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.” 2 Frontline n e w s 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 n ews 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. 3 Frontline n e w s 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 4 Frontline n e w s 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.” 5 Frontline n e w s 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.” 6 Frontline n e w s 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: email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org” 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. 7 Frontline n e w s 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.” 8 Frontline n e w s 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. Contact Frontline Farnborough Inspector q This newspaper, produced for Hampshire Constabulary, is sent to more than 6,000 addresses – to serving officers and civilian support staff, Specials and pensioners in Hampshire and the Isle graduates into South Australia police force of Wight. It is also read by members of the public through libraries and information centres. 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Five hundred winners will be invited to attend one of five Entries must be received by January 2006, when a panel of e-mail at Keith.Vincent@uwclub.net regional award ceremonies, from which there will be five judges chaired by the Home Office will assess the forms. 9 Frontline n e w s 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. TALBOT Eastleigh beat bobby calls on WALKER LLP SOLICITORS local business to help kids (established 1726) Andover – Basingstoke With many years experience in dealing with offi- cers’ personal business as well as Federation By Alan Smith Top-up funding from the PC Moody said: “Through again. 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. 11 ii 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 12 Frontline n e w s 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 ❐ Crimestoppers provides the public with an opportunity Crimestoppers team up to help the police. ❐ Calls are free and information can be given anony- mously. Cash rewards are available. ❐ Don’t forget to give the number when making appeals for information. “Calls continued to pour into Crimestoppers over the past month for with Hampshire ACSOs HAMPSHIRE’s four teams of Accredited Community Safety Officers will be taking 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. with intent to supply. Police seized a large amount of cannabis. Havant to use the protection of anonymity “We do not know who calls us and our “We are grateful to the ACSOs for their 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. lished in the local press. Working for Hampshire County Council “Currently across the county we receive Calls continue to increase for the Isle of Wight after launching the ACSOs enjoy a different relationship Crimestoppers across the Island recently. The project on the Pan Estate with the community to the police. continues to generate good intelligence. The ACSOs received their vehicle insignia Please remember - if you have E-fits or CCTV of suspects, please con- and a briefing at a recent training day at the sider a Crimestoppers appeal. If you have taken the trouble to obtain that Royal Victoria County Park. material, isn’t it a shame not to share it?! E-mail the CRIMESTOPPERS Tony Langstone, Hampshire County MAILBOX for assistance. Council’s Head of Safety and Standards, said After our appeal in recent months in Frontline, more officers have been “Hampshire County Council’s Community feeding back results from Crimestoppers information. Traditionally, Safety Service aims to help reduce the fear Crimestoppers has always been keen to learn of arrests. This is still the of crime and tackle low level anti-social case however, a success is more than just an arrest. We are keen to under- behaviour - this aim is much more achiev- stand how effective Crimestoppers is at disrupting crime, and its contri- able if all agencies that have an interest in bution to intelligence. If you are investigating a matter that you receive community safety and crime prevention Crimestoppers information for, please can you update Andy Paflin in FIB work together. on the end result, even if this is negative or no arrests were made. “This is why we are pleased to be working Clearly, Crimestoppers is far more useful than we actually realise as with Crimestoppers in addition to those many good results, arrests or otherwise, are going unnoticed.” organisations we already work with.” GET THE MESSAGE – ACSOs are promoting “Crimestoppers is an ideal way to allow Crimestoppers throughout the county. 