leave to study or complete projects as well as the Balfour Drive, Liss. four days study leave given to him by the force. After questioning he was arrested and DI Brierley applied for external studies funding and charged. In court Smallridge pleaded guilty was given 75 per cent of the funding for the course. He to theft and was given a 70-hour community said: “I have been very lucky that Hampshire penalty order. Constabulary has been able to provide me with the Sergeant Rhona Anderson said: “This majority of the money for this course and would like to case was conducted in partnership with the encourage anyone thinking of studying to look into the post office and we worked extremely well external studies funding.” together. “I am grateful to both Manager Graham Effort pays off Cawte and Assistant Manager Mark Forster Studying for the MSc has given Det Insp Brierley a for their help and expert assistance in greater understanding of how the criminal justice system detecting this crime. works across all aspects and not just policing. “The mail will now be returned to the When asked how much of an achievement this has post office to be delivered as soon been, Det Insp Brierley said: “This course has certainly as possible. broadened my horizons educationally. I haven’t studied “Solving crimes is no longer a job for the since taking my A levels and so it was a major challenge police alone and this is a great example of to conduct research for essays and projects. I am proud agencies and companies working with the of what I have done and all the effort has finally paid police for the good of the community.” off.” Graham Cawte from the Royal Mail said: Det Insp Brierley is now looking forward to getting “We take the security of mail very seriously. back into his hobbies – playing golf and reading a book This was an isolated incident and we co- which isn’t about the criminal justice system. operated fully with the police to prosecute To find out more about the external studies funding – LOST POST – PC Kevin Gatcum offered to help as Assistant Manager Mark the culprit. Our priority now is to get the contact Kay Hogg in Training and Development on 711130. Forster started the task of sorting out mail at Petersfield police station. mail delivered.” 15 Frontline n e w s Top awards for Hampshire probationers by Ian Sainsbury Nick has a secret to his success though. Special after being turned down for the reg- He has been putting to good use his own ulars first time round. Earlier this year he FOR THE FIRST time a member of the revision tips that he handed out for years was also named as the force ‘Special of the Royal family attended the passing out while he was a teacher. He was Head of Year’. parade of Hampshire’s new officers. Department at Robert May’s school in The ‘Kent Cup’, handed out to the best The probationers conducted their tradi- Odiham. all round student, went to one of the Isle of tional parade to mark the end of their initial Nick’s now learning the ropes out on the Wight’s newest probationers. training in front of the Duke of Kent and beat with PC Kirsty Reynolds in Yateley. PC Lawrence Grist did particularly well their own families and friends. PC Leigh Walker, 22, who has joined the in his exams, fitness tests and statement The Duke presented several awards to team at Southampton Central, was awarded taking. “I wasn’t expecting it at all,” he those who had done exceptionally well dur- the ‘Baton of Honour’ at the occasion for said, “I was quite surprised.” ing training at Ashford and Bramshill. his leadership and team work. He doesn’t know what the next couple of One of those was new North East Leigh said: “I was very surprised and years hold as a probationer but he’s looking Hampshire officer, 30-year-old PC Nick pleased to get the award. The Duke told me forward to it. Sexton. He picked up the trophy for ‘Best how well I had done and that I must have He says it’s quite different to what he did Academic Achievement’ . worked very hard to get it.” before because he is a trained assistant golf “It was a great shock to get the award Leigh is especially pleased to have done professional so if you need any help with and nice to have it handed to me by the ACADEMIC AWARD – PC Nick Sexton receives his award so well because he had previously been a your handicap you know who to contact! from the Duke of Kent. Duke,” he said. Have you thought of a career in CID? CHIEF Constable Paul Kernaghan took culties surrounding getting on the pathway the opportunity presented by the CID senior officers’ summer conference to pay into the department, disillusionment with attachments to CID, the existence of what Taking the challenging road to the top tribute to the hard work and professional- officers saw as a ‘them and us’ attitude and DETECTIVE CHIEF INSPECTOR Rachel Farrell can She has worked in CID and Uniform at each rank. ism of detective officers. the absence of plain clothing allowances. remember exactly what it was that convinced here she She said: “It has been a big challenge working in CID He told delegates at Sparsholt College Much has already been done to address wanted to join CID. as a woman, particularly higher up the ranks as I fell into they made an immense contribution to these problems. “During my first posting as a uniform PC on attach- more of a minority. Being promoted young in service and helping ensure Hampshire and the Isle of Steps taken to date include: ment to CID at Hythe, I remember sitting in conference being judged not to have followed a dedicated CID career Wight remain among the safest places in q The payment of Special Priority rooms on major inquiries seeing the SIO manage the path has perhaps been an even bigger hurdle.” the country to live, work and visit. Payments (SPPs) to operational detective investigation thinking – that’s the job I want to do,” she She admits there are times she considered taking an Mr Kernaghan acknowledged the diffi- officers below detective superintendent