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 The newspaper of Hampshire Constabulary                                                                    www.hampshire.police.uk                                 December 2005




                                   Frontline
   STRATEGIC FORCES
Standing alone - the only viable option
     by Julie Jones                Parliament, partner agencies
                                   and local authorities has




                                                                              Barred from one,
THE BEST way for-                  shown overwhelming support
ward for policing in               for Hampshire to remain a
Hampshire and the                  stand alone strategic force.
                                      The review followed the
Isle of Wight is for               Home Secretary’s announce-
Hampshire to remain                ment in September that the
a stand alone strategic            current 43 police force struc-




                                                                               barred from all
                                   ture was no longer ‘fit for pur-
force - that’s the mes-            pose’ to provide the necessary
sage being sent to the             level of protective services,
Home Office in                     and all police forces and
                                   authorities were asked to
response to potentially            develop proposals to restruc-
the most fundamental               ture their regions.
restructuring of                      Hampshire’s Chief                          by Sarah Julian
Britain’s police for               Constable, Paul Kernaghan,                                                       PUBWATCH AWARENESS – PC Dave McDonald,
                                   said: “A huge amount of work       TROUBLE makers in Hook and                      Licensee Alma Fox and PC Mike Taylor with
more than 40 years.                has gone into looking at every     Rotherwick could find themselves left            Pubwatch posters outside one of the pubs
   A draft report by Hampshire     possible option.                   with nowhere to drink because pubs in the              enrolled in the new scheme.
Constabulary and the                  “Our research confirms that     area have signed up to the new Pubwatch
Hampshire Police Authority         the most effective and efficient
outlining why Hampshire as a                                          scheme.
                                   solution for the communities          Members of the scheme can agree to
stand alone strategic force is     of Hampshire and the Isle of
the only viable option was                                            ban a person from all pubs in the scheme,
                                   Wight is for Hampshire
submitted to the Home Office       Constabulary to remain as an       not just the one they have caused prob-
last week.                         independent strategic force.       lems in.
   The final submission, which        “Any other option requires         Activities which could see drinkers
includes a full cost-benefit       significant additional invest-     barred from pubs in the area include:
analysis and intensive exami-      ment and could endanger cur-       q Using violence or threats to the
nation of the options put for-     rent levels of protective ser-     licensee, their family, staff or customers
ward by the Home Secretary,        vice provision.”
will be made on December 23.                                          q Causing criminal damage to the
                                      Chairman of Hampshire           licensee’s premises or property
   The report highlights the       Police Authority, Mike
work that has been undertaken      Attenborough-Cox, said: “It        q Habitually causing trouble or disorder
by the Strategic Forces Project    has always been our firm           q Being involved in the taking or distrib-
team to assess the benefits and    belief that Hampshire can and      uting of drugs
risks of three options -           should stand alone as a strate-       If a person is convicted of a criminal
Hampshire as a stand alone         gic force.
strategic force, Hampshire
                                                                      offence involving any of the above activi-
                                      “This has now been verified     ties, the scheme members will also be able
with Dorset and Wiltshire, and     by a substantive amount of
Hampshire with Thames                                                 to apply for an exclusion order, preventing
                                   research by the project team.
Valley.                               “It is my view that we have
                                                                      the convicted person from entering their
   The team has looked at how      a very strong case, because in     premises.
‘protective services’ - counter    addition to the business case         Breach of this exclusion order carries a
terrorism and domestic extrem-     for Hampshire standing alone       penalty of up to £1000 and/or one month’s
ism, serious organised and         showing that this is, without      imprisonment.
cross-border crime, civil con-     doubt, the best option for            PC Mike Taylor, Beat Officer for Hook,
tingencies and emergency           policing in Hampshire and the      said: “We have very few problems with
planning, critical incident        Isle of Wight, the consultation
management, public order, and
                                                                      unruly drinkers in the pubs in Hook and
                                   we have conducted has shown        Rotherwick.
strategic roads policing - can     that our partners and residents
be best delivered in a 21st cen-                                         “This is a good example of people get-
                                   firmly support Hampshire
tury force.                        remaining independent.”
                                                                      ting together to make the area an even
   In addition, consultation          A decision from the Home        more pleasant place to socialise, and
with staff, residents of           Office is expected early next      means that where problems do arise, we
Hampshire and the Isle of          year. See page seven for further   have measures in place to deal with them
Wight, Members of                  news on the new strategy.....      quickly”.


                  Frontline wish all of our readers a merry Christmas and a happy New Year
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                                                                                                                                                  than 10 years left to serve, could
                                                                                                                                                  not include a partner/spouse.                    Finally
                                                                                              by Steve Price, JBB Chairman                          This is also an ideal time to
                                                                                                                                                  ensure that we have your correct        Having recently attended the
                                                                                                                                                  address details but more impor-      Thames Valley and the Kent
                                                                                                                                                  tantly, make sure we have your       Open Meetings, I can tell you
                                                                                                                                                  updated choice of beneficiary.       that many of our member’s
                                                                                                                                                  Otherwise your investment may        issues are shared by our neigh-
                                                                                                                                                  go to the wrong person(s).           bours.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Difficulties in crime record-
                                                                                                                                                        Annual Leave                   ing, short-notice changes to
                                                                                                                                                                                       duty, staff shortages and bureau-
                                     the total number of officers and     is.                                 popular belief, this hated             As the result of a number of      cracy are all common themes.
                                     the membership will again be            Has your MP signed up yet?       scheme will be with us for some     queries from our members I           You are not alone.
                                     consulted over the issue of rou-        I would also urge you to con-    time to come, so watch this         have made representation to the         Although, one force seems to
                                     tine arming.                         sider completing the on-line        space for next year’s roles and     JNCC (the forum where the var-       have an annual problem in that
                                        I have made my position quite     questionnaire from the police       rules.                              ious staff associations meet with    it is not until early December
                                     clear in that I totally agree that   authority, which is on the force                                        ACPO and Personnel) to               that their duties teams realise
THE violent death of a police        we should increase the number        intranet.                                                               address the anomaly of the num-      that Christmas Eve falls on
officer will always trigger emo-
                                                                                                                Hampshire Police                  ber of hours of annual leave you     December 24 and New Years
                                     and improve the capability of
tions for officers, their families   delivering firearms trained offi-                 SPP                     Federation Insurance               are entitled to depending on         Eve on the 31st.
and the public.                      cers to a scene, but I would not        As a result of discussions              Scheme                       what time of year you joined.           Something which will
   The unnecessary and tragic        wish to see the routine arming       with Personnel and representa-                                             It appears that some officers     impinge on the way in which
death of one of our colleagues       of all frontline officers.           tions made to the ACPO team,           By now, all serving officers     are less well off than others who    some forces operate is a quote
in Bradford will also highlight                                           following many e-mails from         and retired officers who were in    joined several months later. This    from several of our colleagues
the debate regarding arming and                                           officers who missed out on the      the previous scheme, should         situation is being looked at and     from other federations who reit-
the protection of officers, not            Proposed                       criteria regarding 18/7 duty pat-   have received a pack containing     we will be consulted as to how       erate the following; “Being on
only physically, but in the way         Amalgamations of                  terns, (for those working on        all the details and joining         this can be resolved satisfactori-   call is not a condition of ser-
the judicial system deals with              Forces                        BCU) it has now been decided        instructions for the new scheme.    ly.                                  vice”
offenders.                                                                to lower the threshold of the          If you have not, then please                                             Many officers and staff are on
   Our hearts and thoughts are          This JBB is now being con-        number of hours, before you can     contact this office on 79-3418 or                                        call, some are compensated for
                                     sulted and updated regularly by                                                                                      Allowances
with Sharon’s family and her                                              qualify.                            3414. Any questions regarding                                            that, others are not.
colleagues, as well as Teresa,       the review team and through             You will now be eligible if      the scheme itself, then please         The proposals by Personnel to        SPP did address the issue for
who is fortunately recovering        contacts with other forces and       you work a 16/7 pattern.            refer them to Philip Williams       alter travel allowance, so that      some of those individuals but
from her injuries.                   federations.                         Therefore, if the earliest you      and Co 01925 604421.                any claim would have the nor-        again it is not recognised for
   We have been in contact with         We really have no idea what       begin a working day is 8am and         There are several improve-       mal home-to-work mileage sub-        many others.
West Yorkshire and offered not       the outcome will be, but note        you are regularly rostered to       ments over the old scheme, such     tracted, have been keenly dis-          We are currently compiling
only our condolences but practi-     with interest that the debate        work until at least midnight you    as an increase in life insurance    cussed at JNCC. The chief con-       details of what other forces pay
cal help and support.                scheduled in the House of            will be eligible.                   to £80,000 and family travel        stable has listened to all parties   their workforce for being on call
   As a mark of respect we will      Commons has been indefinitely           You must also work across        insurance for up to 60 days at a    and will respond soon. Aligned       and what criteria they place on
also send representatives to         postponed.                           the seven days, so if you have a    time.                               with this was the proposal to        those roles.
Sharon’s funeral.                       Some Hampshire MPs have           fixed rest day, for example            For a three-month period         deduct £2 across the board for          Finally, as this will be the last
   Nationally, the Federation has    also signed an Early Day             every Sunday off, then unfortu-     there is a window of opportunity    all meal claims. Both issues         occasion this year to address
been asking for an increase in       Motion announcing their belief       nately you will not qualify.        for officers (including retired     were strongly opposed by this        you in Frontline, can I wish you
the number of authorised             that Hampshire and Isle of              Any late applications will be    officers) to include their          federation. Changes to rules         a happy and peaceful Christmas.
firearms officers for some years,    Wight residents would be best        accepted but payment will not       spouse/partner in the scheme.       regarding Essential User and            Be careful out there.
to a minimum of five per cent of     served by the force staying as it    be until next year. Contrary to        Previously, anyone with less     passenger LDR are also on hold.

                                                                                                                                                    We want to retain the              to be recovered from another


                                        Unison
                                                                                                                                                  experience you have and we           area of our business through
                                                                                                                                                  want you to retain the               efficiencies.
                                                                                                                                                  employment rights you’ve               As UNISON is once again
                                                                                                                                                  earned because of your               the only organisation
                                                                                                                                                  length of service.                   involved in the process that




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                                                                                                                                                    If the restructure is going        has the interests of Police
                                                                                                                                                  to impact on how, where or           Staff at the top of its agenda,
                                                                                                                                                  when you work, please make           I’d urge any non members to
                                                                                                                                                  your OCU UNISON rep                  join us now.
                                                                                                                                                  aware so that we can do what


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                                                                                                                                                  we can to help you.                    Letters to Frontline
                                           by Kathy                                                                                                   Strategic Forces                    I’ve noticed that the last
                                           Symonds                                                                                                                                     few editions of Frontline has
                                                                                                                                                          Project                      been lacking in contributions
                                                                                                                                                     UNISON has now met                to the Letters page.
                                                                                                                                                  twice with members of the               If we don’t do something
                                                                                                                                                  team collating the evidence          to revive it, Frontline will be
          Pensions                   saved is now long gone and           ing special.                        the change management
                                                                                                                                                  for the Force responses to the       nothing more than a series of
                                     it won’t be repaid to the pen-          You will probably not be         teams on the OCU and                                                     reports from the two coun-
In the November edition of                                                                                                                        Home Office, although we
                                     sion funds.                          surprised to hear that the          should be your first point of                                            ties, padded out with assort-
Frontline I mentioned the                                                                                                                         remain disappointed at the
                                        It is now grossly unfair to       most generous scheme of all         contact should there be any                                              ed pictures of the ACPO
talks that were scheduled to                                                                                                                      lack of consultation with us
                                     expect employees to accept           is that of MPs.                     issue relating to the restruc-                                           team!
take place between UNISON                                                                                                                         at the start of the process.
                                     detrimental changes to their            It seems increasingly likely     ture you need to discuss.                                                   John Knight - where are
and the Office of the Deputy                                                                                                                         I’m sure that by the time
                                     pensions, in part because of         that UNISON members will               We still await details of the                                         you in our hour of need?
Prime Minister (ODPM).                                                                                                                            you read this you will be
                                     the employing authorities            be balloted on industrial           ‘at risk’ posts and I’m told
   I said at the time that we                                                                                                                     aware that Hampshire is sub-
                                     greed.                               action in the New Year.             that these will have been
were encouraged by the fact             Public sector workers like            Any ballot papers will be       identified in the next few
                                                                                                                                                  mitting only one option, and           Christmas - so soon
that the government and the                                                                                                                       that is for us to remain a
                                     you and I attract a great deal       sent to your home address, so       weeks.                                                                      It’s true, the older you get
unions representing teachers,                                                                                                                     stand alone force.
                                     of critical media coverage.          if you think this information          In order for staff in the at                                          the quicker the years go by.
nurses and civil servants had                                                                                                                        Whether the Home Office
                                        A lot of the pensions cov-        is not accurately recorded at       risk posts to be slotted into                                               Here we are in December
reached agreement in respect                                                                                                                      agrees with this remains to
                                     erage has been in this vein.         UNISON, please call                 other suitable roles, the force                                          again and most of the things
of their particular pension.                                                                                                                      be seen - we will all know
                                        Anyone not in the know            Unisondirect on 0845 355            has agreed to a total freeze                                             I had planned to do both at
   Sadly, I have to report that                                                                                                                   more in the New Year.
                                     might have been persuaded            0845 and update them.               on recruitment.                                                          work and home have not
the ODPM isn’t willing to                                                                                                                            Quite why the Home
                                     that we all retire on huge              The branch will keep you            We also await details of                                              been done.
treat Police Staff, amongst                                                                                                                       Office is in such a hurry to
                                     pensions that we’ve paid             updated via our intranet site,      which departments will be                                                   My spare bedroom still
others, similarly.                                                                                                                                carry out this reform is
                                     nothing towards.                     but please check the Unison         relocated and it is recognised                                           bears more than a passing
   But hey, John Prescott is                                                                                                                      unknown - detail has been
                                        This is quite simply not the      website for details too.            that for some staff, relocation                                          likeness to Steptoe’s yard - I
John Prescott.                                                                                                                                    scant, and as such UNISON
                                     case.                                                                    to another part of the OCU is                                            still need to lose weight and
   A few years ago some                                                                                                                           nationally is not prepared to
                                        The average pension for a               Forward Together              just not an option.                                                      the books I’d planned to read
employing authorities took                                                                                                                        support the proposals for
                                     public sector worker is                                                     In order to deal with this,                                           are still piled up!
pensions holidays - they did-                                               Each OCU has a dedicated                                              strategic forces until we
                                     around £4,000 per annum.                                                 we hope that there will be                                                  Still, there’s always 2006!
n’t make the employers’ con-                                              UNISON contact.                                                         receive assurances from the
                                        Not what I’d call huge.                                               opportunities for staff to                                                  However you spend the
tributions - but employees in                                               They are Pat Cole in                                                  various stakeholders.
                                        Some comparative data on                                              move to another OCU to                                                   season, I hope you enjoy
the scheme were expected to                                               Southampton, Robin Hamson                                                  Even if Hampshire is
                                     pension schemes was pre-                                                 work at a location closer to                                             yourself.
make the usual contribution                                               in Portsmouth, Linda Roach                                              allowed to stand alone we
                                     sented to delegates at a                                                 their home.                                                                 On behalf of the officers
to the fund from their salary.                                            in Basingstoke, Penny                                                   will see some changes.
                                     recent UNISON seminar.                                                      UNISON wants its mem-                                                 and stewards in the branch,
   This, no doubt, was sanc-                                              Barnett in Fareham, Mick                                                   It wouldn’t be a case of us
                                        It showed that the LGP                                                bers in the force to be able to                                          may I wish you whatever you
tioned by the government of                                               Sayer on the Isle of Wight                                              being left alone to do what
                                     scheme, while being better                                               continue to work here if they                                            wish yourself in the coming
the day.                                                                  and Brian Keen in Lyndhurst.                                            we want - the costs involved
                                     than some others, was noth-                                              wish to.                                                                 year.
   The money the employers                                                  They will be working with                                             in improvements would have
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 Basingstoke support White Ribbon Day PC Kerrie Harman, the             may have felt intimidated by        tistics show that one woman in       Canine caper
  By Avril MacDonald
                                   domestic abuse co-ordinator at       coming to the stand.                four is a victim of some kind of
WHITE Ribbon Day - the             Basingstoke police station had a        “Therefore, we also promoted     domestic abuse.                            By Alan Smith                  unhappy.
national awareness day for         stand at the Asda store in           safer homes so that people could       “As it was also anti-bullying                                             She contacted the dog section
                                                                                                                                                 A 13-month-old black Labrador
domestic abuse - was held          Brighton Hill, helped by volun-      come to the stand and feel com-     week, it was a good opportunity                                           for guidance and advice and
                                                                                                                                                 named Ben, has turned to drugs
throughout the UK on               teers from partner agencies.         fortable about discussing any       to talk to children and let them                                          after assessing his suitability,
                                                                                                                                                 - much to the delight of his
November 25.                          She said that it was so popu-     issues with us.                     know that there can also be bul-                                          they willingly agreed to take
                                                                                                                                                 owner PC Caroline Birnage.
   In Basingstoke, police and      lar that they ran out of balloons,      “For those who didn’t want to    lying in the home.”                                                       Ben from her and give him a
                                                                                                                                                    Ben has just become a pas-
local partner agencies supported   white ribbons, and wristbands        talk to us at the time, then con-      Financial support for the day                                          new home with dog handler PC
                                                                                                                                                 sive drugs dog with the dogs
the campaign by having infor-      that were on display to attract      tact cards were available so they   was given by both the BCU’s                                               Russ White.
                                                                                                                                                 section at Netley having ‘passed
mation and help available dur-     people.                              could speak to us later.”           community safety unit and the                                                The two soon became buddies
                                                                                                                                                 out’ on December 1 after suc-
ing the day at two promotional        “This is a sensitive subject         She added: “Many people          local borough council,                                                    and Russ set about training Ben
                                                                                                                                                 cessfully completing his basic
stands in different parts of the   and we recognised that victims       were surprised to hear that sta-    Basingstoke and Deane.                                                    to learn his new skills.
                                                                                                                                                 training with flying colours.
borough.                                                                                                       The next steps for Kerrie are                                             He was then enrolled on a
                                                                                                                                                    In fact, it has been suggested
                                                                                                            to brief and train all officers on                                        course being run by PC Neil
                                                                                                                                                 that Ben was one of the best
                                                                                                            the BCU to get a specific risk                                            Bell.
                                                                                                                                                 dogs on the course!
  RAISNG AWARENESS – Women’s support                                                                        assessment done for every                                                    The intensive training pro-
                                                                                                                                                    Prior to becoming a police
  worker Gerrie Jordan (left) and PC Kerrie                                                                 domestic incident they are                                                gramme included four other
                                                                                                                                                 dog, Ben was a much loved
       Harman on the stall in Asda.                                                                         called to.                           family pet who used to enjoy
                                                                                                                                                                                      dogs that travelled to a variety
                                                                                                               This is done through a form                                            of different locations, preparing
                                                                                                                                                 the freedom of roaming around
                                                                                                            she has put together called                                               them to work wherever they
                                                                                                                                                 in his back garden, but when the
                                                                                                            ‘SPECCS’ which points out the                                             may be needed.
                                                                                                                                                 property suddenly became the
                                                                                                            heightened risk factors that offi-                                           Shopping centres, railway sta-
                                                                                                                                                 target for abuse by local yobs, it
                                                                                                            cers should be aware of such as                                           tions and other key locations
                                                                                                                                                 became unsafe for Ben to
                                                                                                            separation/child contact issues;                                          were visited to ensure the dogs
                                                                                                                                                 remain there.
                                                                                                            pregnancy/new birth; escalation;                                          would not be fazed by whatever
                                                                                                                                                    Caroline felt strongly that a
                                                                                                            cultural awareness/isolation;                                             situation they were presented
                                                                                                                                                 growing, active dog like Ben
                                                                                                            stalking; sexual assault.                                                 with.
                                                                                                                                                 should be given the opportunity
                                                                                                               She will then look at each one                                            Fundamental to their training
                                                                                                                                                 to exercise daily within the
                                                                                                            in detail, taking details of any                                          was the ability to sniff out vari-
                                                                                                                                                 securely fenced garden, topped
                                                                                                            high risk victims forward to a                                            ous illegal drugs and substances
                                                                                                                                                 up with frequent family walks
                                                                                                            multi-agency risk assessment                                              most commonly used in
                                                                                                                                                 to the park.
                                                                                                            conference.                                                               Hampshire.
                                                                                                                                                    However, when he was hit by
                                                                                                               Kerrie said: “We do this to try                                           So successful were they, Ben
                                                                                                                                                 a flying brick, bottles and a
                                                                                                            to prevent even more serious                                              and another dog from this latest
                                                                                                                                                 wheelie bin, Caroline decided
                                                                                                            offences - that may have fatal                                            training programme have
                                                                                                                                                 enough was enough and it was
                                                                                                            consequences.”                                                            already been used operationally.
                                                                                                                                                 time to seek out a new home for
                                                                                                               She added: “This is definitely                                            The two have already played
                                                                                                                                                 him as she did not want to
                                                                                                            the most demanding, but                                                   a significant role in fighting the
                                                                                                                                                 restrict him to the cramped con-
                                                                                                            rewarding, job I have ever                                                drugs war within Hampshire as
                                                                                                                                                 fines of the house for lengthy
                                                                                                            done.”                                                                    part of the force crackdown on
                                                                                                                                                 periods where he was clearly
                                                                                                                                                                                      illegal drug taking.




