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					                                                                                                                                                                                    Issue number 116
 The newspaper of Hampshire Constabulary                                                                            www.hampshire.police.uk                                           November 2005




                                 Frontline
Phoenix cuts crime                                                                                                                          Partnership’.                     ensure that no other crimi-


Massive police operation in                                                                                                                    It is aimed at both drug
                                                                                                                                            dealers and all drug-related
                                                                                                                                            crime involving those who
                                                                                                                                            are part of the drug scene.
                                                                                                                                               Addicts often have to steal
                                                                                                                                                                              nals are able to come in and
                                                                                                                                                                              fill the void left by those
                                                                                                                                                                              taken out of circulation,”
                                                                                                                                                                              said Chief Superintendent
                                                                                                                                                                              Paul Stickler.



Southampton hailed a success
                                                                                                                                            to fund their habit so               “It’s certainly been a big
                                                                                                                                            Phoenix will look also at         success.
                                                                                                                                            burglary, handling stolen            “Not only did it lead to
                                                                                                                                            goods, theft from vehicles,       lots of arrests, but it severely
                                                                                                                                            street robbery and shoplift-      disrupted the supply of ille-
                                    Unit and officers from across        Hampshire.                            More are expected, as the    ing.                              gal drugs into the city.
    by Ian Sainsbury                the county as they carried out          It is also believed to be the    events of Thursday, October      The £250,000 operation             “None of us wants that
IT WAS a rude 4.30am                42 simultaneous early morn-          biggest of its kind in the UK,      20, were only the tip of the   has had some funding from         filled again, so for the opera-
                                    ing raids in Southampton and         and resulted in plenty of pos-      iceberg for Phoenix.           the government and is being       tion to be successful long-
awakening for many                                                                                                                          closely watched by them to        term we need everyone’s
                                    a further six in London and          itive media coverage for the          Phoenix is no one-day
suspected of being                  Birmingham.                          force both locally and nation-      wonder, but an operation       see if the long-term plans        help.
involved in drug-related              In all, more than 600              ally.                               with long term aims.           have an effect and could be          “We need all the communi-
crime in Southampton                police officers and staff were          A large quantity of sus-           Fronted by the police, the   rolled out across the country.    ties in Southampton to get
last month.                         involved in the start of             pected drugs, stolen property       multi-agency project has the     “The fundamental aim of         involved.
   Teams from the Force             Operation Phoenix - the              and cash was recovered, and         backing of Southampton City    this operation is to take out a
Support Unit assisted detec-        largest ever pre-planned             36 people were charged as a         Council and all the members    criminal network of stolen           Continued on page
tives form the Force Crime          police operation in                  result of the raids.                of the ‘Safe City              property and drugs, and           five.....




       Force praised in                                                                                                      ONE OF MANY – A plain clothes
                                                                                                                            officer opens one of the doors that
                                                                                                                                      fell to Phoenix.




         performance
         assessments
POLICE officers and staff across Hampshire and the
Isle of Wight have been congratulated by the chief con-
                                                             roads policing.
                                                                The constabulary was awarded good for 16 more
stable, after the force received high praise in the annual   areas and fair for seven.
Police Performance Assessments.                                 The HMIC did not consider the force to be poor in
   The assessments, published in October by the Police       any aspect of its work.
Standards Unit (PSU), bring together data on perfor-            Chief Constable Paul Kernaghan said: “I am delight-
mance indicators as well as a baseline assessment for        ed that the force has received this independent recogni-
each force, completed by Her Majesty’s Inspector of          tion and I want to extend my congratulations to all the
Constabulary (HMIC).                                         women and men of Hampshire Constabulary who have
   Hampshire’s Police Performance Assessment (PPA)           worked so hard over the last year.
shows the force has improved in all seven performance           “HMIC has made it clear that the bar has been raised
areas and achieved the grade of excellent for providing      this year and the standards against which we are mea-
assistance.                                                  sured are higher than ever, which makes this positive
   The PPA summary report said: “In 2004/05                  report even more of an achievement.
Hampshire made significant improvements in crime                “I am particularly pleased with the recognition that
reduction and received national and international recog-     we have received for our efforts in providing assistance,
nition for this work.                                        which were rated as excellent.
   “Investigative performance was impressive, with              “The baseline assessment also reflects the great deal
some of the best detection rates nationally for domestic     of work that has been put into investigative work, which
burglary and robbery.                                        has yielded some of the best detection rates of any force
   “The resources dedicated to major crime investigation     in the country.
were significant and yielded good results.                      “However, it is absolutely critical that we do not
   “The force is also seen as a leader in the management     become complacent.
of calls from the public and providing a quality service.”      “It is the job of every member of this constabulary to
   The baseline assessment also rated the force as excel-    strive for better performance and I am confident that we
lent for forensic management, call management and            will collectively do so.”
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                                                                                                                                          He asserted that if as the     conditions of employment,
                                                                                     by Steve Price, JBB Chairman                      result of actions by an offi-     despite some issues regard-
                                                                                                                                       cer, inappropriate e-mails        ing pension rights and how
                                                                                                                                       came into the force network,      being an ‘employee’ may
                                                                                                                                       or to the notice of the press,    affect misconduct or integri-
                                                                                                                                       the matter would be dealt         ty issues, have not yet been
                                                                                                                                       with accordingly.                 finalised.
                                                                                                                                          Membership of the Police         The evening finished with
                                                                                                                                       Federation was a contentious      a selection of hot meals and
                                                                                                                                       topic.                            a complimentary bar.
                                                                                                                                          There are meetings being         All those who attended
                                  Vice Chair Police Fed ) gave        We have identified that        that adequate numbers of
                                                                                                                                       arranged to debate the issue      also received a free gift.
                                  an update on national matters    many are either not aware of      officers were performing the
                                                                                                                                       and by the annual conference
                                  surrounding possible amalga-     the relevant date they            core policing roles.                                                     Food for thought.
                                                                                                                                       in May 2006 the options will
                                  mations, pay reform, exten-      become eligible or have              Would officers be ‘frozen’
                                                                                                                                       be put to all the representa-
                                  sion of powers for PCSOs,        slipped through the net           within the existing force area                                        Coming this way soon,
                                                                                                                                       tives there and a vote taken.
                                  possible change to member-       because of a late PDR or          if we were to merge with                                            new drug and alcohol testing
                                                                                                                                          I will publish the details
                                  ship of the PFEW and the         their line manager not sign-      another force was another                                           rules which cover all mem-
       Open Meeting.                                                                                                                   when known.
                                  work being done to try to        ing the relevant section on       question posed.                                                     bers of the force.
                                                                                                                                          Matters regarding tenure
THANK you to all who              improve the lot of frontline     the PDR.                             We believe that as per the                                         Saliva or urine samples
                                                                                                                                       were discussed and whether
attended the new-look Open        officers.                           Some officers who do not       last amalgamations, officers                                        can be required to test for
                                                                                                                                       someone in a ‘challenging’
Meeting on October 17, or            The chief constable           work full-time have not sub-      would be able to choose                                             evidence of controlled drugs,
                                                                                                                                       post, should be transferred
who provided questions in         appraised the audience with      mitted claims, but they are       whether they wished to                                              together with a sample of
                                                                                                                                       after a given time or if con-
advance.                          the work being done in           eligible to receive CRTP pro      remain in the area or not                                           breath, to test for alcohol.
                                                                                                                                       tent should be left alone.
   The revised format and         response to the home secre-      rata for the amount of hours      (Bournemouth is quite nice                                            A limit of 13 micro-
                                                                                                                                          What is the difference
change of location appears to     tary’s letter regarding          worked.                           in the summer though.)                                              grammes of alcohol per 100
                                                                                                                                       between intelligence, infor-
have met with approval.           ‘Filling the gap’.                  As for SPPs all should            Assurance was given that                                         millilitres of breath has been
                                                                                                                                       mation, and an occurrence?
   We have some ideas on            He will publish to the         have now submitted their          the 30-plus scheme, although                                        decided.
                                                                                                                                          If incorrectly submitted,
how we might improve still        force, the letter that           claims which were due in by       limited by numbers, was                                               - The Incident Data
                                                                                                                                       rather than return it to the
further, but we do rely on a      Hampshire will send to the       October 14.                       being extended to posts other                                       Recorders (‘black-boxes’)
                                                                                                                                       officer, can it not be inputted
decent audience in terms of       home office in reply.               We are still waiting to see    than CID.                                                           are currently being fitted to
                                                                                                                                       anyway?
numbers and fortunately you         We expect to know where        what will happen next year.          Officers also heard that on                                      the fleet.
                                                                                                                                          The inference being that
supported us in that.             we stand when Mr Clarke             Several questions from the     retiring from the force, you                                          All RPU vehicles, Area
                                                                                                                                       officers were supposed to be
   The ACPO team faced a          has promised to make an          audience and examples from        could be sure that your DNA                                         Cars and Sprinter vans will
                                                                                                                                       subject to less bureaucracy
number of well-crafted ques-      announcement on December         written questions concerned       and fingerprint records                                             initially be part of the
                                                                                                                                       and who was there to support
tions and whilst emotions did     23.                              lack of officers in various       would be removed from all                                           scheme.
                                                                                                                                       who?
run high, everyone involved         I gave a brief input on        roles, particularly sector        record systems.                                                       Any impacts will be
                                  SPPs and CRTPs.                  policing.                            The right to a private life,               S.O.C.A.              recorded and the information
remained dignified and
respectful.                         It appears that a number of       Numerous accounts of           particularly regarding the use       Officers considering mov-      can be downloaded.
      Here are some of the        officers who are eligible for    dwindling numbers.                of computer equipment at          ing to SOCA had been given          This could assist in refut-
main issues discussed;            CRTP have not put in a              ACPO were asked to fulfil      home was robustly answered        a deadline, to sign to say        ing allegations of poor dri-
   Alan Gordon ( National         claim.                           their commitment to ensure        by the chief constable.           they agreed with the new          ving against officers.


                                                                                                                                                                         get it right for everyone -
                                                                                                              PENSIONS                   EQUAL PAY SEMINAR               much as we’d like to.
                                                                                                                                                                            Things do get forgotten or
                                                                                                       By the time you read this,         Two of your local repre-       slip down the list of priori-

                           Uniso                                                                     UNISON’s national negotia-        sentatives will be attending      ties, sometimes generating




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                                                                                                     tors will have met with the       the Equal Pay Seminar in          letters of complaint to the
                                                                                                     ODPM to continue talks            November.                         regional office.
                                                                                                     about the future of your pen-        It’s not a jolly for them,        Matters are not neglected
                                                                                                     sion scheme.                      they will be expected to          through lack of interest,
                          by Kathy Symonds                                                             We are encouraged by the        work and put their knowl-         more through lack of that
                                                                                                     news that negotiations            edge to good use when back        most precious of resources -
                                                                                                     around the scheme that            at work.                          TIME.
                                                                                                     includes teachers has reached        As I’ve mentioned before,         That’s why I am sat here
                                                                                                     an agreement, and hope that       equal pay is a Unison priori-     typing this column later than
                                                                                                     the same will apply to the        ty in all areas of the public     7.20 pm when I called home
    KEY WORKER HOMES              at the end of October.           with Dorset.                      LGPS.                             sector.                           to say I’d be there at
                                    The manager who created           The cynics among us won-         We will publish relevant           Historically it was a male     7.30pm!
  THE news that the Key           the JEQ is invited to attend     der if the government has         information on the force          v female issue, but it has           At this month’s branch
Worker Housing scheme has         to explain the role, and to      already decided where the         intranet site, and the Unison     evolved and the scope is          executive meeting we spent a
been extended to include          answer any questions the         lines will be drawn and that      website will also contain         much broader than when leg-       considerable amount of time
police staff is very welcome.     panel may have.                  during the Christmas parlia-      updates.                          islation was first introduced     going over a proposed annu-
As far as is known by the           This proved to be very         mentary recess someone will                                         in the last century.              al leave procedure.
branch, this initiative is in     valuable, and I would urge       unearth a folder covered in         CODE OF CONDUCT                    The reps will be asked to         It took time because its
place until April 2006.           any manager submitting a         dust containing the details.                                        compile a report for publica-     content would have an affect
  We will be hosting two          JEQ to take advantage of this       All will be revealed in the      There has been some mis-        tion on the intranet site -       on all Police Staff, and so
information sessions at           opportunity as it really does    New Year.                         understanding in force about      when you read it you might        needs to be carefully consid-
Netley and Winchester dur-        make a difference to the            Whatever the outcome,          the relationship between          like to think if it has rele-     ered.
ing November and December         panel’s understanding of the     please be assured that            Police Staff and the Police       vance for you.                       We take the same care with
where colleagues from             role.                            Unison is a stakeholder at        (Officer) Misconduct                                                all policies and procedures
Britannia Building Society                                         national level and will do its    Regulations.                        WHAT ELSE IS NEWS?              that have an impact on your
will be giving mortgage and                FORCE                   utmost to protect, and hope-        I have advised PSD that                                           working life.
savings advice.                        REVIEW/FORCE                fully improve, your terms         Police Staff are not covered        A plea from your branch            During discussions with the
  We hope to have further              RESTRUCTURE                 and conditions at work.           by these regulations, and as      secretary.                        director of personnel recently
sessions in other areas of the                                        Mergers will reveal how        things stand there is no com-       Unison membership               it was acknowledged that
force in early 2006. Check           More details are emerging     these differ from those in        mon Code of Conduct for           amongst Police Staff is           there has been a gap in the
our intranet site for further     about the Force Review, but      surrounding forces, entirely      staff and officers.               growing every day.                consultation process - basical-
details.                          how the government’s pro-        because forces have been at         This may change in the            We currently have more          ly any meaningful discussion
                                  posals for nationwide force      liberty to adopt all or part of   future, but it is not the case    than 800 members in this          has been missing.
     JOB EVALUATIONS              restructuring will impact on     the Police Staff Council          now.                              branch, forming part of the          This will now be rectified,
                                  Hampshire remains an             Handbook, as it sees fit.           It’s probably appropriate to    36000 nationally.                 giving Unison the chance to
  The Force has moved to          unknown.                            We will argue for national     remind members to make              We are a sizeable branch,       express our concerns and
panel based job evaluations          The initial proposals from    terms and conditions for          contact with the branch           having grown from a mem-          wishes with managers, rather
and we are really pleased         Hampshire are: to be a           police staff and that the roles   office as soon as they are        bership of fewer than 500         than having to wait until
that there will be a Unison       strategic force, not merging     we perform are properly           advised that they face possi-     when I first became branch        JNCC to argue our case.
branch executive member on        with any other existing force;   recognised and valued,            ble disciplinary action and       secretary.                           I hope we will all see the
each of the panels.               to merge with both Dorset        whether you work on the Isle      not leave it until the later        I’m the first to acknowl-       benefits of this change in the
  I attended the first of these   and Wiltshire; or to merge       of Wight or in Northumbria.       stages.                           edge that we don’t always         way we do business.
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 Hampshire officer’s Force awaits
   Iraq promotion merger feedback
                                                                                                              by Liz Walsh                          Constabulary
                                                                                              THE HOME Office is currently reviewing the            and a merger
                                                                                              options put forward by Hampshire                      with Dorset
                                                                                              Constabulary and the Hampshire Police                 Police only.
                                                                                              Authority about the future shape of policing in         The force is
                                                                                              Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.                      expected to
                                                                                                 This follows a request by the Home                 receive feed-
                                                                                              Secretary to every police authority and force         back from the
                                                                                              in the country to look at the creation of ‘strate-    Home Office
                                                                                              gic police forces’ and for initial reports to be      in early
                                                                                              submitted by the end of October.                      November and
                                                                                                 Forces and police authorities were provided        then there will
                                                                                              with a toolkit with the aim of ensuring that all      follow a period
                                                                                              forces and all possible options were assessed         of consultation
                                                                                              in the same way.                                      by the force
                                                                                                                                                                          Chief Constable Paul
                                                                                                 The assessment made by the authority and           and the authori-            Kernaghan
                                                                                              the constabulary has shown that one of the            ty with the
                                                                                              options is for Hampshire Constabulary to stay         wider population of Hampshire and the Isle of
                                                                                              as an independent strategic force with some           Wight and with staff associations.
                                                                                              additional investment in what is described as           Chairman of Hampshire Police Authority,
                                                                                              ‘Protective Services’ i.e counter terrorism and       Mike Attenborough-Cox said: “We were given
                                                                                              domestic extremism, serious organised and             an extremely tight schedule for identifying
                                                                                              cross-border crime, civil contingencies and           possible ways forward, and those involved
                                                                                              emergency planning, critical incident manage-         have worked very hard to come up with three
                                                                                              ment, public order and strategic roads polic-         credible options based on guidance given by
                                                                                              ing.                                                  the Home Office.
                                                                                                 Chief Constable Paul Kernaghan said: “I              “We are pleased that based on objective
                                                                                              believe Hampshire Constabulary is well                analysis Hampshire Constabulary standing
 A Hampshire police officer has received a       High Potential Officer, the Chief            placed to perform as a strategic force and that       alone as a strategic force has come out on top.
 promotion while working as a senior             Constable agreed to promote him to sub-      is my personal preference.                              ‘We now have to wait and see if the Home
 police advisor in Iraq.                         stantive chief inspector.                       “However, I recognise that there is a nation-      Office agrees with our thinking, then we can
   Chief Inspector Jason Hogg received             Since his promotion, Ch Insp Hogg has      al dimension to be considered.                        gather the views of residents, staff and our
 congratulations on his promotion from the       subsequently moved to the post of deputy        “Thus, two additional options were submit-         partners before submitting a final proposal
 UK Chief Police Advisor for Iraq, Deputy        to former Hampshire Detective                ted to the Home Secretary. If he decides amal-        towards the end of the year.”
 Chief Constable Colin Smith, during a           Superintendent David Haverly, who is the     gamations are required locally, these options           A final submission has to be made to the
 special ceremony at the UK Embassy in           senior UK police officer in Southern Iraq.   represent the best possible solutions based on        Home Office by December 23 which will
 Baghdad.                                          The picture shows Jason being congrat-     professional judgement.”                              include a full cost-benefit analysis of the pro-
   Ch Insp Hogg was already through to           ulated by Deputy Chief Constable Colin          The two additional options proposed in the         posed options, as well as more details about
 the board to chief inspector prior to his       Smith and Chief Superintendent David         joint response to the Home Office are of a            the preferred option including the rationale
 deployment to Basra in June and as a            Haverley.                                    merger with both Dorset Police and Wiltshire          and implementation plans.