said. easier path, but sheer stubbornness and a desire to suc- culties which heavy caseloads and staff rank who perform call-out duty; DCI Farrell, now based at Hulse Road, is writing the ceed and work in an area she really enjoyed made her shortages placed on CID and welcomed Force Crime Strategy but claims she does not fit the typi- push on. the work which is being done through the q The introduction of a regional postings cal CID mould. She said: “The old culture would suggest you had to CID Development and Diversity Group to policy, underpinned by a ‘grow-your-own’ She said: “Since joining the service in 1995 I have grow up through and spend a long time in CID to be a find solutions to these problems. policy which encourages BCU moved between both uniform and CID posts. This was a part of it and earn credibility. I think it is also important The conference also featured speakers Commanders and detective inspectors to conscious decision despite the fact I knew I wanted to to value skills and experience gained over a wider per- including the Creating Safer Communities ‘spot’ prospective detectives early and sup- work in CID.” spective.” programme champions, diversity adviser port them in pursuing a career in CID; On reflection Rachel feels this was definitely the right “I would definitely encourage officers young in service Teresa Bennett and the Crown Prosecution q The holding of diversity focus groups in decision and has benefited from her experience in a vari- in uniform roles or from diverse backgrounds to apply for Service’s Chief Crown Prosecutor for February and March to look at ways ety of ranks and roles. CID, you should not let anything get in your way. It’s a Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Nick women and members of minority ethnic Rachel was promoted to sergeant in 1998, inspector in good time to be in CID because the right people are at the Hawkins. communities could be encouraged to join 2001 and chief inspector in 2004. very top pushing through lots of positive changes.” Stronger focus the department; There was a stronger focus than ever q The introduction of structured compul- A programme of engagement with pro- he explains his biggest inspiration came early stage in my career I am very sory probationer Crime Skills Attachments bationer constables has also been initiated from tutors and attachments. proud and delighted to state that it has before on the need to embrace diversity to CID; to encourage interest in CID, with serving He thinks it is absolutely crucial never been a barrier to me performing within the department to make a career in q The commissioning of research by detectives providing an insight into the someone identifies a person’s strengths the role of a detective, progressing in my CID a more attractive option for officers, a Portsmouth University PhD student, Kia department by telling young officers about at an early stage then steers them in the career in CID and having an excellent drive which has gained huge momentum Wnuk, to look at the role of the detective their experiences. right direction. working and social relationship with my over the past six months. and consider whether this needs to be DCI Adams said: “A career in CID is He said: “I joined Hampshire colleagues. “ “The mood was very upbeat,” said DCI redefined. challenging, interesting and can be Constabulary in 1992, and during my Most recently Richard took up a uni- Tony Adams, who has been to the fore- A huge amount of work has gone into extremely satisfying, providing officers probationary period I had a brilliant form inspector’s post to become the front of the constabulary’s efforts to identi- looking at how flexible working – and with a great opportunity to specialise. tutor who was very crime-focused. ACC (SO) staff officer, but after passing fy the blockages which prevent people even possibly term-time working – can be “We need to do all we can to address “My CID attachments consisted of the detective inspector boards the post from pursuing a career in CID and to successfully managed within the depart- the problems which are preventing officers one for a day and one of a further three was converted. introduce innovative new ways of working ment. from taking advantage of the variety and days and I swear by them. It was those He said: “I’d worked very hard dur- to help overcome these barriers. DCI Adams and Teresa Bennett are cur- opportunity which CID offers.” opportunities that convinced me joining ing my career to earn that detective sta- “There was a general recognition that rently preparing training for detective CID was what I wanted to do. tus and I am very proud of it so it was things need to change and the CID senior sergeants across the force to help them bet- “I also encountered line managers all important to me to have the post con- management have responded positively in ter assist staff achieve a more healthy DETECTIVE INSPECTOR Richard along the way that allowed me to do verted.” their commitment to address our resourc- work/life balance. John, currently staff officer to ACC crime work and when the opportunities He admits it required a great deal of ing problems and our approach to diversi- DCI Rachel Farrell is also working with (SO), is one of the firmest advocates of were there I took them. commitment to achieve his rank but ty.” Corporate Services to conduct a survey of the ‘grow-your-own’ policy, encouraging “As a member of a visibly ethnic says he did not encounter any barriers Research has revealed that the main CID supervisers in an attempt to identify BCU Commanders and detective minority group, I am aware of the chal- within the force. deterrents to prospective CID applicants training needs and the Institute of Criminal inspectors to spot prospective detectives lenges which face Hampshire were lack of a work/home balance caused He said: “Irrespective of your race or Studies at Portsmouth University is work- early and support them in pursuing