   RPU Courtroom War dead remembered
 training ‘best ever’!
                                                                                                            IN COMMEMORATION of the 36 members of                  Branch of the National Association of Retired
                                                                                                            the former Portsmouth Borough and City Forces          Police Officers (NARPO) and following the two
                                                                                                            who gave their lives during the two Great Wars,        minute silence, the ceremony of remembrance
                                                                                                            in overseas theatres of conflict or while per-         was conducted by Reverend BobWoodward.
                                                                                                            forming police duties in the city, a memorial            Wreaths were laid by Inspector Kelvin Shipp
                                                                                                            Roll of Honour is mounted in The Rotunda area          on behalf of the Force and Basil Willshire on
                                                                                                            in Portsmouth Guildhall.                               behalf of NARPO.
              By Liz Harding                         groups.
                                                                                                              As in previous years, on November 11 a                 In conclusion Mr Hyde thanked those attend-
THE Roads Policing Unit has received excel-             Those being examined were expected to
                                                                                                            Remembrance Day ceremony was held before               ing and to retired member John Tree for his per-
lent feedback after running a unique two day         fully justify their decisions and explain what
                                                                                                            the memorial, attended by relatives of the             sonal organisation of the ceremony.
courtroom training seminar for RPU Senior            they hoped to achieve by them.                         deceased, together with some 70 retired mem-             Particular thanks were extended to the serv-
Investigating Officers (SIO) and members of             The course was well received by all who             bers and their families.                               ing officers both for their attendance and the
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.                   took part, which gives a promising outlook for           The Force was represented by the Deputy              role they perform for the community in an
   The first day of training was carried out at      its continuation.                                      Chief Constable Ian Readhead, accompanied by           increasing violent society.
RPU Headquarters at Whitchurch, moving for              Chief Inspector Roy Bayntun, who initiated          Chief Superintendent John Campbell and a
the second day to Netley.                            and attended the training sessions, said: “We          number of serving officers from Portsmouth                  ROLL OF HONOUR – DCC Ian
   Experienced barrister Alister Turtle came         are very pleased with the training, and are            BCU.                                                     Readhead, Insp Kelvin Shipp and Rev
along to give his opinions and guidance.             delighted to have received nothing but posi-             A welcome address was made by John Hyde,                  Bob Woodward pay tribute to
   On day one the attending officers were            tive comments as a result.                             the Vice Chairman of Portsmouth and Gosport
                                                        “All officers involved have benefited, and
                                                                                                                                                                      Portsmouth’s fallen police officers.
given the details for a scenario involving a
fatal crash, which was based on an actual inci-      we feel that it is a valuable course to continue
dent which took place on the A36 at Wellow           with into the future”
around two years ago.                                   Feedback forms were completed by the offi-
   After being separated into groups those           cers who took part, and all have said that the
involved had to begin a mock investigation.          training was very useful and enjoyable.
   Everyone pooled their ideas and gave                 Many officers also suggested that the course
advice, and together completed a log book            should either be made a requirement as part of
with policy decisions as the SIO in the case.        the entire SIO course, or that all officers
   This meant the officers’ skills as SIOs were      should partake in at least some of the activi-
tested, while at the same time they could gain       ties, as an insight into investigatory proce-
ideas and working methods from others, as            dures.
well as share their own initiatives.                    As a result of the role play the majority of
   Mr Turtle then examined the logs and gave         officers agreed that the exercise brought home
comments on them, as to how they would be            the need for thorough preparation prior to any
viewed by the judiciary.                             court appearance.
   The second day was divided into two parts.           It reiterated the importance of covering
   Firstly, training was given on how to assess      every eventuality, and making sound, reasoned
the credibility of a witness, and how to best        policy decisions.
present evidence, both of which are key skills          Mr Turtle’s comments and evaluations were
for an officer with the responsibility of con-       taken as valuable advice, and he was thanked
ducting such an investigation.                       for his clear and concise information, and
   In the afternoon a mock courtroom was con-        thoroughness in both his questioning and
structed to represent a civil enquiry court.         guidance.
   Four people were picked at random to take a          The majority of officers taking part in the
stand in the witness box, and were then ques-        training said that he had a personal style
tioned by Mr Turtle on the policy decisions          which made them feel at ease and aided their
they had made the previous day in their              learning.
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Children in Need West Hants trials Vulnerable Person Impact Statements        By Alan Smith                  the offender(s).                    tional, financial, psychological,    tigation”
                                                                                                               This then allows CPS to           emotional or have impacted on           When a custody officer
                                                                        WEST Hampshire BCU offi-             make a fair and balanced            them in some other way.              decides on bail conditions, this
     by Becci Beatty,               advice, or dropping by to meet      cers are trialling an amended
                                    the staff and pupils.                                                    assessment of all pre-charge           The VPIS applies to all indi-     should be considered by the
 FOR this year’s BBC Children                                           version of the MG11 statement        advice, Narey and full files.       viduals who have suffered a          Probation Service for pre-sen-
                                      The day was aimed at              form which is to be known as
 in Need Appeal, Portsmouth         improving the relationship                                                 It also gives the court suffi-    personal detriment or loss.          tencing reports.
 police took the opportunity to                                         the Victim Personal Impact           cient information to ensure that       This could be a victim, wit-         The Prison Service should
                                    between the police and the          Statement or VPIS.
 visit some of the schools          schools on their beats, as well                                          appropriate sentencing is given     ness or anyone else involved         also consider this prior to
 within their local beats.                                              The pilot runs from November         and compensation is applied.        with the care of a child or vul-     parole or release from prison.
                                    as teaching the children about      1 to March 31.
    Pupils from Lyndhurst           what the police can do to help                                             The form is supplementary         nerable adult.                          DS Rawlings added: “Even
 Junior School had the opportu-                                            The VPIS is the brainchild of     to the MG11 and should be              This does though exclude          though we have only been
                                    them.                               Detective Sergeant Darren
 nity to dress up as police offi-     It was a successful day for                                            completed by investigating          businesses, companies or cor-        using the forms for a month,
 cers, as PC Marcus Cator and                                           Rawlings who found that              officers and placed in the pre-     porations.                           we have already seen an
                                    everyone involved.                  despite the introduction of the
 PC Ben Treend gave a presen-                                                                                charge advice file, Narey file         DS Rawlings said: “It is          improvement in the service we
 tation and let them try on                                             Home Office Victim Charter in        and committal file.                 regrettable that the majority of     are now offering victims.
 police uniforms.                                                       1996, officers generally were          A second or updated state-        officers did not realise the            “Interest has also been
    At Paulsgrove Primary                                               not very good at statementing        ment is then taken and submit-      importance of obtaining this         shown by officers in the New
 School PC Pip Jennings and                                             the impact of crime on the vic-      ted to CPS 14 days before the       information from a victim of         Forest and Southampton and it
 Community Warden David                                                 tims.                                scheduled court date.               crime.                               is likely to be rolled out to
 Worswick got involved in the                                              VPIS provides victims with          The VPIS statement details           “The introduction of the          them as well”
 classroom, as a year six group                                         the opportunity to inform the        the support needed by the vic-      VPIS is not only a reminder to          DS Rawlings concluded:
 of children read books to                                              Crown Prosecution Service            tim, and the impact of the          acknowledge the impact a             “Let’s not forget these four
 them.                                                                  about how the crime has affect-      crime on them.                      crime can have on a victim but,      very important words: ‘No
    Other officers volunteered to                                       ed them and outline any con-           This can be physical, emo-        should assist and aid an inves-      Witness, No Justice’”.
 be involved in activities with                                         cerns they may have regarding
 their local schools, by giving




Speedy response Best Bar None comes to Southampton                                    by Ian Sainsbury                   public reassurance and confidence in             run, and this is a chance for them to


 to Crimewatch
                                                                                                                         Southampton as a safe and vibrant envi-          showcase this to everyone and help set
                                                                        DOZENS of pubs and clubs look set to             ronment in which to live, work, visit and        an even higher standard.”
                                                                        battle it out for a new prestigious award        socialise and will go some way to                   The main sponsor for the award is
                                                                        to prove how well their venues are run.          increasing future economic growth in the         Southampton-based Bacardi.
                                                                                                                         city.”                                              Chris Searle, External Affairs Director


     appeal
                                                                          Best Bar None is a new initiative
                                                                        aimed at maintaining and further improv-            Under the scheme, licensees will be           of Bacardi-Martini, said: “We are in the
                                                                        ing the status of Southampton as a safe          able to apply for accreditation for run-         premium spirits business, so regular
                                                                        and entertaining location for a night out.       ning orderly premises.                           moderate consumption is much better for
                                                                          It was launched in November, follow-              Those who can prove that they have            our business than binge drinking.
POLICE from Portsmouth took swift action in arresting a man who                                                          made developments in reducing the risk              “We are looking forward to working
recently featured in a national appeal on BBC Crimewatch.               ing the success of a similar scheme put
                                                                        together by Greater Manchester Police            of alcohol-related harm and crime will           alongside the trade in improving the
   In what was described as a ‘Crimewatch first’, the 43-year-old                                                        be given Best Bar None status and will           environment in which our consumers
man was arrested within minutes of the appeal being aired.                Police in Southampton have launched
                                                                        their version in conjunction with the city       receive a plaque to put up inside or out-        enjoy our brands and awarding those that
   The man, who was wanted by Norfolk police for obtaining prop-                                                         side of the premises.                            take those extra precautionary measures
erty by deception, was arrested at his Southsea address.                council as part of the ‘Safe City
                                                                        Partnership.’                                       Community Safety Manager for                  to prevent irresponsible consumption.”
   He was held in custody at Portsmouth and was then taken to                                                            Southampton City Council Roger Honey                There are 130 city centre licensees
Norfolk for questioning.                                                  Chief Superintendent Paul Stickler
                                                                        said: “The scheme is aimed at recognis-          said: “These awards will help many peo-          who can take part this year with an over-
   The offences relate to a series of deceptions in three branches of                                                    ple realise that Southampton is a safe           all winner being announced in February.
Lloyds TSB in February and March of this year, when £27,000 was         ing and rewarding high standards in city
                                                                        centre pubs, clubs and bars.                     place to enjoy an evening out.                      It is hoped to expand the awards
withdrawn from a bank account using a stolen passport.                                                                      “Most bars, pubs and clubs are well           across the whole city in the future.
                                                                          “We hope the initiative will increase