Phoenix targets                                                                                                                   Council refuses
   the rats
...Continued from front page   to see if people have been
                                                                                                                                 HQ refurbishment
   “It is only together we     in contact with illegal                                                                                 By Claire Vranch                wanted to proceed with the
can tackle drug-related        drugs.                                                                                                                                  appeal to provide a fall back
                                                                                                                                 PLANS for the future of police
crime long-term.                 “Our Media Services                                                                                                                   option, so this decision is another
                                                                                                                                 headquarters were dealt a blow
   “You can be assured the     Officer Ian Sainsbury and                                                                                                               disappointment.
                                                                                                                                 this month when the Planning
                               Lucy Dibdin from                                                                                                                           “The inspector did however
Safe City Partnership and                                                                                                        Inspector dismissed an appeal by
                               Specialist Operations have                                                                                                              provide some constructive feed-
the police will be doing                                                                                                         Hampshire Police Authority
                                                                                                                                                                       back about what would need to
their bit by carrying on the   also been an integral part                                                                        against Winchester City Council’s
                               of the project team, as                                                                                                                 be altered for the application to
direct action against crimi-                                                                                                     refusal to allow the existing
                               there is a huge publicity                                                                                                               be more acceptable.
nals and trying to prevent                                                                                                       building to be extended, re-clad
                               drive under way to inform                                                                                                                  “Although the appearance of
further crime.”                                                                                                                  and refurbished.
                                                                                                                                                                       the tower on the Winchester sky-
   Sergeant Tony               people about what has hap-                                                                           The police authority had
                                                                                                                                                                       line when viewed from a distance
Rowlinson has been heavi-      pened and how they can                                                                            already decided that it would be
                                                                                                                                                                       is a difficult, if not impossible,
ly involved in the long-       help.                                                                                             more cost effective to relocate
                                                                                                                                                                       factor to change.
term aspects of Phoenix.         “This has even involved                                                                         headquarters, but continued to
                                                                                                                                                                          “The authority will now con-
                               the unusual step of a plane                                                                       pursue the appeal to provide a fall
He said: “Over the next                                                                                                                                                sider whether to submit a further
                               towing a banner across the                                                                        back option. The failed appeal
few months, officers will                                                                                                                                              application, more in line with
                               skies of the city calling on                                                                      means that if the authority still
be carrying out more high                                                                                                                                              those suggestions.”
                               people to ‘Rat on a Rat’                                                                          wants to have the option of refur-
visibility patrols in areas                                                                                                                                               The residential application to
                               and let the police know                                                                           bishing the existing building, it
identified as hotspots for                                                                                                                                             build 294 flats and houses on the
                               about drug related crime                                                                          will have to submit new plans.
drug related crime.                                                                                                                                                    site is due to be heard by
                               by calling Crimestoppers”                                                                            Chief Constable Paul
   “There will also be fur-                                                                                                                                            Winchester City Council’s
                                                                                                                                 Kernaghan said: “It has become
ther raids, and transport        Anyone who does have                                                                                                                  Planning Development Control
                                                                                                                                 apparent over the last year that it
links will be targeted to      information is asked to                                                                                                                 Committee in December. While
                                                                                                                                 would be more cost-effective for
                               ‘Rat on a Rat’ and call                                                                                                                 the police authority is waiting for
stop drugs getting into the                                                                                                      us to relocate headquarters.
                               Crimestoppers anonymous-                                                                                                                that decision, the force will con-
city.                                                                                                                               “The police authority has sub-
                               ly on 0800 555 111.                                                                                                                     tinue to examine options for the
   “We’ll also be carrying                                                                                                       mitted a residential application to
                                                                                                                                                                       relocation.
out random drugs tests                                                                                                           build flats on the site and we are
                               ARREST – A suspect is                                                                                                                      The force is looking primarily
with the co-operation of                                                                                                         hoping that we will receive a
                               searched before being                                                                                                                   at sites in or close to Winchester
licensees at pubs and clubs                                                                                                      decision before Christmas.
                                taken into custody.                                                                                                                    to minimise disruption to staff.
                                                                                                                                    “However the police authority
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                                                                                                                                                          Learner driver
    PLODs on the box
    By Claire Vranch
                                                                                                                                                         gets eight years
                                                                                                                                                         A LEARNER driver from the            young child lost his life and his
                                                                                                                                                         Isle of Wight has been jailed for    father was seriously injured.”
HAMPSHIRE’S team of Police
                                                                                                                                                         eight years after driving his           Judge Price also commended
Link Officers for Deaf People
                                                                                                                                                         BMW off a beach parapet and          the Road Death Investigation
(PLOD) has received national
                                                                                                                                                         onto a toddler and his father.       Team for their professionalism
recognition this month for its
                                                                                                                                                            Two-year-old Max Young was        in investigating such a complex
groundbreaking work in helping
                                                                                                                                                         killed instantly at Yaverland        case.
the deaf community.
                                                                                                                                                         Beach in July 2004 after the car        He praised them for their
   The team, which provides a
                                                                                                                                                         plunged 12 feet and landed on        work in organising a scene visit
non-emergency service for deaf
                                                                                                                                                         top of him.                          for the court during the trial,
people needing police advice or
                                                                                                                                                            His father, Charles, was          enabling the jury to visualise
assistance, has been short-listed
                                                                                                                                                         trapped underneath the car and       what had happened.
for Police Review’s 2005
                                                                                                                                                         sustained serious injuries,             Mr Cambray was sentenced to
Diversity in Action Award.
                                                                                                                                                         including a broken pelvis.           eight years in jail for death by
   The PLOD scheme, which
                                                                                                                                                            Paul Cambray, 45, from            dangerous driving, 12 months for
uses sign-language trained offi-
                                                                                                                                                         Ryde, who was driving the car,       dangerous driving, and three
cers to communicate with deaf
                                                                                                                                                         was unsupervised at the time         years for the wounding charge, all
people, was also recently used
                                                                                                                                                         and had never held a full            to run concurrently.
as an example of good practice
                                                                                                                                                         licence.                                He was banned from driving
in the BBC television pro-
                                                                                                                                                            At his trial earlier this year,   for 10 years and was told he
gramme See Hear.
                                                                                                                                                         the jury heard how Mr Cambray        would have to complete an
   PLOD Sergeant Glen
                                                                                                                                                         had been having lessons since        extended driving test after this
Barham, of the Roads Policing
                                                                                                                                                         January 2004 and had been            period.
Unit, said: “We’re pleased to
                                                                                             RECOGNITION – See Hear presenter                            described by his driving instruc-       Max’s parents, Charles and
have received this national
                                                                                            Memnos Costi with Sgt Glen Barham of                         tor Ian Smith as a ‘nervous, low     Antje Young, said that regard-
recognition because hopefully it
                                                                                                                                                         ability driver who needed about      less of the outcome nothing
will make other forces and per-                                                                  the Roads Policing Unit.                                60 hours tuition before he           would bring Max back: “There
haps even other organisations
                                                                                                                                                         would pass his test.’                are no words to express the loss
think about how they communi-         because it looked at this issue        am a police officer’ and ‘put          deaf father who was concerned           Throughout the trial, Mr          of a child.
cate with the deaf community.         and held Hampshire’s PLOD              down your bag’ in sign lan-            that his son was taking drugs.       Cambray claimed that his foot           “In this case Mr Cambray’s
   “Since the shooting of Jean        scheme up as an example of             guage.”                                  On Thursday, November 17           had slipped from the brake to        negligent actions in driving over
Charles de Menezes there has          good practice.                           Since the scheme started six         Sgt Glen Barham and police           the accelerator, causing the F-      the sea wall and onto the beach
been a debate in the deaf com-           “We’ve received enquiries           years ago the PLODs have               constables Lynne Fanton, Brian       registration BMW automatic car       killed our son.
munity about what would hap-          about the PLOD scheme from             helped in dozens of incidents          Dixon and Kerry Bone of the          to drive over a nine foot long          “We would like to take the
pen if a deaf person was asked        all over the country and we’ve         and investigations, from obtain-       PLOD team will attend a gala         footpath and fall onto the beach     opportunity to express our dis-
to stop by armed police.              even produced a DVD which              ing first accounts from deaf wit-      dinner in London to find out if      below.                               appointment at the lack of
   “It was interesting to take part   other forces are using to teach        nesses at a fatal road traffic inci-   they have won the prestigious           He was found guilty of caus-      action taken by the Isle of
in the See Hear programme             officers basic phrases such as ‘I      dent, to providing advice to a         award.                               ing death by dangerous driving,      Wight Council into making the
                                                                                                                                                         a separate count of dangerous        parking area safe at the point
                                                                                                                                                         driving (while on the beach) and     where Max was killed.



             Black Box technology
                                                                                                                                                         unlawful wounding.                      “The installation of a simple
                                                                                                                                                            During sentencing at              crash barrier along the edge of
                                                                                                                                                         Portsmouth Crown Court in            the sea wall where Mr
                                                                                                                                                         September, Judge Richard Price       Cambray’s car plunged 12 feet
                                                                                                                                                         told Paul Cambray: “You knew         down a sheer drop onto our
                                                                                                                                                         perfectly well that you were         beautiful two-year-old baby boy,



             arrives in Hampshire
                                                                                                                                                         required to be supervised at all     killing him and injuring Max’s
                                                                                                                                                         times whilst driving.                father, could have been prevent-
                                                                                                                                                            “You had for some years           ed if a barrier had been
                                                                                                                                                         shown a blatant disregard for        installed.”
                                                                                                                                                         having to be supervised, thus           In a letter to the chief consta-
                     By Emma Drackford                                          This provides a safeguard for an officer, by providing evidence of       endangering the public on            ble, Mr and Mrs Young praised
MORE protection for officers will soon be on offer in Hampshire              their driving at the time.                                                  numerous occasions.                  the Road Death Investigation
Constabulary with the introduction of ‘black box’ technology.                   If a vehicle fitted with an IDR has been involved in a significant          “You had serious difficulty in    Team and gave special thanks to
   New Incident Data Recorders (IDR) are in the process of being             event or incident a red light will be activated within the vehicle.         controlling a car which you had      PC John Apter who had kept the
installed in response cars, and could be placed in all police vehicles in       If this happens structural damage may have occurred, and a new           bought knowing full well that        family updated throughout the
the future.                                                                  force policy has been created preventing the vehicle from being driven      you could not drive it.              trial and sentencing.
   The devices continually record information about the vehicle’s move-      until data in the device has been downloaded by an RPU sergeant and            “You took a terrible risk by         The team are now set to
ments, and store data when something has happened to the car.                the vehicle has been checked by workshops.                                  driving without proper supervi-      receive congratulations from
   This could be in the event of a crash, during unusual movement, or if        John Bradley, Force Fleet Manager said:”Incident Data Recorders          sion, as a result of which a         Superintendent Mark Bradford.
significant contact is made with the car.                                    will act as an independent witness for any police vehicle incident.
   The technology, which is being piloted in area cars, RPU vehicles,           “They are not journey data recorders, and are not designed to’dip
and sprinter vans, will act as an independent witness to any incident
involving a police vehicle, providing irrefutable evidence of what has
happened.
    Data captured not only includes the speed and direction the vehicle
                                                                             sample’ an individual’s driving.
                                                                                “What they will do is provide us with information for post incident
                                                                             investigation.
                                                                                “They are essentially acting as an independent witness and the Met
                                                                                                                                                                Emergency
was travelling, but also whether blue lights and sirens were activated,
whether the vehicle has applied brakes, and if indicators were in use.
   The information, which can be downloaded and analysed by the
Roads Policing Unit’s Forensic Collision Investigation Unit, will pro-
                                                                             currently has over 3,500 units fitted in their vehicle fleet.”
                                                                                The rollout of the Incident Data Recorders has been backed by the
                                                                             Police Federation, because of the protection they offer to officers. John
                                                                             Apter, chairman of the Constables Branch Board said: “The Federation
                                                                                                                                                           services family fun
vide valuable information for investigations of incidents and allegations
from the public.
   Incident Data Recorders were initially trialled in police vehicles in
Berlin in 1996 as a means of improving driving standards.
                                                                             has been fully involved in the decision making surrounding the imple-
                                                                             mentation of the Incident Data Recorders, and we are happy with the
                                                                             system that has been chosen.
                                                                                “This is an important piece of equipment, both for the safety and the
                                                                                                                                                             in Basingstoke
                                                                                                                                                         SOUTH View School in                    PC Andy Steel, beat offi-
   The trial had a positive impact - the number of police officers injured   protection of officers.                                                      Oakridge, Basingstoke was           cer for Oakridge said: “This
and the number of police vehicle incidents (PVIs) fell considerably.            “On speaking to my counterparts around the country it is clear that      the venue last month for a           was the first time all the
   As a result of the Berlin trial the Metropolitan police service began     having this system fitted has protected officers from allegations of bad    fun-filled day with the              emergency services held
fitting the device in some of its vehicles five years ago.                   driving, and there has been a noticeable reduction in the number of col-    emergency services.                  such an event together and
   Today, Incident Data Recorders are placed in all Met police vehicles.     lisions involving police vehicles.
                                                                                                                                                            Representatives of all            it turned out to be a great
   Since installing the technology the crash rate in the Met has                “My advice to officers is to accept this equipment for what it is, and
                                                                             that is a system which will protect you and provide independent evi-
                                                                                                                                                         three emergency services -           success, as well as a fun day
improved significantly, and in 80 per cent of all allegations of bad dri-                                                                                fire, police and ambulance -         out for local residents and
ving from the public, Met police officers have been completely vindi-        dence should an investigation be necessary following a collision or
                                                                             complaint.                                                                  turned up with displays,             their families.”
cated of any blame.                                                                                                                                      vehicles and equipment to               He added: “It was also
   The number of third party insurance claims from the public has also          “The vast majority of incidents involving police vehicle collisions or
                                                                             allegations of bad driving are found not to be the fault of the officer.    entertain and educate the            educational as it raised com-
decreased, as a result of evidence from the IDRs proving claims to be                                                                                    crowds.                              munity awareness of the
unfounded.                                                                      “This is there to protect you.
                                                                                “It is for this reason that I fully support the system.                     They also raised over             emergency services.
   The black box technology stores information in 40 second intervals
after an incident, and can be activated by the person driving the vehicle       “The Federation would like to thank John Bradley and the Roads           £2,000 to help the school               “We are already talking
during or after an incident which would not normally be automatically        Policing Unit for their full consultation over the implementation of the    buy some much needed                 about making this an annual
captured.                                                                    devices.”                                                                   equipment.                           event.”
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    by Paul Cranston
                                    Oberon raising potential
POTENTIAL is a word that has been heard in
conversation a lot when talking about the RMS;
                                                      custody staff, sergeants and police staff from
                                                      the Criminal Justice Unit will need training too.
                                                                                                          has prioritised training as an area of importance
                                                                                                          to officers and staff.
                                                                                                                                                                and made available on the intranet to give extra
                                                                                                                                                                support and advice.
while there is potential in what the system              Oberon project manager, Superintendent Dave         “We have listened to and taken on board              This covers the new functionality and updates
offers, some still have yet to see results from its   Hardcastle, has outlined a training plan to help    much of the feedback received; it is a priority of    the information where improvements have been
ability to search and retrieve data.                  the success of the Phase Two roll out next year.    Project Oberon to deliver relevant training           made to the existing application.
  The Project Oberon Team is taking steps to             He said: “The feedback that we received from     packages for our force,” he said.                        The training plan is designed to ensure that
turn opinion from potential into achieving.           Phase One has highlighted the need for training        “That is why we are committing staff,              users are given function-based training, in the
  And the key to this, according to the project       to be more in line with the system to be used.      resources and money to develop appropriate            lead up to Phase Two go-live, access to e-learn-
team, is through training.                               “Too many things changed after training for      training.                                             ing and, in response to Phase One comments,
  RMS is set to grow next year as Case,               Phase One, this time we are minimising changes         “We have worked to tailor the training to          post go-live support and a refresher frontline
Custody and Warrant Management functions are          to ensure, where we can, a system that users        directly satisfy the needs of each role impacted      training session.
introduced.                                           will recognise from the training in use at go       by the new functions on RMS, while managing              This, Supt Hardcastle believes, is a plan that
  This will provide some of the remaining             live.”                                              abstractions so we can maintain our day-to-day        will help manage the change process in an attempt
pieces to the RMS jigsaw, allowing more                  Supt Hardcastle met with RMS users across        business.”                                            to deliver Phase Two efficiently to the whole
departments to use the system.                        the two counties and listened to comments,             Project Oberon is working on a range of            force.
  However, this also means that as many as 700        feedback and issues of concern and, from this,      material and aids to be used in training rooms           Training sessions start in December.




 Change of managers to                                                                                     Business Support
prepare for re-structure                                                                                  THE RMS Business Support Team has taken the
                                                                                                          responsibility for making RMS work more effec-
                                                                                                          tively.
                                                                                                             Their role has been to listen to feedback and
                                                                                                                                                                   In a positive move the team is developing a
                                                                                                                                                                form that can be sent as an email to make sugges-
                                                                                                                                                                tions about the way RMS works.
                                                                                                                                                                   This will help users give clear feedback about
                                                                                                          issues and deliver solutions.                         the way they feel the system could be improved.
                                                                          Project team leader
                                                                                                             Their work has moved on.                              By completing a standard email form users will
                                                                       Superintendent Alison Queen          Although the IT Helpdesk is the user’s first line   be able to log their issue directly with the RMS
                                                                       said: “Communication is cer-       of help with RMS, many issues would be passed         Business Support Team.
                                                                       tainly key to the process          to the team to clear up.                                 Monitoring these responses will allow the team
                                                                       which now follows and we             As users’ ability has improved they are able to     to give their attention to common issues or those
                                                                       know that we must keep all         spend time working with users to develop prac-        that will have the greatest gains for the force.
                                                                       staff informed of progress and     tices to make using the RMS easier.                      While IT Helpdesk will continue to provide
                                                                       we will be asking for their           Looking toward Phase Two, next year, the           support, they are determined to ensure that, when
                                    Superintendent Gareth Jones        views at every opportunity.        RMS Business Support Team is creating a way           the force goes live with Phase Two, there is in
         by Liz Walsh                  Western OCU                        “The change management          for users to give their constructive opinion on the   place a means to receive comments and sugges-
WITH only five months to go         Superintendent Barry Talbot        teams have a very important        system.                                               tions that can be used to improve the system.
before the force is re-struc-          Operations                      role to play in communication
tured, a team of superinten-        T/Superintendent Dave              and this will be stressed to
dents, who will soon be             Thomas                             them.
joined by personnel managers           Although these change              “We will try where possible
and administration support,         management teams will have         to ensure that information is
are preparing to head out into      a number of BCUs within            shared with as many staff as
BCUs to start the change            their responsibilities they will   possible at the same time to
management process.                 be more visible than the           prevent anyone feeling disad-
   But what exactly does            Forward Together team and          vantaged.
change management mean?             will be expected to advertise         “The Forward Together
   Change Managers have             and promote visits to BCUs         team will remain accessible to
been used before within the         so that staff are aware of their   staff even during the change
force because experience            availability.                      management process and I
from previous amalgamations            They will also expect staff     hope that staff will feel that
has shown that staff needed         to seek them out to talk to        they can continue to ask ques-
someone they could talk to          them and ask questions of          tions of us as they have done
and confide in who was dedi-        how they will be affected.         until now.”
cated to assisting their transi-       North and East OCU                 The three existing BCUs
tion and finding the answers        Change Manager                     which become OCUs as of
to their questions.                 Superintendent Peter Goodall       April 1, 2006 will have a
   With any change in the           said: “The role of a change        change manager but they will
force there comes uncertainty       manager is to ensure that he       not work full time because of
and since this review began         or she works with people           the lesser impact in terms of
Hampshire Constabulary staff        across the organisation to         boundaries and geography.
have wanted regular consulta-       seek positive outcomes for            These are:
tion and communication.             individuals and the organisa-         Southampton
   The Forward Together team        tion.                              Superintendent Terry Stevens
has aimed to talk to and listen        “Key to this is the opportu-       Portsmouth
to staff but it is accepted that    nity to seek views, listen and     Superintendent Robin Jarman
with a responsibility for car-      respond to people’s concerns          Isle of Wight
rying out research and consul-      and aspirations.                   Chief Inspector Paul Clark
tation across the whole force          “I have to acknowledge that        Early in November the per-
area, this was never going to       not all the answers will be        sonnel manager interviews
be as good as having an indi-       there on day one and as we         will take place and adminis-
vidual based at BCU level on        work together some of those        tration support will also need
hand to deal with staff con-        answers may not always be          to be identified for the change
cerns personally and in a           easy.                              management teams.
timely way.                            “My aim is to engage with          If you have any queries
   At the end of October the        as many people as I can            about the change management
three new mainland OCUs             drawing on their knowledge,        process or the force review
will benefitted from a dedi-        understanding and expertise        generally please contact the
cated change management             to work together to continue       Forward Together team via
team who will manage the            to improve the service we          the Forward Together mail-
transition from BCU to OCU          deliver to reduce offending,       box internally or externally at
full time.                          improve detections and pro-        forward.together@hamp-
   These are:                       vide reassurance - we are in       shire.pnn.police.uk.
   North and East OCU               the business of providing
Superintendent Peter Goodall        policing and that must remain
   Central OCU                      our key focus.”
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    110 years of police music
CHIEF Constable Paul Kernaghan recently joined
more than 300 music aficionados to commemo-
rate and celebrate 110 years of the Band of the
                                                            In the audience were many former band mem-
                                                         bers who had been traced and invited to attend the
                                                         concert and enjoy the selection and variety of
                                                                                                              Save’ and from the musical ‘Cats’, the haunting
                                                                                                              song ‘Memory’ which was beautifully played by
                                                                                                              alto sax soloist Anne Byrne.
                                                                                                                                                                    internet and she was presented with gifts to mark
                                                                                                                                                                    this special occasion by band chairman David
                                                                                                                                                                    Basson.
Hampshire Constabulary.                                  music played.                                           Mr Webster, acclaimed by reviewers and audi-          The band continues to raise many thousands of
   The anniversary concert was held at the                  Popular pieces such as ‘Suppe’s Light Cavalry’    ences worldwide as one of the world’s greatest        pounds for charitable causes and more than
Thornden Halls in Chandler’s Ford and the 40-            and ‘Sullivan’s Pineapple Poll’ were joined by       ever cornet players, enthralled the audience with     £1,000 was raised on the night for the Force
strong musicians, led by guest soloist - cornet vir-     other renditions which touched the emotions.         his mastery of the instrument in his solos, the       Welfare Fund and other local charities thanks to
tuoso Roger Webster - treated the appreciative              Pieces such as the film theme music from          ‘Trumpet Concerto’ by Alexander Arutiunian and        the generosity of the guests.
audience to 16 musical delights from the band’s          ‘Crimson Tide’ which ends with a very quiet ren-     the Italian themed ‘Napoli and Carnival of               At the request of the Hampshire County
extensive musical repertoire.                            dition of the hymn ‘Eternal Father, Strong to        Venice’.                                              Federation of Women’s Institutes, the band will be
                                                                                                                 The band closed the sparkling evening by play-     back at Thornden for another concert in February,
                                                                                                              ing the march of the Hampshire Constabulary,          2006, when they will be joined by the Police
                                                                                                              ‘The Hampshire Hog’.                                  Choir.
                                                                                                                 At the interval, the chief constable presented        Information on this and other upcoming con-
                                                                                                              Life Vice President Certificates to four long-serv-   certs can be obtained by contacting band Chair
                                                                                                              ing members who among them have given around          Brian Wareham by e-mail: brian@beware.me.uk
                                                                                                              200 years of voluntary service to the band.              The band is becoming much sought after by
                                                                                                                 The surprised players were Bill Cox (string        event organisers across the country, especially
                                                                                                              bass), Bob Kendall (bass), John Hughes (euphoni-      now that so few military bands exist in the UK
                                                                                                              um) and Roger Longcroft (euphonium and trom-          and further afield.
                                                                                                              bone).                                                   They have given pleasure to audiences across
                                                                                                                 Director of Music Len Lewry was surprised          all parts of southern England as well as making
                                                                                                              when he was presented with a certificate to mark      trips abroad to the USA, France, Germany,
                                                                                                              his 20 years in post.                                 Holland, Denmark and Belgium. Next year they
                                                                                                                 Len is the second longest serving of eight band-   are even planning a trip to the Mediterranean
                                                                                                              masters since the band’s formation.                   island of Malta.
                                                                                                                 Band members presented him with a seascape            You can keep up with all the band news and
                                                                                                              picture of HMS Victory.                               activities by visiting its website at: www.hamp-
                                                                                                                 The audience was also introduced to the great      shirepoliceband.co.uk
                                                                                                              grand daughter of the first musical director,            The band is always looking to recruit new musi-
                                                       DOUBLE ACT – Cornet virtuoso Roger                     William Leeson.                                       cians from within the Constabulary, for further infor-
                                                        Webster and Director of Music Len                        Dr Sue Keefe from Tadley had discovered the        mation please contact the Band Secretary, Andrew
                                                         Lowry at the Eastleigh concert.                      band’s connection with her ancestor through the       Wood on FestivalM@aol.com or 07958 622667.