a Constabulary, in particular CID, to by long and unpredictable hours, heavy gender it’s hard work, but if you put the ing with the constabulary to develop a career in CID. encourage visible minority ethnic offi- workloads and inflexible and antiquated effort in you’ll reap the rewards.” degree course specifically targeted towards The bulk of his 12 years with the con- cers. working practices. detective officers. (See page opposite). stabulary has been spent with CID and “However, having entered CID at a Other barriers included perceived diffi- New powers paying off in Portsmouth Centre giving young by Meline Burke also return under 16s unsupervised in the cers, has led to a positive effect on anti- PORTSMOUTH police and the city council designated areas after 9 pm to their homes. Now two more areas of the city, in North End and Buckland, have been given the social behaviour in the areas. “We will continue these efforts in a con- certed drive to tackle anti-social behaviour children a Sure Start say new powers to tackle anti-social behav- PORTSMOUTH community new facilities at the centre are iour in the city have so far been a success. same status in the city. I hope that the two new areas beat officer Richard Thomp- great – they include a health On June 1, five parts of the city were Acting Superintendent Julie Earle said: will see much the same results.” son has been impressed by a clinic, toy library, as well as designated as dispersal areas by police and “We have had a tremendous response from the city council following consultation with the communities in the areas where these Dispersal new centre aimed at giving classes for parents. children a better start in life. “As a beat officer, I’m hop- partner agencies. These are areas where powers are already in place. The areas were Head of the Anti-Social Behaviour Unit, The purpose of the Sure ing that the centre will be a police can use powers under the Anti-Social chosen as a result of communication from Roy Goulding, said: “These two areas are Start Centre in Omega House positive influence on Omega Behaviour Act 2003. residents suffering anti-social behaviour. particularly suited to the introduction of is to promote the health and House. This provided officers with the power to “To date, the powers have been used just dispersal area notices. development of children up to “We’ve recently had two clo- disperse groups of two or more people if a dozen times which is encouraging. It “Residents who lived there had experi- the age of four, so they are con- sure orders served on flats they are causing or likely to cause anti would appear that a great deal has been enced particular problems with anti-social fident about learning when there, which we believe were social behaviour. achieved just by giving these areas desig- behaviour. they go to school. being used for drug dealing. In the areas designated anti-social behav- nated status. “Working with the police, through the The centre was officially “So we are working hard to iour is a significant and persistent problem “The support from the community has Safer Portsmouth partnership to introduce opened by Margaret Hodge improve the community. and members of the public have suffered been instrumental in the success so far. the dispersal areas, means we can ensure a MP, the Minister for children, “This centre is just what is intimidation, harassment, alarm or distress. This, coupled with the dedicated work by quieter and more pleasant life for people young people and families. needed to provide a boost and When appropriate, police officers can community beat and patrolling police offi- living in these neighbourhoods.” PC Thompson said: “The incentive.” 16 Frontline n e w s Specialist support adds weight to Bikesafe scheme by Emma Drackford sions, has been backed by the John Reynolds, who was 2001 locally-based Rizla Crescent British Superbike champion EDGE 44, Hampshire’s Suzuki Team. said: “The latest road bikes offer Bikesafe initiative, has Manager Paul Denning, who more performance than race gained major support across is strongly behind the education- bikes of five years ago. al initiative, has displayed the “If you’re new to bikes or the county this year. Bikesafe logo on the bikes of haven’t ridden for some years The scheme, which aims to Superbike racers John Reynolds extra training is a must, and will give motorcyclists more skill and Yukio Kagayama in a bid to enhance the enjoyment your bike and the knowledge to become heighten awareness of the initia- will give. better riders by cutting down tive and help reduce casualties “I try to improve my skills all risks of being involved in colli- on the roads. the time, and so should other people. Remember, the throttle works both ways.” Sky Sports has also helped promote Bikesafe. In the Superbikes round seven at Brands Hatch commentators Jonathon Green and Keith Fleet in Huewen spoke positively about the scheme and outlined what Bikesafe is all about. They also highlighted the sup- miniature port the Rizla Crescent Suzuki team has given to the initiative. But the support from the keeps family industry doesn’t end there – Suzuki GB PLC has loaned the Roads Policing Unit a Suzuki DL65 V Strom, branded with the ties Bikesafe logo, to help raise awareness of Bikesafe and the importance of educating riders to help reduce their risk of being involved in a collision. Local dealer KGT Superbikes is also backing Bikesafe. Owner Kevin Thomas also intact owns a haulage company and is by Emma Drackford using a 40ft articulated trailer to display road safety messages and FLEET MANAGER John CLOSE TIES – The strong relationship which the Hampshire the bikesafe logo. Bradley has been presented Police Federation has with the force’s transport department Two further Volvo with five special vehicles. was marked by the gift of a set of fleet tie pins presented to Globetrotter trucks will also be John Apter, on behalf of the John Bradley, right, by John Apter. involved