                                           Neighbourhood policing hailed a success
                                            Portsmouth in April 2006 and then          agencies: the fire service, city council,   q Anti-social behaviour or vandalism           Gosport’s Sector Inspector Kevin
                                            ultimately across Hampshire and the        Safer Portsmouth Partnership, housing       qAny information about criminal sus-        Cuffe, said: “Our aim is to have a
                                            Isle of Wight by April 2007.               departments, residents’ associations,       picious activity occurring in the area      high visibility team of officers to
                                               The neighbourhood team will pro-        education officers, community work-                                                     tackle acts of anti-social behaviour
                                            vide residents of Somerstown with a        ers and schools, to name just a few,        q Community development eg:                 such as vandalism and offensive
                                            dedicated, visible, accessible and         will be vital to the success of the         Neighbourhood Watch schemes, resi-          behaviour, which can increase the fear
                                            identifiable point of contact.             neighbourhood policing team.                dents’ associations                         of crime and impacts upon the quality
                                               They will aim to strengthen com-          “The bottom line is we want to            qSuggestions on how to increase             of life of residents.
                                            munity involvement in policing by          involve the public more fully in polic-     safety in the area                             “We’re pleased that already the
                                            identifying what residents consider as     ing their area.                             q Any other local policing or commu-        team is well recognised in the local
                                            a priority in their area and then tack-      “The more input we get from the           nity safety issue                           community, especially by shopkeepers
                                            ling these head on with partner agen-      public the more we will be able to pri-        Officers in Portsmouth want to           who have commented on how quickly
                                            cies.                                      oritise our work”.                          make a visible improvement to neigh-        and efficiently the team has been able
                                               Research shows that crime is on the       Head of the team, Sergeant Rob            bourhood safety.                            to deal with incidents such as youths
                                            decrease, but the fear of crime is on      Kearley, said: “My team will aim to            If they are successful, residents will   causing a nuisance outside of the
            by Julie Gosling                the increase.                              tackle any of Somerstown’s concerns                                                     shops”.
                                                                                                                                   see reduced levels of crime and anti-
Police in Portsmouth launched one of           This fear of crime is usually caused    and endeavour to face problems head         social behaviour.                              The team currently consists of
Hampshire’s first neighbourhood             by ‘signal crimes’ such as vandalism,      on in a positive manner.                       The neighbourhood team is easily         Sergeant David Knowles, three police
policing teams in Somerstown in             graffiti, abandoned cars and broken          “We are now carrying out far more         accessible via the web at www.hamp-         constables - PC Jason Bishop, PC
October.                                    windows.                                   foot and cycle patrols than ever and I      shire.police.uk, by phone on 0845 045       Ruth Cherry and PC Jon Roper - and
  The neighbourhood team includes              Neighbourhood policing is about         am confident that the majority of resi-     45 45, by email on portsmouthcen-           one special constable - SC Aaron
PC Natasha Prior, PC Emma Pragnell,         addressing these signal crimes as well     dents will see more of us throughout        tral.beats@hampshire.pnn.police.uk or       Hall.
PC Jackie Gay, Police Community             as anti-social behaviour issues by         the whole day.                              by person at Portsmouth central police         In the New Year, they will be joined
Support Officer (PCSO) Yvonne               working with local people and part-          “The future is changing, but we still     station or when you bump into them          by PC Nick Carter, as well as accred-
Sandham, PCSO Jo Donegan,                   ners.                                      have a long way to go and we can’t          on the street.                              ited wardens from Gosport Borough
Community Warden Tanya Thompson                Temporary Superintendent Richard        do it without the help and support             For more information on neighbour-       Council.
and members from the Cleaner City           Rowland said: “With Portsmouth             from the residents of Somerstown.           hood policing and Portsmouth being             Solent East Police BCU Commander,
services who will all be managed by         being the pathfinder BCU for neigh-          “I urge them to help us, to help          the pathfinder BCU for the force, visit     Superintendent Graham Haycock said:
Sergeant Rob Kearley.                       bourhood policing, the Somerstown          them, so that together we can work          the intranet site: O/Portsmouth/Citizen     “The idea behind neighbourhood polic-
  Portsmouth Basic Command Unit             team will help set a precedent for the     for a better and safer Somerstown.”         Focus Project.                              ing is to use a dedicated team of offi-
(BCU) chose to pilot a neighbourhood        whole force.                                 Residents can speak to their neigh-                                                   cers to provide increased police pres-
team in Somerstown to gauge how                “The way in which we structure this     bourhood team about a wide range of                      by Julie Knight                ence in an area; with the responsibility
effective this style of policing can be.    individual neighbourhood team will         subjects including:                         SOLENT East’s first neighbourhood           of proactively dealing with crime and
  Areas of best practice will be noted      affect how the BCU and the constabu-       q The appearance of the community           policing team is already receiving          disorder, in order to gain the trust of the
and taken forward when rolling out          lary run in the very near future.          eg: graffiti, littering, abandoned vehi-    supportive feedback from the public         local community and reduce the fear of
neighbourhood policing across                  “The involvement of our partner         cles                                        of Bridgemary.                              crime.”
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Night bus aimed at preventing disorder                                                                            Havant’s pink day raises cash
  by Meline Turkington              at 1.25am and 2.25am and at           Portsmouth City Council and
POLICE in Portsmouth are
backing a new bus service
which will take late night rev-
ellers home.
                                    Guildhall Walk at 1.30am and
                                    2.30am and will then follow a
                                    route through North End and
                                    out of the city via Cosham to
                                                                          local publicans to find a way
                                                                          to reduce incidents of late
                                                                          night disorder in the city and
                                                                          early signs are that some areas
                                                                                                                  for breast cancer research
   The trial scheme, which will     Paulsgrove, Havant and Leigh          have seen a reduction in the                       by Anthony Burt                           hard to make it a success.”
operate on Friday and               Park.                                 number of alcohol related vio-       THE ‘pink ladies’ at Havant BCU were out in force          Many joined in with raising money.
Saturday nights from the               There will be a registered         lent incidents as a result.”         in October to help raise money for breast cancer           An unprecedented 160 gifts, ranging from choco-
beginning of December, has          security guard on the bus and a          “The night bus will hopeful-      research through the charity Breast Cancer Care.        lates to perfume and from teddy bears to cham-
been established by The Safer       flat fee will be charged of           ly further contribute to creat-         Police staff, including Janine George, Alison        pagne, were offered by staff for the raffle, taking
Portsmouth Partnership and          £2.50 within the city and £5          ing a safer environment              Thurling, Toni Tallett, Kim Jolley and Sharon           the total raised to £601.68
Evening and Late Night              outside, helping people get           because it will help disperse        Blake went round all stations in the BCU in the            Alison Thurling, of Waterlooville Administration,
Economy Partnership working         home safely and cheaply.              people more quickly, prevent         week leading up to National Breast Cancer Day and       was an integral part of organising the events and
with Stagecoach.                       Chief Superintendent, John         bottlenecks at taxi ranks and        baked cakes for police officers and staff and gath-     she said: “We wanted to do something easy for
   The ‘Nightrunner’ will pick      Campbell said: “We have been          encourage people to leave their      ered prizes for a raffle.                               everyone to join in with to help raise money for
up at South Parade, Southsea        working closely with                  cars at home.”                          Superintendent Mark Chatterton joined the pink       research in to breast cancer.
                                                                             Councillor Paula Riches,          ladies on Friday October 21 at Waterlooville station       “It seemed the best way to do that was through
                                                                          Executive Member for                 for the raffle.                                         people’s stomachs.
                                                                          Community Safety said:                  This was on the day all BCU staff were asked to         “So every afternoon we charged police officers
                                                                          “Tackling alcohol related vio-       wear one item of clothing that was pink in colour.      and staff for tea and cakes we’d made.”
                                                                          lence and anti-social behaviour      He said: “This was a great initiative to raise aware-      For more information about breast cancer
                                                                          is a priority for the council and    ness of an important issue and everyone worked          research and care visit ww.breastcancercare.org.uk
                                                                          the Safer Portsmouth
                                                                          Partnership.
                                                                             “Most people have incident          HAVANT’S PINK LADIES – Janine George, Alison Thurling, Toni Tallet,
                                                                          free evenings; we want people                Kim Jolley, Sharon Blake with Supt Mark Chatterton.
                                                                          to enjoy their night out but
                                                                          always remember to think
                                                                          about how they are going to
                                                                          get home.”
                                                                             The Nightrunner has been
                                                                          made possible as a result of
                                                                          the support of licensed premis-
                                                                          es in both Guildhall Walk and
                                                                          South Parade in providing
                                                                          security staff on the bus.
                                                                             Geoff Shrimpton from
                                                                          Guildhall Walk Pub Watch
                                                                          said: “We want people to get
                                                                          home safely at the end of an
                                                                          enjoyable night out.
                                                                             “The night bus offers an
                                                                          alternative to queuing for a
                                                                          taxi and addresses the need for
                                                                          more public transport in the
                                                                          early hours of the morning.”

                                                                             GETTING YOU HOME –
                                                                           The poster advertising the
                                                                              new night bus service
                                                                             aimed at getting people
                                                                            home safely after a night
                                                                                  on the town.




   Central Referral Unit
       review RMS
STAFF at the Central Referral       issues that previously only a         records or the CRU is not
Unit (CRU) are used to trawling     few officers may have been            tasked where an assessment is
through databases; CIS, PNC         briefed on.”                          required.”
and CITRIX among some, and,            Sending and receiving infor-          Like many forms, the CA2
more recently, RMS.                 mation is a critical factor for the   can be completed within the
   In an information led environ-   CRU; previously delays                Reports section on RMS and
ment has the use of RMS             occurred as data was double-          then tasked to the CRU for their
increased their work load?          keyed onto the system or reports      review.
   DI Ben Snuggs describes the      handwritten to be faxed to other         The CRU department is quick
impact that the introduction of     agencies.                             to recognise the value of the
RMS has had on the CRU. “The           As a result staff were not able    work of officers in getting infor-
databases that we used prior to     to update or even work on inci-       mation onto the databases that
RMS still contain vital informa-    dents as immediately as they          they use, “We base our investi-
tion that helps us make critical    would have liked.                     gations on intelligence and
decisions, so, in fact, RMS has        Since April 1st 2005 this          information that is sourced by
presented an additional database    process has changed significant-      officers who attend, for example
to search and, therefore, added     ly; it is a trade off, the RMS        reports of domestic abuse.
to the work of the CRU clerks.      means that CRU staff have more           ”Once these occurrences are
   “Despite this, it is now much    research tools to look through,       entered into the system it
easier to get a comprehensive       increasing their workload, the        becomes a valuable resource for
picture of current events within    bonus is that there is more and       us to base our decisions on.”
a family or at an address with      better information to hand that          The RMS has provided a sig-
all the information contained on    enables better decision-making        nificantly improved environ-
RMS.                                and allows for a more proactive       ment for the CRU; it helps staff
   “This includes information       approach to investigations.           access all available up to date
from child protection reports          To balance out his view DI         information in order to make
that were not so readily avail-     Snuggs highlights some short          sound decisions and allows the
able before RMS.                    comings of the system “Because        team to manage the risks associ-
   “This also helps officers        we rely on a computer system          ated with this work more effec-
attending incidents because they    for our referrals we still find       tively, which is a high risk area
can now be better informed on       that often either blank CA2           of policing.
Children and Young Person           referral forms are attached to
6
                                                                                      Frontline n e w s

Get switched on to turn burglars off
                                   darkness.
                                                                                                                                              NE Hants commendations
                                                                                                                                                  by Sarah Julian                  Special Constables received a
 by Meline Turkington
                                      A letter will be sent to these                                                                         SIXTEEN police officers and a         commendation after volunteering
TO COINCIDE with the               homes offering crime reduc-                                                                                                                     for almost as many hours as the
evenings getting darker earlier,                                                                                                             police community support officer
                                   tion advice and in some cases                                                                             were among those presented with       regular officers.
Portsmouth police are once         offering the householder a                                                                                                                         SPC Scott McAdam was com-
again encouraging residents to                                                                                                               certificates of commendation by
                                   timer switch.                                                                                             North East Hampshire Basic            mended for his commitment and
think about home security.            Residents living in streets or                                                                                                               excellent service to the communi-
  To mark the launch of the                                                                                                                  Command Unit Commander
                                   roads identified as being a                                                                               Superintendent Joe Apps in            ties of Rushmoor in his role as a
‘Lights On’ campaign, police       crime hotspot area for burglary                                                                                                                 Special Constable.
gave away 100 timer switches                                                                                                                 November.
                                   will also be sent letters warn-                                                                              Supt Apps said: “I am pleased         Divisional Officer Mick Martin
to nurses from QA Hospital.        ing them to be extra vigilant                                                                                                                   said: “Special constables are all
  The aim is to encourage                                                                                                                    to be able to recognise the out-
                                   and encouraging them to                                                                                   standing work of officers and that    volunteers.
people, especially those who       report suspicious activity to                                                                                                                      “We ask them to take on a
work shifts or long hours, to                                                                                                                of people from our partner agen-
                                   the police.                                                                                               cies.                                 commitment of around 200 hours
take steps to make their homes        Ian added: “We don’t wish                                                                                                                    per year - roughly four hours per
look occupied by using timer                                                                                                                    ‘Together they contribute to
                                   to scare people or make them                                                                              safer, stronger communities in        week.
switches for lights or radios.     think that they are definitely                                                                                                                     “Scott has far exceeded this,
  Crime Reduction Officer Ian                                                                                                                North East Hampshire.”
                                   going to be the victim of a                                                                                  PC Paul Longhurst, PC Ian          working on average 80 hours per
Freeston said: “What we need       burglary.                                                                                                                                       month.”
everyone in the city to do is to                                                                                                             Parish and Meranda Beckley
                                      “The fact is the number of                                                                             from the Crown Prosecution               Superintended Joe Apps added
install timer switches which       burglaries in our city is rela-                                                                                                                 that he has recommended PC
can be easily programmed to                                                                                                                  Service, were commended for the
                                   tively low.                                                                                               parts they played in reducing inci-   McAdam as a candidate for
automatically turn on plug in         “We want it to stay that way.                                                                                                                Special Constable of the Year.
lamps, radios or televisions.                                                                                                                dents of violence and disorder
                                      “What we want to do is                                                                                 among supporters of Aldershot            PCSO Karen East is based at
  “This will give their home       raise awareness.                                                                                                                                the Welcome Break Fleet
the lived in look during the                                                                                                                 Town Football Club.
                                      “We also want to encourage                                                                                In September 2004 Aldershot        Services on the M3.
hours of darkness.                 people to take simple steps to                                                                                                                     Her post is unique within
  “It is very simple to do and                                                                                                               Town played Carlisle United in
                                   reduce their chances further of                                                                           the Conference League.                Hampshire Constabulary because
can deter a burglar from tar-      becoming a victim of crime.                                                                                                                     it has been developed with the
geting a property.”                                                                                                                             The end of the match saw out-
                                      “By doing this residents will                                                                          breaks of disorder and violence       constabulary and Welcome Break
  Community Beat Officers          be helping us to reduce crime                                                                                                                   working in partnership.
and Community Wardens will                                                                                                                   and police resources were
                                   and warn burglars away from                                                                               stretched as they battled to keep        In June 2005 a vehicle drove
also be helping to identify vul-   Portsmouth.”                                                                                                                                    away without paying for about
nerable properties as they                                                                                                                   control.
                                      Timer switches and other                                                                                   One arrest was made but video     £90 worth of petrol on the south-
patrol their beat areas.           home security devices can be                            LIGHTING UP – Sgt Lisa Wilcocks and                                                     bound side of Fleet Services.
  They will be on the lookout                                                                                                                evidence and statements indicated
                                   bought from hardware or DIY                             Staff Nurse Kristine Titcumb with timer           that many more people were               A similar incident had occurred
for insecure properties or         shops.                                                     switches that can deter burglars.                                                    the previous evening while PCSO
houses that are in complete                                                                                                                  involved.
                                                                                                                                                The subsequent investigation       East had been monitoring her
                                                                                                                                             into the disorder was conducted       radio.
                                                                                                                                             by PCs Ian Parish and Paul               She alerted the northbound side



    Courtroom breakthrough in
                                                                                                                                             Longhurst.                            and made her way across there.
                                                                                                                                                Their work was represented in         As she did so she contacted the
                                                                                                                                             court by Merenda Beckley who          control room and relayed all the
                                                                                                                                             also organised for a District Judge   information regarding the
                                                                                                                                             to hear the initial court cases.      offence.
                                                                                                                                                The outcome was the convic-           Inspector Sarah Jackson said:



       landmark POVA case          mark result for a multitude of      Detectives were deployed to        was convicted on two counts
                                                                                                                                             tion of nine offenders, all of
                                                                                                                                             whom received football banning
                                                                                                                                             orders of between three and six
                                                                                                                                             years.
                                                                                                                                                Three also received prison sen-
                                                                                                                                             tences.
                                                                                                                                                                                   “PCSO East’s quick thinking
                                                                                                                                                                                   meant the northbound services
                                                                                                                                                                                   became aware while the vehicle
                                                                                                                                                                                   was at one of the pumps.
                                                                                                                                                                                      “Thanks to information relayed
                                                                                                                                                                                   by PCSO East, a nearby Roads
     By Alan Smith                                                                                                                                                                 Policing Unit was able to stop the
                                   reasons.                            interview the victim and her       of indecent assault and was           Inspector Simon Dodds said:
AFTER a 12 month investiga-                                                                                                                  “The impact of this investigation     vehicle as it passed them.
                                      “In particular this high-        husband, both of whom have         sentenced to a community
tion, Romsey detectives have                                                                                                                 on the Aldershot supporters has          “Two very good arrests were
                                   lights the excellent inter          severe learning disabilities.      rehabilitation order and
achieved courtroom success                                                                                                                   been remarkably evident this sea-     made.
                                   agency work of the                    This led to the arrest of the    ordered to attend a sex
in a landmark trial involving                                                                                                                son.                                     “In addition, the driver was
                                   Community Safety Team,              offender in November 2004.         offender’s course by
vulnerable adults with learn-                                                                                                                   “Of note is the fact that in the   found to be disqualified and the
                                   BCU CID officers and                  The OIC, DC Cox, worked          Southampton Crown Court.
ing difficulties.                                                                                                                            2004 -2005 season Aldershot           vehicle confirmed as stolen.
                                   Caroline Pullen’s Learning          closely with the Eastleigh and        The victim and her husband                                               ‘This incident occurred within
   This followed the introduc-                                                                                                               secured as many football banning
                                   Disabilities Team at Eastleigh      Southampton Learning               were pleased with the case                                               the first month of PCSO East’s
tion of the Protection of                                                                                                                    orders as Southampton.”
                                   Social Services, creating a         Disability Teams, Regional         outcome and are so happy                                                 independent patrol.”
Vulnerable Adults (POVA)                                                                                                                        One of North East Hampshire’s
                                   highly effective link between       Health Professionals and           that the jury had believed
policy in spring 2004 which
                                   our agencies.                       Mencap to help make the            them.
enables all cases to be fully
investigated with backing and
support from a multi-agency
trained team.
                                      “We embraced the POVA
                                   policy and procedures and
                                   have taken huge steps for-
                                   ward with it to the point that
                                                                       process for the victim and her
                                                                       husband more bearable.
                                                                         In the week leading up to
                                                                       the trial DC Cox spent five
                                                                                                             Following this case, West
                                                                                                          Hampshire BCU has since
                                                                                                          appointed a Vulnerable Adults
                                                                                                          Investigations Officer to deal
                                                                                                                                             Christmas crackdown
                                                                                                                                                     By Emma Drackford                Drug driving is also becoming
   In the past, such incidents
                                   regardless of the vulnerability     days with the appointed pros-      specifically with POVA relat-      POLICE across Hampshire will          an increasing problem nation-
would not have been investi-
                                   of the adult victim and wit-        ecuting barrister Andrew           ed cases.                          be cracking down hard on people       wide.
gated because they were                                                                                                                                                               In recognition of this,
                                   nesses, the investigation is        Houston.                              PC Maryann Attard-              who drive whilst under the influ-
inherently difficult cases to                                                                                                                                                      Hampshire Constabulary took an
                                   conducted to the same profes-         DC Cox remarked: “The            Charrett, who has previously       ence of drink or drugs, during a
prove because of the commu-                                                                                                                                                        unprecedented step last year and
                                   sional standard.                    professionalism and commit-        worked within the                  seasonal campaign running
nications issues and the cred-                                                                                                                                                     created the country’s first ever
                                      “The investigations com-         ment shown by officers             Community Safety Unit, has         throughout December.
itable performance of wit-                                                                                                                                                         dedicated impaired driver unit, in
                                   menced following comments           involved in this investigation     taken on this role and will           Hampshire Constabulary has
nesses in a courtroom.                                                                                                                                                             an effort to tackle the growing
                                   made by the victim to her           was matched by that of Mr          initially asses whether there is   joined other forces across the
   Previously, witnesses and                                                                                                                                                       problem.
                                   care worker in August 2004          Houston who skilfully              a criminal case to answer          country in taking part in the
victims would have experi-                                                                                                                                                            The unit provides expert advice
                                   that the offender had sexually      addressed all legal issues, and    with the supervision of the        month long national campaign,
enced unendurable pressure                                                                                                                                                         to over 200 roads policing offi-
                                   assaulted her on several occa-      showed an understanding of         DI.                                which aims to send a harsh mes-
from barristers during cross                                                                                                                 sage to those who put other peo-      cers, who have been trained to
                                   sions whilst staying at her         the learning difficulties of the      She is an active member of
examination, ultimately                                                                                                                      ple’s lives at risk by drinking, or   detect the signs and symptoms
                                   home address as guests of her       main prosecution witnesses.        a local multi-agency action
destroying them.                                                                                                                             taking drugs, before getting          that someone has taken drugs.
                                   and her husband.                      “This allowed the victim         group that has been set up to
   Detective Inspector Adrian                                                                                                                behind the wheel.                     From the very first test officers
                                      A combination of specially       and witnesses to give their        manage and review cases
Kingswell, who until recently                                                                                                                   Hampshire Constabulary takes       can tell what type of drugs some-
                                   trained officers from West          evidence effectively and with      involving vulnerable adults
managed the West Hampshire                                                                                                                   a particularly robust stance on       one may have taken.
                                   Hampshire’s Community               confidence”.                       and to create greater public
BCU Community Safety                                                                                                                         these anti-social practices, and         Hampshire Constabulary car-
                                   Safety Team and BCU                   In September, the offender       awareness.                                                               ries out year round enforcement
Team said: “This was a land-                                                                                                                 figures released by the home
                                                                                                                                             office earlier this year placed the   on drink and drug driving. In
                                                                                                                                             force in the top three forces for     October the force’s biggest ever
                                   Sgt Derek William Thomas            Constable Douglas John             Controller Sasha Penter who
    Obituaries                     Jones who died on November
                                   1. He served in the Hampshire
                                                                       Dento who died on December
                                                                       3. He served in Hampshire
                                                                                                          died at Rowans Hospice,
                                                                                                          Purbrook, December 8 follow-
                                                                                                                                             conducting the highest number of
                                                                                                                                             breath tests per 100,000 popula-
                                                                                                                                                                                   impaired driving operation was
                                                                                                                                                                                   conducted in Southampton.
                                                                                                                                             tion, alongside Derbyshire and        During a four hour period more
   The Chief Constable             Constabulary                        Constabulary for 26 years retir-   ing a long illness. Sasha joined
                                                                                                                                             NorthWales.                           than 500 cars were stopped and
 deeply regrets to announce           for 27 years, retiring on 2nd    ing in january 1973. He served     the call management staff in
                                                                                                                                                But, worryingly, drink driving     checked for people who were dri-
 the death of the following        March 1993. He served at            at Bitterne, Shirley,              September 2001. Saha served in
                                                                                                                                             is just one of the problems being     ving whilst impaired through
 retired police officers and       Shirley, Southampton, Eastleigh     Southampton Central and            TWUN at Netley.
                                                                                                                                             faced by police across the coun-      drink or drugs. 17 arrests were
 staff member.                     and Bitterne.                       Portswood.
                                                                                                                                             try.                                  made during that time.
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                                                                                                Frontline n e w s
                                                                               the OCU will be effective and


                                                                                                                                                                               Oberon
                                                                               successful and will continue to
                                                                               improve the service delivery pro-
                                                                               vided by this OCU.”
                                                                                  Portsmouth OCU Change
                                                                               Manager Superintendent Robin
                                                                               Jarman said:


                                                                                                                                                                              sets new
                                                                                  “Whilst the geographic bound-
                                                                               aries of Portsmouth BCU will not
                                                                               change it is clear that there is still



Preparing for
                                                                               a great deal of work involved in
                                                                               implementing the changes.
                                                                                  “I will be working part time


                                                                                                                                                                            Go Live date
                                                                               with a small team of volunteers -
                                                                               initially analysing the implica-
                                                                               tions of the proposals and meet-                 by Paul Cranston


   change
                                                                               ing personally with those most
                                                                               affected.
                                                                                  “We also recognise that our           IT WAS announced in late November that              ing of what it will do.
                                                                               work as the pilot BCU for                Project Oberon was postponing the Phase II             “This means that we can be better prepared
                                                                               Neighbourhood Policing is inex-          Go Live date from March 1 to June 1 2006.           to support those who will use the new func-
                                                                               tricably linked to this process.           This change is a set back for many, howev-        tions and have the people in place to answer
CHIEF Constable Paul                   fied and their roles allocated.            “In some respects this compli-
                                                                                                                        er, the Project Team is determined to use the       queries and develop good working practices.”
Kernaghan has outlined his vision          “Some inspectors have been          cates our local delivery, however
                                                                               a tight timetable has been set for       time well; trainers are going to be involved           It was featured in the last edition of
for the change management              given work to carry out and they                                                 in frontline training, the development team is      Frontline how Oberon was emphasising the
process currently taking place in      will be communicating with staff        all of us and I believe it is impor-
                                                                               tant that as a force we all move         working to ensure that RMS is able to man-          use of training to help improve the use of
BCUs as the force prepares for its     concerned and discussing plans
                                                                               forward together.”                       age the new force restructure while other           RMS, this change is allowing more training
restructure next April under           firstly for operations, CID, IMU
Forward Together.                      and property.                               Isle of Wight OCU Change             team members are working to provide the             to be carried out in more ways.
   In an email issued to all staff         “One of our primary goals is to     Manager Inspector Martin                 force with a more functional system for June.          Trainers, who had been expecting to start
the Chief Constable describes          form a central IMU at Lyndhurst         Goodall said:                              Programme Manager, Supt Dave                      Phase II courses in the beginning of
how the next few weeks and             early in the New Year.”                    “Forward Together provides an         Hardcastle, said of the date change: “There is      December, will instead be attending BCUs to
months will impact on staff as             Central OCU Change                  opportunity to enhance the polic-        a significant amount of work to be undertak-        work with officers to continue the develop-
Change Management Teams con-           Manager Superintendent Gareth           ing service to the island popula-
                                                                                                                        en to ensure the current RMS system matches         ment and understanding of RMS use.
sult further to resolve issues         Jones said:                             tion and as the island is not amal-
                                                                               gamating with other BCUs our             the new OCU structure and in addition it is            The trainers will be available to answer
around numbers of staff in roles,          “I know that staff will find this                                            recognised that to deliver two major projects       queries, guide officers through processes that
resources, locations, estates and      process unsettling and I have had       goals will be slightly different to
                                                                               other change management teams.           within a very short space of time would put a       have been developed since the first training
IT requirements.                       my own concerns, however now
                                                                                  “We will be changing our inter-       significant strain on everyone.                     sessions and share best-practice techniques.
   The much debated national           we have laid the foundations for
issue of strategic forces was also     change it is important that staff       nal structures to retain corporacy         “This has been a difficult decision to make,         Supt Hardcastle is the first to acknowledge
referred to in the Chief               play their full part in making it       with the rest of the constabulary        but I believe that it is for the good of the        that this has been an unfortunate decision to
Constable’s email as he reiterated     happen.                                 but our main focus will be on            force.                                              have to make, but is confident that when the
the importance of Hampshire                “Where there is significant         reorganising to fit the neighbour-         “The Oberon Team can now work towards             force introduces the new features to RMS
Constabulary’s force review.           change - department managers            hood policing agenda.                    a date with the training being carried out on a     Hampshire Constabulary will retain its posi-
   He says: ”Forward Together is       will be asked to ensure that staff         “The IoW management team is
                                                                                                                        more complete version.                              tion as the most advanced RMS user in the
vital to the service delivery in       are consulted with.                     working together to achieve this
                                                                               level of co-operative partnership          “We will also be able to spend more time          country.
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.           “I hope that staff will feel they                                            with the software to get a better understand-
Current national debate and spec-      have been involved in the process       policing in an incremental manner
ulation on force mergers does not      as it affects their working envi-       to evolve our policing teams to
affect the need for the force          ronment.                                this end.”


                                                                                                                             Business Support
review.                                    “We are all in this together and       Southampton OCU Change
   “Indeed the reverse is true.        it is not about me imposing my          Manager Chief Inspector Andy
Effective structures post April        will.”                                  Golding said:
2006 are vital to ensuring we are          North and East OCU Change              “Having recently taken over
truly a strategic force.”              Manager Superintendent Peter            the role of Change Manager I am
   How do Change Managers
view the next few months of the
change management process?
    Western OCU Change
Manager Superintendent Barry
                                       Goodall said:
                                           “I am keen to work closely
                                       with staff in the North and East to
                                       find the best outcomes for indi-
                                       viduals as well as the organisa-
                                                                               playing catch up to some degree.
                                                                               I am now busy working on the
                                                                               proposed changes and will soon
                                                                               be in a position to start providing
                                                                               information as to the changes that
                                                                                                                          Feedback Form to go live
Talbot said:                           tion.                                   affect staff in Southampton OCU.         LAST month Frontline reported on the Feedback       ments from many users who had found potential-
   “We are still in the early stages       “It is our intention to run dis-       “Whilst some staff may find           Form that has been developed to enable users to     ly better ways of using the RMS system.
of reviewing the corporate             cussion forums with staff to            their roles or functions change -        give their constructive views on changes to the        “This new page gives users the opportunity to
Forward Together plan and evalu-       achieve this.                           the majority won’t.                      RMS system and its processes and procedures.        provide us with their change requests, which will
ating the changes that will need to        “ Our staff have the knowl-            “This means for our staff they
                                                                                                                           The form is now available on the RMS Help        be considered and dealt with in a more effective
be made to form the new Western        edge, understanding and expertise       will see Southampton move
                                                                               smoothly from a BCU to an OCU            and Support Centre page on the force’s Intranet     way, resulting in a better system for everyone.”
OCU.                                   which the North and East OCU                                                     site.                                                  The form itself provides users with an explana-
   “The senior management team         Change Management Team will             without too much disruption.”
                                                                                                                           By completing this form, users will be able to   tion of what each field needs and a Q&A section.
(police officers) has been identi-     draw on so that the final look of                                                give clear feedback about the way they feel the        It will even ask you if you would like to submit
                                                                                                                        system could be improved directly to the RMS        any supporting files, to clarify your request.
                                                             Campaigning for                                            Business Support Team.
                                                                                                                           The RMS Service Manager, Chris Inman, said
                                                                                                                                                                               The Help and Support Centre can be found as a
                                                                                                                                                                            quick-link on the Intranet home page (on the
                                                              Hampshire to                                              “This is a great step for us.
                                                                                                                           “ After Phase One went live, we received com-
                                                                                                                                                                            right-hand side) or through the DCC’s portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                            under Oberon.
                     by Kirsty Gunner
                                                              Stand Alone
                                                           THE GROUPS all felt that Hampshire should not
                                                           merge but could see the merits of learning from
                                                           other forces.
OVER THE last couple of weeks Hampshire Police                The general opinion was that if Hampshire
Authority has stepped up its campaign to fight for         Constabulary had to merge this should be with
Hampshire Constabulary to stand alone as a strategic       Dorset and Wiltshire not another force in the South
force.                                                     East region.
   The authority has been engaging with MPs and               Constabulary and police authority staff were also
local opinion formers, asking them to come forward         sent a questionnaire asking for their views and the
and publicly announce their support for Hampshire          responses are currently being analysed.
as a stand alone strategic force.                             The issue of strategic forces is now highlighted on
   A number of Hampshire MPs have done this as             the Police Authority website front page and gives
has Hampshire County Council.                              anyone visiting the site the opportunity to send their
   Trying to get public support has been one of the        views to the police authority and their local MP.
main priorities and the authority has been working            The site can be found at www.hampshirepoliceau-
closely with the local media to get the message            thority.org .
about strategic forces to the residents of Hampshire          Chairman of the Hampshire Police Authority,
and the Isle of Wight.                                     Mike Attenborough-Cox said: “We are working hard
   The result has been a number of articles in the         to gain support for Hampshire as a stand alone force,
local press and pieces on regional news programmes.        any submission we make to the Home Office will be
   A consultation event was held on November 19            accompanied by the results of our consultations and
which saw residents from across the two counties           will hopefully show that the residents of Hampshire
come out in support of Hampshire as a stand alone          and the Isle of Wight, staff and our partner organisa-
strategic force right across the three age groups          tions firmly believe as we do that Hampshire can
(under 30, aged 30 to 50 and over 50 years old).           and should be a stand alone strategic force.”
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Mini beat office
A PORTSMOUTH police officer is mingling with shoppers at
                                                                       Park event a success
                                                                     TIME OUT – Fire Officer Corryne Searle and PC
                                                                                                                                                                         course for people to try.
                                                                                                                                                                           It proved very popular.
a new mini beat office.                                              Adele Thomas couldn’t resist making a ‘safety                                                         Even PC Thomas
  PC Laura Beaden, from Cosham police station, came up                  appraisal’ of the children’s bouncy castle                                                       couldn’t resist taking on a
with the idea of having a base in a shop.
  She now has a desk at Woolworths in Cosham High Street,
                                                                                                                                                                         colleague from the fire
and will be based there for a few hours a day, depending on                                                                                                              brigade.
her other commitments.                                                                                                                                                     We won’t say who
  Laura said: “Having this desk in the shop means people                                                                                                                 won!
don’t have to go into the police station to speak to me.                                                                                                                   Hampshire Fire and
  “They can talk with me informally, and I hope to get to                                                                                                                Rescue Service were
know members of the public better and vice versa.                                                                                                                        there with their motorcy-
  “I’m also hoping that my presence will act as a deterrent for                                                                                                          cle unit and a kitchen fire
would be shoplifters.                                                                                                                                                    demonstration vehicle.
  “In addition, people can come along and get their bikes                                                                                                                  Other attractions
security marked for free.
  “I have crime reduction and information leaflets available,
                                                                                                                                                                         included music by local
and am planning a service whereby the public can leave me a                                                                                                              bands, football coaching
message if I’m not there.”                                                                                                                                               from the Saints football
  Laura added: “I’d encourage people to pop along and see                                                                                                                club, a bouncy castle,
me, for general crime reduction advice or to talk about any                                                                                                              face painting, gladiator
problem or issue.”                                                                                                                                                       contests and a whole lot
                                                                                                                                                                         more.
                                                                                                                                                                           PC Thomas said: “I
                                                                                                                                                                         think the event went very

     Contact                                                                                                                                                             well. It gave the young
                                                                                                                                                                         people something to
                                                                                                                                                                         focus on and work
                                                                                                                                                                         towards, while getting the