Thank you Hampshire police officer
JENNY BOWDEN, widow of       all areas within the constabulary
Colin, asked Frontline to pub-



death.
                             who knew Colin well during his
                             career and who told me some
lish her thanks to the constabu-



   “I would like to thank all
                             very funny and poignant stories.
lary’s officers and staff for their
support at the time of Colin’s  “In view of the many stories
                             told and those still untold, a
                             website memoriesofcolin.co.uk
                             has just been set up for the pur-
those officers, colleagues and
                                                                            seconded to national role
                                                                          A MEMBER of Hampshire Constabulary has been elected to                     “I have no doubt about the challenge that lies ahead and the
friends from within the      pose of collating everyone’s rec-            the position of General Secretary of the National Black Police          amount of work there is,” he said.
Hampshire Constabulary for   ollections, tributes and, particu-           Association.                                                               “I think that’s what basically drives me, the fact that there
                             larly, any photographs.
their condolences, support and                                              PC Ahmed Sasso, who is currently Chair of the Hampshire               is a lot to achieve.”
tributes made since Colin’s     “All will be welcome, no                  Black Police Association and Diverse Community Officer for
untimely death on September  matter how small or seemingly                Race and Religion, will start his new role in December for an
11.                          insignificant.                               initial term of two years.
   “Colin’s funeral was attended“Therefore, could I ask that,               The National Black Police Association (NBPA) was
                             if you knew Colin during the
by more than 150 people, large-                                           launched in 1999 and now represents 43 associations around
ly from Hampshire, who were  last 30 or so years, then please             the United Kingdom.
able to make the journey to  e-mail your contributions to edi-              The BPAs were originally formed as a support network for
Oxford.                      tor@memoriesofcolin.co.uk”
                                                                          black and ethnic minority police officers and staff around the
   “There were colleagues from  Colin and Jenny were married
                                         for only four and a
                                                                          country.
                                         half years.                        Today members of the NBPA sit on a number of govern-
                                            She has no pho-               ment committees and contribute nationally to policy on polic-
                                         tographs of his time             ing as an independent charitable organisation.
                                         with the constabu-                 Ahmed said: “I am absolutely delighted and for me it is a
                                         lary.                            huge achievement to be nominated by my colleagues around
                                            Alternatively,                the country as their general secretary.
                                         please send your                   “The result of the election was overwhelming.
                                         written stories, trib-             “I won by a large margin, which was very humbling.
                                         utes or photographs                “This is a testament of the successes and achievements over
                                         to: Memories of                  the last six years, of the Hampshire BPA working closely with
                                         Colin, c/o Wendy                 Hampshire Constabulary.”
                                         Cumner, ITTU                       In his role as General Secretary Ahmed will be working
    COLIN BOWDEN – 40 years as a         Manager, ITTU,                   with the Home Office, the Association of Chief Police                       AHMED SASSO – looking after the needs of black
      Hampshire police officer.          Netley Training                  Officers (ACPO) and the other 43 forces and a number of
                                         School.                                                                                                       and ethnic minority police officers nationwide.
                                                                          high profile organisations about race and diversity issues.

                                         Detective Sergeant                 He served with the                House.                              Weapon Training Netley,              Keene who died on 8
    Obituaries                        Ian Alexander Williams
                                      Bryce who died on 15
                                                                          Lothian and Borders
                                                                          Police from 22 January
                                                                                                                Chief Inspector
                                                                                                              Malcolm George
                                                                                                                                                  Portsmouth, Southsea
                                                                                                                                                  and Havant. Donations to
                                                                                                                                                                                       October 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                         He served in the
The Chief                             September 2005.                     1979 to 14 November                 Vincent Bulley who died             Lung Cancer Research or              Hampshire and Isle of
Constable deeply                        He served in the                  1982 when he transferred            on 29 September 2005.               The Rosemary                         Wight Constabulary for
                                      Lothian and Borders                 to Hampshire                          He served in the                  Foundation, c/o Barrells             27 years, retiring on 31
regrets to
                                      Police and Hampshire                Constabulary.                       Hampshire Constabulary              Funeral Directors, 245               December 1979. He
announce the death                    Constabulary for 22                   He served at Hayling              for 29 years, retiring on           Fratton, Portsmouth, PO1             served at Andover,
of the following                      years, when he was med-             Island, Cosham,                     26 August 1998.                     5PJ.                                 Winchester,
retired police offi-                  ically retired on 20                Portswood, Hulse Road,                He served at Newport,               Chief Inspector                    Headquarters, Droxford,
cers.                                 February 2001.                      Hedge End and Ember                 Basingstoke, Cosham,                Albert Peter John                    Romsey and Lymington.
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                                                                          Celebrating the Kerb crawler
                              by Kirsty Gunner
                                                                          commitment of given ASBO                                                    by Ian Sainsbury               country.
                                                                                                                                                                                        The order is one of only a
2005 is the year of the volunteer and to         with fresh eyes to                                                                               A MAN from Hayling Island


                                                                          custody visitors                                                        has become the first in            handful of such ASBOs in the
mark the occasion the Chairman of                ensure that the cells                                                                                                               UK and came about from the
Hampshire Police Authority, Mike                 are safe and secure                                                                              Hampshire to have an Anti-
                                                                                                                                                  Social Behaviour Order             hard work of the vice squad
Attenborough-Cox is holding a reception to       and report back to the                                                                                                              and the Southampton commu-
recognise the service given by Independent       public that prisoners                                                                            (ASBO) issued against him to
                                                                                                                                                  stop him picking up street pros-   nity safety team.
Custody Visitors (ICVs).                         in Hampshire are                                                                                                                       Sergeant Belinda D’Orsey, of
  There are 71 ICVs currently covering           treated fairly.                                  ple apply to become a member of the             titutes.
                                                                                                  scheme.                                            Patrick Michael Stenning,       Hulse Road vice squad said:
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.                    “I’m hosting a reception for our ICVs to                                                                                         “Mr Stenning did not see any-
  The ICVs made 211 visits between               thank them for giving up their time to pro-         “We are now in the process of conducting     46, from Elm Road, appeared
                                                                                                  interviews and hope to have our new ICVs        before Southampton                 thing wrong with what he was
January and June 2005 which is above the         vide this important service and for their                                                                                           doing and refused to go on a
minimum requirement of 184.                      interest in the community and welfare of         on board by the new year.                       Magistrates in September
                                                                                                     “2005 also saw our first annual seminar to   charged with kerb crawling.        course that is run to address
  During the visits 400 detained persons         people detained in police cells.                                                                                                    this kind of behaviour, so we
were seen.                                          “Our ICV scheme has had a number of           include ICVs from other authority areas            He pleaded guilty and was
                                                                                                  which went down really well and provided        fined £150 and ordered to pay      saw the ASBO as a viable
  Mike Attenborough-Cox said: “The               highlights this year, one being a pilot to see                                                                                      alternative.
Independent Custody Visiting Scheme pro-         whether the number of detainees agreeing to      an excellent opportunity for networking in      £43 costs.
                                                                                                  addition to being a forum for updating the         At the same time, following        “We are very pleased the
vides an opportunity for independent             a visit would increase if the ICV introduced                                                                                        magistrates issued the order.
observers, to check conditions in police cells   themselves rather than being introduced by       ICVs on topical issues and new legislation      an application from officers
                                                                                                  and practices.                                  from the force vice squad,            “Not only does it address a
and on the welfare of people in police cus-      an escorting officer.                                                                                                               particular problem with Mr
tody.                                               “Results have shown a decrease in refusal        “I hope our reception goes someway to        magistrates issued an ASBO
                                                                                                  thanking our ICVs for their hard work and       against Mr Stenning because of     Stenning, but also sends out a
  “This is an important service that benefits    rates from 30 per cent to just three per cent.                                                                                      strong message to anyone else
both the force and the public.                      “Over the summer we ran a very success-       dedication in ensuring the welfare of           the number of times he has
                                                                                                  detainees and for making the scheme such a      been stopped in the red light      thinking of coming to the red
  “ICVs can look around the custody suite        ful recruitment campaign which saw 25 peo-                                                                                          light district looking to pay for
                                                                                                  success.”                                       area of Southampton by police.
                                                                                                                                                     The order, valid for two        sex to think again.
                                                                                                                                                  years, bans him from the              “They could find the same
                                                                                                                                                  Newtown, Northam and Chapel        thing happens to them.




   Racial harassment
                                                                                                                                                  areas of the city and prevents        “Kerb crawling is a form of
                                                                                                                                                  him from soliciting women in       anti-social behaviour and often
                                                                                                                                                  any public place.                  causes harassment and distress
                                                                                                                                                     This effectively prevents him   to others, and this court result
                                                                                                                                                  approaching any women in any       shows we will not hesitate to
                                                                                                                                                  other red light district in the    deal with it robustly.”




   strategy at Art Asia  By Alan Smith                                      Before the Art Asia dance commenced, Pauline Brandt
                                                                                                                                                  Loop It or Lose It
                                                                                                                                                  THAT’S the message to bike
                                                                                                                                                  owners from police in
                                                                                                                                                  Basingstoke, who are giving
                                                                                                                                                  away a new device to help
                                                                                                                                                                                     shops in and around the
                                                                                                                                                                                     Basingstoke, Whitchurch and
                                                                                                                                                                                     Tadley areas.
                                                                                                                                                                                        They are free of charge
                                                                                                                                                  prevent two-wheel vehicles         and come in a clear plastic
BBC South news reporter Pauline Brandt attended the Art                  addressed the assembly along with some victims of racial                 being stolen.                      wallet containing a leaflet
Asia dance festival at The Point in Eastleigh on Thursday,               harassment who provided guests with their own testimonies.                  The ‘Loop it’ is a bright       with information and dia-
October 20, to help launch and promote the Eastleigh                        Certificates were also presented to those members who                 yellow plastic tag with a hole     grams of how to use the tag.
Community Safety Partnership racial harassment strategy.                 signed up to the initiative and the Community Safety Team                at one end for a bike chain.          Posters have also been dis-
  The strategy’s aim is to eliminate incidents of racial harass-         from West Hampshire police BCU also give a short presenta-               By displaying this tag, any        tributed throughout the area,
ment within the borough whilst encouraging more victims to               tion.                                                                    other bike owner knows that        telling bike owners where
report incidents to the police.                                             Detective Inspector Adi Kingswell who heads up the                    they are welcome to loop           they can get a Loop It and
  The strategy has already received the backing of a number              Community Safety Team said: “The borough of Eastleigh is a               their bike chain or d-lock         additional advice to help pre-
of local businesses, plus schools, colleges, local service               safe place to live, work and visit.                                      together.                          vent bike theft.
providers and the police.                                                   “However incidents of racial harassment are reported to the              This creates safety in num-        Inspector Julie Young said:
  These organisations all put their signatures to the strategy           police and although small in number, we are aware that there             bers - it is harder to steal two   “Bike theft is a growing
statement at a pre-festival buffet.                                      are other incidents that go unreported.                                  bikes than one.                    problem.
  It was hoped that this public endorsement would encourage                 “This event by the Community Safety Partnership was to                   It can be used for any type        “In the last five months,
new signatories to join the expanding group, to ensure that              raise everyone’s awareness of the need to report such matters            of bike whether it is a pedal      165 were stolen in the
key figures and stakeholders within the local community                  of racial harassment, so that action can be taken against per-           cycle, moped or motorbike.         Basingstoke area.
actively work together to promote multi-cultural integration             petrators. In doing so, this takes us a step closer to eradicat-            Police officers have dis-          “A third of these were
and anti-racist messages.                                                ing any form of racial harassment from the borough of                    tributed the Loop It tags to       motorbikes and the rest were
                                                                         Eastleigh.”                                                              schools, colleges and cycle        mainly mopeds.”




Portsmouth bar closed
          by Meline Turkington                           Police will now seek a revocation of the
A BAR in Portsmouth city centre has been               bar’s license.
shut for a month until early November after              Chief Inspector Derek Stone who gave evi-
police closed it temporarily.                          dence in court said: “Licensees and their staff
  Police were concerned for the public’s               need to exercise greater care in serving alco-
safety following a number of violent inci-             hol to people who are clearly the worse for
dents inside Bar Me at Guildhall Walk.                 wear through drink.
  Following a temporary closure notice,                  “It is these people who get severely drunk,
South East Hants Magistrates decided to                who often go on to cause anti social behav-
extend the closure.                                    iour and become involved in further disorder
  Magistrates decided that the management              and violence which is wasting valuable
had shown a lack of control over the premis-           police resources.
es and staff.                                            “Ahead of the change in licensing laws we
  People who were heavily intoxicated were             are pleased to see that magistrates are taking
allowed into the bar and continued to be               issues such as these seriously.
served alcohol.                                          “The Safer Portsmouth Partnership is
  They also said that because of the violent           working hard to address the link between
incidents in the bar, it was in the interest of        alcohol and violent crime, and will continue
public safety that the premises remained shut.         to examine solutions to combat this.”
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                                                                                                                                                commit suicide earned               piece of electrical wire.


Officers honoured for saving lives
      by Julie Jones                helped medical staff to restrain    free and all three officers man-     were also awarded to North East
                                                                                                                                                Aldershot PC Mark Allan his
                                                                                                                                                Resuscitation certificate.
                                                                                                                                                   The officer climbed a six foot
                                                                                                                                                fence near the railway embank-
                                                                                                                                                ment in Aldershot and risked
                                                                                                                                                                                       PC Allan cut the flex and
                                                                                                                                                                                    administered first aid to the
                                                                                                                                                                                    woman until the paramedics
                                                                                                                                                                                    arrived.
                                                                                                                                                                                       The ambulance crew
                                    him so he could be given treat-     aged to rescue the man from the      Hampshire officers, Inspector      falling onto an electrified train   acknowledged without PC
TEN Hampshire officers have         ment.                               rapidly seeking boat and keep        John Anderson and PC Lucy          track to reach the woman, who       Allan’s actions, the woman
been honoured by the Royal             The man made a full recovery     afloat.                              Hawkins after their quick think-   was suspended from a tree by a      would probably have died.
Humane Society (RHS) for            in hospital.                           The man was later detained        ing while on
helping to save the lives of peo-      Southampton Central PCs          under the Mental Health Act.         patrol in
ple in danger.                      Robert Clowes, Michael                 PC Stephen Antrobus and PC        Aldershot High
  Seven officers received a         Hannam and Nicholas                 Richard Webb, from                   Street saved a
RHS Resuscitation Certificate       McKinnon received their             Basingstoke’s Basic Command          man’s life.
and three officers received a       Parchment awards for saving a       Unit, received Resuscitation cer-       The officers
RHS Parchment Award from the        man aboard an unseaworthy           tificates for coming to the aid of   saw the man
Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire,       boat in moderately rough seas,      a woman who had suffered a           collapse and
Mary Fagan, at a special cere-      three and a half miles south        heart attack while driving.          administered
mony at the Great Hall in           west of St Catherine’s Point.          The officers gave the woman       mouth-to-mouth
Winchester.                            The three officers had been      mouth-to-mouth and cardiac           and cardiac mas-
  PC Andy Church and PC             called by the Bembridge lifeboat    massage and PC Antrobus then         sage until para-
Andrew Butler, both based at        when the man, who was suffer-       escorted the woman’s family to       medics arrived.
Farnborough, received their         ing from a mental illness,          hospital.                               The man, who
awards after resuscitating a man    refused help.                          The woman sadly died some         had taken a
who had taken an overdose.             During negotiations, PCs         days later from a second heart       drugs overdose,
  The officers gave the man,        McKinnon and Clowes boarded         attack, but without the interven-    made a full
who was a vulnerable missing        the boat but it began to sink and   tion of the officers, she would      recovery.
person, mouth-to-mouth and          trapped PC Clowes and the           probably have died after the            Saving the life                        LIFESAVERS – The chief constable and Lord
cardiac massage until he            man.                                first.                               of a woman
regained consciousness, and            Pc Clowes managed to float           Resuscitation certificates       attempting to                              Lieutenant with the RHS award recipients.




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                                                                                                             hours to deal with the person
                                                                                                                                                tion in 6 months and will then
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                                                                                                                                                                                      “I am taking a week off
                                                                                                                                                                                    before I go to shift - I have
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Driving force in the All quiet in Upton Grey                                                         RESIDENTS in the Upton Grey area of Basingstoke
                                                                                                     got a rude awakening one Sunday morning last
                                                                                                                                                                Superintendent Paul Netherton, Commander of
                                                                                                                                                             the Basingstoke BCU said: “We have had very good




fight against crime
                                                                                                     month - the sounds of an illegal rave taking place on   feedback from the residents supporting our actions,
                                                                                                     the outskirts of the village.                           and together with local authority partners, we are
                                                                                                        Inspector Peter Page, who was on duty at             actively looking at prosecuting the organisers for a
                                                                                                     Basingstoke police station in the early hours of        number of noise, public order and environmental
                                                                                                     Sunday October 2 said: “From about 4am, we start-       health offences.
                                                                                                     ed to get calls from concerned residents about loud        “We have also seized hundreds of thousand
                                 cameras in more built up                                            music in the Upton Grey area.                           pounds worth of sound equipment and prosecuted
by Gaetana Prassede                                                                                     “We sent a car to do a recce and it turned out to be drivers for vehicle offences.
                                 areas, but the introduction of
THE fight against crime in       the mobile CCTV van will                                            a well organised event with about 300 people there.        “This has sent a clear message that we will not
the New Forest continues         mean greater flexibility and                                           By 8am we had support from our colleagues in         tolerate illegal raves in Hampshire.”
with a brand new CCTV van                                                                            the RPU and FSU and by 10am enough
                                 the chance to monitor in                                                                                            SOUND POLICING – PC Andy
to help local officers deal                                                                          officers to be able to go in and deal with
                                 more remote areas.
with the menace of anti-                                           camera which allows for 360       the event.                                    Reid and TDC Dan Roberts with
                                    Dave Moore, sector
social behaviour.                                                  degree vision and a front            “There was no disorder, but as people       some of the siezed equipment.
                                 inspector for New Forest                                            left the site, drivers were stopped and sub-
  Costing £33,000, the state-                                      pointing camera, the equip-
                                 North, originally put in a bid                                      jected to alcohol and drug impairment
of-the-art mobile camera unit                                      ment will go a long way in
                                 for the unit after identifying                                      tests by officers from the Roads Policing
has been funded by the New                                         tackling the area’s key crime
                                 the need for a greater mobile                                       Unit.
Forest Crime and Disorder                                          issues.
                                 CCTV presence across the                                               “In addition seven vehicles were seized
Reduction Partnership and                                             All frontline officers work-
                                 BCU.                                                                which had sound equipment on board and
will be used across the BCU                                        ing in the Forest will be
                                    ”The van is also equipped                                        then had prohibition notices put on them
in a bid to tackle problem                                         trained in how to use the
                                 with a full prisoner cage in                                        for various road traffic offences”.
hot spots.                                                         equipment over the coming
                                 the back, so not only can it                                           A total of four arrests were made - two
  New Forest officers had                                          months.
                                 detect crime but also react to                                      for suspected possession of drugs, one for
previously relied heavily on                                          Training will begin once       a drink driving offence and one who was
                                 it,” he said.
CCTV footage from fixed                                            the van has been fully sign-      found to be wanted for a previous offence.
                                    Fitted with a top mounted
                                                                   written.
                                                                                                     by Sarah Julian                                            mobile phone and he was persuaded to hand himself
                                                                                                     DUANE HARRIS has been sentenced to a mini-                 in.
                                                                                                     mum of 15 years imprisonment for the murder of                Those six officers from North East Hampshire
                                                                                                     Stephen Jones in September 2004.                           have received commendations from Superintendent
                                                                                                        On the night of his death, Steven Jones became          Joe Apps as a result of their work on the night
                                                                                                     concerned that his girlfriend had gone to the flat of      Steven Jones was murdered.
                                                                                                     Duane Harris, who he believed was involved in ille-           The investigation was then taken forward by the
                                                                                                     gal drugs, and went to find her.                           Northern Major Crime Department and concluded
                                                                                                        There was an argument between Steven Jones and          with Duane Harris’ sentencing on September 29
                                                                                                     Duane Harris, during which Steven Jones was fatally        2005.
                                                                                                     stabbed.                                                      Detective Sergeant Alan Hastings said: “It was
                                                                                                        The police were called and PC Dawn White per-           established that Duane Harris was in fact an illegal
                                                                                                     formed CPR on the victim.                                  immigrant whose true identity was Gavine Morris, a
                                                                                                        Sergeant Paul Plews and PC Michael Payne, from          Jamaican national who entered this country in
                                                                                                     the Roads Policing Unit, attended the scene to pro-        October 2000.
                                                                                                     vide a fast and safe escort for the ambulance taking          “He had been convicted of a shooting in New
                                                                                                     the victim to hospital, and were also responsible for      York in 1997 and following his release from a
                                                                                                     preserving the ambulance as a source of potential          United States prison he was deported back to
                                                                                                     evidence.                                                  Jamaica but within months he had entered the UK.
                                                                                                        Sgt Plews also later took on the role of family liai-      “He had lived illegally in London and Aldershot
                                                                                                     son officer.                                               for four years prior to the murder, dealing heroin and
                                                                                                        Meanwhile, Detective Constable John Gilliand,           crack cocaine.
                                                                                                     Detective Sergeant Mark Brindley and Detective                “I’d like to pass on my thanks to all who were
                                        CAMERA COP – Sergeant Keith McBrien                                                                                     involved in the events of the night Steven Jones was
                                                                                                     Inspector Scott Clarke were the on call CID team
                                           of Totton police station with the New                     that night.                                                murdered and the investigation that followed.”
                                                Forest’s mobile CCTV van.                               Duane Harris had left the scene, and after making          The judge recommended that at the end of 15
                                                                                                     enquiries, DS Brindley made contact with him via           years, Duane Harris should be deported.