with the Hawk Hampshire Police Federation, Kawasaki British Superbike has had force fleet vehicles better way to preserve the “My view has always been ROAD SENSE – Team manager Paul Denning and former team drawing the trailer to made into limited edition tie fleet. that it’s frontline first. It’s Superbike champion John Reynolds ensuring the Bikesafe motorcycle events. pins to preserve the current “John and his team have taking note of frontline offi- message gets across. livery. been true friends to the cers’ views of vehicles and The livery, which was Federation and he’s always equipment that has culminat- designed by John Bradley there for anyone knocking at ed in the fleet we have now. Stepping may soon be replaced by the new “Battenburg” style in line his door. It’s only right that he should be presented with “I’m really touched by this gesture from the Federation up the with other Forces across the country. John Apter explained: “At the first set.” John Bradley was over- whelmed by the gift. “I’m and the relationship I have with them.” The limited edition tie pins pedal the moment we have a fleet to be proud of. The new livery honoured and delighted to receive these pins. are now for sale from the Federation office for £1.50 power could possibly replace the current one that John “I’ve had the pleasure of working with so many officers each or £6 for a complete set. All proceeds go to the welfare (Bradley) designed, so what over my service. fund. FARNBOROUGH has joined the force’s ever-increasing bicycle brigade. Two police mountain bikes have hit the roads in the town and are proving a Pedal great asset to PC Mike Power Taylor and PC Mick Martin. They have the largest A big push for beat in the area and one of Basingstoke’s the busiest. Green and Healthy Travel Week, as Mike said: “We find them Superintendent excellent for getting around Paul Netherton quickly and help us to tries to master the sneak up on those up to no art of riding tan- good! dem with vehicle “It also helps us get to crime unit know the youngsters on the Sergeant Rob estates we cover because Bunch. they are interested in the The initiative encouraged coun- bikes and come up to talk cil and partner to us about them.” agencies to use Elsewhere in North East more environmen- Hampshire pedal patrols tally friendly meth- are planned with 15 bikes ods of transport, soon to come into use. including cycling and walking. 17 Frontline n e w a Prize crossw ord no. 106 All under one roof OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, Welfare BEFORE 2000 Hampshire child care co-ordinator and PC (Personnel); and Safety are now all under one roof Constabulary had a Joint Nik Shah, the positive action q General medical questions; in a building at Netley that has an Occupational Health and Safety officer. q Home Office Healthy Police interesting history. Unit (JOSHU) which it shared Their role includes: advis- Strategy projects. Hollyleigh House, situated at the with Hampshire Fire and ingthe force on diversity mat- The team carries out an aver- Rescue Service. Welfare was a ters relating to employment; THINKING OF a new outfit for a special end-of-summer treat? back of Victoria House near the new age of 35 face-to-face consulta- stand-alone unit. writing and revising force Well here Frontline offers a chance to win some extra cash. Fingerprints building, has now been tions per week. In 2001 it was decided a employment policies and pro- Once again we have teamed up with Marks and Spencer to officially opened and becomes the There are three force safety dedicated Occupational Health cedures, and researching best offer the sender of the first all-correct entry to be drawn from domain for OHWST as well as the advisers, led by Dave Leverett, and Safety team was required. practice. the hat a £25 gift voucher to spend at any of the stores across Equality and Diversity team. providing advice, ensuring New staff were recruited or Nik Shah’s priority is to the region and the rest of the country. OHWST has moved from the tempo- policies and procedures con- carried over and while increase the number of ethnic In fact Frontline has teamed up with Marks and Spencer to rary accommodation that was located form to legal requirements and Occupational Health and Safety minority staff in the force. offer this prize in every issue throughout the rest of this year – behind Scientific Services to its new advising on changes in legisla- was relocated to portacabins at The team recently gained so if you are not lucky this time then keep on trying or you may home. tion that will affect the force Netley the Welfare team national recognition for its never know your luck. This marks the latest chapter in the like generic risk assessments; remained at Winchester. work, receiving a finalist award The winner of the prize from edition 105 was Margaret Pipe history of Hollyleigh House, that health and safety training, acci- In 2002, the director of per- from the Chartered Institute of from the PNC Bureau at HQ. stretches back 100 years. dents statistic collation and pre- sonnel decided to merge the Personnel and Development Send completed entries for this competition to Frontline, With the building of The Royal sentation, and reporting on inci- occupational health, safety and Police Forum. dents to the Health and Safety Media Services, Police Headquarters, Winchester, SO22 5DB Victoria Military Hospital and Victoria welfare teams under a single The Occupational Health Executive. by mid-September to be in with a chance of the £25 shopping House came a need for accommodation manager and in March 2004, team, led by Steve Beards, has The Welfare role, carried out voucher. for the staff who would service the two this team, with the Equality and five full and part time medicalby Anne McCulloch, the force establishments and Hollyleigh House and its stables became home for the Diversity team, moved into Hollyleigh House. staff and its role includes: q Paper and face to face