     Frontline                                                              by Ian Sainsbury
                                                                  A GROUP of Southampton youths
                                                                                                               behalf of the police in Southampton
                                                                                                               to help them turn the idea into a reali-
                                                                                                                                                                         different agencies work-
                                                                                                                                                            ing together.”
                                                                                                                                                              The event was also another chance
        q This newspaper, produced for Hampshire                  who have previously been on the              ty.                                          to highlight the ‘Rat on a Rat’ cam-
    Constabulary, is sent to more than 6,000 addresses            wrong side of the law have been                Assisted by the probation service          paign as part of Operation Phoenix,
                                                                  working closely with the police to put       and Hampshire Constabulary as part           encouraging people to call
        – to serving officers and civilian support staff,         something back into the community.           of the community work of Operation           Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800
     Specials and pensioners in Hampshire and the Isle              Off their own backs the 10 young-          Phoenix PC Thomas and the young-             555 111 to let them know about drug-
     of Wight. It is also read by members of the public           sters decided they’d like to organise a      sters arranged the ‘Northam Youth            related crime.
          through libraries and information centres.              youth event of some sort in Hoglands         Charity Event’ at Hoglands Park to             Several other officers also attended
          Copies go to local newspapers and local                 Park.                                        raise money for Comic Relief.                on the day, and there was even one
                                                                    PC Adele Thomas was selected to              The Army provided their recruit-           arrest of a youth wanted for an
      authorities. That means that more than 20,000
                                                                  work closely with the youths on              ment vehicle and a 60-foot assault           assault!
    people are likely to see Frontline, which is normally
                 published every six weeks.
        The paper also appears in its entirety on the
              Hampshire Constabulary website.
    For news and views
    q If you have any news you would like to see included
                                                                   Pompey legends open first-ever
      in the newspaper, or if you have an opinion that you
    would like to express on police or general matters, write
    to us at Frontline, Media Services, Hampshire Police HQ,
      Romsey Road, Winchester, SO22 5DB or e-mail the
                Frontline In-box, or from outside
                                                                    community shop in Leigh Park
                                                                      by Anthony Burt               nity shop is the
                                                                  EX-PORTSMOUTH Football            first of its kind
             media.services@hampshire.pnn.police.uk
                                                                  Club legends, Alan                in Hampshire.
                                                                                                       It will involve
           Mailing list enquiries to:                             McLoughlin and Andy
                                                                                                    over 30 commu-
                                                                  Awford, supported police in
                 Paula Sacree                                     Havant for the official opening   nity agencies
                                                                                                    working with
                                                                  of the Leigh Park Pride of
                01962 871058                                      Place community advice cen-       residents and
                                                                                                    businesses to
                                                                  tre.
                                                                                                    help keep them
            For advertising                                          Both ex-Pompey players
                                                                  attended the Greywell shop-       safe and provide
                                                                  ping precinct Pride of Place      a one-stop shop
                                                                  shop in Leigh Park.               service.
                                                                     Along with partners like          The commu-
           q To advertise in this newspaper contact               Neighbourhood Watch, the          nity advice cen-
     Media 3, PO Box 46, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4YH.                                              tre is the only
                                                                  Ralls Group construction team
            Tel 023 9235 1920; Fax 023 9235 1925;                 and Pride of Place manager        place residents                          OPEN FOR BUSINESS – Andy Awford and Alan
      brian.seeney@media3.co.uk or www.media3.co.uk                                                 need to go for                           McLoughlin open the community shop with Sgt
                                                                  Sergeant Justin Browne, the                                                Justin Browne and local resident five year old
                  also frontline@media3.co.uk                     two footballers gave speeches,    any problems
                                                                                                                                                          Bethany Talman.
                                                                  cut the official opening ribbon   they have local-
    q FRONTLINE On Tape – the talking version of the              and unveiled a plaque.            ly.
    Force newspaper – brings all the latest Hampshire                Sergeant Justin Browne,           Chief                          combat both crime and the         £50,000) but its success means
    Constabulary news to subscribers who are blind or             who has been ironing out the      Inspector Gary Cooper, who        fear of crime.                    it now encompasses all of
                      visually impaired.                          shop’s community agency rota      attended the event, said: “The      It has achieved great success   Leigh Park.
    The paper is produced on tape by volunteers from              over the last few weeks, said:    lease for the advice centre is    in both these areas with 53 per      Havant police have commit-
       Winchester Talking Newspapers for the Blind                “I’m really pleased we had        up to six months in the first     cent of people surveyed in        ted to funding the whole Pride
     using the recording equipment in the studios at              two well-known local names        instance.                         Leigh Park saying they feel       of Place project until at least
          the Royal Hampshire County Hospital at                                                       “We hope it will be a suc-     there is now less anti-social     April 2006.
                         Winchester.                              to raise the profile and impor-
                                                                  tance of the shop’s opening.      cess and that local residents     behaviour in their neighbour-        You can find out more about
    It is edited into a speech-friendly format by group              “We had a large crowd of       will find the confidence to use   hood.                             Pride of Place at www.pride-
     volunteer retired superintendent Keith Vincent.                                                it so we can continue the pro-      Originally the project          ofplace.org or contact the shop
                                                                  partners, media and the public
       If you would like to subscribe to Frontline On             at the opening and it went        ject long in to the future.”      worked in the two wards of        on 023 92483889.
    Tape, please contact Keith on 01962 884088 or by              very well”                           Pride of Place was set up in   Battins and Warren Park (after       The shop is now open
            e-mail at Keith.Vincent@uwclub.net                                                      July 2004 as a crime reduction    being given kickstart funding     Monday to Friday from
                                                                     The Pride of Place commu-
                                                                                                    initiative in Leigh Park to       from the Home Office of           9.30am to 4.30pm.
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  Appeal for wartime Portsmouth City Police choir members                                                                                                       Totton clampdown on
    By Brian Wareham
THE ARTICLE in the last edition
of Frontline, ‘Hampshire police at
                                          One of those was Special
                                       Constable Jimmy Cracknell, who
                                       had a musical background.
                                       Singing became a regular pas-
                                                                                65th anniversary in 2006 with an
                                                                                anniversary concert.
                                                                                   Choir Chairman Brian
                                                                                Wareham and Vice Chairman
                                                                                                                        a few unknowns.
                                                                                                                           Brian or Geoff would like to
                                                                                                                        hear from any of those officers or
                                                                                                                        relatves who may have pho-
                                                                                                                                                                 underage drinking
war’, gave an interesting insight      time, and Jimmy was asked to             Geoff Culbertson are currently          tographs etc, and who may be             By Gaetana Prassede             had their alcohol seized under
into wartime policing in                                                                                                                                                                         The Confiscation of Alcohol
                                       form a choir.                            collating old photographs, pro-         able to identify those officers still   TOTTON beat officers PC Lisa
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.                                                                                                                                                                 (Young Persons) Act 1997.
                                          The choir’s life had begun and        grammes, press cuttings, and the        outstanding.                            Woodcock and PC Tristan Pugh
  It talked about most forces                                                                                                                                                                       The act covers unopened and
                                       was officially recognised as a sec-      minutes of annual general meet-            Featured here is what is             have joined forces with two of
imposing a 12-hour duty, and one                                                                                                                                                                 opened cans/ bottles of alcohol.
                                       tion of the Portsmouth City Police       ings, so that a History of the          believed to be the first formal         the town’s Accredited
of those forces was Portsmouth                                                                                                                                                                      Anyone believed to be giving
                                       Club in 1941.                            Choir can be displayed at that          choir photograph, taken in the          Community Safety Officers
City.                                                                                                                                                                                            alcohol to those underage have
                                          By that time, the choir had           concert and other events during         Portsmouth Hippodrome in 1939           (ACSOs) in a zero-tolerance
  Out of those 12-hour duties, the                                                                                                                                                               also had their cans and bottles
                                       reached such a high standard that        2006.                                   or 1940.                                approach to underage drinking
Portsmouth City Police Choir was                                                                                                                                                                 taken away.
                                       they were able to broadcast, and,           They also are planning to pro-          Can you identify the five men        and anti-social behaviour.
born.                                                                                                                                                                                                New Forest North Sector
                                       throughout the war, it continued         duce a DVD.                             circled in the photograph?                Since the summer holidays,
   In 1939, police officers, war                                                                                                                                                                 Inspector, Dave Moore, said:
                                       to give concerts.                           “We would like to trace any             This photograph and others can       Hampshire County Council
reserves and members of the                                                                                                                                                                      “Totton beat officers have been
                                          Practices were held in the            surviving members of the                be seen more clearly on the choir       ACSOs Mark Wilkinson and
Special Constabulary were                                                                                                                                                                        working hard to reduce the inci-
                                       Hippodrome Theatre, until it and         wartime choir, to learn more            website www.hampshirepolice-            Matt Stewart have been working
required to carry out duties for                                                                                                                                                                 dents of young people drinking
                                       the Guildhall both were destroyed        about those pioneering days and         choir.org.uk                            alongside PCs Woodcock and
eight hours and remain on ‘stand-                                                                                                                                                                alcohol in public places.
                                       by enemy bombing in January,             help identify those original mem-          If you can help or you want          Pugh, scouring the town in a
by and on call’ for a further four                                                                                                                                                                  “PCs Woodcock and Pugh
                                       1941.                                    bers in the photographs,” Brian         details of the 65th Anniversary         major clampdown, seizing alco-
hours.                                                                                                                                                                                           have played a key role in this
                                          The choir survived despite the        said.                                   Concert on June 24 at Bay               hol from those underage.
   They would settle in the cell                                                                                                                                                                 objective by making many
                                       difficulties and continued to prac-         One such person already identi-      House School, Gosport, please             The team have been
block of the old Portsmouth                                                                                                                                                                      seizures, which have resulted in
                                       tice in the Municipal College.           fied is former Sergeant Ken             contact Brian or Geoff.                 patrolling regularly on Friday
Police Central Station in the                                                                                                                                                                    the parents of juveniles being
                                          Under Jimmy Cracknell the             Hampton, still an active NARPO             Brian Wareham, 07771                 and Saturday nights in areas
Guildhall, and while away their                                                                                                                                                                  notified and advised regarding
                                       choir made a vital contribution to       member, who was one of those            724421 or                               such as Bartley Skate Park,
time.                                                                                                                                                                                            their parental responsibilities.
                                       wartime morale at a time when,           first officers to sing in the           brian@beware.me.uk                      Jurassic Park (JP) in West
   It was Welsh Police Constable                                                                                                                                                                    “Alcohol abuse is seen as a
                                       alongside London and Coventry,           Guildhall cell blocks.                     Geoff Culbertson, 01962              Totton and Testwood Recreation
Jonah Williams who started                                                                                                                                                                       growing problem in many towns
                                       Portsmouth was one of the most              Ken, with his excellent memo-        871500 or g.culbertson@hamp-            Ground on the Salisbury Road.
singing, and other officers joined                                                                                                                                                               and villages and we will continue
                                       besieged cities in Britain.              ry, has been able to identify many      shire.pnn.police.uk                       Anyone under the age of 18
in.                                                                                                                                                                                              this action in Totton, in order to
                                          The choir plan to celebrate is        of his colleagues but there are still                                           caught drinking in public, has
                                                                                                                                                                                                 positively deal with this issue”.




         WARTIME CHORISTERS – Can you identify any of the
        officers in this photograph of Portsmouth Police Choir?
                                                                                                                                                                  BOTTLED UP – PC Lisa Woodcock, Totton ACSOs
                                                                                                                                                                Matt Stewart and Mark Wilkinson and PC Tristan Pugh
                                                                                                                                                                shown with just some of the alcohol seized around the
                                                                                                                                                                               town since the summer.


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   The VEWG was established by
Fleet Manager John Bradley
                                       chasing a new manufacturer’s
                                       vehicle model type or a specialist
                                                                                around four as a chief inspector
                                                                                in Southampton, Beau Fisk
                                                                                                                            “I have known Beau for                              SOLICITORS
                                                                                                                        many years, first meeting him
more than five years ago, sup-         piece of equipment, we ensure            decided to take the plunge and                                                                    (established 1726)
                                                                                                                        when he was a detective
ported by ACPO, with a remit to        that it is fit for purpose and that      retired at the end of November.
                                                                                   During his time at SBCU, he
                                                                                                                        sergeant at Eastleigh.                                  Andover – Basingstoke
act as a discussion group for the      we are achieving Best Value.                                                        “I think it is fair to say that I
Transport Department.                     “A fleet motor vehicle opera-         was the community chief                                                         With many years experience in dealing with offi-
                                                                                                                        have never met anyone who is
   The group discusses issues          tion greater than seven vehicles         inspector and then, with the                                                     cers’ personal business as well as Federation
                                                                                                                        quite so committed to the job,
relating to the evaluation and suit-   now comes under the Health and           move to sectors, he took control
                                                                                of Southampton Central.
                                                                                                                        and his presence and energy                                  matters.
ability of vehicles as well as spe-    Safety At Work Act, so it is                                                     will be sorely missed.
cialist fixed and portable equip-      important to look at all aspects of         Mr Fisk was renowned for his
                                                                                                                           “I hope that he now finds the         q Friendly realistic advice
ment, and any outcomes taken           a vehicle including handling, pay-       dedication and innovative
                                                                                                                        time to put his feet up, relax and        q Complaints/discipline
forward for future consideration       loads and performance before             schemes, often coming up with
                                                                                                                        enjoy the outside world.”
                                                                                ideas and campaigns from crime
and ratification through the           deciding its suitability for front-
                                                                                fighting initiatives to public
                                                                                                                           It looks like the retired chief        q Clinical negligence
Transport Management                   line operational use.                                                            inspector intends to do just that.
Committee, currently chaired by           “We actively encourage partici-       reassurance.
                                                                                                                        He said:                                  q Personal injury
ACC Specialist Ops, Steve Watts.       pation of all members of staff and          He developed the original for-
                                                                                                                            “My intentions for the next
   The VEWG consists of front-         anyone with experience, views or         mat of the CREW events
                                                                                                                        few months are to give my wife
                                                                                                                                                                  q Conveyancing – private and commercial
line police officers from the          opinions on a fleet vehicle matter       (Crime Reduction Environment
                                                                                Weeks) which now have been
                                                                                                                        and grandchildren some overdue            q Wills/estates/settlements/trusts
Roads Policing Unit, BCUs, Dog         should contact the group - all                                                   attention, and simply take some
Support Unit, Police Federation,       contributions are welcome.”              rolled out across the whole of                                                      Appointments to suit you (and if urgent and
                                                                                                                        time out and have a quality holi-
Health and Safety, and members            Recent initiatives involving the      the Force.
                                                                                                                        day.                                       you are unable to come and see us, we will
include John Bradley and other         VEWG include evaluating new                 He also was heavily involved
                                                                                                                           “Work will happen, if and
members of the Transport               products such as portable police         in working with other agencies
                                                                                                                        when it happens.
                                                                                                                                                                              come and see you)
Department.                            signs, the new BMW 320 model             to tackle crime and spent a year
                                                                                                                           “I have many fond memories
   The group is chaired by Chief       for Area Cars, input to the intro-       seconded to Havant Council in a
                                                                                                                        from my service and leave the
                                                                                                                                                                CONTACT DETAILS
Inspector Rick Burrows.                duction of incident data recorders,      partnership role.
                                                                                                                        organisation how I started, as a        q Telephone – 01264 363354 or 721700
   “As Fleet Manager, it is impor-     and the current pilot of Traffic            His career also took him
                                                                                                                        friend.
tant that I and my team have a         Masters SmartNav system.                 from police constable at North                                                  q Fax – 01264 721718
                                                                                                                           “Our staff work hard under
good understanding of the trans-          Anyone wishing to contact the         Walls to detective sergeant on
                                                                                                                        testing and intense pressure and
port and equipment needs of            group should email the TRANS-            the Fraud Squad and a comman-
                                                                                                                        do deliver a good service for
                                                                                                                                                                q E-mail – Cwinters@talbotwalker.co.uk
frontline officers as well as police   PORT VEWG Mailbox.                       der at the England v Macedonia
                                                                                                                        our communities.”
                                                                                Match at St Mary’s Stadium.
11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ii