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                                                                                                                                                                   matters.
AN EASTLEIGH beat bobby          Crime and Disorder                this pilot project we have          “As we all know, this is
has scored with local young-     Reduction Partnership has         been able to take kids off        when problems are likely to               q Friendly realistic advice
sters after setting up a suc-    enabled the project to be         street corners and significant-   occur and some could inad-
                                 extended for a further nine       ly reduce the number of calls     vertently find themselves                  q Complaints/discipline
cessful soccer scheme that
has been extended beyond its     weeks.                            to the police concerning          involved in trouble.”                      q Clinical negligence
initial six-week pilot period      The successful project          youth nuisance in the area.         PC Moody added: “We
                                 kicked-off on September 16           “The kids have proven that     appeal to all local businesses,            q Personal injury
to run until Christmas.
  Up to 50 youngsters have       with the aim to take young-       they are willing to co-operate    particularly the larger organi-            q Conveyancing – private and commercial
been attending the two-hour      sters off the streets and steer   and not engage in acts of         sations that have corporate
                                 them away from becoming           neighbourhood or youth nui-       community budgets, to step                 q Wills/estates/settlements/trusts
Friday night sessions at the
Indoor Soccer Zone at Barton     involved in antisocial acts       sance, as the football has        forward and support us by                    Appointments to suit you (and if urgent and
Park, after being initiated by   including under-age drinking      given them something posi-        providing the ongoing finan-
                                                                                                                                                 you are unable to come and see us, we will
Bishopstoke’s beat bobby PC      and other forms of low level      tive to focus on and look for-    cial support that is needed to
                                 crime.                            ward to.                          keep this project running.”                            come and see you)
Rich Moody.
                                   Although the scheme has            “They have really enjoyed        Anyone who might be
  PC Moody secured joint
                                 secured additional funding to     the football sessions and it      interested in supporting the
                                                                                                                                             CONTACT DETAILS
funding for the six-week trial
from the Eastleigh Local         enable it to run until the end    will be a shame if they are       project or requires additional          q Telephone – 01264 363354 or 721700
Area Committee and by            of the year, it is in danger of   unable to continue in the         information should contact
                                 collapsing in the New Year        New Year because they will        PC Moody at Eastleigh                   q Fax – 01264 721718
negotiating reduced hire fees
from the sports venue man-       because of a lack of sustain-     have nothing to do except         Police Station by telephoning           q E-mail – Cwinters@talbotwalker.co.uk
agement.                         able funding.                     hang around the estates           0845 045 45 45.
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Hampshire Police at war
 Frontline pays a
 60th anniversary
 tribute to the
 Hampshire police
                        THE period 1939-45
                        was one of the most
                        testing in the history of
                        policing Hampshire
                        and the Isle of Wight.
                                                       enemy were likely to land.
                                                         Many police officers were
                                                       called up to the Armed Services
                                                       and so police duties were often
                                                       performed by war reserves and
                                                                                         died while serving as police
                                                                                         officers.
                                                                                           Officers duties included
                                                                                         assisting with the evacuation,
                                                                                         enforcing the black out, restor-
                                                                                         ing communications and order
                                                                                                                              and it was not until summer
                                                                                                                              1942 that instructional courses
                                                                                                                              were instituted.
                                                                                                                                Other assistance came from
                                                                                                                              the Special Constabulary,
                                                                                                                              whose numbers had been
                                                                                                                                                                  headquarters in Reading where
                                                                                                                                                                  the control room in the event of
                                                                                                                                                                  invasion was based.
                                                                                                                                                                    Police had instructions to put
                                                                                                                                                                  equipment out of action, immo-
                                                                                                                                                                  bilize vehicles and take other
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Southampton.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Portsmouth had 67 raids
                                                                                                                                                                                                     between 1940-1944.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       In one raid alone in August
                                                                                                                                                                                                     1940 in excess of 500 people
                                                                                                                                                                                                     were killed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We owe a tremendous debt to all those who served during
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the Second World War.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We must never forget the sacrifices and hardships
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 endured to secure our independence.
 officers who             Portsmouth and Southampton   special constables.               following bombing raids,             increased just prior to the war.    measures to obstruct the enemy,      One of the Portsmouth Police
                                                                                                                                Initially the Specials served     such as destroying all racing      casualties was police fireman
 gave their lives
 during the sec -
                        where hit by heavy German
                        bombing raids.
                                                         Some of those officers sacri-
                                                       ficed their lives doing their
                                                       duty.
                                                                                         rounding up aliens, preparing
                                                                                         for enemy invasion, enforcing
                                                                                         Defence regulations, and cop-
                                                                                                                              just wearing an armlet as badge
                                                                                                                              of office until uniform and rank
                                                                                                                                                                  pigeons likely to fall into
                                                                                                                                                                  enemy hands.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Harry Whiteman, killed in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     raid in 1941.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Roll of Honour
 ond world war            The threat of invasion was                                     ing with criminals who exploit-      structure was provided.               Public displays called             A visit St Paul’s Cathedral                                        Portsmouth City Police
                                                         The roll of honour produced     ed war time opportunities such         To support the police officers,   ‘Beating the Invader’ and          will find his name on the fire
 1939-1945.             very real and Hampshire was
                                                                                                                              boy clerks and women auxil-         ‘Stand Firm’ were held in          fighter’s memorial just outside                                      1940 PC       Stanley Spooner       Air Raid
                        one of the first places the    here lists those officers who     as black market trading and
 by Clifford Williams                                                                    looting of bombed buildings.         iaries were recruited.              Southampton to educate and         the Cathedral.                                                       1941 SC       Walter Colley         Air Raid
                                                                                           At the start of the war,             By 1942 Hampshire                 demonstrate to the public what       Many officers were decorated
                                                                                                                              Constabulary had 100 Woman          action should be taken in event    for either police service or ser-                                    1941 SC       Harold White          Air Raid
                                                                                         Hampshire and the IOW had
                                                                                         five different police forces -       Auxiliary Police Corps              of invasion.                       vice in the forces.                                                  1941 WRC      John Dunsford         Air Raid
                                                                                         Southampton, Portsmouth,             (WAPC).                               An advertisement in the            Detective Constable George
                                                                                                                                Their duties were primarily as    Southampton Echo of                Maskew of the Isle of Wight                                          1941 WRC      Wilfred Miller        Air Raid
                                                                                         Hampshire, Winchester City
                                                                                         and The Isle of Wight                telephonists, clerks, drivers,      September 1942 calls ‘Beating      Constabulary was decorated                                           1941 SC       Bertie Davis          Air Raid
                                                                                         Constabulary.                        matron to women and juvenile        the Invader’ the ‘greatest holi-   with the Kings Police and Fire
                                                                                                                              prisoners and escorting women       days at home attraction.’          Service medal for his alert off                                      1941 SC       George Hooper         Air Raid
                                                                                           Each of these forces has a
                                                                                         different war story to tell.         to prison.                            The raids in Southampton         duty work on July 1, 1942                                            1941 WRC      Albert Flemming       Air Raid
                                                                                           On April 1 1943 Winchester           By the end of the war the first   were particularly heavy in         when he caught two Canadian
                                                                                                                              regular Hampshire Police Force      November and December 1940.        soldiers in an act of burglary.                                      1941 P/Fm     Harry Whiteman        Air Raid
                                                                                         City Police and the Isle of
                                                                                         Wight Constabulary ceased to         woman police officer was              Southampton officers PWR           Despite been attacked with a                                       Southampton County Borough Police
                                                                                         exist as they were amalgamated       appointed; Miss Phyllis Yates.      Herbert Symes and PC               long knife DC Maskew secured
                                                                                                                                Hampshire soon became the         Frederick Tupper together with     the detention of the soldiers.                                       1940 SC       Ernest Diaper         Air Raid
                                                                                         with Hampshire to form the
                                                                                         Hampshire Joint Police Force.        frontline of Britain’s war          Sergeant Shuff (of the               PC 77 Goronwy Evans of the                                         1940 PC       Frederick Tupper      Air Raid
                                                                                           Not long after war was             defences and there was a            Berkshire Force serving in         Portsmouth City Police              round the globe and
                                                                                                                              tremendous amount of military       Southampton), were all killed      received the George Medal for       towards the end of the war       1940 WRC      Herbert Symes         Air Raid
                                                                                         declared in September 1939
                                                                                         police officers started to receive   activity in the county.             by the Luftwaffe raid of           his act of heroism on the night     many wrote into the force        1941 PC       Arthur Branscombe     Air Raid
                                                                                         call up papers.                        A War Emergency                   November 30 1940.                  of March 10, 1941 when with         anxious to get demobilised
                                                                                                                              Department was established in         Because of the heavy air raids   total disregard for his own safe-   and back to police duties.       1942 SC       Ernest Wright         Air Raid
                                                                                           The first Hampshire officer to
                                                                                         go was PC Spencer.                   each force.                         on Southampton officers from       ty he entered a burning building       In July 1945 the news of      Isle of Wight Constabulary
                                                                                           In December 1939 a further           Hampshire’s was called ‘E’        other constabularies were sent     in Elm Grove, Southsea to tack-     Headquarters officers
                                                                                         25 officers were called up.          branch.                             there as mutual aid under the      le a fire next to a nursing home.   serving abroad included          1941 WRC      William Kelly         Air Raid
                                                                                           Gaps in police strength were         PC 94 John Arlott served in       Police Regional Reinforcement        Police duties during the war      the following remarks:           1941 SC       Robert Galton         Air Raid
                                                                                         initially filled by the First        Southampton Police’s War            Scheme.                            often involved long hours.          “When we last heard of
                                                                                         Police Reserve, these were           Department (he later became a         To give Southampton Police       Right at the start of the war the   Tilling, who is a                Hampshire Constabulary
                                                                                         retired police officers called out   writer and broadcaster famous       officers some relief in 1941       right to a rest day each week       Lieutenant in the Royal
                                                                                                                              for cricket commentary).            they were posted to Exeter and                                         Artillery, he was shelter-       1939 PC       Clifton               Explosion.
                                                                                         of retirement, and the Police                                                                               was suspended, as was the right
                                                                                         War Reserve (PWR).                     Police War Departments then       Exeter officers to Southampton.    to time off in compensation for     ing from a torrential            1939 SC       William Moore         RTA
                                                                                           At first there was no training     reported to the Civil Defence         Ironically Exeter then suf-      overtime for duties of less than    downpour in a Burmese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1940 WRC      John Styche           RTA
                                                                                                                                                                  fered heavy bombing raids.         12 hours.                           pagoda and observing the
                                                                       WARTIME IMAGES – Top left anti clockwise; following a heavy raid on                          The mutual exchange with           Overtime pay was out of the       effects of artillery fire        1940 SC       Ernest Renyard        Air Raid
                                                                     Southampton soldiers and policemen take a break; Eastleigh’s PC Charlie                      Exeter included the Chief          question.                           after spending several hec-
                                                                        Curtis brews up; between raids helmeted officers relax playing card                                                                                                                               1941 SC       Charles Rutter        Air Raid
                                                                                                                                                                  Constable of Exeter, Mr Fred         Most forces imposed a 12          tic days in foxholes full of
                                                                      games; all hands in as blast trenches are dug alongside a police station;                   Tarry.                             hour duty.                          water.                           1942 SC       Frederick Baker       Air Raid
                                                                     police fire cadets parade in full equipment; Portsmouth City Police mobile                     He was appointed Chief             Hampshire Joint Police Force         “We are very pleased to
                                                                       canteen providing refreshment in the bombed out areas of the city; an                                                                                                                              1943 SC       John Hodder           Air Raid
                                                                     image from an ARP manual showing a police sargeant wearing the service                       Constable of Southampton not       kept in contact with its officers   welcome back PC Daw,
                                                                     respirator issued to all ranks; Chief Constable of Southampton Fred Tarry                    long after his secondment had      who were serving in the armed       who has been a prisoner of
                                                                               with dignitaries and visiting senior Free Polish Officers.                         started.                           forces through a newsletter.        war for nearly two years.”
                                                                                                                                                                    In all 631 people were killed      Snippets of news were
                                                                                                                                                                  in bombing raids in                received from officers all
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                                                                                                                                                           problems associated with these         behaviour is at a suitable level.




 Cruising to success
                                                                                                                                                           events but we hope continued             This enables officers to keep an
                                                                                                                                                           partnership working will prevail.”     eye on cruisers who may be mis-
                                                                                                                                                              Although the Island’s RPU has       behaving, while letting those who
                                                                                                                                                           seen positive results there is still   use cruising as a hobby enjoy
                                                                                                                                                           an on-going effort to reduce this      themselves and learn more about
                                                                                                                                                           problem.                               road safety.
                                                                                                                                                              They regularly receive intelli-       Overall Fareham RPU believes
     by Katie Wilson                  gerous stunts, such as wheel            and more young people spending           This 300 yard stretch of car-       gence information letting them         that they have a good relationship
THE ‘car cruise culture’ has been     spins, that have given cruisers a       time and money on modifying           riageway has varying speed limits      know when and where the next           with the cruisers who are normal-
a concern for Hampshire               bad reputation, putting them and        their cars and showing them off to    and some cruisers reach up to 90       cruise will take place.                ly quite well-behaved.
Constabulary and the county’s         other members of the public at          their friends.                        miles per hour.                           Last month, the officers              Police in Lee-on-Solent have
residents for many years.             risk.                                      David Wood from Ryde                  Police officers from the Roads      received information about an          also successfully targeted the
  It has been an ongoing problem         Residents have reported seeing       Neighbourhood Watch recognises        Policing Unit on the Isle of Wight     exceptionally large cruise planned     issue of cruising by working
for communities who are fed up        ‘cruisers’ driving extremely close      this is a nuisance for his commu-     patrol the area on cruise nights       to take place with not only cruise     alongside Gosport Borough
with the roaring engines, loud        to one another and other road           nity. He said: “Car cruising is a     creating a police presence to deter    members from the Island attend-        Council in a multi-agency part-
music and anti-social behaviour.      users, making them feel intimidat-      problem in Ryde with young men        any anti-social or dangerous           ing but also others from cruise        nership.
  But thanks to the Hampshire         ed and forcing them to pull over        driving around the town all the       behaviour.                             clubs based on the south coast           For three years cruisers gath-
Constabulary’s Roads Policing         and let them pass.                      time with car radios turned up           PC Paul Bailey from the Roads       and some national clubs based          ered in the seafront car park and
Unit this problem may soon be a         As well as compromising their         very loud.”                           Policing Unit on the Isle of Wight     across the country.                    raced each other around the town
thing of the past.                    own and other people’s safety the          Not only does this cause prob-     said: “Car cruise events have been        This information is normally        doing timed circuits.
  Unmarshalled events take place      volume of cars and the drivers’         lems for the community but it         running for some time on the Isle      given at short notice because of         At the peak of the problem
regularly around Hampshire and        behaviour is becoming a problem.        also poses a huge problem for         of Wight, with regular meetings        the secrecy of such events within      police received 17 complaints in
the Isle of Wight with between 60       Two affected areas are the Isle       police on the island.                 on the last Sunday of each month.      the cruise culture.                    one week from concerned resi-
and 100 cars attending, some-         of Wight and Fareham.                      On many occasions cruisers            “While most attendees at these         Once they have this information     dents and a community action
times even more.                         Cruising on the Isle of Wight        have been seen driving at excess      events are genuine enthusiasts, a      they have to work quickly to           group was formed to raise aware-
  It is the careless and often dan-   has become increasingly popular         speed along the dual carriageway      small number among them have           make sure the correct resources        ness.
                                      over the past few years with more       linking Cowes and Newport.            given the police, the public and       are available to police the event        A gate was put on the entrance
                                                                                                                    retailers cause for concern.”          effectively and ensure the needs       of the car park which is locked at
                                                                                                                      A specific area which is severe-     of the public are addressed.           night meaning it can no longer be
                                                                                                                    ly affected by this is the residen-       However, not all cruisers           used as a gathering place.
                                                                                                                    tial area near the Matalan store in    deserve this bad reputation and           Lee-on-Solent beat manager
                                                                                                                    Newport.                               simply do it for a hobby.              PC Mark Adams is pleased with
                                                                                                                       In response to this issue Isle of       Chris Roberts, a cruiser who       the result. He said: “After three
                                                                                                                    Wight RPU has been working in          attends events all over Hampshire      years we’ve managed to get
                                                                                                                    partnership with retailers to pre-     said: “I can see why the police        everything resolved so the resi-
                                                                                                                    vent illegal activities.               and people living round here are       dents of Lee-on-Solent can enjoy
                                                                                                                       Gates have been placed at the       unhappy but not all cruisers want      a better quality of life.”
                                                                                                                    front of some store car parks to       to race and muck about.                   Having a visible police pres-
                                                                                                                    restrict them from being used             “Some of us just want to show       ence on Hampshire’s roads during
                                                                                                                    while the store is closed.             off our cars and have a laugh with     cruise nights will deter criminal or
                                                                                                                       Officers hope this will deter any   our mates.”                            anti-social behaviour by the cruis-
                                                                                                                    cruisers using these car parks as         RPU officers in Fareham have        ers.
                                                                                                                    meeting points and in turn will        listened to opinions such as              By implementing these strate-
                                                                                                                    decrease the amount of anti-social     Chris’s and incorporated them          gies, officers can enforce the law
                                                                                                                    behaviour disturbing the residents.    into their policing strategy.          onto those who are causing any
                                                                                                                        PC Bailey is confident the situ-      Cruises in Fareham are slightly     criminal or anti-social disruption,
                                                                                                                    ation will improve further in the      smaller to those on the Isle of        as well as educate those law abid-
                                                                                                                    future: “It is through some hard       Wight giving police the opportu-       ing cruisers who are simply there
                                                                                                                    work and genuine concerns for          nity and time to interact with the     to have fun.
                                                                                                                    public and road safety that police     drivers.                                  Because of the hard work by
                                                                                                                    and retailers have worked togeth-         The officers can talk to the        roads policing officers and beat
     NICE CAR – Not all youngsters driving high                                                                     er to reduce areas indicated by the    cruisers about their vehicles and      officers a reduced amount of
                                                                                                                    public as concerns.                    other aspects of road safety, as       complaints have been made and
     performance cars are out to break the law.
                                                                                                                       “We acknowledge that there is       well as ensuring the noise and         more residents are able to enjoy
                                                                                                                    still a way to go to eliminate all