13 Frontline n e w s 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.” 14 Frontline n e w s 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. 15 Frontline n e w s 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.” 17 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. 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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. KEITH.WALLER2@NTLWORLD.COM www.spanishvillarental.com Rates from Private pool. Close to all attractions, sleeps BEAUTIFUL ROMANTIC BUDAPEST. £140pw. John Anderson – 01489 891609. 6-10. From £325pw. Flights and car hire Lovely apartment, stunning views of the FRENCH HOLIDAY GITES: Two gites arranged. Robin Willson– 01329 663000 SWIFT CHALLENGER 550 SE. Excellent parliament close to Danube. Why pay available on a former dairy farm near PERTHSHIRE FARM: Two superb condition FSH, End D/Bed shower/ Toilet hotel prices? Details at www.bud- Garnache in the Vendee region of France. Lochside cottages. Fully equipped. STB built in ALKO Stabilizer remote control car- arpads.com phone 01491 874413 quote 30km from beach, St Jean De Monts, which four star. One designed for wheelchairs. New caravan with shower. Peaceful setting, avan mover 7 a trio awning plus many more ref 2066 has 18h golf course. ‘Le Grenier’ sleeps 8 fishing free. Central for touring. Lawrie extras. Phone Julian on 07801 599888 or LATE AVAILABILITY/LOW PRICES and ‘Buddleia’ sleeps 4/6. Rental variable. Oldham – www.lochsidecottages.co.uk or 01455 221644. Price £11500.00 o.n.o. France. Newly renovated gite with pool Cliff Standen – ext 731 324. ISLE OF WIGHT: Niton Cottage Circa 01877 384219. MGB ROADSTER 1973. Blue, wire wheels. available. 1hr from Toulouse airport, situat- 1761. Two bedrooms, sleeps 4. Fully SOUTHERN SPAIN: Near Nerja, Costa Del Lots of restoration. Immaculate condition. ed close to beautiful Pyrenees mountains. equipped, courtyard garden, near shops Sol. Two-bedroom apartment overlooking Would suit retiring police officer with lump See Lecoteaugites.com or phone Mrs Lynch 00 33 562 39 71 80 and pub. No pets. £230pw. Stewart Hall – beach; swimming pool and tennis courts on sum and mid-life crisis. £6995 ono. Phone * VENDEE FRANCE B&B holidays. Stay in ext 671 221. complex. Video and information available. Mark on 02380 266129 mill house with swimming pool. Pcked Mike Stockdale – ext 683 121. PEUGEOT 206 ROLAND GARROS. 02reg. *COSTA BLANCA – APARTMENT: La ST AGNES, CORNWALL: Two cottages 8months mot, tax AND warranty. Aircon, lunch, extra activities provided if desired. Zenia nr Torrevieja. Two bedrooms, sleeps English hosts 5mins from beach. Comfortably furnished PAS, CD Changer. Leather seats. Superb six, fully-equipped kitchen, lounge, dining and well equipped. Sleeps up to 4, quiet drive. £5500 ono. Contact Steve Webster www.franceleisureholidays.com 0871 250 area and large sun terrace with communal 1850 location. John Noble – 01872 553785. 07835772469 pool. Close to all amenities, beaches and ANDALUCIA: In rural Spain. Private holi- TOYOTA PREVIA GL 2.4 Auto Petrol M * LUXURY PENTHOUSE (Costa Del Sol, golf courses. Discount for long lets. 01244 Malaga) Stunning sea views, 3 double bed- day accommodation, en-suite shower Reg Spacious 8 Seater (UK model), 544694 or 07711 333080 email: ianan- room, private terrace, airport collection 76,000 miles PAS; FSH; Tax/MOT - Aug’ rooms, 6 seater Jacuzzi on large terrace, 2 email@example.com minutes walk golf course, from £299 per included. £150pw. Full board. Brian and 05 Twin Sunroofs; Privacy Windows VGC. week Tel. 02380 271931 mob. 07940 * FRENCH ALPS nr CHAMONIX: 2 bed- Hilary Patey 0034 689 822021. £3,000 ono Contact: Alan Smith. 07780 ❏PLEASE USE BLOCK LETTERS. 337478 room chalet apartment (also B&B) with gar- BRITTANY, FRANCE: Two bedroom stone 996552 ISLE OF WIGHT BEMBRIDGE property on den, sleeps 5/6, set in charming village. house in beautiful floral village. Sleeps six + ROVER 214 Si 16v 3dr 1998/S 37,000 Please tick relevant box Harbour. Wonderful views/walks, RSPB South-facing location, superb views of Mont cot. Very close to village square with bars, miles, 12 months tax and MOT, FSH, GC land nearby, MOD CONS, sleeps 2/3, dogs Blanc. Central to sightseeing, cable cars, restaurants and shops. Near large lake with £2,000 ono. Contact Graham Robinson For Sale ❏ Wanted ❏ Holidays/Accom ❏ welcome, short breaks, full weeks tel. mountain railways and lakes. Wonderful fishing and summer watersports. 20mins 0118 735164. 