                    Constant changes to meet new                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CID visit Interpol
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HAMPSHIRE Detectives Nigel Niven
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and Glen Burchall were invited to make
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                a presentation at the International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Interpol Conference at Lyon in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                November about the national guidance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               HARD DRIVE – Ian Sansome of the High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tech Crime Unit works at getting valuable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     evidence from a computer




                      challenges for detectives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                they had written regarding DNA Mass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Screening.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   At the beginning of November their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                work: ‘A Practitioners Guide to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Intelligence-Led Mass DNA Screening’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                was launched at the National Senior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Investigating Officers Conference at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wyboston.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   This guidance has been adopted by
                                             ety of life-skills and the CID is continual-   led policing.                               Abuse Investigation, Hi-Tech Crime and        of CID work and vitally important to          the needs of our staff and give you great   ACPO as the format to be followed by
   THINK of a CID office,                    ly looking to recruit officers of the right      His achievements include working          Financial Investigation. Staff are pre-       the Force and, particularly, the commu-       opportunities to experience all of the      the Police whenever a DNA Mass Screen
                                             calibre.                                       alongside the security services during      dominantly based at Support                   nities that we serve,” said Det Ch Insp       investigative roles available to detec-     is being considered.
 and thanks to programmes                       So going into 2006, what does the           the 1980s and 90s, and previously head-     Headquarters, Netley, but there is also a     Harris.                                       tives.”                                        This guidance can be found on the
 like The Sweeney, an                        CID look like today?                           ing up the Scientific Services              CAIU office at Alton.                            “I know what it’s like to be a BCU            Assistant Chief Constable Steve          NCPE Genesis web site and is also avail-
                                                Currently, there are CID offices on         Department.                                                                               detective - it’s damn hard work.              Watts, himself a career-long detective      able on CD ROM.
 image of all white male                     every BCU, and whilst the Force plans            The departments under his command            Scientific Services Department                “We have vacancies on the CID in           before his elevation to ACPO ranks,            This, and other pieces of work, are
 whiskey-swilling, chain                     and prepares for the amalgamation of           are:                                           Led by Detective Superintendent            key areas, and so long as you’re out of       echoes this:                                being prepared by the Practitioner Policy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Project Team based within the Major
 smoking coppers in ill-fit-                 BCUs to form OCUs in April, CID                                                            Shirley Dinnell, the Scientific Services      your probation period, are enthusiastic,         “When I joined Hampshire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Crime Department at Hulse Road.
                                             offices will still be very much an inte-         Intelligence Directorate                  Department provides support across the        well motivated and like a challenge,          Constabulary many years ago, I had no          This team has previously authored
 ting suits might spring to                  gral part of those units.                        Known as FIB, Detective                   Force in respect of forensic examination      then look out for the adverts in Routine      intention of joining CID and becoming       national guidelines on investigating death     Hampshire Constabulary is
 mind.                                          Operating in conjunction with and           Superintendent Dean Jones’ team             and recovery including imagery.               Orders for the upcoming ICIDP courses.        a detective, until I did a four week        in the workplace and has a number of         one of the leading national
                                             supporting the Force are a number of           includes the Force Crime Unit, and             The CID has its own diversity group           “We only account for 15 per cent of        attachment to the CID office.               other ongoing projects.
   But times have changed.                   Specialist Operations CID teams,               deals with intelligence on behalf of the    chaired by Det Supt Dean Jones, con-          the Force, so you have to be good.”              “I personally enjoyed the challenge of      The rationale for the team is based on    Forces on the investigation of
                                             including the Intelligence Directorate,        Force and level two crime investigation     sisting of representatives from the CID,         The ICIDP - Initial Crime                  focussing on serious, complex and           the recognition that the way we police       serious and major crime.
     By Lucy Dibdin                          Special Branch, Scientific Services                                                        uniform, and staff associations to look       Investigators Development Programme -         major crime investigation, which is         and the systems we employ, can be            Some of our high profile live
                                             Department, Specialist Investigations             Major Crime Department                   specifically at recruitment and retention     involves on-the-job training and a six        what the department is about.               enhanced by the practitioners - those who    cases at the moment include:
                                             Department and the Major Crime                    The three main bases of the MCD are      of all staff by tackling issues of diversi-   week course at Netley.                           “The CID works at the frontline of       actually do the job - being involved in
THE CID has a long history of excel-         Department.                                    at Hulse Road (Southampton), Fratton,       ty in the CID and improving and main-            It is open to all ranks up to inspector,                                               identifying the best way forward.               Operation Springfield: The mur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    policing with uniformed colleagues to          DI Nigel Niven said “It is very
lence in Hampshire and the Isle of              In September this year, Det Ch Supt         and Grosvenor House in Basingstoke.         taining the working environment.              subject to requirements on successful                                                                                                  der of Southampton student Hannah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    provide a high quality of service to the    rewarding when our work is adopted
Wight, since its creation in the mid-        Ray Webb was formally appointed Head              The department is headed up by three        Detective Chief Inspector Tony             completion of the National Investigators                                                                                               Foster.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    people of Hampshire and the Isle of         nationally.
1870s, and the department has evolved        of Hampshire CID having temporarily            Detective Superintendents, Andy             Harris, who, amongst his other responsi-      Examination and positive recommenda-                                                                                                      A man arrested on suspicion of his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wight.                                         “It recognises that we, the detective
rapidly, particularly in the last five       filled the role for the previous 21            Stewart (Western), Alan Betts (Eastern),    bilities, works closely with the              tion by your line manager.                                                                                                             murder is currently going through the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “Hampshire Constabulary has an unri-     practitioners, have a lot to offer when
years.                                       months, after his predecessor, the now         and David Kilbride (Northern).              Personnel Department, on CID staffing            Head of CID, Det Ch Supt Ray Webb,                                                                                                  extradition process in India, and it is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    valled reputation for maintaining           practical guidance is being developed”.
   The future of the department has never    ACC Steve Watts, left for his Senior              A total of eight DIs, 21 DSs and 59      issues, said: “To do our job properly we      said the department is constantly chang-                                                     He added ‘The Hampshire                   hoped that he will be returned to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    extremely high standards in crime
looked brighter but to keep it running and   Command Course.                                DCs split into teams deal with the most     must represent society and we can only        ing to meet new challenges.                                                               Constabulary CID quite rightly has a         UK to face trial within the next year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    investigation and in many fields leads
leading the country in investigative stan-      Det Ch Supt Webb has a depth of CID         serious life threatening crimes that come   do this by ensuring that we have the             “Traditional ‘slow time’ investigative                                                 good reputation throughout the country.         Operation Rochester: This investi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the way nationally, this is due to the
dards requires special people with a vari-   experience, particularly in intelligence-      into Force, including homicide, stranger    right people within our departments.          methods have given way to faster intel-                                                      “It is very important that we make and    gation into the circumstances sur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    professionalism and dedication of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                continue to make a positive contribution     rounding a number of deaths at the
                                                                                                            rape, Crimes In Action         “This means that groups of individu-       ligence-led investigations using technol-     men and women of the Hampshire              in the way we conduct our business, both     Gosport War Memorial Hospital has
                                                                                                            (kidnap and extortion)      als from a variety of backgrounds, male       ogy that was once the sole preserve of        Constabulary CID.                           within Hampshire and the rest of the         been ongoing for several years and
                                                                                                            and serial crimes which     and female, of all ethnic and cultural        national intelligence agencies,” he said.        “On a personal level, having held a      country”.                                    retains a high public profile.
                                                                                                            are beyond the resources    origins, are successfully represented.           “We have to constantly respond to          number of posts within the CID, the sat-                                                    Operation Phoenix: This Force
                                                                                                            of the BCU offices.            “The CID is a great option for a           changing threats and that has also led to     isfaction of working in a challenging                                                    Crime Unit initiative saw the arrest of
                                                                                                                                        career. I’ve been a detective for 20 years    the recruitment of staff who have the         environment with outstanding col-                                                        more than 50 prolific offenders mostly
                                                                                                            Special Branch              and have never regretted it - it has been     correct mix of skills.                        leagues has made that aspect of my                                                       for drugs offences, mostly in
                                                                                                            Special Branch includes     and continues to be a brilliant career.          “Complex investigation is no longer        career enjoyable and a path that I would                                                 Southampton, during the largest single
                                                                                                          Ports Special Branch, and        “Some of the opportunities the CID         the sole preserve of detective officers       not change.                                                                              pre-planned arrest operation to have
                                                                                                          under the leadership of       has given me I would never have expe-         and we now have police officers and              “I recommend to anyone who thinks                                                     ever taken place in Hampshire.
                                                                                                          Det Supt Callan Cessford,     rienced in any other walk of life - from      police staff working alongside each           that they may be interested, whatever                                                       The operation continues and prose-
                                                                                                          deals with intelligence       solving a murder, engaging with the           other in scientific services, high tech       their stage of service to ‘give it a go’,                                                cutions are pending.
                                                                                                          relating to domestic and      equivalent of James Bond’s ‘Q’ in the         crime unit, major crime department and        speak to their local detectives who will                                                    Operation Akron/Trojan: Akron
                                                                                                          international terrorism,      secret intelligence service, to nationally    BCUs.                                         be more than happy to tell them about                                                    is a joint venture between the FCU
                                                                                                          and animal rights extrem-     co-ordinating the Family Liaison Officer         “Nonetheless, well motivated and           the job, ‘warts and all’ maybe, but hope-                                                and BCU CID/Pro-Active teams and
                                                                                                          ism.                          response in the aftermath of the July 7       trained detective officers are the corner-    fully also about the positive aspects and                                                is successful targeting drug dealers
                                                                                                                                        terrorist attacks on London.                  stone of the professional and compas-         there are many.                                                                          and associated violence in North East
                                                                                                             Specialist                    “I already have some fantastic memo-       sionate investigative service that is            “In order to maintain our current rep-                                                Hampshire.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This month also sees the start of
                                                                                                          Investigation                 ries and hopefully many more to come.         already delivered across the Force and it     utation, and most importantly the high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Operation Trojan, specifically
                                                                                                          Department                    CID offers so many opportunities and          will remain so.                               level of investigative service to our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             designed to rid the streets of
                                                                                                             The Specialist             you can really build a career here.”             “We do want the best to apply for the      communities we need more people from                                                     Hampshire of ‘Men of Violence’ -
                                                                                                          Investigation Department         Hampshire officers travel far-and-         CID on the basis that we cannot deliver       all backgrounds across the Force to                                                      men who are infiltrating our commu-
                                                                                                          is currently led by Det       wide - during November, members of            the service improvements we seek with-        come forward and give CID a try.”                                                        nities to deal drugs, using violence to
                                                            VIDEO EVIDENCE – DC Andy                      Supt Kevin Walton, and        the CID were deployed in Canada, USA          out talented and committed individuals          For more information on a career in                                                                                                          EVIDENCE STORE – DC Steve Spencer
                                                            Turner views CCTV tapes in a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     get their way.
                                                                                                          incorporates units that       and South America.                            in the team.                                  CID, visit the CID homepage on the                                                                                                                checks through stored material
                                                              search for clues to crime.
                                                                                                          deal with the highly spe-        “The role of CID on BCU/OCUs is               “In turn, we will actively seek to         intranet at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    http://intranet/Intranet/ACCSO/CID/          Glen Burchall addreses the conference
                                                                                                          cialised areas of Child       extremely demanding, but it is the core       improve our working practices to meet



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CRIME SCENE – DS Alison Heydari, DC Matt Gillooly, DI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Alan Purvis working with the incident support vehicle




      HERE TO LEARN – PC Lorraine Bell, on secondment to CID, is                                                          COLD CALLERS – A/DI Kevin Dennis and DI
                  given advice by DC Andy Larder.                                                                           Adrian Prangnell calling on a witness.                                                                                                                                                                                                        WATCHFUL EYE – A/DS Mark Hall heads an early
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            morning CID and uniform officers briefing.
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                                                                                                  Frontline n e w s
 ❐ This is where YOU have YOUR say in YOUR                                       Police Memorial Service in                                                                         Everything that he could for the kid.
newspaper. Please send your letters to Frontline ,                               Belfast, I’ll be wearing a T-shirt.       Portsmouth                                               Took him to hospital double quick,
Media Services, Headquarters, Winchester, or                                        I therefore submit myself to          central’s John                                            On the way he was violently sick.
Frontline In-Box on the computer network.                                        any discipline process that the
Try to restrict your letters to no more than 300                                 Constabulary see fit, as I was            Hall-Roberts
                                                                                                                                                                                    He was in a coma on arrival,
words and be sure to sign them with your name                                    clearly in uniform, off duty and           sent in this                                            To intensive care ñ fight for survival;
printed underneath.                                                              not available to be of service to
Names must be supplied, but may be withheld on                                   the community.                          poignant poem                                              They called his mother, she came to her son,
request.                                                                         Stephen Fisher PC 2540,                  asking that we                                            Somehow she felt she knew what he’d done.
Please include your daytime telephone number.The                                 Hythe
editor reserves the right to omit, or edit letters.
                                                                                                                         share it with our                                          She held his hand and silently prayed;
                                                                                  The Chief Constable com-                   readers.                                               Throughout the night at his bedside she
                                                                                 mented as follows:                                                                                 stayed:
      Credit Due                         Below is a direct quote from
                                      the article:                                                                                                                                  In the morning when the sun did rise,
READERS may recall that earli-                                                   I AM quite happy that most offi-
er in 2005 I wrote an openly             “Hampshire staff can partici-
                                      pate in Gay Pride marches wear-            cers and members of the public          DRUGS ABUSE                                                She saw him open his tired eyes.
critical letter to Frontline con-                                                can differentiate between partic-
cerning some aspects of force         ing T-shirts proclaiming their                                                                                                                “I love you mum” was all he could say,
                                      membership of Hampshire                    ipation at a police service             Some young kid sits down in a park,
organisation.                                                                    memorial event and participa-           He’s going to stay out after dark:                         She started to cry and looked away;
   Since I wrote my letter I had      Constabulary but I am very
                                      clear that officers wear uniforms          tion in a public march.                 His widowed mother thinks he’s at a friends,               He gripped her hand and with all his might
the opportunity to meet with                                                        The memorial service com-                                                                       Said “I’m sorry mum, please forgive me
                                      to project the fact that they are                                                  His father - diving - had died from the bends.
ACC Cole in person to discuss                                                    memorated all officers who                                                                         tonight.“
some of the issues that I raised.     police officers available to be of
                                      service to the community”.                 have given their lives, including       He’s meeting someone; he thinks it’s good
   Whilst I stand by my com-                                                     I know gay and lesbian officers.
ments and disagreed with the             He goes on to say “I believe                                                    To buy something he’s been told he should:                 He blacked out then and became very weak;
                                      there is a risk that our traditional          To compare attendance at such                                                                   She leaned over and kissed his pale cheek.
ACC on a few points, I think it                                                                                          His best friend told him “You’ll enjoy it;
                                      impartiality as to who is on and           a service with other events be                                                                     It was his birthday, his age was just ten,
is only fair to give credit where                                                they Gay Pride marches or               “It’s ready to use and not in a kit.”
credit is due and to thank the        off duty can be compromised by                                                                                                                Would she ever take him home again?
                                      uniformed officers participating           marches aimed at ending world
ACC for taking the time out to                                                   poverty etc, is to miss the point.      At six o’clock a woman arrives,
                                      in Gay Pride parades”
come and see me and to have a                                                    Chief Constable.                        A four point six litre Jaguar she drives;                  He worsened, still beside his bed she sat,
chat in a friendly and informal          On Sunday 2nd October, I
                                      was off-duty, out of county and                                                    She smiles sweetly to help him relax,                      The trace upon his monitor went flat;
manner.
   Some former senior officers        in full number 1 uniform.                          Jobspeak                        He has enough money for two packs.                         Doctors had tried to save him - and they
                                         So, where was I?                           In the September issue of                                                                       cried;
may not have bothered!                                                           Frontline, there was a letter
                                         Along with hundreds of other                                                    The woman returns to her penthouse flat,                   At nine thirty A.M. that day - he died.
Darren Doyle PC 22607                                                            mentioning about TLAs and the
Park Gate                             officers, (and most Chief                                                          As far as she’s concerned, that’s that;
                                      Constables, including Mr.                  ‘’jobspeak’’ that is commonly                                                                      Such a tragic waste - now a young boy’s
                                                                                                                         The boy’s best friend said “take both it’s
                                      Kernaghan, I might add) I was              used.                                                                                              dead,
                                                                                                                         great.”
     Gay                              at the second Police Memorial                 A far simpler method would
                                                                                                                         He did - cause he couldn’t hardly wait.                    Someone put sick ideas into his head:
                                                                                 be to follow many sections of
 Commemoration                        Service in Cardiff.
                                         I saw many officers who were            industry, where written commu-                                                                     What killed him wasn’t flu or germs or bugs,
IN THE October edition of                                                        nication is essential, and that is      He then decided he would go home,                          It was a cocktail of seven different street
‘Constabulary’ there were two         obviously not with South Wales
                                      Police walking to St David’s               the use of common simple lan-           The streets at night not wanting to roam;                  drugs.
articles referring to our Chief                                                  guage - NO abbreviations, and
                                      Hall in full uniform, some of                                                      He left the park and started to walk,
Constable.                                                                       no jobspeak jargon.                                                                                Not like figures on some computer file,
   The main article was an inter-     ACPO and Superintendent rank.                                                      Suddenly felt bad and tried to talk.
                                         I did not see anyone complain              Why can’t we just tell it like                                                                  That would be too ugly, inhuman and vile;
view with the chief about his                                                    it is, and keep it all so much
initial impressions of                about this and it showed that                                                      “Someone please help me - I can’t feel my                  He was just a boy feeling pain and pleasure,
                                      these officers cared for their col-        simpler.                                                                                           His life was what his mum will want to trea-
Hampshire, T200, RPU issues,                                                                                             feet.”
                                      leagues who have died whilst                  Maybe this is something that                                                                    sure.
etc.                                                                             The Force could take on as a            His legs gave way - he collapsed in the
   However, on page 3 was his         serving as police officers.
                                                                                 goal - the use of plain and sim-        street:
response to criticism of his deci-       Can someone explain the dif-                                                                                                               Now he is gone and never to return,
                                      ference between this, and offi-            ple language.                           A doctor was called and soon did arrive,
sion not to allow Hampshire                                                      Christopher Brown                       He found the poor lad barely alive.                        He’ll never marry, or get a job and earn;
officers to wear uniform on the       cers showing their support for
                                      gay and lesbian officers?                  Controller Twun.                                                                                   His mother’s all alone now - such a shame,
Gay Pride march in London.                                                                                                                                                          I pray to God you don’t end up the same.
                                         Therefore, next year at the                                                     An ambulance came; the medic did