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                                                                                                                                    the silent majority to get back at those who
                                                                                                                                    are dragging down the neighbourhood,”
                                                                                                                                                                                       around 80 calls a month that last year led to
                                                                                                                                                                                       127 arrests.
 Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.                                                  the Crimestoppers message to Hampshire’s         added Simon Theobalds, the projects co-               “I believe Crimestoppers is substantially
    This month, following information given to Crimestoppers earlier in            hot spots where they are deployed.               ordinator for Crimestoppers in Hampshire.          under-used through ignorance and mistrust,
 the year, a man was given a six month prison sentence after pleading                 They will be encouraging communities in          “We are a charity and independent of the        it’s safe to call 0800 555 111 and no one will
 guilty at Winchester Crown Court to possessing drugs, and possessing              areas of Basingstoke, Totton, Gosport and        police.                                            know you rang.
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    A man was arrested for theft and criminal damage after a                       which Crimestoppers offers to report infor-      phones are disabled to prevent caller ID and       interest and look forward to the results.”
 Crimestoppers radio appeal on Delta FM in the East Hampshire area.                mation about crime and criminals which           billing.                                              For further information contact Simon
    Another suspect who was captured on CCTV involved in a fight in                would not normally reach the ears of the            “We pass to the police only the hard facts      Theobalds on 07899 911579 or Tony
 Basingstoke has been dealt with by police after the images were pub-              police.                                          about crime.                                       Langstone on 01962 846619.
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    Calls continue to increase for the Isle of Wight after launching               the ACSOs enjoy a different relationship
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   Call handling - a model of best practice
         by Sally Gleeson                     grades and definition, and the training          This research rein-
CALL handlers in Hampshire’s Force            and accreditation of control room and         forces the view that call
Enquiry Centre (FEC) and control room         enquiry centre staff.                         handlers should be con-
(TWUN) are at the forefront of a national        “We held two seminars in May 2004          sistent and well-trained, a
drive to improve communication between        so that we could consult other constabu-      belief held by DCC
the public and police service.                laries and find out their take on the pro-    Readhead, who added:
   Since the beginning of September, the      ject,” she said.                              “We train our forensic
346 staff in the FEC and TWUN have               “What we didn’t want to do was dic-        scientists and frontline
been working to a new set of guidelines       tate to other forces what they were going     cops, and so we should be
designed to ensure that emergency and         to have to do; we wanted to present them      training our call handlers
non-emergency callers receive a consis-       with our proposals and get their com-         as they are such an
tent and professional response.               ments.                                        important part of what we
   Hampshire’s reputation for excellence         “It generated a lot of discussion and we   do.”
in call handling has been recognised in       found out from them what they thought            Ali said that the pro-
consecutive Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of     should be at the heart of the project.”       ject’s focus on the train-
Constabulary (HMIC) reports, but HMIC            Armed with suggestions from the sem-       ing and accreditation of
and the Association of Chief Police           inars, Ali met with the HMIC review           call handlers was benefi-
Officers (ACPO) observed that there was       group of control centre managers to dis-      cial not only to the force
a lack of consistency nationally in how       cuss best practice and draw up the stan-      as a whole, but also to the
calls to police were graded and resolved.     dards.                                        individual staff.
   In 2002, ACPO decided that a set of           Traditionally, call handling has been         “These standards will
national guidelines needed to be drawn        measured in terms of volume of calls and      help call handlers to pro-
up to ensure that people all over the UK      promptness of response, but the new           vide a quality service and
could be guaranteed a consistent and con-     standards see a shift towards the quality     there will be more struc-
stant level of service when they called the   of response.                                  ture to their training and
police, and Hampshire’s Deputy Chief             A raft of 10 key competencies to be        careers.
Constable, Ian Readhead, was appointed        observed in every call has been intro-           “At the moment, every LEADING THE WAY – Ali Craig, shown with Andy Preston, committed to
to chair the National Call Handling           duced, with the aim of ensuring that call-    constabulary handles calls                      providing a quality service to our community
Standards (NCHS) project board.               handlers use consistent vocabulary, greet-    differently, but once the
   He chose Ali Craig, FEC manager, to        ings, rapport-building and questioning        new standards are adopted                    benefits to frontline officers, particularly ment of Hampshire rates the force’s call
join him on the board to get the project      techniques with each caller.                  nationally, staff will have more opportu-    those working in forensics.                  handling as excellent and flagged up
up and running, and Ali said it was clear        Research carried out for the NCHS          nity to transfer between forces.”               Call handlers are being trained to probe Hampshire’s call handling as a model of
from the start that it was an ambitious       project revealed that 53 per cent of 999         The new standards see a change in the     callers for information to highlight poten-  best practice.
venture.                                      callers based their overall satisfaction      way that incidents are graded on Altaris,    tial forensic evidence and then instruct        Ali said she looked forward to the day
   “The project was always going to be        with their call on four factors:              with a shift from five grades to four.       callers how best to preserve it.             when HMIC could use the new standards
difficult to get off the ground because of    q being taken seriously                          The auto grade facility on Altaris has       Ali said Hampshire’s staff had adapted    as a benchmark to measure call handling
the finite resources and timescale - the                                                    been switched off, encouraging staff to      well to working to the new standards,        performance.
                                              q being able to talk to someone who           demonstrate a greater knowledge of grad- which are also being piloted in
standards are going to be adopted nation-     could deal with them quickly                                                                                                               “We are a customer service organisa-
ally in April 2006,” she said.                                                              ing.                                         Leicestershire, West Midlands,               tion and we have a real commitment to
   Working closely with Chief Inspector       q police doing what they said they               In addition to benefiting callers and the Warwickshire, Merseyside and Thames          providing a quality service to the commu-
Brian Hills of Durham Constabulary, Ali       would do                                      call handlers themselves, the increase in    Valley before being adopted nationally in    nity” she said.
set to work organising working groups to      q professional and efficient response         competency among staff involved in the       April 2006.                                     “At long last we will be able to be
focus on the key areas of national call       from call handler                             initial stage of reporting should also bring    This month’s HMIC baseline assess-        measured alongside other forces.”
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  Hampshire Police and county
council receive road safety award
  By Liz Harding and                UK, Hampshire has been
                                    judged worthy of a commenda-
                                                                        nating their efforts on specified
                                                                        Sundays throughout the summer
                                                                                                            with the county council appears
                                                                                                            to be working- to see a 70 per
                                                                                                                                                    The county council’s execu-
                                                                                                                                                 tive member for environment
                                                                                                                                                                                      reward
                                                                                                                                                                                        has been to see motorcycle
   Emma Drackford                   tion.”                              in an attempt to reduce the         cent decrease in the number of       (north), Cllr Jonathan Glen,         casualty numbers falling.
HAMPSHIRE Constabulary and             In 2004 motorcycle fatalities    number of people being killed       motorcycle fatalities between        added: “I’m very pleased that          “Recent tragedies on
Hampshire County Council            fell substantially, with 10 peo-    or seriously injured on roads       2003 and 2004 is a remarkable        our partnership work with            Hampshire’s roads only serve to
have been awarded a presti-         ple dying compared to 33 in         across the region.                  achievement.                         Hampshire Constabulary has           emphasise how very important
gious Prince Michael of Kent        2003 and 22 in 2002.                   Significant work has also           “We will continue to work         been recognised nationally           such work is, and strengthens
road safety commendation for           The decrease follows the star-   been delivered as part of the       with the county council and our      through this prestigious com-        the county council’s resolve to
their combined efforts in dra-      tling rise in 2003, which was       partners’ ‘Bikesafe’ initiative,    other partner agencies to build      mendation.                           continue to make our roads
matically reducing motorcycle       mirrored across the country.        Edge44.                             on this success.”                       “However, the greatest            safer for everyone.”
fatalities on the county’s roads.      Since then the partners have        Here, the joint police and
   The presentation took place      worked closely with other pub-      county council scheme aims to
at the constabulary’s Southern      lic sector agencies and motorcy-    reduce the number of motorcy-
Support and Training                cle-related businesses to reduce    cle-related casualties by teach-
Headquarters at Netley, and was     this unacceptable death toll.       ing skills and offering advice
received by Chief Constable            Focusing on known motorcy-       that could help motorcyclists
Paul Kernaghan and Councillor       cle casualty routes across          stay safer on the roads.
Jonathan Glen.                      Hampshire, high visibility             Prince Michael of Kent Road
   Also in attendance were          police and ambulance patrols        Safety Awards and
Superintendent Mark Bradford,       were put in place at weekends       Commendations are presented
Inspector Peter Hughes and PC       along priority routes including     throughout the year to individu-
Michael Gear, all from the          the A339, A272 and the A32          als, companies or organisations
Roads Policing Unit, as well as     (centring around the West Meon      in recognition of their outstand-
members of the Council’s Road       area), in an attempt to encour-     ing contribution to improving
Safety Team.                        age people to take more care        road safety.
   John Plowman, from the           when using the roads.                  Inspector Peter Hughes, lead
Prince Michael of Kent Awards,         Substantial engineering work     partnership officer for the RPU
presented the commendation          and gateway signing was also        said: “We are delighted to have
certificate and said: “The          undertaken by the county coun-      our partnership work recognised
scheme’s purpose is to recog-       cil along the same routes to try    in this manner.
nise innovative, well               and reduce the risk of collision.      “Too many people are killed
researched, self sustaining and        Officers from the Roads          or seriously injured on our
replicable schemes.                 Policing Unit also took part in a   roads and we are committed to                                                   SAFETY TEAM – Cllr Jonathan Glen and PC
   “I am delighted that follow-     joint operation with other forces   reducing these figures further.                                                 Michael Gear show the certificates presented
ing careful scrutiny of a large     across the south east, co-ordi-        “Our partnership approach                                                             by John Plowman (centre).
number of schemes across the




Soton specials are tops
OFFICERS from Southampton BCU’s Special
Constabulary are in the running for a prestigious
award after being voted the Special Constabulary
                                                      BCU are involved in implementing the Violent
                                                      Crime Strategy, which covers more than 100
                                                      licensed premises and a designated area with zero
                                                                                                              Team work within the wide-ranging community
                                                                                                            has already gone a long way to resolve these prob-
                                                                                                            lems and the Violent Crime Strategy is playing a
                                                                                                                                                                    ous assaults, and for possession of offensive
                                                                                                                                                                    weapons.
                                                                                                                                                                       At least eight fixed penalties have been issued
Team of the Year.                                     tolerance towards the public consumption of alco-     key part in providing community reassurance.            for public order offences and five cases have gone
   The accolade was awarded for the constables’       hol in the street.                                      Every weekend, the team of specials is briefed        to court.
efforts in the Violent Crime Strategy being run in       In addition to the diverse residential community   before being tasked to one of five zones in the city       An average weekend also sees a minimum of 30
Southampton City Centre, aimed at reducing alco-      and large student population, upwards of 20,000       centre between 8pm and 3am.                             incidents of drinking in public dealt with by
hol-fuelled anti-social behaviour.                    visit the city on a Friday and Saturday night to        A good rapport has also been established with         Special Constables.
   Their success has now seen them through to the     frequent the various clubs and bars.                  security staff working at the various drinking             Stuart O’Sullivan, assistant force specials offi-
south west regional finals of the Arthur Ellis           Many of these people consume a large amount        establishments and officers also monitor areas          cer, said: “The Southampton BCU team has pro-
Trophy, being held at Avon and Somerset police        of alcohol, which then has an impact on the local     around the many cashpoints to prevent any prob-         vided a substantial involvement in the project and
headquarters on November 19.                          area, particularly if anti-social behaviour is the    lems occurring.                                         helped address a long-standing problem in the
   Each of the 40 plus specials in Southampton        result of this consumption.                             So far this year, the team has made 14 arrests        community, providing reassurance and protection
                                                                                                            for public order offences, indecent and other seri-     to the residents and visitors to the city.”


     Don’t take time off work
           – this solicitor
           can see you at
                                                     POLSONS                                                  Website puts communities
     7 o’clock in the morning                         SOLICITORS
     or in the early evenings
       for your convenience
  q Domestic and
                                                          FREE QUOTATIONS GIVEN
                                                                                                              in touch with local police
                                                     If you need assistance then                                       by Meline Turkington                            Each Beat Sergeant also details his or her pri-
  commercial conveyancing                              we have an experienced                                PORTSMOUTH residents now have access to
                                                                                                                                                                    orities for the area their team polices.
                                                                                                                                                                       Chief Inspector Richard Rowland from
  q Matrimonial                                       team of solicitors ready to                            detailed information about their local police
                                                                                                                                                                    Portsmouth police said: “This is just one way of
                                                                                                             through a new website.
  q Personal injury                                           help you.                                         The site is aimed at putting residents in touch
                                                                                                                                                                    our residents being able to get in touch with their
                                                                                                                                                                    local officer.
  q Wills and Probate                                                                                        with their own beat sergeant and beat officers
                                                                                                             and is being piloted for the Constabulary by
                                                                                                                                                                       “I would encourage people to make use of the
  q Partnerships and                                    Winchester House, 7                                  Portsmouth.
                                                                                                                                                                    new email system, to get to know their beat offi-
                                                                                                                                                                    cer by name, and address directly to them.”
                                                                                                                It features details of every beat in the city, as
  company                                             Winchester Street, Botley,                             well as who is responsible for policing each area.
                                                                                                                                                                       The site can be found at;
                                                                                                                                                                        http://www.hampshire.police.uk/ also
  q Business start-up                                       Southampton                                         Email addresses also give residents the oppor-
                                                                                                                                                                    includes links to partner agencies such as the
                                                                                                             tunity, for the first time, to send a message to
  q Sports agency                                     Freephone 0800 298 6474                                their specific officer.
                                                                                                                                                                    city council.
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CREW 2 bigger and better                                                                                                                          Seatbelts save
THE second CREW (Crime
Reduction and Environment
Week) to be held in Basingstoke
this year was a great success,
and organisers say it was bigger
                                      The Dome, a youth centre in
                                    Brighton Hill, was the focus for
                                    CREW week and a place where
                                    residents were able to discuss
                                    their concerns with the various
                                                                        cocktails) run by the
                                                                        Community Wardens, street
                                                                        dance, and a graphics workshop.
                                                                           Elsewhere, PC Roger Filbey,
                                                                        the local schools liaison officer
                                                                                                            took the time to complete sur-
                                                                                                            veys about their perception of
                                                                                                            crime and safety in Brighton
                                                                                                            Hill and these will be analysed
                                                                                                            to see what improvements are
                                                                                                                                                 lives, remember
and better than the first.
   The partnership of
Basingstoke police officers,
Basingstoke and Deane Borough
Council, Hampshire County
                                    agencies.
                                      Problems of anti-social
                                    behaviour, crime and drugs were
                                    just some of the topics that were
                                    covered.
                                                                        provided Tag Rugby and talked
                                                                        to pupils about the problems
                                                                        caused by anti-social behaviour.
                                                                           An added bonus to the week
                                                                        was when a Chinook Helicopter
                                                                                                            required.
                                                                                                               PC Green added: “We also
                                                                                                            hope that new Neighbourhood
                                                                                                            Watch schemes will start in
                                                                                                            Brighton Hill as a result of
                                                                                                                                                    to use them
                                                                                                                                                  By Emma Drackford               people still don’t recognise
Council, the Hampshire Fire and       The Dome was also the venue       from RAF Odiham flew over           CREW.                                POLICE are reminding road        that seatbelts are invaluable
Rescue Service and housing          for many of the youth activities,   Brighton Hill Community                “These schemes contribute to      users of the life-saving         in saving peoples lives.
associations spent months plan-     including a climbing tower pro-     School and took a photograph of     lowering the crime rate in a local                                       “Injuries to people in vehi-
                                                                                                                                                 importance of wearing a seat-
ning the latest CREW, which         vided by Hampshire County           children who stood in line to       area and they also provide reas-                                      cles are far more severe if
was held in Brighton Hill from      Council’s Youth Service, a          form the word ‘CREW’.               surance for residents and bring      belt after a stop-check opera-
                                                                                                                                                 tion in the New Forest found     they are not wearing a seat-
September 19 to 24.                 ‘Mocktails’ bar (non-alcoholic         Visitors to the Dome also        communities closer together.”
                                                                                                                                                 a shocking 20 travellers         belt.
   They were able to draw on
their experiences and the lessons                                                                                                                weren’t wearing one.                “At 30mph, a person would
learned from the first event held                                                                                                                   In an operation on the        be thrown forward with a
in Buckskin in April this year to                                                                                                                A326 at Rushington, police       force of between 30 and 60
ensure that the programme of                                                                                                                     specifically stopped motorists   times their own body weight.
events was well co-ordinated                                                                                                                     who were not wearing seat-          “If a seatbelt isn’t worn
and packed with action.                                                                                                                          belts over a one hour period     they are likely to be thrown
   PC Paul Green, Community                                                                                                                                                       from the vehicle or hit what-
                                                                                                                                                 during the morning rush hour.
Safety Co-ordinator for                                                                                                                                                           ever is in front of them.
Basingstoke police, was delight-                                                                                                                    The operation, which was
                                                                                                                                                 carried out by Totton Roads         “If you’re a rear seat pas-
ed with the results.
                                                                                                                                                 Policing Unit, was set up to     senger you could kill the per-
   He said: “Providing facilities
for youngsters in the area was a                                                                                                                 target commuters and people      son in front of you as well as
new concept for CREW to take                                                                                                                     taking children to school fol-   yourself if you don’t wear a
on board, so it was great to see                                                                                                                 lowing a spate of crashes in     seatbelt.”
that all the activities for young                                                                                                                the area.                           The Roads Policing Unit is
people we laid on were well                                                                                                                         People stopped for the        committed to reducing casu-
attended.                                                                                                                                        offence were given a fixed       alties across Hampshire and
   “It has shown us that there is                                                                                                                                                 the Isle of Wight and regular-
                                                                                                                                                 penalty notice and education-
a need for more youth activities                                                                                                                                                  ly carries out operations to
in Brighton Hill and talks are in                                                                                                                al advice about wearing seat-
                                                                                                                                                 belts.                           help educate and enforce
progress about the possibility of
                                                                             HIGH ACHIEVEMENT – A Chinook Helicopter                                Sergeant Mike Streeter,       against specific problems.
starting a youth club.
   “The mixture of enforcement,                                              from RAF Odiham made a special flight over                          from the Roads Policing Unit,       Similar operations will be
advice and information for                                                      the school to take this photo. Crown                             said: “We are very disap-        carried out throughout the
young people was also well                                                                    Copyright                                          pointed to see that so many      county over the coming
received.”                                                                                                                                                                        months.




  Time at the bar: Officer support
 new licensing act for Victim Support
 fast approaching
TIME is fast running out for licensees across            “A common concern is the effect the new
                                                                                                                          by Paul Cranston
                                                                                                            NATIONALLY, Victim Support has provided
                                                                                                            emotional and practical support for 1.5 million
                                                                                                            victims of crime each year, with more than
                                                                                                                                                                    Geoff Cadman, until recently a coordinator
                                                                                                                                                                 for the charity said; “Often victims live in fear
                                                                                                                                                                 after a crime, they feel under threat and vulner-
                                                                                                                                                                 able.
                                                                                                                                                                    “We spend time with the victim and help
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight who have not          licensing act will have on police resources.          17,000 of those in Hampshire.                        them through the trauma.”
yet obtained a new licence to serve alcohol.             “However, the onus has been placed on those           While you pick up the criminals, they pick up        Often victims need help managing the after
                                                                                                            the pieces.                                          effects of an incident; contacting friends and
   By November 24, when the Licensing Act             premises that open late at night to manage their
                                                                                                               Victim Support, like the associated Witness       relatives or notifying the banks or insurance
(2003) comes into effect, all pubs, clubs,            own problems by ensuring they have adequate           Service, which helps witnesses prepare and
restaurants and shops that sell alcohol must          security in place.                                                                                         companies, and this is how, in practical terms,
                                                                                                            cope with the ordeal and outcomes of a trial, are    Victim Support helps our communities.
have obtained a new licence or had their exist-          “If they don’t and problems start to arise,        a valuable resource for the police.                     According to Geoff, victims can often feel
ing one transferred.                                  under the new legislation we can ask for a               When the business of taking the details of an     neglected after a crime and detached from the
   The vast majority of pubs and clubs have           review of that licence, which might mean the          incident is over, officers can suggest that Victim   policing process.
already renewed their licences, but some appli-       license hours being reduced.                          Support can step in to give the time and practi-        Victim Support provides an important role in
cations have still not been received from sever-         “Hampshire Constabulary has dedicated offi-        cal help that an officer is unable to provide.       helping officers keep those affected informed.
al convenience stores and restaurants.                cers in place to check all applications and con-         Their volunteers are independent and highly          “We are in contact with IMUs so that, where
   Hampshire Constabulary, together with the          sider the suitability of each request.                trained, often dealing with victims of violent       appropriate, information can be passed on to
licensing authorities, is currently identifying          ‘Across the two counties there are more than       abuse and murder as well crimes that violate         victims,” he said.
those premises that still do not have valid           7,000 premises, so our licensing officers have        privacy.                                                “Knowing that the police are working on a
licences.                                             had an immense task.                                     The introduction of RMS has also had an           case is very reassuring for a victim.”
   Alcohol Harm Reduction Inspector Jonathan             “Often they have had to attend licensing           effect on the work of Victim Support; coordina-         Geoff points out that volunteers no longer
Snook, who is coordinating the implementation         panel hearings to make objections to applica-         tors now work with IMUs to find out where            drink tea and chat; serious crime is a big issue
of the new legislation in Hampshire and the Isle      tions.”                                               support has been requested.                          with victims needing support after violence or
of Wight, said: “Hampshire Constabulary will             An e-learning package has been developed to           As officers get used to new working practices     life changing incidents.
robustly enforce legislation, so if premises are      help operational officers to understand the           it is more important than ever that occurrences         Like the work of an officer, their work is
open without licences we will take the neces-         requirements of the new act and provide infor-        are updated with information about the victim        changing and challenging.
sary action by shutting them down and consid-         mation about how to deal effectively with inci-       and dates of the incident in order that volun-          Hampshire Constabulary has a mission to
                                                                                                            teers can get in touch as early as possible.         reduce the fear of crime in it’s communities.
ering prosecution.                                    dents and breaches of the legislation.
                                                                                                               Although not a counselling service Victim            When referred, Victim Support, by being with
   “In general most of the new applications              All officers involved in policing licensed         Support volunteers are an ear when a victim-
were for slightly longer opening hours and not        premises must complete the e-learning by                                                                   victims when officers can’t, can play a valuable
                                                                                                            needs to talk, a source of information when          role in achieving this.
the 24-hour opening that some people feared.          November 30.                                          confused and the provider of practical help.
16

                                                                                        Frontline n e w s


Pedal power targets drugs                                                                                  Crimestoppers
     by Sarah Julian               of Drugs Act on a flat in a       port, and that of the other
                                   property in Aldershot High        partners in the area.”