01983 873470 mob. 07966 381271 walking and other sports in summer. Good from beach 40mins from St Malo ferry port, Houses ❏ Vehicles ❏ General ❐ ANDULICIA. Rural Spanish village. skiing location in winter. Perfect for relax- ideal for exploring Brittany. From £160pw. Accommodation sleeps 7. Spacious ing. Tel – 020 8460 9334. Steve & Trish – 07971 601370. Name .............................................................................................. lounge, kitchen, excellent views from * FRANCE: Detached French country holi- ISLE OF WIGHT: Rew Valley B&B rooms. enclosed private garden with swimming day home in south-west France near to En-suite. TV, tea & coffee making facilities. Based at .......................................................................................... General pool from £200pw tel. 01428 729854 Cognac. Sleeps up to 10, all amenities Animals welcome Swimming pool. Rural firstname.lastname@example.org available. Norman Lawrence, Manchester views, close to beaches, footpaths, cycle FLORIDA Luxury 3 Bed 2 Bath villa, master Police - 01457 867651 routes and golf course. £20 pp pn. Jacqui – Div/Dept .......................................................................................... en suite, heated screened pool, 1/4 acre PAPHOS CYPRUS: Self catering ground 01983 853 424. private landscaped gardens, 10mins from floor apartment with patio. Sleeps 4/5 in DEVON CLIFFS: Sandy Bay. 6 & 8 berth Work Phone No............................................................................... Disney. Prices from £345.00 pw. Tony & small complex. Swimming pool, bar and caravans, large rooms, microwave, TV etc. Lee Turner 02392 863400, shops. 300mtrs from coast with secluded All Haven facilities included, entertainment BRAND NEW, Saxophones, Trumpets, email@example.com, www.bentleyoaks.com. free. Tracey — 02380 325764. Flutes and other brass and wodwind Signed ............................................................................................. coves. Beach with water sports at Coral COSTA ALMERIA, Spain. 2 bedroom Bay, approx 10km. Bars & tavernas GULF COAST: Luxury villa. Port Charlotte, instruments. Student-professional, appartment, sleeps 4 near Aguilas. 10/15mins stroll. Weekly rental £150 inclu- Cape Haze Peninsula. Situated on 3 golf SELMER: BACH, CONN and more. Small Ads (no more than 28 words) will be published free of Lounge, kitchen, shower/bathroom, bal- courses. Sleeps 2-8, A/C, fully equipped Rental/sale. Contact PS2896 May ZDiv or cony, own parking, communal pool, beach- sive-for apartment. Cliff Standen – ext 731 with own pool. Ideal for water sports, close email firstname.lastname@example.org (Auth charge for employees of Hampshire Constabulary. Send your 324 es and small coves, golf courses £250 per to all facilities. For a brochure and photos business interest) Quality at an affordable completed form to Frontline Small Ads, Media Services, Police * COSTA BLANCA: Playa Flamenca, Nick Pugh — 683 147 / 02392 891821. price. week. Contact Keith Waller at Ringwood or Torrevieja. Two bed apartment in a private LA MARINA, SPAIN: 2 bedroom bungalow ELECTRIC MOBILITY Scooter, 4 wheel HQ, Winchester, and your advertisement will be printed at the ear- email@example.com DISNEY VILLA 4 bed 3 bath villa police complex. Sleeps 6, equipped kitchen, to rent. Summer £50 per person, winter ‘Sovereign’ model with lights and shopping liest opportunity. Classifieds will be published at the Editor’s dis- owned close to Disney and golf courses. lounger/diner, sun terrace overlooking com- £40. One mile from beach, close to swim- basket fold flat swivel chair and collapsible cretion.Charges are made for business advertisements, see con- Cable TVs, DVD, cinema surround, CD, munal pool and gardens. Private solarium ming pools, restaurants, banks, shops etc. steering column for storage or transporting with BBQ. Close to beaches, local ameni- Long lets available. Glenis Croucher 79- 20+ mile range VGC. £400 ono (£1,500 ditions at top of this page. Playstation, Games Room.Karen www.mcaulayvilla.com 01625 431373 ties & 3 international golf courses. 40 min- 1466. when new) Contact: Alan Smith. 07780 FRENCH RIVIERA Mobile home, nice quiet utes South of Alicante airport. Seasonal TENERIFE: Playa de las Americas. One 996552 site, restaurant, two pools, tennis, etc. discounts available. Mike or Glen – 01275 bed apartment, prime position close to MOBILE DECODER: Lost the code to your 19 Frontline n e w s 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 20 Frontline s p o r t 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- Designed by Jan Brayley Media Services and published by Hampshire Constabulary, Romsey Road, Winchester. Printed by Portsmouth Web Offset, The News Centre, Hilsea Portsmouth, PO2 9SX.