welfare officer and Tom Johns, July’s solution Commanding officer of Victoria House. the force chaplain, involves The Equality and Diversity screening police recruits; looking at the welfare needs of Across: 1 Toad; 8 Of Toad Hall; 9 November; 10 Noel; 12 Hollyleigh was so named because of team, consisting of five mem- Thomas; 14 Splash; 15 Agassi; 17 Basalt; 18 Esau; 19 Olazábal; the holly trees nearby and the sur- q Paper screening police staff officers and staff at work and bers of staff, is led by Teresa 21 Rottweiler; 22 Aire. rounding open space, known as a leigh. recruits; off sick, providing a listening Bennett and Peta Holt and Down: 2 Oesophagus; 3 Dove; 4 Stubbs; 5 Harris; 6 Shingles; 7 The stables of Hollyleigh eventually q Health surveillance; ear and supporting 2,300 pen- El Al; 11 El Salvador; 13 Mosquito; 16 Isohel; 17 Beagle; 18 Earl; includes Julie Fisher, the force sioners. became home to the headquarters of q Management referral; 20 Agra. the constabulary’s dog section and q Self referral (psychologi- Also included in its responsi- Hollyleigh House became occupied by cal only); bilities are: welfare fund appli- a branch of National Crime Squad q Private Medical cations; police charity applica- who were tenants of the Force. Treatment fund (PMT); tions; and death of retired offi- Converting the house for its latest cers pension/widower benefits. q Medical retirements and To make sure the department purpose was a somewhat protracted injury awards in conjunc- runs as smoothly as possible, task, with negotiations for the reloca- tion with Graham Love there is a team of admin staff, tion of NCS beginning in early 2003 and finally being achieved in December OPENING TIME – Richard Gully cuts the ribbon to the same year. open Hollyleigh House officially. Below in the administration office are Steve Beards and Deborah Consultants, HSB Architects of Taverner Chepstow, and contractors, Wessex Property Services of Chandlers Ford, then set to work on the refurbishment of the house and the work was com- pleted last March. Most of the stripping out of the building was done by the force’s facili- ties team at Netley who also did most of the lifting and shifting. The project team included members of the force’s Business and Property Services Team and IT departments and OHWST themselves. At a cost of just under £28,000, ACROSS DOWN Hollyleigh House now provides the 7 European principality 1 The seed-producing struc- force with a much improved one-stop whose capital is Vaduz (13) ture of a pine tree (4,4) health, safety and welfare facility 8 and 20 “The —-”, 2 Mimosaceous genus of which can operate in a self-contained Shakespeare play featuring trees with compound leaves environment. Shylock (8,2,6) and small yellow or white 9 Large brown seaweed flowers (6) whose ash is used as a 3 Active volcano in Sicily (4) source of iodine (4) 4 and 18 Across. Cole Porter 10 Terry, 1989-90 Bradford stage hit filmed in 1956 with by Jeff Hunter City manager (6) Bing Crosby (8,4) WE ARE indebted to Detective Chief Inspector Tony Adams, HQ, 12 Country whose elected 5 Bram, author of Dracula Past for sending in this photograph of a St George’s Day Parade by Southampton City Police around 1965. Tony’s father, who served at Southampton from 1951 until amalgamation in 1967 and then governmental assembly is the Knesset (6) 14 Stadium in Brussels (6) 6 Sir Rowland, originator of the penny postage (4) Times at Eastleigh and Shirley until 1977 when he retired, is on the extreme right. Any information about these parades and any other pictures for use in this section would be gratefully received. where 38 people died prior to the 1985 football European Cup Final (6) 11 North London women’s prison (8) 13 “The —-”, novel by q For those who like to 16 British general killed in William Peter Blatty (8) There’s a prize for identifying the back markers in this parade! use new technology to the siege of Khartoum in 15 Tropical plant of the East 1885 (6) Indies cultivated for its small access information, the 18 See 4 Down. oval seeds (6) force History Society 20 See 8. 17 Michael, actor who has its own web site. 22 Detective creation of P.D. played the space traveller in The address is: James (4,9) the 1951 film The Day the http://www.hants.gov.uk/ Earth Stood Still (6) hchs/ 19 “—- Against”, novel by Dick Francis (4) 21 Brightest star in the con- In memory stellation Lyra (4) RELATIVES of all police officers who have died or been killed on duty are Send your entry to Prize Crossword, Frontline, Media Services, Police invited to the first UK Headquarters, Winchester. This competition is open to all Hampshire National Police Memorial Constabulary staff — present and past — and their families. Day at St Paul’s Cathedral, London, on Sunday, Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ext. . . . . . . . . . . . October 3. Work/ address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The service will remem- ber the 4,000 police offi- .............................................. cers who have died on duty ........................................... since modern policing began 175 years ago. 18 If you have something to sell there are many ways you can place a small-ad (free to Hampshire Constabulary employ- Sell out ees) in Frontline. Contact Paula Sacree, in Media Services (79-1421); or fill in and return the coupon below, or ‘post’ your advert to the Frontline in-box on Exchange. All small-ads, apart from those under the headings of Holidays and General, will normally be deleted after one issue unless a special request is made. Advertisers giving contact tele- phone numbers are reminded that Frontline is made available to members of the public. When replying to an adver- tisement that gives an internal extension number, if you are dialling from outside the Hampshire Constabulary net- work please use the 0845 045 4545 number. Adverts for businesses and others submitted by non-Hampshire staff will be charged at £5 for three insertions. Cheques should be made payable to Hampshire Constabulary. M A R B E L L A: Time-share for sale near M I D W A L E S: Two bedroom cottage in pic- from beach 40mins from St Malo ferry port, repairs, advice, tuition, upgrades etc. Home T I O N:Support and encouragement for men Marbella on Costa Del Sol. 2 bed, 2 bath turesque location ideal for walking, motor- ideal for exploring Brittany. 