                                                                                                        international award
POLICE in Aldershot have           Street.
made almost 20 arrests,                                                   Operation Cloverleaf
                                     A closure order was made
closed a property connected        on the property under the            In October, officers from
with drugs, conducted stop         Antisocial Behaviour Act          the Aldershot Neighbourhood
and check procedures and           2003.                             Team carried out a search
issued a large number of             This means that nobody is       warrant under the Misuse of                      by Susan Rolling                          establish Crimestoppers Trusts throughout the coun-
fixed penalty tickets as a         allowed to return to the flat     Drugs Act 1971 at a property                                                               try and expanding the work to a 24-hour operation.
                                                                                                        THE prestigeous Crimestoppers International
result of two operations in        for a period of three months      in Pegasus Avenue,                                                                            Leaving the director’s position, he remained a
                                                                                                        President’s Award has gone to Hampshire’s own
the town in the last month.        without permission.               Aldershot.                                                                                 Crimestoppers volunteer and has just completed a
                                                                                                        Brian Wareham.
                                                                        A 38-year-old woman from                                                                two-year stint as Chairman of the International
      Operation Bettals              One person was charged                                                The presentation, the first to a United Kingdom
                                                                     Aldershot was arrested and is                                                              Relations Committee, co-ordinating the work of any
                                   with permitting the use of his                                       member, came as a complete surprise ending to the
   Operation Bettals ran from                                        on bail until October 22.                                                                  nation interested in establishing Crimestoppers.
                                   premises to supply both                                              annual Crimestoppers International conference at
September 16 and was coor-                                              On the same day, a search                                                                  Thanks to his work, the charity now has been
                                   heroin and crack cocaine.                                            Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in August.
dinated by Sergeant Richard                                                                                                                                     accepted by the United Nations as a non-government
                                     Three other people were         was carried out at an address         “It was so unexpected, I am thrilled to bits and
Heath, who is one of two                                                                                                                                        organisation, assisting the international fight against
                                   charged with possession with      in Denmark Square,                 proud and honoured,” Brian said.
sergeants who lead the                                                                                                                                          crime and allowing Crimestoppers to attend UN
                                   intent to supply heroin and       Aldershot.                            The retired Hampshire Chief Superintendent
Aldershot Neighbourhood                                                                                                                                         meetings.
                                   crack cocaine.                       A 47-year-old woman from        received the award from Crimestoppers International
Team.                                Sgt Heath said: “I grew up      Aldershot was arrested on          President Steve Walrath, of Wisconsin
   Officers from the Force         in this area and have served      suspicion of possession with       Crimestoppers USA in front of 500 delegates.
Support Unit came to                                                 intent to supply drugs.               The award is a carved wooden plaque with the
                                   almost all my service in
Aldershot to assist the beat                                            She received an adult cau-      citation: “For your dedicated and passionate work in
                                   Aldershot.                                                           the service of expanding the Crimestoppers system
officers with the seven day          “The whole                      tion for this offence.
operation aimed at deterring                                                                            around the world, we honor you in your position as
                                   Neighbourhood Team is ded-           Sergeant Jane Massey said:
illegal drug dealing and                                                                                Crimestoppers International Regional Chairman.”
                                   icated to robustly targeting      “We were acting on informa-
criminal activities.                                                                                       Brian joined Portsmouth police as a cadet in 1962,
                                   people committing offences        tion received from the com-        progressing to Petersfield, North Walls, and
   The first part of the opera-    and causing anti-social           munity.
tion involved gathering                                                                                 Headquarters.
                                   behaviour in the town.               “We rely on their help for         As a Chief Superintendent, he was seconded to
information about the loca-          “We are committed to            information on where and           the Home Office Crime Prevention Centre at
tions and people involved in       identifying those responsible     when drugs are being used          Stafford and ended his police career as head of the
drug dealing.                      for dealing drugs and the         and dealt in the Aldershot         Community Relations unit from which he retired in
   Officers in plain clothes       people who come to the area       area.                              1994.                                                      REWARD – Crimestoppers International
used bicycles to travel            to buy from them.                    “I would urge anyone with          That year, he became Director of Operations for           President Steve Walrath and Brian
around Aldershot, as this            This activity will not be       information to contact us at       the Crimestoppers Trust, travelling the country to                       Wareham.
appeared to be the favoured        tolerated, and we ask that the    Aldershot Police Station.
method of travel for many of       community continue to tell           “This is the second suc-




                                                                                                         New police car
the suspects.                      us about what they see and        cessful warrant we have had
   Part two of the operation       hear.                             in recent weeks and we hope
was to target the people and         “Operation Bettals has          to continue this work.”
places identified, and also to     been a resounding success            Chief Inspector Neil
provide high visibility            and I hope demonstrates to        Sherrington, Deputy BCU
patrols to deter illegal activi-   the community that action         Commander, said: “This is
ty and reassure the local          will be taken where they          excellent work by the local




                                                                                                          turns heads
community.                         report suspected offences         teams and is exactly the sort
   In September, using infor-      happening.                        of disruption work required
mation built up over the pre-        This could not have been        to make dealing in or using
vious days, a warrant was          achieved without their sup-       illegal drugs in Aldershot
carried out under the Misuse                                         less attractive.”

                                                                                                        A NEW car being trialled by the          Once above 15-20mph, an           has won numerous awards for


   Portsmouth sends clear                                                                               Roads Policing Unit was the
                                                                                                        star of Winchester’s Alternative
                                                                                                        Transport day in September
                                                                                                           The Lexus RX400h is an
                                                                                                                                              automatic change-over takes
                                                                                                                                              place and the petrol engine
                                                                                                                                              replaces the electric motors in
                                                                                                                                              one seamless motion - the only
                                                                                                                                                                                   its participation in new projects,
                                                                                                                                                                                   including the introduction of
                                                                                                                                                                                   Liquefied Petroleum Gas pow-
                                                                                                                                                                                   ered cars to the Roads Policing


  message to London dealers
DON’T bother coming to             connected to illegal drug use.”      Roach’s ASBO is also being
                                                                                                        advanced hybrid SUV, meaning
                                                                                                        that it is powered through a
                                                                                                        combination of a petrol engine,
                                                                                                        two electric motors and a gener-
                                                                                                        ator.
                                                                                                                                              difference is the low sound of
                                                                                                                                              the engine.
                                                                                                                                                 While the petrol engine is
                                                                                                                                              powering the car, the generator
                                                                                                                                              is recharging the motors for
                                                                                                                                                                                   Unit, a number of which are still
                                                                                                                                                                                   successfully being used.
                                                                                                                                                                                      The car will be trialled by
                                                                                                                                                                                   numerous officers throughout
                                                                                                                                                                                   the RPU as well as at the Driver
Portsmouth to deal drugs,             Kerry added: “We also put      celebrated by Portsmouth’s            The engine itself is a 3.3 litre   their next use.                      Training School.
because if you do, we’ll take      before the court a statement      Prolific and Priority Offender     V6 which delivers excellent              The new car, which has               Everyone who tries it is
action - that’s the message        regarding three drug closures     (PPO) team.                        response levels, both from a sta-     already been matched to the rest     required to complete a feedback
police are sending out.            obtained in Portsmouth, and it       PC Liam Davies said:            tionary position and higher           of Hampshire’s vehicle fleet         form to return to Lexus to help
   It follows the granting of an   could be shown through intel-     “Roach was one of the origi-       speeds.                               with the new ‘battenburg’ style      ascertain whether the car is suit-
ASBO against a south London        ligence and officer statements    nal 25 PPOs we had identi-            It incorporates the use of         markings, was put on show to         able for permanent use as a
man who police suspected of        that Roach was associated         fied.                              Variable Valve Timing - intelli-      the public in Winchester, allow-     police car.
drug dealing.                      with these premises.”                “Our Joint Agency Action        gent (VVT-i) technology, which        ing them to see all around and          Officers who have used the
   City magistrates banned            Analysts put all this infor-   Group (JAAG) process proved        is a computer- controlled system      inside the car.                      car say it is very responsive and
                                                                                                        that regulates the amount of air         The Mayor of Winchester           powerful and provides excellent
Jude Roach, of West Norwood        mation together and mapped it     successful with Roach because
                                                                                                        needed by the engine.                 enjoyed a short ride in the          handling.
from entering the whole of         out in a pictorial association    it enabled a multi agency
                                                                                                           This essentially means it          Lexus and said she was very             One officer even said he
Portsmouth for five years.         chart which, according to         approach in tackling him.          helps the engine to ‘breathe’         impressed with the vehicle.          prefers the Lexus to the current
   This was despite the fact       Kerry: “spoke louder than a          “The fact that Roach was        with maximum efficiency, there-          Trialling the car is another      BMW X5 being used at his sta-
that Roach had never been          1,000 words as to the spider’s    identified as a PPO by the         fore reducing the emissions pro-      step forward for Hampshire in        tion!
caught in the city with any-       web of contacts, drug users       JAAG, strengthened the case        duced and burning fuel in a           its pioneering approach to using        John Bradley himself was
thing more than a small quan-      and premises that Roach           against him when we dealt          more economical manner.               environmentally friendly vehi-       very impressed with the car and
tity of drugs.                     accessed.”                        with other agencies and police        The RX400h also has                cles and John Bradley, Fleet         feels it could be of great use as
   But, as PC Kerry Littleales        Magistrates accepted that      forces,” says Liam.                Electronic Throttle Control           Manager for the Force is hoping      a response vehicle, which also
from the Anti-Social               there was evidence that              “His level of offending was     System - intelligent (ETCS-i)         that the new Lexus model can         has the ability to reduce the
Behaviour Unit said police         Roach’s activities caused anti-   clearly so great that it allowed   technology which makes adjust-        be rolled out across the constab-    impact on the environment.
were well aware of his activi-     social behaviour in the city      him to be classified as a          ments to the throttle system in       ulary.                                  He was proud to have been
ties: “We put together a large     and that it was necessary to      PPO.”                              accordance with the accelerator          Lexus chose to offer their lat-   offered the opportunity to test
file on Roach and presented it     impose an ASBO to protect            Kerry added: “We hope that      opening.                              est creation to Hampshire            the vehicle and highlighted its
to the court.                      the residents and visitors of     this order on Roach sends a           This helps to optimise the         Constabulary because of the          potential for cutting fuel costs.
   “There was a detailed intel-    Portsmouth.                       clear message to everyone that     engine output, gives the driver       Force’s past achievements in the     He said:
ligence statement regarding           “The sheer volume of evi-      we do not tolerate drug dealers    more control and ensures there        development and implementa-              “We are delighted to have
his involvement in the use and     dence submitted, allbeit that     coming into Portsmouth and         is an unnoticeable transition         tion of new technology, particu-     been chosen on the basis of the
supply of drugs.                   none of it amounted to a crim-    that we will take all and any      through the gears.                    larly in relation to environmen-     numerous awards the depart-
   “He had been arrested 14        inal prosecution, was over-       action necessary in order to          Electric motors are used at        tal issues.                          ment has won for its environ-
                                                                                                        low speeds and when the vehi-            Hampshire Constabulary is         mental policies due to our past
times in Hampshire and he          whelming and must have been       prevent them from committing
                                                                                                        cle is started up, creating a         highly regarded across the coun-     involvement in the introduction
was linked to 19 addresses in      a deciding factor for the mag-    crime and causing alarm.”
                                                                                                        silent and environmentally            try for its commitment to being      of both hybrid as well as LPG
our city, all of which were        istrates,” says Kerry.                                               friendly ride.                        energy efficient and the Force       vehicles.”
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                                                                                   Frontline n e w s a n d f e a t u r e s


 Wildlife officer SUDOKU CHALLENGE
        By Lucy Dibdin
                                                                                                                                                           Prize crossw ord no. 116

A HAMPSHIRE police officer has
won the prestigious national award                                                       7                      5                       3
for her work involving wildlife
crime investigations.
   Sergeant Louise Hubble beat 12
                                                                                                 46                     1                                    THINKING of a new outfit or some other special treat for the
other short-listed candidates from
across the UK to scoop the WWF
Wildlife Law Enforcer of the Year
                                                                                 5                7                     3                8                autumn? Then there’s a chance to get on the way to splashing the cash
                                                                                                                                                          with a little bit of help from Frontline.
                                                                                                                                                             Once again this issue we have teamed up with Marks and Spencer to
award.
   Louise has led a number of oper-
ations resulting in significant
                                                                                 29                             4                       56                offer the sender of the first all-correct entry to be drawn from the hat a
                                                                                                                                                          £25 gift voucher to spend at any of the stores across the region and the
                                                                                                                                                          rest of the country.
wildlife seizures.
   She was instrumental in success-
fully prosecuting the New Forest
                                                                                                 3                              8                            In fact Frontline has teamed up with Marks and Spencer to offer this
                                                                                                                                                          prize in every issue throughout the rest of this year - so if you are not

                                                                                 65                                     2               49
                                                                                                                                                          lucky this time then keep on trying or you may never know your luck.
Owl Sanctuary and its manager for                                                                                                                            The winner of the prize from edition 115 is Mrs M.Hansen from
cruelty and mismanagement.                     Sgt Louise Hubble
                                                                                                                                                          Elson in Gosport.. Send completed entries for this competition to
   She also became involved in a
case when a restaurant chef shot a
pigeon to make soup for his staff
                                        said; “This award recognises the
                                        hard work and dedication of this
                                        officer in clamping down on
                                                                                 9                      5               4               63                Frontline, Media Services, PHQ by mid-October to be in with a chance
                                                                                                                                                          of the £25 shopping voucher.


                                                                                                        1               6
and confiscated the stuffed head of     wildlife crime in Hampshire over                                                                                                             SOLUTIONS TO 115
an American alligator, which was        the last 12 months.                                                                                               Across: 1 Gazpacho; 5 Stet; 9 Tojo; 10 Friesian; 11 Faldo; 12 Athlete;
macabrely being used as a business          “It also sends a clear message to                                                                             13 Wolverhampton; 18 Carillon; 19 Nice; 20 Lentini; 21 Royal; 22
card holder in a dental surgery.
   Andover-based Louise, 31, who
has been in the Force for six years,
                                        these criminals that police are able
                                        to tackle wildlife crime which is
                                        pushing some of the world’s most
                                                                                         8                      3                       7                 Wood; 23 Serenade.
                                                                                                                                                          Down: 2 Avocado; 3 Plovdiv; 4 Hermaphrodite; 6 Trident; 7 Tintern; 8
                                                                                                                                                          Pelham; 13 Wicklow; 14 Lorenzo; 15 Eclair; 16 Pontoon; 17 Orchard.
said she has always had a particular    magnificent species towards extinc-
interest in wildlife and conservation   tion.”                                  THIS month sees the start of a new puzzle for Frontline read-
and is delighted with her achieve-          The news comes as a new online      ers, in the form of a Sodoku grid.
ment.                                   database to help EU law enforcers         Complete the grid by filling in every column, row and 3x3
   She said: “It is a great honour to   fight wildlife crime is launched.       square only using the numbers one to nine, each number
receive an award such as this.              It is set to become a key tool in   must only appear once in every row, column and square.
   “It is a significant achievement,    assisting law enforcers from the 25
both personally and for Hampshire
                                                                                  The solution to this puzzle will appear in next month’s
                                        EU Member States to undertake
Constabulary”.                          risk analysis and to better co-ordi-
                                                                                Fronline along with a new puzzle for Sodoku fans.
   David Cowdrey, Director of           nate joint investigations relating to     There are no prizes - it’s just for fun - but please have fun
WWF’s Wildlife Trade Campaign,          illegal wildlife trade.                 completing the challenge!

                                        outside the church hall in              right) PC Gordon Cutler, Insp       serving officer his son, Frank,


 Past
                                        Chapel Road and marched up St           Ellis Rimmer and PC Jock            was an inspector who played the
                                        Mary Street, passing the main           Hakin.                              cornet in the band for many
                                        entrance to the church where the           Marching behind PC Hakin is      years.
                                        mayor and other dignitaries             either PC Bob Kendall or PC            Frank is second from left in