                                                                                     Wanted on the web                                                            Follow the band!
                                                                                     THE Crimestoppers ‘Most Wanted’ web site was launched in
                                                                                     November.
 ❐ Crimestoppers provides the public with an opportunity                                The is a web site, under the Crimestoppers banner, that will act as a
 to help the police.                                                                 central database for police appeals.                                          FOR those interested in see-          for the Hampshire County
                                                                                        Members of the public will be encouraged to look at the web site,        ing the Constabulary band over        Federation of W.I.
  ❐ Calls are free and information can be given anony-                                                                                                           the next couple of months we            Tickets available at £8.00,
                                                                                     which primarily will be appeals together with images from CCTV
 mously. Cash rewards are available.                                                 etc, and invited to contact the Police or Crimestoppers with informa-       have listed details of their forth-     Send cheque payable to
  ❐ Don’t forget to give the number when making appeals                              tion.                                                                       coming venues.                        ‘HCFWI and an sae to HCFWI,
 for information.                                                                       A search can be made of postcodes, which may appeal to the pub-                                                  Police band and choir concert,
                                                                                     lic because they can look at suspects of crimes in their own road/vil-        Wednesday 14 December                 56 Hyde Abbey Road,
 ‘Calls continue to pour in to Crimestoppers over the past month for                 lage/town.                                                                  7.30pm                                Winchester SO23 7DB.
 Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.                                                       In reality, the web site may be of more use to police officers.            Ringwood Parish Church.               (Tickets issued in the New
   A man was arrested for theft after a Crimestoppers appeal on Isle of                 The search engine on the site is very detailed, and so searches can        Christmas Concert, (organised       Year).
 Wight Radio.                                                                        be made of all suspects with, say, blue eyes, blond hair, 5’ 7” etc.        by the local police).                   The Band of the Hampshire
   Another suspect who was captured on CCTV involved in a theft in                      Proximity searches can also be made, so, for example, it is possible
                                                                                     to look for suspects within 100 miles of Winchester.                          Saturday 21 January 2006            Constabulary
 Fareham, has been dealt with by police after the images were published                 This should prove invaluable if looking for a travelling or cross        7.30pm                                  Secretary: Andrew Wood. Tel:
 in the local press.                                                                 border criminal, either to be able to identify local offenders who are        Portsmouth Cathedral, Old           02392 876656. 07958 622667.
   Good results have followed a campaign with the Roads Policing Unit                committing crime elsewhere, or to potentially link our crimes with          Portsmouth.                             e-mail: FestivalM@aol.com
                                                                                     others around the country.                                                    Joint concert with the Milton         Follow us on the band website:
 addressing disqualified and impaired drivers across the entire force area.
                                                                                        Other forces will be able to look at our appeals and hopefully occa-     Glee Club Choir.                      www.hampshirepoliceband.co.uk
 Several motorist have found themselves before a court.                              sionally assist with names/further intelligence.                              Proceeds in aid of The Rowans         Saturday 21 January 2006
   Having re-evaluated how Crimestoppers results are assessed, we can                   So far, as at the launch date, eight forces have begun contributing      Hospice.                              7.30pm
 now say that some 85 per cent of calls to Crimestoppers are of value.               to the web site, including Hampshire.                                         Tickets available at £7.00 and        Portsmouth Cathedral, Old
   Either arrests follow, crime is interfered with or disrupted, or the infor-          Almost all other chief constables are signed up to the scheme and        £5.00 (restricted view)               Portsmouth
 mation is added to intelligence already held on particular individuals.             will be coming on line in the coming months.                                  Send cheque payable to                Joint concert with the Milton
                                                                                        The web site can be viewed at www.mostwanted-uk.org                        Band of the Hampshire               Glee Club Choir
   If you are investigating a matter that you receive Crimestoppers infor-              PC Simon Wright, the Crimestoppers Co-ordinator, is the editor for
 mation for, please update Andy Paflin in FIB on the end result, even if                                                                                         Constabulary and an sae to,             Proceeds in aid of The Rowans
                                                                                     the force and will add and maintain appeals and images from
                                                                                     Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. “It must be remembered that any              Shades of Light, 44, Albert         Hospice.
 this is negative or no arrests were made.                                                                                                                       Road,                                   Tickets available at £7.00 and
   Clearly, Crimestoppers is far more useful than we actually realise as             images and data placed on the site is in the public domain, the same
                                                                                     as any appeals in the media, and so must only contain information             Southsea, Hampshire. PO5 2SJ        £5.00 (restricted viewing),
 many good results, arrests or otherwise, are going unnoticed                        that we want to become general knowledge and nothing that may                 Tel 023 9283 9823 or e-mail:          Send cheque payable to ‘The
   Please remember - if you have E-fits or CCTV of suspects, please con-             compromise our investigations,” said Simon.                                   enquiries@the-lighting-             Band of the Hampshire
 sider a Crimestoppers appeal, or publishing your information on the new                “As with any database, the information taken out is only ever as         shop.co.uk                            Constabulary’ and an sae to:
 MOST WANTED website.                                                                good as the information that is input!                                        Thursday 23 February 2006             Shades of Light, 44, Albert
   If you have taken the trouble to obtain that material, isn’t it a shame not          “It is hoped, in time, that all police appeals from all forces will be   7.30 pm                               Road,
                                                                                     on this central database”.                                                    Thornden Hall, Chandler’s             Southsea, Hampshire. PO5 2SJ
 to share it?!                                                                          If you would like to discuss further, please don’t hesitate to contact   Ford.                                   Tel 023 9283 9823 or e-mail:
   E-mail the CRIMESTOPPERS MAILBOX for assistance.’                                 Simon Wright on 07786 526050 , or via the Crimestoppers Mailbox.              A sparkling joint concert with        enquiries@the-lighting-
                                                                                        In the meantime, please bear ‘Most Wanted’ in mind for any infor-        the Hampshire Constabulary            shop.co.uk
                                                                                     mation/appeals you wish to issue.                                           [male voice] Choir
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               by Julie Jones
                             Brainy ideas get rewards     The pilot scheme was initially introduced at       sor for independent evaluation.                    develop and implement them.
                                                       Fareham last year and since July 2005, has raised       The Brainwaves team aims to update the sug-         The identity of the suggester remains anony-
SEVEN officers have received certificates of           £3,000 for Fareham alone, compared to £2,300          gester within two months although this is not      mous while the idea is being assessed and the
recognition for their Brainwaves ideas from Chief      raised by the previous system for the whole of        always possible.                                   size of the award paid will be measured against a
Constable Paul Kernaghan during a special cere-        2004.                                                   Some are assigned ‘project’ status in order to   set of criteria and will be decided by a panel.
mony at police headquarters.                              Bumblebee is now also being used at Fratton,
   Brainwaves is the staff suggestion scheme that      Andover and Gosport.
rewards those whose ideas help improve the effi-                                                               BRAINWAVE RECOGNITION – Chief Constable Paul Kernaghan with recipients of
                                                          PC David Nops suggested merging C57 and
ciency of Hampshire Constabulary.                                                                            certficates following the presentation at headquarters. Left to right; Sgt Helen Davies,
                                                       C73 premises search forms so they are completed
   Southampton Sergeants Tony Rowlinson and                                                                        Andrew Gallagher, Stephen Bird, Sgt Tony Rowlinson, Chief Constable Paul
                                                       as one and the force complies with PACE.
Peter Smith were awarded for designing a new                                                                     Kernaghan, Sgt Peter Smith, Garry Boswell, PC Caz Flood, and PC Dave Nops.
                                                          This has been adopted as policy and forms will
custody form which included a checklist for            shortly be updated to reflect the new changes
rousal visits for vulnerable detainees to ensure       within PACE and RMS.
PACE compliance.                                          The presentations coincided with the launch of
   Before being implemented forcewide on stan-         the improved Brainwaves scheme, which can now
dard forms AD191, it was piloted by officers at        reward employees with a tax free payment of up
Southampton.                                           to £5,000 for their suggestions when linked to
   Police support staff Garry Boswell and Stephen      efficiency savings or income generation.
Bird have been recognised for their research into         Tax free encouragement awards are also paid to
alternative options for recording equipment in ID      staff who demonstrate initiative and innovation.
suites (PROMAT) after the current equipment               Ideas can now be submitted via the new
was criticised in court as not fit for purpose.        Brainwaves intranet page, which allows anyone
   Unbeknown to Garry and Stephen, Southsea            thinking of an idea to search previous suggestions
Inspector Chris Robinson had bid for a number of       to see whether it has already been submitted.
tenders to equip the force’s ID suites.                   The new intranet page also provides informa-
   The option created by the pair will cost signifi-   tion about the Brainwaves scheme - there are
cantly less per centre.                                many new initiatives and projects being piloted in
   The quality of the equipment has been               BCUs which could qualify for an award.
approved by the Crown Prosecution Service and             Research has shown that the people who come
endorsed by Detective Superintendent Anthony           up with solutions to problems in force are those
Adams.                                                 who deal with those issues on a daily basis.
   Portswood PC Caz Flood originally submitted            All employees of Hampshire Constabulary,
her idea for a Trick or Treat warning poster in        including staff from other agencies working with-
August 2003.                                           in the organisation for any amount of time, are
   It was resurrected this year and used by the        eligible to submit ideas.
team responsible for planning the force’s recent          The suggestion should provide enough detail to
Halloween initiative.                                  enable assessment and development of the idea.
   Selling property on the Bumblebee auction site         Anyone submitting an idea will receive an
has earned property office staff member Andrew         immediate response to say their suggestion has
Gallagher his Brainwaves award.                        been received and it is then allocated to an asses-
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            Kenyan                                                       CREW Week scores in Sandown
                                                                             by Claire Robson                  the community punishment team,          really important in this process          Gill said, “It was a really inter-



           namesake
                                                                                                               who repainted some areas with           and CREW weeks are all about           esting day and we were thrilled to
                                                                        SO what’s a CREW week then?
                                                                                                               paint provided by local retailer        providing community links.”            see the amount of young people
                                                                          The Isle of Wight could certain-
                                                                                                               Moreys.                                    At Sandown, SCP joined with         and children who spent the whole
                                                                        ly tell you.
                                                                                                                  “The CREW weeks are very             youth workers and Connexions to        day there without getting bored.
                                                                          Simon Dennis, from the Safer
                                                                                                               much a team and community               provide a football evening, a cir-        “We had a lot of questions
                                                                        Communities Partnership (SCP),
                                                                                                               effort and they work best when          cus skills evening and a rock          about our roles and the Safer
  by Meline Turkington              Wabukala, the Bishop of             explains.
                                                                                                               the community is involved in the        night, leading to opportunities to     Communities Partnership and we
A Portsmouth police officer         Bungoma, Kenya.                        “CREW weeks are Crime
                                                                                                               decision-making process.                get involved in music and football     gave away an awful lot of
is having his fundraising              “He used this money to           Reduction and Environment
                                                                                                                  “Safer Communities                   after CREW week.                       Frisbees!”
efforts rewarded as a cathe-        build the ‘Jonathan Knox            Weeks where lots of agencies get
                                                                                                               Partnership and IOW Police have            CREW weeks jolt communities            Gill and Harry’s roles have cre-
dral wing is named in his           Wing’ of Bungoma Wycliffe           together to clean up the environ-
                                                                                                               a lot of experience with multi-         into action, providing the             ated such a lot of interest that res-
honour.                             Conference Centre.                  ment, target offenders and put in
                                                                                                               agency working and coordinating         resources and manpower to              idents of the Pan Estate decided
   Jonathan Knox, an officer           “A further £1,000 was            place crime prevention measures
                                                                                                               agencies, but the best information      improve their environment and          that they were missing out.
at Fratton, is travelling to        given to build a church in          in a target neighbourhood.
                                                                                                               and resources come from the             reduce crime.                             Pan Neighbourhood
                                    Niamey which is the capital            “The Safer Communities
Kenya for the opening of the                                                                                   local communities themselves.”             More important is the legacy of     Partnership responded to Pan resi-
                                    of Niger, West Africa.”             Partnership co-ordinates police,
wing.                                                                   local authorities, probation,
                                                                                                                  Besides environmental                the partnership working that           dents’ wishes and have appointed
   He said: “I ran the London          Jonathan added: “I was                                                  improvements, communities host-         remains after CREW week is fin-        two Community Support Officers
                                                                        Connexions and environmental
Marathon in 2003 and raised         very surprised and honoured                                                ing a CREW week can expect              ished, that strengthens community      to work with the Pan community
                                                                        health in a week-long campaign
£4,000.                             to hear they wanted to name                                                inspections by licensing officers -     links and allows the community         and the local schools.
                                                                        in a selected Wight community to
   “Most of the money,              the wing after me.                                                         truancy sweeps, underage                to continue with initiatives started      The positions are fully funded
                                                                        make a cleaner, safer neighbour-
£3,000 was given to Right              I’m really looking forward                                              employment checks and checks            in CREW week.                          by the Pan Neighbourhood
                                                                        hood.”
Reverend Dr Eliud                   to going out there and seeing                                              on underage purchasing of alco-            Ryde Community Support              Partnership which has been work-
                                                                           So far, Ryde and Cowes have
                                    it for myself.”                                                            hol and fireworks are all typical.      Officers Harry Dea and Gill            ing in conjunction with the Safer
                                                                        enjoyed the results of the first two
                                                                                                                  At Sandown, the Safer                Mulcahy have been very busy in         Communities Partnership to pro-
                                                                        IOW CREW weeks, and
                                                                                                               Communities Partnership invited         recent months.                         vide the two Community Support
  GRAND DESIGNS –                                                       Sandown has just hosted the last
                                                                                                               Solent TV and IOW Radio along              Besides their normal duties,        Officers.
  PC Jonathan Knox                                                      CREW week this year.
                                                                                                               to show that the process was            they have been representing the           The two officers Kim Lyon and
    has had a new                                                          So what does it involve?
                                                                                                               transparent and in full accordance      Safer Communities Partnership at       Lee Wheldon have now begun
  cathedral extension                                                      Police Sergeant Jonothan
                                                                                                               with the Home Office guidelines.        the Sandown CREW week and at           their role within the community.
   named after him.                                                     Hoare said: “Safer Communities
                                                                                                                  Licensing officers were keen to      the recent Law Courts Open Day            Their day-to-day duties include
                                                                        Partnership and Hampshire and
                                                                                                               stress that the ultimate aim of the     at Newport.                            patrolling around Pan, working
                                                                        IOW Police met with different
                                                                                                               checks are not to catch people out         The Law Courts Open day was         within the local schools promot-
                                                                        groups from Sandown to plan the
                                                                                                               (although this does happen!) but        a great success, with agencies         ing citizenship and being an infor-
                                                                        week beforehand.
                                                                                                               to actively encourage pubs and          from across the island joining         mation resource and point of con-
                                                                           “We decide together what the
                                                                                                               shops to challenge underage pur-        together in explaining the legal       tact for residents should they need
                                                                        priorities are and so every CREW
                                                                                                               chasers.                                process and supporting processes       to raise any concerns.
                                                                        week ends up having a different
                                                                                                                  The focus on enforcement mea-        to over 1600 members of the pub-          Lee and Kim have been attend-
                                                                        focus depending on the needs of
                                                                                                               sures is balanced during CREW           lic.                                   ing training with Harry and Gill,
                                                                        the area.
                                                                                                               week by positive projects for              People were able to have fin-       who said, “It’s been great being
                                                                           “For instance, Sandown
                                                                                                               young people.                           gerprints taken, find out about dif-   able to support Lee and Kim.
                                                                        CREW week had a lot of input
                                                                                                                  Simon Dennis of SCP said,            ferent jobs, see police dogs in           Harry and I have met a lot of
                                                                        from the Sandown Observers, a
                                                                                                               “Engaging young people in the           action, test for drugs, take part in   challenges in the past year and it’s
                                                                        local voluntary group, who were
                                                                                                               community is vital for a healthy        mock trials and find out about         useful to be able to discuss strate-
                                                                        able to pinpoint areas that needed
                                                                                                               community with a positive future.       probation, witness support and the     gies with other Community
                                                                        anti-graffiti measures.
                                                                                                                  “Links between generations are       Safer Communities Partnership.         Support Officers.”
                                                                           “These were then targeted by