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Current new price gance boosting several beautiful rooms all Rural views, close to beaches, footpaths, accepting members for coming season. Proceeds to Force Welfare fund. John £9,090, will accept £5,500. Alison Gauld en-suite to higest standards. Wine and dine cycle routes and golf course. £20 pp pn. Court is at the main gate at Netley Training. Gledhill, Marine Unit, Gosport (751 180) 01730 268 917. enjoying superb food from an imaginative Jacqui – 01983 853 424. Cost to individual members £25 a year. 02392 891769. 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All problem solving, fares available. 023 8067 8108. 19 Frontline s p o r t Paul gets set for winter action IT SEEMS atrange to be talking Constabulary at the National Police gate. Booking is now open for the event skiing in high summer but the new Snow Sport competition. However his second run was in Salbach, Austria on January 22 season is just around the corner The event covers both Alpine and much more successful and although next year. and it will soon be time to dust off cross-country events and has races not on the leader board Paul upheld the skis and dig out the cold weath- for skiers, boarders and even ‘snow Hampshire’s honour. q If anyone is interested in compet- er gear. bladders’ who use half-length skis. Paul will be entering next year’s ing in skiing or boarding races take In January Basingstoke It was Paul’s first attempt at an event and hopes that other keen a look at Superintendent Paul Netherton International level Giant Slalom skiers from within the force will www.skiworldse.com/police for went to Salbach in Austria as the race and his first run found him want to compete on behalf of more information. sole representative of Hampshire face down in the snow at the sixth Hampshire Constabulary. Motor racing legend Up to triple challenge gives Bill a charity boost by Meline Burke ANDY GEORGE from Fratton into the breach, when Sarah Simpson was forced to pull out “We then set off at a faster “We then travelled to Snowdon and upon reaching Llanberis we started up the Pyg by Alan Smith many previously unpublished photographs and was one of a group to tackle this pace, but unfortunately lost two track which, to my amazement comes 35 years after his first autobiography. This year’s Three Peaks Challenge – THREE-TIMES Formula1world motor racing more people on the way. This was fairly easy! We reached the latest book provides a much more detailed account climbing the three highest peaks champion Sir Jack Brabham OBE – he was the first meant we fell outside of the top in one hour and 28 minutes of his career unlike the first publication. in Scotland, England and Wales, racing driver to be knighted for his contribution to event rules and suffered a tech- which gave us a finish time of One of the most widely talked about stories to in 24 hours. He has now suffi- the sport – drove in to Andover for a flying pit-stop nical disqualification because 21 hours and 42 minutes. roll off the proud legend’s tongue was the fact that ciently recovered to write about to help Weyhill-based PC Bill Williams raise we had to finish the challenge “It was truly a fantastic time his grandson Matthew had just become New South his experiences! money for the children’s charity, with four people! and the team I went with were Wales go-cart racing champion at the tender age of “We started the event at the racingforcharity.com. “Nevertheless, we pressed on excellent. Even though we had 10. Matthew who started racing when he was just base of Ben Nevis. Our intrepid Bill formed the charity with the help and support and reached the foggy and wet about one hour’s sleep, Andy eight, now follows a long line of Brabhams to take team of six set off into the of Sir Jack’s son David who is the charity’s patron, top of Sca Fell. The downhill Holt’s humour kept the whole up motor racing behind his grand-father, father slightly drizzly weather, and we with CLIC and BLISS being the principal benefi- section of the Fell was interest- team going. Does anyone fancy Geoffrey and his two uncles, Gary and David. completed the first peak in five ciaries. The charity raises most of its donations by ing - slippery and painful and next year?” Sir Jack also spoke affectionately of his life-long hours, suffering one casualty in auctioning racing memorabilia – most of which is we engaged in repeating all the friendship with Sir Stirling Moss with whom he the process. autographed – on the internet. known lines to Monty Python’s fought many a fierce battle on the world’s race “We then made the night- PEAK PERFORMANCE: The Sir Jack brought with him copies of his latest ‘Life of Brian’ and “The Holy tracks and of another racing legend, Sir Jackie mare, five-hour, night-time jour- team – (from left) Paul Davy, book – The Jack Brabham Story – which he sold to Grail” to keep us going! We fin- Stewart, who battled almost single-handedly to ney through winding Scottish Alex Anderson, driver and eager purchasers at a special autograph signing ses- ished in a flourish running in participant, Sarah Simpson, improve motor racing safety. and English roads to Sca Fell sion which Bill had organised in the W H Smith the last mile or so to complete Dave Phillips, Tim Blanche, This was somewhat poignant given the fact that Pike. bookstore. in a respectable three hours and Andy George, Stu Ainsley, Sir Jack was most fortunate to survive more than “Here Alec Anderson stepped Sir Jack Brabham remains one of the most popu- 27 minutes. and driver