Times
                                        assembled at the saluting base,         Bill Cox and then 4th in that       the third row of the photograph
                                        then on to Kingsland Square             rank is ‘then PC’ Peter Beasley.    while his father is in the front
                                        where it dispersed.                        At the rear of that rank on      row with the white gloves.
                                           John Baker was in the band           piccolo is PC Cliff Hazelden.          Also in the front row first left
                                        from 1947 when he attended                 Marching behind Insp             is Frank Beasley (bass), Jack
                                        rehearsals at the Empire Theatre        Rimmer number three in that         Wallace, Arthur Ward and Wally
     by Clifford Williams               (later became the Gaumont and           rank is PC Ron Milne.               Tate.
PICTURES of the Southampton             then the Mayflower).                       Marching behind PC Cutler is        The second row includes
Police Band in the last edition            John retired from the                ‘then Sgt’ John Baker (on horn)     Nobby Clarke, Percy Hankin,
                                        Hampshire Constabulary in               and behind him PC Dennis            Cecil (Andy) White, Stanley                       ACROSS                                         DOWN
of Frontline led to interesting
letters from four former band           1979.                                   Penny or PC ‘Dai’ Jenkins (cor-     Holloway and Charles or Fred           1. Famous novel by Leo                      2. English town noted for its
                                           Peter Beasley’s father was a         net).                               Saunders.                                 Tolstoy (3,3,5)                             Royal horse race meetings
members; retired Detective                                                                                                                                 9. Chisel-edged tooth at the                   (5)
Chief Inspector John Baker,             member of the band from 1929               No one has yet come forward         The third row includes                 front of the mouth (7)                   3. Toxic metalloid element,
retired Detective Sergeant Bob          until 1956 (shown in the 1937           to identify the cheeky lad in the   Charles Rhodes, Frank                 10. Jean, French landscape                      symbol: As (7)
                                        band photograph) and Peter was          front of the picture.               Muddiman, Jim Bostock, Harold             and portrait painter who                 4. A member of a Hellenic
Shergold, retired Inspector Peter                                                                                                                             died in 1875 (5)                            people who invaded Greece
Beasley and retired PC Dave             a member from 1951, when he                The photograph of the 1937       Wells, Bert Freer and Stan            11. English airport town in                     around 1100 B.C. (6)
Easson.                                 joined the force as a cadet clerk,      band shown in last month’s          Roper.                                    South Bedfordshire (5)                   5. Spanish soldier, original
                                        until 1985 a year after he retired      Frontline was taken on the steps       The back row includes Tom          12. John James, U.S. naturalist                 name Rodrigo Diaz de
   All pointed out that the pho-                                                                                                                              and artist whose works                      Vivar (2,3)
tograph of the band marching            from the Hampshire                      of the Civic Centre,                Coxon, Bill Stone and Jimmy               includes the paintings in                6. Large deer of Arctic regions
was one of the Annual Church            Constabulary.                           Southampton when Arthur             Green.                                    19c book Birds of America                   (7)
                                           Bob Shergold joined                  Muddiman was the band master.          Dave Easson recalls that as a          (7)                                      7. U.S. film actress whose
Parades, probably the last one                                                                                                                            13. Cud-chewing mammal of                       films include 1916’s
held in November 1966 before            Southampton Police in 1948,                Mr Muddiman was offered          cadet he worked with Jim                  South America (6)                           Intolerance (7,4)
Southampton City Police was             and was told that if he joined          the post in 1905.                   Bostock in the Criminal Records       15. Georges, French inventor of              8. President of FIFA, 1961-74
                                        the band he would stand a much             By trade he was a leather        Office.                                   the neon light in 1910 (6)                  (7,4)
amalgamated with Hampshire                                                                                                                                18. In Arthurian legend, son of             14. Tall Asian palm with large
Constabulary in April 1967.             better chance of getting a police       merchant and shoe repairer and         Jim Bostock also played in             Lancelot and Elaine (7)                     fan-shaped leaves used for
  The Band master is Sergeant           house.                                  on arrival in Southampton he set    the Woodfalls Band and Dave           20. Spiny trailing Mediterranean                thatching (7)
                                           Bob did join and played the          up a small business in St Marks     says that he sometimes finished           shrub, Capparis spinosa (5)             16. Spasmodic contraction of
Percy Hankin (Band master                                                                                                                                 22. Series of manned Soviet                     the jaw muscles, also called
1966-68).                               double bass but he never did get        Road, then moving to 295            off Jim’s work so that Jim could          spacecraft named from the                   tetanus (7)
                                        a police house.                         Shirley Road where he traded        get to the band practice on time.         Russian ‘union’ (5)                     17. Villainous character in Ian
  The whole force turned out                                                                                                                              23. Traditional Japanese sys-                   Fleming’s Goldfinger (6)
for the church parade and after            He retired in 1976.                  until his death in 1943.               We have all the names of the           tem of unarmed self-                    19. Bush or tree bearing red-
the service the parade formed up           The three trombonists in the            He is the longest serving        band members shown on the                 defence perfected by the                    dish-brown nuts (5)
                                        front of the ranks are (left to         bandmaster and although not a       1900 photograph.                          Samurai (7)                             21. Charles, French pioneer
                                                                                                                                                          24. Character played by Liza                    motion-picture executive
                                                                                                                       The Band master William                Minnelli in Cabaret (5,6)                   who originated a newsreel
                                                                                                                    Leeson is third from left in the                                                      in 1909 (5)
                                                                                                                    front row.
                                                                                                                       The Hon Sec is Inspector           Crossword scribble pad;
                                                                                                                    Elwell (front row with bowler
                                                                                                                    hat).Peter Beasley tells me that
                                                                                                                    the bass drum used in 1900 was
                                                                                                                    still in use until some time after
                                                                                                                    1968.
                                                                                                                       Those who attended the
                                                                                                                    Band’s 110th Anniversary
                                                                                                                    Concert in Eastleigh last month
                                                                                                                    will have seen William Leeson’s
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                                                  Owned by retired officer. From £150 pw. Tel     790591    or      07814               671031      beach. Superb amenities, large balcon-ies,      car radio! Get it put back on where ever you          QUALITY FURNITURE: To fit your design.
                                                  01430               441709             e-mail   mwebb70995@aol.com                                pools, panoramic views of bay and moun-         are. Weíre fast, efficient and cheap. Call            Furniture made to your needs in the size,
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  For sale
                                                  COSTA BRAVE Playa Fanals. 30 mins               attractions – luxurious villa, private estate.    Young — 683-187.                                *FLAT ROOFING, Batten Flat Roofing.                   decor. You do not have to make do with the
                                                  Girona airport. New 2 bedroom dupluy            Four double bedrooms, three bathrooms             FRENCH FARMHOUSE: For rent Charente             Local, quality approved tradesman for all             range available in the shops. Trained
                                                  apartment. Sleeps 6, fully equiped, swim-       two living rooms, own pool. Fully equipped.       region near La Rochelle. Sleeps 8.              flat roofing requirements, including GRP              Cabinet Maker. 023 8060 1013.
                                                  ming pool, short walk from beach and            Brochure; Colin or Sallie 01446 760704 or         W/machine. BBQ. 31/2 acres of gardens           and felt systems. Visit www.battenflatroof-           CHRISTIAN POLICE ASSOCIATION:
                                                  amenities. neil 7100@terra.es                   www.roach-rooke.co.uk                             Circular swimming pool. 8km from beach.         ing.co.uk or please call 02380 864991                 Support and encouragement for men and
                                                  *FRANCE- LOT/DORDOGNE: 19th century             MID WALES: Two bedroom cottage in pic-            From £275 pw all inc. Graham Haycock —          * WWW.EMERGENCYCOLLECTABLES.                          women of faith. Steve Jennings, New Milton
                                                  barn conversion, original features, sleeps      turesque location ideal for walking, motor-       07768 980715, or 02392 891698                   COM. Mail order or visit our shop near                for news letter — 01425 615101. Also on
                                                  6-8 (+ baby). 3 bedrooms. Terrace, garden       bikes or getting away from it all. Many visi-                                                     Romsey - 01794 521606 e. sales@emer-                  stevenpjennings@tiscali.co.uk
CARAVAN EQUIPMENT Lots of items from
gas bottles to alko stabiliser. For sale either
as single items or as a whole to first timers.
Gareth Jones 01489 885393 internal
                                                  & BBQ. 2km from lakes and local amenities
                                                  1-2 hours from 4 airports. From £300 week-
                                                  ly. http://molieres.mysite.freeserve.com
                                                  Christine     &
                                                  molieres@fsmail.net
                                                                      Phil   01257      450883
                                                                                                  tor attractions close by. Pete – 01264
                                                                                                  782242.
                                                                                                  SCOTLAND: Grantown on Spey. Dunallan
                                                                                                  House is a splendid example of Victorian
                                                                                                                                                        Property :                                  gencycollectables.com for the Fire, Police,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Medical and Sea Rescue services. Toys,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gifts and Collectables + Party ware
                                                                                                                                                                                                    SJM WILLS & Associated Services. A qual-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TIE PINS: Hampshire Constabulary Marine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Unit tie pins for sale. £1.50 each. Proceeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to Force Welfare fund. John Gledhill,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Marine Unit, Gosport (751 180) 02392
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          891769.
                                                                                                  elegance, beautiful rooms all en-suite. Area                                                      ified will-writer charging reasonable rates.


                                                                                                                                                       sale or rent
723530                                            CORNWALL: Stone-built cottage near                                                                                                                Servic es include power of attorney and
                                                                                                  offers fishing, golfing, hiking, bird watch-                                                                                                            GAY POLICE ASSOCIATION: G.P.A
CARAVAN AWNING Isabella Capri 900-                Newquay. Country views. Half-mile from                                                                                                            mitigatuion against inheritance Tax. call             Tel. 07092 700000 - voicemail.
925 size colur red, fibre glass poles VGC.                                                        ing/wildlife, skiing, sailing and many more.
                                                  Porth beach. Newly refurbished. Private         Harry or Marjorie Garside – 01749 872140                                                          Sue Mason 0797303446 to arrange a home                www.gay.police.uk info@gpa.police.uk
£299.                                             parking. One-bedroomed. Accommodates                                                                                                              visit.                                                BM GPA,London,WC1N 3XX
Gareth Jones 01489 885393 internal                                                                or Tony Ilic–605 124 for leaflet. dunal-
                                                  2+2. Autum/Winter breaks from £170pw.           lan@cwcom.net                               or                                                    HAMBLE SQUASH CLUB: Now accepting                     PERSONALISED T-SHIRTS: White or nat-
723530                                            IShort breaks also available. Ian or Jill                                                                                                         members for coming season. Court is at the            ural colour. Full colour transfer up to A4
                                                                                                  www.dunallan.mcmail.com
GARDEN POND. Pre-formed ‘Oasis’ fibre-            Sainsbury 02380 221107 cornishcot-                                                                                                                main gate at Netley Training. Cost to indi-           size. Fun or business. Richard Sharky –
                                                                                                  FRENCH HOLIDAYS: In fully equipped                HOUSE TO LET 2 double bedrooms,
glass pond approx 5’ long x 3’ 6” wide x 2’       tage@soton.biz                                                                                                                                    vidual members £25 a year. Graham                     01730 894430.
                                                                                                  Normandy homes or mobile homes in the             kitchen, dining room, bathroom/shower,
deep. £35. Alan Smith 07780 996552.               FLORIDA LUXURY VILLA: 5 bedrooms/3              Vendee or Charante Maritime regions on                                                            Stamton on 02380 745450 or Internal 71                LESBIAN,        GAY      AND     BISEXUAL
*MAGNUMS canvas UK10 VGC £25                      bathrooms, sleeps 2-10. Screened pool                                                             lounge. Unfurnished in excellent decorative
                                                                                                  four star luxury sites. Prices from £160 per                                                      1161.                                                 RESOURCE GROUP: Offering advice and
mobile 07815 012040                               and deck, located in a gated community                                                            order. Property in ëwatersideí Woolston,        BIOFLOW MAGNETIC THERAPY: Tired?
                                                                                                  week. Also greatly discounted ferry travel                                                                                                              support to L, G & B members of staff within
PAIR AXLE STANDS: Never used. Suit                with clubhouse overlooking lake. 10 min-                                                          Southampton. £675.00 p.c.m. Contact             Headaches? Backache? Pain? Many men,
                                                                                                  services available. Tony Cluskey on 0161                                                                                                                the force.Voice mail. Ext. 02380 599941,
trailer or caravan. Jeff Hunter, 01489            utes from Disney attractions. Too many                                                            David      Daunou     02380    560136     or    women and animals find wearing Bioflow                Int.    79 1186
                                                                                                  787 9493.                                         07787313942
584545.                                           goodies to mention. Discount for police         FLORIDA-ORLANDO 4 bed, 3 bath villa.                                                              eases symptoms. 90 day refund policy.                 *CONSERVATORIES:              by    Discount
                                                  staff through 2004. Video available. From                                                         ROOM IN FLAT. Share with owner. Quiet           Sharon Cummins on 01329 231738.                       Windows Centre Ltd in U-PVC, 10 year
                                                                                                  Sleeps 8/10. SE facing pool/spa. 15 min-          location in Hook. Close to M3. £330 pcm
                                                  £450 per week. Ian Freeston at KF on 684                                                                                                          POLICE MALE VOICE CHOIR New mem-                      guarantee, own building company and fit-

                Holidays                          166 or 02392 798614 www.floridafreevil-
                                                  las.com
                                                  DISNEY: – 4 bedroom, 3 bath villa. Police
                                                  owned close to Disney and golf courses.
                                                                                                  utes Disney, excellent golf. New 2004. 2 liv-
                                                                                                  ing rooms, TV/DVD/Video/PS2, over looks
                                                                                                  forest, air con, privately owned, from
                                                                                                  £400px Marin Sommers 731-192 or 01489
                                                                                                  574439
                                                                                                                                                    inclusive room is furnished. Male or female.
                                                                                                                                                    Non-smoker. Contact Paula on 07961
                                                                                                                                                    564869
                                                                                                                                                    HOUSE SHARE in Hedge End - double
                                                                                                                                                                                                    bers welcome. Wednesdays 7pm-9pm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sarisbury Green village hall. Ring Geoff
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Culbertson HQ 2238, Brian Wareham
                                                                                                                                                                                                    01962 868146 for further details.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ters, built to your design free quote and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          drawings. No pressure selling call Jeremy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bromley 02380 470390

                                                  Cable TVs, DVD, cinema surround, VCR,           CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA: 5 bed Queens                   room and full share of house, suit profes-      GENERAL MAINTENANCE and repair
                                                  CD, playstation, games room. Karen 01625        Lander House, sleeps 10. Located in 9             sional non smoker. £333 p/m bills inclusive     work, for all aspects of equestrian proper-
                                                  431373 or www.mcaulayvilla.com                  acres of tropical gardens with own pool.          except phone calls. Contact Marie Duffy on      ty, fencing, gates, hard landscaping, etc.
                                                  * HOLIDAY CHALET: on French Riviera             Gateway to Great Barrier Reef. Excellent          07788417880                                     Tel Mark 01252 623590 mob 07970


SIDMOUTH, Devon, Thimble Cottage, 2
                                                  luxury site, 2 pools, tennis etc. £150-£400
                                                  p/w - Police owned. Fly or drive Bbetween
                                                  Nice and St Tropez. 01430 441709 or
                                                  policebooks@aol.com
                                                                                                  rates, for more details contact Dave Jones
                                                                                                  023 8067 4453.
                                                                                                  SAINT BENOIST, VENDEE, FRANCE:
                                                                                                  near miles of lovely beaches. Detached
                                                                                                                                                    MAZZARON, SPAIN. For sale - Two bed-
                                                                                                                                                    roomed end of terrace Bungalow. One hour
                                                                                                                                                    South of Alicante and within easy access to
                                                                                                                                                    Murcia Airport.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    261829
                                                                                                                                                                                                    VIDEO PRODUCTIONS: By Big Blue
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bubble. Wedding, anniversaries, and spe-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    cial events. Affordable, professional VHS or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wanted
bed rooms, 2 bathrooms, d/washer, wash-
                                                  FLORIDA: 3-4-5-6-7 bedroom pool homes           house, 2 bedrooms plus mezzanine, sleeps                                                          DVD. Steve Hooker on talktous@bigblue-
ing machine, linen supllied, modern accom.                                                                                                          Rooftop Solarium and sited on a golf
                                                  for sale and to rent. Very close to             6, fully equipped. Ben Hanson ext 71-3064.                                                        bubble.co.uk or 02392 233153.
Discount F/line readers. 7 mins from              Disneyworld, golf and shops in Orlando,                                                           course.
                                                                                                  CARMARTHEN BAY: Caravan holiday. 3                                                                *INTRODUCING THE WINCHESTER
Seafront.     Parry    01395    516111      /     Kissimme Florida. Alan Martin 0871 900                                                            115,000 Euro’s O.N.O. Contact Mo Bundy
                                                                                                  bedroom fully equipped caravan (sleeps 6),                                                        DIET: into your daily routine and achieve a
07739988992.                                      8830 (after 1pm UK time) or e-mail                                                                on 07770 665730                                 healthy, trimmer figure! So Simple! So
Email paste@bwal.freeserve.co.uk                                                                  facilities and entertainment on site includ-      SOUTHSEA Room to let. Full use of house
                                                  Alan@FrontlineFlorida.com                       ed, kids club etc. Site on a sandy beach.                                                         Effective! Discover the real you! Emailed by          MILITARIA: Collector wants uniforms,
FRANCE PROVENCE. Fully equipped                   *NORMANDY HOLIDAY: Cottage sleeps 6.                                                              and garden, 5 mins walk to Southsea Nick.       return when you pay by credit card.                   badges, equipment, documents, pho-
house sleeps 4. 2 bedrooms, lounge/diner,                                                         Great holiday for all the family. Caroline        £250 per month included. Non smoker. Call
                                                  Quiet rural/beach location. View to Channel     Hayward-Evans – 07876 760002 or 023                                                               www.winchester-diet.co.uk                             tographs, relating to the military and home
kitchen, garden with deck. Pool. Close to         Isles. Safe for children. 30mins from                                                             Steve 07707 286066                              *DISCOVER YOUR DESTINY: in 25 amaz-                   front 1939-45. Please contact           ‘Jan’
village           centre.          Between                                                        9243 0393                                         LARGE SINGLE room with TV in Overton.
                                                  Cherbourg. £250-£350pw. Discounted ferry        LYMINGTON: B&B. Quiet location near                                                               ing pages! Horoscopes reveal your destiny             Brayley. Mobile 07799 034366, or e-mail
Carpentras/Orange/Avignon.         Stunning       fares available. 023 8067 8108.                                                                   Full share of house including garden and        with a level of accuracy that will astonish           WW11Tommy@aol.com
                                                                                                  marinas and High Street. Modern decor, en         conservatory. 10min from J6/7 M3. £320
country and weather. Contact Adrian Noye          MARBELLA: Time-share for sale near                                                                                                                you. An ideal present! Your unique reading
                                                                                                  suite, refreshment facilities and late keys.      pcm all inclusive (phone extra). Call Liz
07981 945496 adrian.jill@ntlworld.com             Marbella on Costa Del Sol. 2 bed, 2 bath        Flexible breakfast times, special diets                                                           is sent to you within 48 hours when you pay           POLICE BADGES: Southampton, Hants
SPAIN 2 bed appt sleep 4, agulias ideal for       sleeps 6, ideal for golf enthusiasts. £800                                                        01256 770073.                                   by credit card. www.simply-destiny.co.uk              and Isle of Wight Inspectors and PCs cap
                                                                                                  catered for. Reductions for children. Mr and      ROOM IN SHARED house to rent in
beach/golf holidays. Communal pool 1st            well maintained. Roy White 02380 268036         Mrs Carruthers 01590 672148.                                                                                                                            badges of pre-amalgamation era. Also
                                                                                                                                                    Overton. Good road links to north and cen-      *CATERING: Top quality outside catering
floor with balcony 5 minutes from aguilas.        ISLE OF SKYE: 100-year-old croft house in       ISLE OF WIGHT: Victorian railway station                                                                                                                So’ton helmet plates. Bob Kendall. 023
                                                                                                                                                    tral Hants. Rent is 675 pcm shared. Nick        for all occasions, business or pleasure.
from local airports £200 week.                    village of Airo, spectacular views of           converted into two enchanting cottages.                                                                                                                 8077 9047
                                                                                                                                                    Sexton on 01256 771673.                         Becky – 023 8089 0565 to discuss require-
Pc 2774 Waller ringwood 658, or                   Knoydart and the Islands of Rhum and            Set in 2 acres of garden with outstanding         ROOM in shared house to rent in Overton.        ments.
keith.waller2@ntlworld.com                        Eigg. Sleeps 4-6, strictly no smoking, dogs     natural beauty. Each cottage sleeps 5 and                                                                                                               CAMERAS: Older the better. Working or
                                                  welcome. 5 mins from secluded rocky                                                               Good road links to North and Central            *MEDAL FRAME: Handcrafted dark wood                   not, any condition. Will be given a good
FLORIDA VILLA Overlooking lake 5 bed-                                                             fully equipped for short winter breaks. Pets
                                                  beach, 3 miles from shop and bar.                                                                 Hants. Rent is £675pcm shared. Nick             and gold double frame. Blue velveteen                 home with many others. Nick Scott 07850
rooms/3 bathrooms 30’ pool, deck.                                                                 welcome, Tourist Board recommended.
                                                  £250.£450. Kim 01983 755153.                                                                      Sexton 01256 771673                             backing for long service medal or Queen’s             503322.
Clubhouse/pool, sporting facilities. 10 min                                                       Julia Carter 01983 730 667                        REGENTS COURT: Basingstoke, two bed-
to Disney, road access to Gulf/Tampa.             ROJALES, COSTA BLANCA nr guadamar.                                                                                                                Golden Jubilee medal, green velveteen
                                                                                                   www.whitwellstation.co.uk                        room, ground floor apartment, fully fur-
www.floridafreevillas.com.     From £400          3 bed 2 bath bungalow sleeps 6-8. Fully fur-                                                                                                      backing for RUC service medals. Full
                                                                                                  EXMOUTH: Devon Cliffs Holiday Park,
p.w.10% discount for police/police staff. Ian     nished. Sky TV. Communal pool. Golf.            Sandy Bay. 8-berth caravan overlooking
                                                                                                                                                    nished, bathroom and on-suite. £750 per
                                                                                                                                                    month. Non smoking and No pets. Two
                                                                                                                                                                                                    money back guarantee offer. £39 (incl P&P)                Want to
                                                  Local bas and restaurants. Visit -                                                                                                                or £45 for double frame. Cheques to ‘Blue
Freeston. DD: 02392 891527 - H: 02392                                                             sea on Haven’s premier site. 3 bedrooms,          can share. Phone 01256 381331                                                                                advertise?.
                                                  www.realdeal.org.uk Colin 07973 761433                                                                                                            Ribbon’ at P.O. box 6435,Ashbourne,
798614 - Email: ianjen @ntlworld.com                                                              well equipped including colour TV . Heated        LODGER WANTED Anchorage Park,
                                                  PORTUGAL: Ground floor luxury apart-                                                                                                              Derbyshire DE6 5WT
FLORIDA SALE! - 5 bed 4 bath executive            ment, large living room, kitchen, 2 bath-
                                                                                                  indoor pool with flume, arcade, crazy golf        Portsmouth, close to M27. House share           BADGES: Hants PAA sea angling enamel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Contact Paula
villa. Games garage and themed bedrooms                                                           plus outdoor sports, full facilities and great    part furnished room. Off road parking £280
for the kids.††Private†pool. 7 minutes to
                                                  rooms, 3 bedrooms (sleeps six) and has a        entertainment. Miriam Lane 023 8060               pcm inclusive of bills, except phone. Ruth
                                                                                                                                                                                                    badges. Shield design with scroll in gold,               Sacree, in Media
                                                  shared pool. Looks out over golf course,                                                                                                          blue and red enamel, 2cm x 2cm.Help to
Disney. UNBELIEVABLE PRICES. call                                                                 0256.                                             Cherry 07931 517787                                                                                      Services on 79-
                                                  close to beach and fantastic restaurant.                                                                                                          support the teams efforts to compete within
Karen on 01562 851264, 07866 420767,                                                              FLORIDA: 4-bedroom luxury villa, large pri-       *FRIENDLY house share in Hedge End.
                                                  Ideal for golf breaks and family holiday.                                                                                                         the SE Division and National League. £1.50
johnandkaren.kearney@virgin.net                   02392 389639.
                                                                                                  vate pool, situated with gated community,         Furnished double room, shared use of all        each. Andy Cleeve – 023 9289 9018.                       1421, fill in and
KEFALONIA, GREECE. House for rent,                                                                privately owned. Decorated and furnished.         facilities suit, prof. female, non-smoker.
sleeps 4, swimming pool, quiet village loca-
                                                  NORTHERN CYPRUS: To let Villa Manzara           Close to Disney and other attractions.            £350pcm excluding phone 01489 781909
                                                                                                                                                                                                    NOVELTY CAKES: Quality handmade
                                                                                                                                                                                                    cakes personalised to your own specifica-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             return the coupon
                                                  set in an olive grove on edge of picturesque    Amongst Remington Golf Club grounds.
tion. £250p/w Contact Karen Price on              village of Zeytinlink. 3 double bedrooms, 3     Package includes reduced green fees at
                                                                                                                                                    (answerphone)                                   tion. For all ages and occasions. 023 8069               below, or ‘post’
07831 262319                                      bath/shower rooms (2 en-suite) and bal-                                                                                                           3966 or www.pieceofcake.freeuk.com
ISLE of WIGHT.Large house in Chale on             cony. Stunning views of mountains. 1.5m
                                                                                                  the club. Joy or Keith – 01983 614818.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    TALKS: Illustrated with photographic                     your advert to the
south coast. Fantastic views over the sea.
Big garden, ample parking. No pets or
                                                  from the beach. Large shared swimming
                                                  pool 30yards from villa. Mark Pearce 01983
                                                                                                  * FLORIDA: Luxurious 4 bedroom holiday
                                                                                                  home on private gated estate, set amongst
                                                                                                                                                                                                    slides. Arranged for clubs, charities and
                                                                                                                                                                                                    meetings. Includes: Pennine Way, Everest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Frontline in-box on
smoking allowed. WINTER LET Available             521639.                                         orange groves and only 15mins from                                                                Explored, Inca Trail, selected national                  Exchange.
mid Nov. Ring 01983 730 228.                      COSTA        BLANCA:       Villamartin,    nr   Disney and other major attractions. 2 bath-                                                       parks of North West USA. Anne McKinney
SPAIN - 2 bed appt sleep 4, agulias ideal         Torrevieja. 2 bed apartment sleeps up to 5.     rooms, air conditioning and a beautiful pri-                                                      – ext 775-236.
                                                                                                  vate pool. Sleeps 10, nearest golf 350


                                                                                                                                                        Vehicles
for beach/golf holidays. Communal pool            Ground floor corner plot with own garden
1st floor with balcony 5 minutes from             area. Set in quad around communal pool          yards. Owned by serving officer. Dave
aguilas.from local airports £200 week.            7mtrs from gate. Close beach, local shops       Yarwood 01928 735609.
PC 2774 waller ringwood 658, or                   and                              restaurants.   ORLANDO: 2,3 and 4 bed luxury villa.
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All patched up                                                                                                      Brainwave protects
                                                                                                                    students’ valuables
                                                                                                                       by Meline Turkington                            He added: “If police stop someone who is act-
                                                                                                                                                                    ing suspiciously and is carrying property, they will
                                                                                                             PORTSMOUTH’S University Liaison Officer, PC            see the label and recognise that the property
                                                                                                             Dave Fairbrother has come up with a scheme             belongs to a student.
                                                                                                             aimed at protecting students’ valuables.                  “They can then ask the person to produce their
                                                                                                                He has obtained tamper proof security labels        campus card and the unique number on the cam-
                                                                                                             which can be stuck on to property such as laptops,     pus card should be identical to what is on the
                                                                                                             cycles, and mobile phones. Whilst this may not         label.”
                                                                                                             appear to be a brainwave, the way in which it is          The ultra violet pen marking will provide infor-
                                                                                                             done is unusual.                                       mation about the owner if the label has been
                                                                                                                PC Fairbrother said: “I have discovered that        removed, and if the label has been tampered with,
                                                                                                             every student has a unique number which is             then officers will have enough suspicion to
                                                                                                             placed on their campus card.                           believe the property is stolen.
                                                                                                                “I am asking the students to write this number         Posters have been put up around the University
                                                                                                             on to the new security label, and then using an        and in police stations to promote the scheme and
                                                                                                             ultra violet pen write the number around and           officers are being made aware that they should
                                                                                                             underneath the label.                                  look for the labels.
                                                                                                                “The label also has the number of the                  It is hoped that the scheme will enable lost or
                                                                                                             University’s security department. If the property is   stolen property to be returned to its owner. It is
                                                                                                             lost, the finder can phone security who can then       also aimed at discouraging would be thieves from
                                                                                                             locate the student via their data base by using the    targeting student’s property.
                                                                                                             number on the label.”


EYE, EYE shipmates! PCs Paul Peplow and
Pete Colclough donned eye-patches at the
Southampton Boat Show to show their support
for the Jubilee Sailing Trust’s Trafalgar 200
charity appeal.
  The photo was taken as part of a celebrity-
                                                       Trafalgar on October 21 - when people includ-
                                                       ing thousands of schoolchildren from all over
                                                       the country - wore patches for the day.
                                                         Money raised from the event will be used to
                                                       fund sailing trips on board JST’s two tall ships,
                                                       the Lord Nelson and Tenacious. The JST pro-
                                                                                                             PCSO gets on his bike
                                                                                                             NORTH EAST Hampshire Police Community                  minor anti-social behaviour more quickly, rather
                                                                                                             Support Officer Simon Porter can now get around        than us having to take a police officer away from
endorsed publicity campaign for National Eye           vides the chance-of-a-lifetime journeys out to        his Blackwater beat more easily thanks to support      emergency response duties.
Patch Day - which aimed to raise £200,000 for          sea for people of all physical abilities and aims     from Neighbourhood Watch and Halfords.                    “It’s really good to see the community joining
the charity trust and was organised by former          to integrate fully able crew with trainee sailors        Blackwater Neighbourhood Watch Group raised         with us in this way to contribute to something
police sergeant, Simon Paine, who now works            who have a disability.                                £300 to buy PCSO Porter a bicycle, with Halfords       which can only improve our visibility in the area,
for the JST.                                             This was one of the last duties for                 at Farnborough Gate Retail Park supplying the          deterring crime and anti-social behaviour.”
  The eye-patch was designed as a tribute to           Southampton BCU stalwart Pete Colclough,              cycle and servicing for three years.                      Joan Berrry, from Blackwater Neighbourhood
Admiral Lord Nelson, and the event was held            who has recently retired.                                Chief Inspector Neil Sherrington, Deputy            Watch, said: “PCSO Porter has become very
on the 200th anniversary of the Battle of                                                                    Commander of North East Hampshire, said: “The          important to our community and we raised the
                                                                                                             generous donation from Neighbourhood Watch             money simply by asking for donations from
                                                                                                             means there will always be a bike available for        scheme members.



      Reassuring the                                                                                         PCSO Porter to use to be a visible and reassuring
                                                                                                             presence on his beat, which can take many hours
                                                                                                             to patrol on foot.
                                                                                                                “He may also be able to respond to reports of
                                                                                                                                                                       “I hope that this will inspire more Neighbourhood
                                                                                                                                                                    Watch groups to get together and do something like
                                                                                                                                                                    this, and I would also like to thank the staff at
                                                                                                                                                                    Halfords for their guidance and support.”




        community
     By Liz Harding                  them, and spend time resolving
                                     their problems, enforcing a mes-
                                                                         Reduction Environment Weeks
                                                                         (CREW) which are dedicated to
FOR THE past six months the          sage that everyone is important     cleaning up specific areas.
Roads Policing Unit has been         and will be listened to.               The CRT undertake targeted
home to the Community                  As a result of these changes,     patrols during the week around
Reassurance Team (CRT) - a           there are more officers out-and-    the Sector area.
group of officers put together to    about on the streets, providing a      They are also available to be
do exactly that - get out into the   visible deterrent to those creat-   called upon for support on spe-
community and reinforce public       ing the problems and reassuring     cific operations and road death
confidence.                          others that the communities are     investigations.
   The CRT was created as a          safe.                                  Inspector Roger Price from
reaction to the numerous queries        Contact is made as soon as       the Roads Policing Unit said:
received from concerned resi-        possible between the officer and       ”It’s vital that the community
dents, dealing with daily nui-       the resident, whilst dealing with   knows that we act on their con-
sance such as speeding               an incident or query, to ensure     cerns, and by creating the
motorists or abandoned vehi-         the results are satisfactory and    Community Reassurance Team
cles.                                any further developments are        we have better resources to be
   These are the things in the       dealt with as quickly as possi-     able to dedicate the time needed
past that have occasionally suf-     ble.                                to dealing with their worries and
fered delayed responses because         The feedback so far has been     providing reassurance.
of roads policing issues that        fantastic, and many letters of         “Our citizen focussed
need to take priority, like inves-   thanks have been received at        approach with the CRT has cre-
tigating collisions that happen      Totton Police Station for the       ated very positive feedback
on our roads every day.              CRT.                                from residents throughout the
   Such a situation is obviously        The general public have also     area.
not at all desirable, and so the     given very positive comments           “After six months the team
decision was made to take            about the results of the work       has been such a success that the
action.                              carried out by the CRT and it       RPU is looking to create similar
  As a team of seven officers        seems that the ‘personal touch’     teams in Cosham and
working on a shift rotation, the     is much appreciated.                Farnborough.”
CRT provide a face-to-face and          As well as working towards          The CRT is committed to
targeted response, focussed on       public reassurance, the CRT is      working with people in the
making Hampshire a more com-         also available as a resource for    community, not just for them,
                                                                                                                                                       BIKE TEAM – PCSO Simon Porter, Joan Berry from
fortable and safer place to live.    the RPU.                            and is continuing to improve the
                                                                                                                                                       Blackwater Neighbourhood Watch and Nigel Sibley,
   They are able to speak to peo-       They also provide assistance     relationship between society and
                                                                                                                                                         Store Manager of Halfords, Farnborough Gate.
ple at a time that is suitable to    for the BCU’s, taking part in       the police.
                                     events such as the Crime
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                                                                                                                                                         Wednesday.                            tition playing for The Divisional
                                                                                                                   Golf
 Frontline sports
                                                                                                                                                           The team event in the morning       Championship.
                                                                                                                   THE 2005 County Golf season           medal round was won by Surrey             Once again the event was
                                                                                                                   drew to a close with a fixture        Police with Hampshire A finish-       blessed with warm and sunny
                                                                                                                   against South Winchester Golf         ing joint second just two points      conditions and 10 teams of four
                                                                                                                                                         ahead of the Hampshire B team.        players competed over 36 holes.

     roundup
                                                                                                                   Club and unfortunately finished
                                                                                                                   on a losing note with the home          The individual Stableford com-          By lunchtime it was clear that
                                                                                                                   club winning 3 -1.                    petition in the afternoon was won     the event was going to be close,
                                                                                                                      However the season’s fixtures      by our own Alex Taylor with an        with Havant, IOW and New
                                                                                                                   have gone well with the County        excellent score of 41 points.         Forest separated by seven points.
Police 10 mile road race                                                                                           team playing a total of 10 fix-
                                                                                                                   tures, winning four, halving one
                                                                                                                                                           Next year’s Event will be at
                                                                                                                                                         Hayling Golf Club on May 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                   The afternoon round took its
                                                                                                                                                                                               toll but by close of play there was
THIS year’s national police 10        Hampshire’s new recruit Steve         from Derby in a time of 61.27          and losing five.                      and 11.                               a clear winner in Havant with a
mile Road Race Championships          Rees- Jones took the lead with        mins.                                    The 2005 season started on a          Those who qualified from            team score of 273, 2nd were
were hosted by Police Service         the reigning champion Steve              Second and third place had a        high note with Hampshire win-         Captain’s day were fortunate          Basingstoke with 259 points and
Northern Ireland.                     Cairns from Lothian and               close battle: 2nd going to             ning the Ello, Ello Tri Police        enough to play at Liphook Golf        3rd IOW with 258 points.
   The event took place in the        Borders.                              Louise Cooper from TVP in              Competition against Surrey and        Club in August.                           The individual prizes went to
coastal town of Bangor just              The race turned into a tacti-      64.49 mins followed by                 Thames Valley.                          This fixture was a foursome’s       Pete Biggs 40 points in the morn-
outside Belfast.                      cal one while both Steves tested      Heather McInnes-Rafi from                The Hampshire team averaged         competition played against            ing round and Geoff Tanner 42
   With all the recent events and     each other.                           Avon & Somerset in 64.55               over 34 points each.
troubles taking place in Belfast         Each one in turn would make        mins.                                    This is the 3rd year in a row
the PSNI were not going to be         a break to see how strong or             The Hampshire ladies again          that Hampshire have won the tro-
swayed or deterred from con-          weak theire fellow athlete was.       packed well resulting in an            phy and next year’s fixture will
tinuing to host this race.               Nothing could separate them.       excellent third team prize with        be hosted by Hampshire at
   Their hospitality and organi-         As they came back into the         38 points, beaten by 1st Mets          Stoneham Golf Club.
sation was second to none.            town and turned into the park         with 30 points, and 2nd Lothian           The Spring Meeting was held
Some 350 police officers and          towards the finish line it was        & Borders with 32 points.              at Weybrook Park Golf Club ,
staff embarked for Northern           either’ race.                            Next year’s National Police         Basingstoke in April.
Ireland.                                 The crowd had not seen such        Championships are being host-             This event was a qualifier for
   The PSUK Chairman Mr               a close finish like this before.      ed by Hampshire.                       the Regional Police Sports UK
Mike Bowron, ACC City of                 Both athletes gave it their all       We are looking for volun-           event.
London, also announced our            by sprinting to the finish line       teers who may be interested in            The all day score over 36 holes
support and appreciation given        but nothing could split them.         assisting with the organisation        was won by Anthony Thompson
to the recently injured officers         A draw was given with an           of this race, if so please email       with a fantastic score of 82
and problems within N. Ireland.       equal time of 50 mins 54 sec-         Katherine Willoughby.                  points.
   The 10 mile race was at            onds.                                    The completion of this race            The morning round was won
10am on Saturday morning for             Previous winner Mr Cairns          now brings us into the x/coun-         by Jerry Brierley with a score of
both male and female competi-         gracefully let our new recruit        try season.                            40 points and the afternoon round
tors.                                 Steven come home with the tro-           Anyone interested in partici-       by Kev Bowen also with 40
   The start was directly outside     phy.                                  pating whatever your standard          points.
the Bangor Town Hall sending             This was indeed a fantastic        please email Katherine with               Next year’s event at Police
us off around the surrounding         result for Steve and Hampshire        your interest.                         Sports UK Qualifier will be at
park for the first mile before        as no Hampshire male athlete             Races are approx five miles         Hayling Golf Club on May 2,
running through the high street       has ever won this title before        for men and three for the              2006
down towards the waterfront.          since its introduction in 1972.       ladies.                                   Colin Piper chose the challeng-
   The route then followed the           Third place was given to              All races start at 1400 hours.      ing Waterlooville Golf Club
coast line.                           Justin Clifford from Devon and           This years events are;              course for his Captains Day on
   The sun was shining on us          Cornwall in a time of 54 mins            Wed 16th Nov 2005                   26th May.
and the temperature was perfect       46 secs.                                 St Albans, Herts.                      This day was also combined
for running.                             The ladies race was won con-          Wed 14th Dec 2005                   with the Havant Section Spring
   Within the first mile              vincingly by Christine Howard         Basildon, Essex.                       Meeting and had 42 participants.
                                                                                                                      On a warm day and with the
                                                                                                                   course presented in superb condi-
     Lifesaving Championships                                                                                      tion expectations were high that
                                                                                                                   good scores would be achieved.
                                                                                                                                                                        TEAMWORK – PC Mike Gunby, DS Martin
                                                                                                                                                                      Crocker, Insp Ian Ogilvy and PC Steve Lanham
IN JUNE the Hampshire                 Dodds captained Iain Campbell,        Clapham, Alison Walker, Alison            This proved to be wrong as
Constabulary Lifesaving Team          Colin Bulpett and Andy Turner.        Nowosielski and Steph Key.                                                                won the divisional championships for Havant.
                                                                                                                   nobody managed to play two
travelled to Liverpool to take part   In spite of strong competition           Newcomer Steph Key put in a         rounds to their handicap.
in the ACPO Police National           from Devon and Cornwall and           strong performance in the rope            Those who got closest were         Surrey, Sussex and the host club      points in the afternoon round.
Lifesaving Championships.             Nottinghamshire, the team put in      throw and swim and tow, finish-        winner Steve Lanham 69 points,        Liphook.                                 Next year will be a busy
   This annual event attracts teams   a fine performance over the two       ing in 9th place in the ladies indi-   runner up Colin Heggarty 67             As in recent years none of the      year for the society.
from police services throughout       days finishing in first place over-   vidual competition.                    points and joint 3rd Graham           police teams were able to beat           We host the Ello, Ello and
the UK and Ireland, and this year     all in the men’s competition.            The ladies team however were        Marshallsay and Dave Humphrey         the host club who with their          Police Sport UK regional
a total of 37 teams took part.           In the Frank Morritt competi-      less fortunate in their competition    65 points.                            course knowledge managed to           events and will also have our
   The competition is held over       tion, Jon Lansley captained Kerry     finishing in sixth place overall.         For the record Colin Piper         win the day’s event by a consid-      own society days at Hayling,
two days and comprises four           Fox, Rob Giles, Gemma Green,             The competition also includes       scored 63 points on his day.          erable distance.                      Captain’s day at Petersfield
parts: a simulated emergency          Sam Moore and Becky                   trophies for the most marks               The Police Sport UK Regional         Of the police teams Surrey          and the Autumn meeting hope-
response to a land based incident     Richardson.                           gained in the two simulated            Golf Championships were held at       came 2nd, Hampshire 3rd and           fully at North Hants Golf
which tests first aid and lifesav-       A combination of the lifesav-      emergency response incidents.          Porters Park Golf Club in             Sussex 4th.                           Club.
ing skills; a rope throw exercise;    ing skills and support of ‘veteran’      Both the men’s and mixed            Hertfordshire in June.                  The event did have a high note         The 2006 fixtures against
a swim and tow; and a simulated       Kerry Fox and the enthusiasm          teams gained the top marks in             The event was hosted this year     for Hampshire with Colin Piper        clubs are being arranged and
emergency response to an open         and abilities of the more junior      this part of the competition, win-     by the City of London Police          and Colin Heggarty winning the        all dates will be published on
water incident which tests water      members saw the team leading          ning the Sir John Evans and            with Hampshire, Thames Valley,        best pairs score for the day with     the Golf Section Intranet site
rescue techniques, first aid and      the competition throughout and        Graham Cutting trophies respec-        Sussex, Surrey and Kent sending       78 points.                            in the near future.
lifesaving skills.                    finishing in first place overall in   tively.                                representative sides of 10 players.     The Autumn Society meeting             If you are interested in partici-
   This year Hampshire entered        the mixed competition.                   This is the first time since 1992      The players enjoyed a practice     took place at Corhampton on           pating in the Golf Section please
three teams in the competition.          In the Allington Cup,              that Hampshire Constabulary has        round on the Tuesday before 36        October 3.                            contact DC Andy Clarke at
   In the Police Baton, Simon         Catherine King captained Sarah        won at this national event.            holes of competition on the             This event was a team compe-        Tannery House tel 642 155.

                                                                                                                                                                               “This will be an opportunity for players who
                                                                                                                   Squash                                                   have never represented Hampshire before to
                                                                                                                                                                            get noticed and be invited to the various
                                                                                                                   HAMPSHIRE POLICE Squash section will                     regional competitions which are held through-
                                                                                                                   hold an all-standards tournament from 10am to            out the year,” he said.
                                                                                                                   4pm on Friday, December 9, at the Winchester                Anyone wishing to attend is asked to e-mail
                                                                                                                   Tennis and Squash Club.                                  PC Thomas as soon as possible with an indica-
                                                                                                                      Southampton PC Ben Thomas said the sec-               tion of their standard of play.
                                                                                                                   tion wants to encourage as many people as                   Entries close on November 30.
                                                                                                                   possible to attend.

                                                                                                                                                                            ture in aid of charity!
                                                                                                                   Tough Guy
                                                                                                                   THREE Portsmouth officers are set to take on a
                                                                                                                                                                               “We are raising funds for the Rowans Hospice
                                                                                                                                                                            and the Oakley Waterman Foundation, which aims
                                                                                                                   gruelling challenge for charity.                         to provide holidays for terminally ill children.”
                                                                                                                     Detective Sergeant Neil Cripps, Detective                 He added: “Please give generously for our chari-
                                                                                                                   Sergeant Lee Colvin and PC Andy George from the          ties so the blisters, cramps, hypothermia and bruises
                                                                                                                   Crime Unit will run, crawl, swim and probably fall       are worthwhile!”
                                                                                                                   approximately 13 miles in the annual ‘Tough Guy’            Anyone interested in sponsoring the trio should
                                                                                                                   event in Wolverhampton.                                  contact them at Fratton.
 LIFESAVERS – All action as competitors                                                                                                                                        If you want to take part or see what they are let-
                                                                                                                     Neil said: “This is an endurance race where peo-
    recover casualties from the water.                                                                                                                                      ting themselves in for, visit www.toughguy.co.uk
                                                                                                                   ple put themselves through physical and mental tor-
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