Andy Holt. one crash during his celebrated career. He spoke of lar figures in motor sport. In 1955 he made his the time he was catapulted out of his car after being Grand Prix debut at Aintree and four years later clipped by a car he was lapping. Leaving the track became Formula One World Drivers Champion, a at high speed, his car hit a telegraph pole before title he retained the following year. launching skywards prior to plummeting back to Driving for Cooper, with whom he won the first earth where it exploded into a ball of flames. of his two world championships in 1959 and 1960, Sir Jack began building a racing car for a friend when he hit upon the idea to develop his own car. Work as a constructor continued and in 1962 the Brabham BT-3 debuted in the German Grand Prix. Win a signed copy of He made history in 1966 when he became the Formula One World Drivers Champion driving his Sir Jack’s book own car – the BT19 . YOU CAN WIN a signed copy of Sir Jack He won the World Constructors title too. This Brabham’s book. was a phenomenal feat which has never since been He has given us a copy as a competition prize repeated, although he did retain the Constructors exclusively for Frontline readers. title again in 1967. If you would like the chance to win it simply He ended his illustrious racing career at the age answer the following question: of 44 with a victory in the 1970 South Africa Grand On the racingforcharity.com website, David Prix. He has never lost contact with the motor rac- Brabham refers to some of his racing colleagues. ing world and still competes in many different All we want you to do is name just one of them. venues. Send your answer on a postcard or sealed Still very agile, the 78-year old found time to speak to each one of the racing enthusiasts who patiently queued to buy his book from which he down envelope with your name, collar no. and police station or by e-mail to Alan Smith (11715) at WE or Bill Williams (1039) at WT by the clos- Dive team puts safety first donated 40 per cent of each sale to the charity. NINE OF the force’s Sub Aqua Club members Towers, and to Chris Loynes, Nick Rust, Lee ing date of September 15. have received life saving awards after six weeks Mander, who are not in the picture. A total of 62 books were sold at £30 each, raising The sender of the first correct entry drawn of intense training. almost £750. from the postbag will win the prize. Congratulations to, from left: Graham For more information about the Police Sub The book embraces Sir Jack’s racing career using Russell, John Campbell, Andy Palmer, Heather Aqua Club visit the Sports and Social, Sub Foster, Paul Hemming and, behind them, John Aqua Club intranet site. Help wanted for kart race day BILL WILLIAMS is organis- ing a televised Celebrity Kart Racing event at Thruxton on Saturday October 2. Teams will include pop stars and celebrities from the motor racing world including Damon Hill and Robbie Williams (sub- ject to personal commitments) and other top celebs. He needs about 20 volun- teers to help him on the day collecting gate money, looking after the stars and race mar- shals. HONOURED GUEST – Bill Williams meets motor racing Anyone interested in assist- hero Sir Jack Brabham. A signed copy of Sir Jack’s book ing Bill should contact him by is the prize in a special Frontline competition. e-mail at Weyhill. 20 Frontline s p o r t Sheer Bliss taking world title again by Claire Vranch Italy next year to defend our title,” she Championships in Finland, where she is said. playing for the British women’s team in Frisbee is a team sport, where the the world championships. KATIE GOULD, from Probationer object is to pass the frisbee from player As well as playing for Bliss and the Training, is always glad to get on the to player and catch it in a designated Great Britain team, Katie trains twice a beach when it’s hot and sunny – not for area at the end of the pitch. week with Southampton side, Limited the sun bathing though. Katie said: “Frisbee seems to be get- Release. Katie enjoys a fling in the sport of fris- ting really popular in this country Anyone who would like to find out bee and she has helped her team mates because it’s one of the few sports where more about the sport, or who would like to achieve world honours. men and women can play together on the to join a beginners’ training session, can She turns out for London-based club same team. email firstname.lastname@example.org Bliss, and travelled to Rimini in Italy “It’s also a great sport for beginners, and for the fifth time they won the because you don’t need a lot of expensive World Beach Ultimate Club FINAL FLING – Katie Gould in orange equipment, you just need enthusiasm.” Championships. challenges an opponent from an Now international honours are on the “We’re all absolutely delighted to have Australian team in the tournament in way as Katie heads for the World Italy. won again and can’t wait to return to Cross Solent swim a strong current affair by Jeff Hunter the Hampshire Autistic Society. alert giving them protec- It was a deceptively pleasant tion. IT WAS probably the most day for swimming starting bright It soon became clear demanding swim in the histo- and sunny with a breeze. But as that times were going to ry of the Hampshire the 23 swimmers, staggered in be a lot slower than last Police/Gosport and Fareham two groups, left Ryde in mid- year. Inshore Rescue Service cross- morning the wind became strong In the end eight swim- Solent event, according to and as they progressed they soon mers had to concede to organiser John Anderson. became aware of a strong current the conditions. Of the 16 Each year police swimming and a strong tide sweeping them who finished several section members and GAFIRS to the west down the Solent. were swept well off organise a group of swimmers to The water was exceptionally course, finishing on the tackle the cross-Solent swim from busy with small craft bustling beach well down towards Ryde to Stokes Bay, raising funds around practising for Cowes Lee-on-Solent. for GAFIRS and a police- nomi- Week, and the safety team of To have finished at all nated charity. canoeists who accompanied each was highly commendable This year the police charity was swimmer were kept particularly - particularly Gemma Green (Shirley) who was Stepping out for victims’ aid the only woman to com- plete the swim and took a trophy for her effort of EASTLEIGH’S Domestic Violence Co-ordinators, WPCs Eileen 2 hours 55minutes. She Speck and Mary-Ann Attard-Charrett put on their walking suffered from the cold shoes and joined Sue Middleton – mother of murder victim particularly badly Joanna Guy – and hundreds of other charity walkers to help because she was in the FIRST LADY – Gemma Green suffered raise funds for the Women’s Aid charity in Southampton. water for so long, from cold but went on to finish the The event raised more than £8,000 as supporters assembled despite being well kit- course. for the walk around the Royal Victoria Country Park at Netley. ted out in her wet suit. Some key organiser of the whole event The Southampton-based charity runs a variety of projects to swimmers did not take the pre- since it started. help victims of domestic violence. caution and suffered even worse He was followed 15 minutes Eileen said: “Jo’s life ended in very tragic circumstances and as a consequence. later by Mark Little (Gosport) Mac and I were only too pleased to support Sue in this high pro- First police swimmer home who was three minutes before file walk which did much to raise the awareness of domestic vio- was Eastleigh detective Mike Jason Osmond (Southampton lence and its consequences. Sizer in 2 hours 16 minutes and Central). “Many members of the public are unaware of what we have five seconds, 35 minutes after the The remaining police swim- to deal with on a daily basis and the publicity generated from THREE’S COMPANY – Jason Osmond, Mark Little and Mike first swimmer overall. mers Steve Howell (Netley) and the walk will hopefully encourage more victims to report acts of Sizer after completing the gruelling cross-Solent swim take John Anderson, Aldershot, Howard Povey (Shirley) put up a domestic violence.” time to recover from their efforts. competing yet again after being a gallant fight but could not finish. by Janet Malcolmson A MEMBER of police staff is riding the crest of a wave after two yachting suc- cesses. First honour for Dermod O’Malley, who works in career and learn- Winner Dermod on crest of wave the sport until 1972, when he transferred Race was our major target.” ing development at Netley, was fourth from the Met to Hampshire. He got his best crew together – Phil overall in the Round the Island Race. “I lived in Totton, near Eling Creek,” Hagen and Keith Bridges – who both Two weeks later, he and crew Kim he said. “I met people from the local sail- belong to the same club as Dermod, the Vasey guided his boat Nordic Bear, a ing club who introduced me to the sport Royal Southern Yacht Club. Nordic Folkboat, to first place in the and that is how I got started. In 1973, I “We did lots of preparatory work on Double Handed Round the Island race, built a Mirror dinghy and a year later tides and weather because if you know overcoming some tough competition. sold that and bought a small cruiser. that the wind is likely to shift, it pays to Dermod’s achievement is remarkable “I then got into bigger boat sailing and be in the right place to take advantage of because it is just two and a half years used to sail in numerous off shore races. that. It certainly worked on the day. It since he was diagnosed with cancer. That started to conflict with policing and was a good race with brisk wind and we The same determination which led to family life so I had to make a decision as rounded in eight hours 22 minutes.” his racing successes helped Dermod, a to which way I went. The Double-Handed Round the Island former police officer, to fight the disease. “I turned back to dinghies and sailed a Race took place in even rougher weather. Laser for many years from Weston “I helmed for all but 20 minutes of that “I am absolutely delighted with the race, which was tiring. Yacht racing is race results,” he said. “There were 1,662 Sailing Club. I am a past Hampshire PLAIN SAILING – Dermot O’Malley pictured receiving the Royal London physically demanding and you have to be boats in the Round the Island Race, so to Police regatta winner and raced regularly Challenge Cup for finishing 4th overall in the Round the Island yacht race. quite fit. For me, having suffered from finish fourth overall is a big result. We summer and winter. cancer, it is particularly satisfying to be were awarded the Royal London “It was far easier to manage sailing a In the late 90s, Dermod bought a cruis- “My life expectancy looked poor,” he back to the levels of fitness required. Challenge Cup and it was a very proud dinghy and duty commitments, although er. Next year, he, his wife Marion and said. “But after recuperating from major “Surviving cancer has taught me how moment for me when I stepped up to I do remember swopping a late turn duty two sailing friends finished tenth overall surgery, my wife and I bought a ten metre to positively reframe events and get accept it.” for somebody’s night duty on a number in the Round the Island Race. sailing yacht. Later, we downsized to the through - although I have to admit that a Despite a lifelong interest in sailing, of occasions so I could be free in the day But when Dermod’s cancer was diag- Nordic Bear and decided to focus on little bit of luck is needed too!” Dermod did not get actively involved in for sailing.” nosed, he put the boat on the market. local racing events. The Round the Island Designed by Media Services and published by Hampshire Constabulary, Romsey Road, Winchester. Printed by Portsmouth Web Offset, The News Centre, Hilsea Portsmouth, PO2 9SX.
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