New Forest’s anti-social crackdown Emergency services camp                                                     EMERGENCY services have                 emergency exercise to respond to       more multi-agency 999 camps.
  By Gaetana Prassede               November 18.                        BCU’s new mobile CCTV van              come together in the New Forest’s       and ensure the safe rescue of casu-       The camp follows on from the
                                       The high visibility crackdown    was used, allowing for maxi-           first multi-agency, 36-hour 999         alties.                                success of Hampshire Fire and
UNIFORM and plain clothes                                                                                      camp aimed at highlighting the             The young people acted out the      Rescue’s series of one-day train-
                                    came under the Safer Streets        mum coverage of problem
officers from Hythe police sta-                                                                                consequences of hoax calls, anti-       various roles of the police, fire,     ing courses, aimed at teaching
                                    banner and followed on from a       areas.
tion have been out in force as                                                                                 social behaviour and arson.             coastguard and ambulance ser-          young people about the conse-
                                    series of similar operations in        Sergeant Garry Packer of
part of New Forest BCU’s zero                                                                                     HM Coastguard, Hampshire             vices in order to manage the inci-     quences of arson.
                                    the New Forest East sector to       Hythe Police station, said: “This
tolerance approach to anti-social                                                                              Fire and Rescue, Hampshire              dent.                                     Station officer, Tom Jones, of
                                    target anti-social behaviour and    operation was all about respond-
behaviour and public order dis-                                                                                Ambulance Service and                      The group successfully worked       Hampshire Fire and Rescue said:
                                    nuisance.                           ing to requests from the public
turbances.                                                                                                     Hampshire Constabulary held the         together as individual emergency       “We feel that it is important to
                                       November’s operation was         and attempting to tackle anti-
   Responding directly to con-                                                                                 36-hour camp for local school-          teams, rescuing and treating two       take a cross section of
                                    the most successful yet, with       social behaviour through pre-
cerns raised by members of the                                                                                 children at Ferny Crofts activity       civilian parachutists who had been     children/youths on these courses
                                    officers arresting nine people      vention and detection.
public, a team of nearly 20 New                                                                                centre near Beaulieu.                   blown off course and become            and not just those that misbehave.
                                    throughout the evening for a           “We are continuing to take
Forest officers, (including two                                                                                   A group of 12 mixed ability stu-     stranded in the New Forest.               “We must send out the message
                                    mixture of public order, drugs,     steps to ensure that the New
dog handlers from the Dog                                                                                      dents from Arnewood School in              The camp was part funded by a       to young people that you don’t
                                    drink driving and theft offences.   Forest remains a safe place to
Support Unit), patrolled Hythe                                                                                 New Milton were invited to take         £5,000 grant from the New Forest       have to be bad to be good.”
                                       A quantity of alcohol was        live and work by responding            part in the course.                     Community Safety Partnership,
village, Fairview Parade, North                                                                                                                                                                  Hampshire Constabulary
                                    also seized from underage           robustly to concerns from mem-            During the intensive pro-            with each emergency service also
Road and parts of Holbury, in                                                                                                                                                                 Inspector Mick Buckle, added:
                                    drinkers and the New Forest         bers of the public.”                   gramme, the pupils worked as a          dedicating its own resources to
the evening operation held on                                                                                                                                                                 “The aim of the course was to
                                                                                                               team, learning about the work of        ensure the programme’s success.        teach the children about the con-
                                                                                                               the emergency services and the             A strategy for future camps has     sequences of their actions.
     Don’t take time off work                                                                                  consequences of making hoax             already been prepared and in April        “It’s about putting a human
           – this solicitor
           can see you at
                                                     POLSONS                                                   calls, the dangers of arson and the
                                                                                                               impact which anti-social behaviour
                                                                                                               has on resources.
                                                                                                                                                       a second bid will be launched in
                                                                                                                                                       an attempt to secure funding for
                                                                                                                                                                                              being in the uniform and a child
                                                                                                                                                                                              behind the behaviour.”
                                                                                                                  Throughout the 999 camp, the
     7 o’clock in the morning
     or in the early evenings
                                                      SOLICITORS                                               students were given a variety of
                                                                                                               teambuilding tasks and conse-
                                                                                                               quence exercises to complete,
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       Now you see it - FSU’s positive action
       now you don’t!
  by Sarah Julian                  cases of beer and lager were         people who are not trading
                                                                                                                         By Lucy Dibdin
                                                                                                            WOMEN officers from across the Force
                                                                                                            gained a valuable insight into the workings
                                                                                                            of the Force Support Unit at the Positive
                                                                                                            Action Information Day held at Netley last
                                                                                                                                                             interested to apply for attachments and
                                                                                                                                                             vacancies.
                                                                                                                                                                “While we can now breathe a sigh of relief
                                                                                                                                                             that it went so well and reflect on the success
                                                                                                                                                             of the day, the hard work on ensuring diversi-
                                   seized.                              within the confines of the law.     month.                                           ty in recruiting is only just beginning and this
NORTH East Hampshire’s con-           Fleet Beat Sergeant Terry            “In this case the action was       A total of 36 women attended the widely-       is an ongoing process for us.
tribution to the Alcohol Misuse    Clarkson said: “This was a huge      taken because the trader had no                                                         “I’d like to thank the ACPO team and
Enforcement Campaign                                                                                        publicised event, which was opened by
                                   seizure - enough to fill our large   licence, but we will also act       Assistant Chief Constable Steve Watts, and       everyone who took part for their participation
(AMEC) got off to a flying start   van twice.                           where alcohol is found to have
as officers in Fleet cleared the                                                                            featured speakers including Chief Inspector      in the event - we were very fortunate and
                                      “The owner can’t sell it          been sold to people who are
shelves of one shop found to be    because we have confirmed            under the age of 18 or to anyone    Sue Lampard, from the British Association of     grateful to receive their support.”
selling alcohol with no licence.   with various agencies that he        who is already drunk.               Women Police officers (BAWP) and Chief              During the afternoon session, attendees
   Six officers entered the        does not have a licence to sell         “Retailers need to see today’s   Inspector Karen Scipio, representing the         were invited to try out some of the fitness
premises on Reading Road           alcohol.”                            action as a warning that they                                                        tests required on the unit, including the PAT
                                                                                                            Black Police Association.
South on Wednesday, November          Community Safety Inspector        could be next to see their            The day was staged to provide an open          test and 500m shield run in public order kit.
16, and served staff with papers   Steve Wallace said: “Alcohol         shelves being emptied if they
under the Licensing Act 1964.                                                                               forum to share information on the work and          Staff from the unit were also on hand to
                                   misuse brings nuisance and mis-      are breaking the law and don’t
   It took just over three hours                                                                            practices of the Netley-based FSU, specifi-      give practical demonstrations of equipment
                                   ery to communities affected by       listen to warnings.”
to clear the shelves and log all   it and often places high                The owner of the shop was        cally targeted at female officers - who are      used to aid the team’s capabilities in skills
alcohol products seized.           demands on police resources.         not present during the seizure      currently under-represented on the specialist    such as protestor removal, dynamic house
   In total 778 cans of beer and      “We will continue to work         but he was later arrested and       unit.                                            entry, ropes access and shallow water
lager, 838 bottles (wine, beer,    with our partners where neces-       charged with the retail sale of                                                      removal.
spirits and alco-pops) and 39
                                                                                                              Inspector Steve Burridge, who leads the
                                   sary to take action against those    alcohol with no licence.            FSU, provided delegates with a detailed             Throughout the day, delegates were invited
                                                                                                            overview of the 46-strong unit.                  to post questions which were answered at the
                                                                               SHELVES FULL–                  “Diversity to the FSU is about valuing and     conclusion of events with a Q&A session.
                                                                              the sight that met            enriching every officer’s career, and to make       Issues covered included flexible working
                                                                                police officers             the unit fully inclusive and representative of   and part-time working availability for offi-
                                                                              when they entered             the communities we serve,” he said.              cers, required standards of fitness, shift pat-
                                                                              the shop in Fleet.              “From our perspective, it was a very suc-      terns and overtime provision.
                                                                                                            cessful day.                                        A list of the questions and answers can be
                                                                                                              “A huge amount of energy and hard work         viewed on the Force Support Unit pages on
                                                                                                            went into setting up the event and it was very   the intranet.
                                                                                                            rewarding for the whole unit to see such a          If you are interested in applying for an
                                                                                                            great turn-out.                                  attachment on the FSU or for more informa-
                                                                                                              “It is now vitally important for us to see     tion on the unit, visit the FSU intranet site or
                                                                                                            these people back - and we invite all those      email the Force Support Unit mailbox.




 SHELVES EMPTY
   – The result of
    three hours of
  lifting and shift-
   ing the alcohol
 into a police van!




Second place to PLOD in
 Police Review Awards
             by Susan Rolling                        staff.
                                                        They also have developed a guidance book
THE HAMPSHIRE scheme to provide Police               for use at station front counters and custody
Link Officers for the Deaf (PLOD) won second         suites.
place in the Jane’s Police Review Award for             In December 2004, PLOD launched the
Diversity in Action.                                 emergency SMS text messaging service for
  The gala awards ceremony took place in             deaf and speech-impaired people.
London on November 17.                                  Community Safety Chief Superintendent
  It was hosted by Crimewatch UK’s Nick              Matthew Greening said: “We are rightly proud
Ross, and awards were presented by Home              of the success of the PLOD team in these
Office Minister for Crime, Security and              national awards.
Communities Hazel Blears.                               “This award for their important work is very
  Nominated for the award were Inspector Jon         gratifying.
Malley, Sergeant Glen Barham and PCs Lynne              “However, the most important feedback is
Fanton, Brian Dixon and Kerry Bone.                  the recognition and praise we receive from each
  Launched in October 1999, PLOD promotes            person with whom we communicate better
equality of access to the police service in          because of the dedication and commitment of
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight for people           the PLOD team members.”
who are deaf or hard of hearing.                        The Chief Constable and seven Hampshire
  All members of the team have at least the          officers attended the event.
Stage One British Sign Language qualification.          Other Hampshire nominees were Solent East
  Among the projects devised by PLOD offi-           PC David Kerrigan (Community Officer of the
cers are the videophone for use of sign lan-         Year), Solent East Inspector Simon
guage, sign language skills training for officers,   Wrigglesworth (Lifetime Achievement) and
deaf awareness for northern domestic violence        Southampton PC Martin Barrett (Probationer of
co-ordinators and all Force Enquiry Centre           the Year).
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Watching out this Christmas Pubs selling alcohol to minors
           By Avril MacDonald                          cinema, ice-skating rink and restaurants and they
                                                                                                                          By Julie Gosling                           but were refused service and challenged for identifi-
                                                       have all got together to crack down on anti-social                                                            cation at the bar.
BASINGSTOKE BCU has launched a ‘Premises               and criminal behaviour and ensure it is a place      SOLENT EAST Basic Command Unit (BCU)
Watch’ together with the businesses in and around                                                                                                                       When trying to enter the Lord Arthur Lea, The
                                                       where families can come and enjoy all the leisure    caught four pubs selling alcohol to underage drinkers
the West Ham leisure park.                                                                                                                                           Crown and the Brass Monkey pubs in Fareham the
                                                       facilities and feel safe.                            in an undercover operation codenamed ‘Nero’.
   It also heralded the first of the Christmas mes-                                                                                                                  two children were stopped from entering the premis-
                                                          “They have upgraded their CCTV system, have          Last month, the Chicago Rock Cafe in Fareham,
sages from the police in Basingstoke to ‘have fun                                                                                                                    es and asked to show identification by the door staff.
                                                       radio communication between them to pass secu-       the Wych Way pub in Gosport, the Cuckoo Pint in
- be safe’ and was an opportunity to deliver other                                                                                                                      PC Graham Wren, who works in the Solent East’s
                                                       rity information and act as an early warning sys-    Stubbington and the Red Lion pub in Park Gate,
timely warnings around drink driving, vehicle and                                                                                                                    licensing department and helped run the operation,
                                                       tem, as well as monthly meetings with the police     were all caught out by police after two 15-year-old
personal security.                                                                                                                                                   said: “All venues targeted are signed up to the
                                                       to discuss all the relevant issues and exchange      children were served alcohol by bar staff.
   Premises Watch is an extension of the success-                                                                                                                    ‘Challenge 21’ scheme, which means if a person
                                                       information.”                                           All four venues were given an £80 fixed penalty
ful Pub Watch scheme in Basingstoke town centre,                                                                                                                     looks under 21 then they should be challenged to
                                                          The Roads Policing Unit brought their impaired    notice.
but this time it includes business premises as well.                                                                                                                 show a valid form of identification.
                                                       driver unit to the launch, along with publicity         The landlords and licensees were interviewed by
   PC Helen Crockford, the beat officer for South                                                                                                                       “The two children that helped us out were only 15
                                                       material reminding people not to drink and drive,    police to make sure they were fully aware of the rea-
Ham, said: “There are numerous leisure venues in                                                                                                                     years old and in my opinion looked it, so I am very
                                                       and to promote the designated driver scheme.         sons why they were fined.
and around the West Ham Leisure Park such as                                                                                                                         surprised that they got served in the number of
                                                       There was also crime reduction advice about vehi-       They have also been warned that if they are
the Aquadrome pool and gym, ten pin bowling,                                                                                                                         venues they did.
                                                       cle security and ensuring people get home safely.    caught again, the council will consider revoking their
                                                                                                                                                                        “This test purchase operation should act as a
                                                                                                            licence.
                                                                                                                                                                     warning to all pubs in the Solent East area.
                                                                                                               At other venues, the two 15-year-old test pur-
                                                                                                                                                                        “Pubs should be asking for identification from
                                                                                                            chasers were allowed into Clinkers pub in Fareham,
                                                                                                                                                                     everyone who looks under the age of 21, if not they
                                                                                                            and the North Star and Royal Arms pubs in Gosport,
                                                                                                                                                                     could be caught out by us in the very near future.”




                                                                                                             Gilcrest - keeping you safe
                                                                                                                           By Lucy Dibdin                            bers of the public is that with very few excep-
                                                                                                                                                                     tions, they are glad to see us.
                                                                                                            WITH Christmas fast approaching, officers
                                                                                                                                                                        “The initial shock of seeing firearms officers
                                                                                                            across the two counties are reminded of the
                                                                                                                                                                     working in a public environment is soon over-
                                                                                                            continuing importance of counter terrorist
                                                                                                                                                                     come by a feeling of reassurance, which is
                                                                                                            patrols in protecting the communities of
                                                                                                                                                                     exactly what we are aiming for.
                                                                                                            Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
                                                                                                                                                                        “It is vital for armed officers to interact with
                                                                                                               Patrols including armed counter terrorist, or
                                                                                                                                                                     the public, to show that although they carry
                                                                                                            ‘Gilcrest’, patrols were stepped up as part of the
                                                                                                                                                                     guns, they are not a threat to members of the
                                                                                                            Force’s strategy post the July 7 attacks in
                                                                                                                                                                     public but an extra level of protection.”
      CHRISTMAS LAUNCH – Vanessa Aylet, A/Supt Chris                                                        London, and Assistant Chief Constable
                                                                                                                                                                        According to the officers who carry out the
     Brown, PC Helen Crockford and Councillor Paul Harvey                                                   ‘Specialist Operations’ Steve Watts is urging
        at the opening of Basingstokes Premises Watch.                                                                                                               patrol duties, there is no such thing as a typical
                                                                                                            that good work to continue.
                                                                                                                                                                     patrol.
                                                                                                               “We do recognise that, four months down the
                                                                                                                                                                        “We have to keep it different, visiting differ-
                                                                                                            line, the patrols can become a relatively mun-
                                                                                                                                                                     ent sites, in different orders, making sure that
                                                                                                            dane part of duties, which is why now in the
                                                                                                                                                                     nothing is routine or predictable,” said Sergeant
                                                                                                            busy run up to Christmas, it is a good time to
                                                                                                                                                                     Michael Haines, who is based at Waterlooville
                                                                                                            remind officers of the vital nature of this work,”
                                                                                                                                                                     and has been a qualified TFSU officer for a
                                                                                                            said ACC Watts.
                                                                                                                                                                     year.
                                                                                                               “These patrols are a crucial part of terrorism
                                                                                                                                                                        “We tend to do about six shifts a month, and
                                                                                                            deterrence, and while the threat level remains
                                                                                                                                                                     have to focus solely on the counter terrorism
                                                                                                            the same, in the Christmas run-up we will be
                                                                                                                                                                     role.
                                                                                                            increasing our visibility around shopping cen-
                                                                                                                                                                        “It is easy to get distracted and respond to
                                                                                                            tres to both deter and provide reassurance to the
                                                                                                                                                                     calls, but counter terrorism has to remain our
                                                                                                            public.
                                                                                                                                                                     priority.”
                                                                                                               “Officers have done a tremendous job so far,
                                                                                                                                                                        Double-crewing the patrol with Sgt Haines,
                                                                                                            and we don’t take it for granted, but just urge
                                                                                                                                                                     Ringwood- based PC Bo Derrick says the pub-
                                                                                                            all staff to continue the excellent work.”
                                                                                                                                                                     lic response has been a mixture of curiosity and
                                                                                                               Three dedicated Gilcrest cars patrol the coun-
                                                                                                                                                                     reassurance.
                                                                                                            ty’s security sensitive sites daily staffed by
                                                                                                                                                                        “We speak to a lot of people, and I would say
                                                                                                            Tactical Firearms Support Unit (TFSU) officers,
                                                                                                                                                                     95 per cent of them are reassured.
                                                                                                            supplemented by officers on patrol from the
                                                                                                                                                                        “It is a little bit shocking to see us walking
                                                                                                            BCUs and Specialist Operations units including
                                                                                                                                                                     around with guns at railway stations and air-
                                                                                                            the Force Support and Dog Support Unit.
                                                                                                                                                                     ports, but no-one has objected.
                                                                                                               Inspector Gerry Kiernan, who heads up the
                                                                                                                                                                        “It is important that we carry out our duty
                                                                                                            TFSU, backs ACC Watts reminder.
                                                                                                                                                                     politely and respectfully, especially when it
                                                                                                               “Gilcrest patrols were stepped up after July 7
                                                                                                                                                                     comes to conducting Section 44 stop and
                                                                                                            as a proportionate response to the current threat
                                                                                                                                                                     accounts, but the response from the public is
                                                                                                            level, and it is important that officers remain
                                                                                                                                                                     largely very positive.
                                                                                                            vigilant and recognise that the role of protection
                                                                                                                                                                        “We have a very strong counter terrorist
                                                                                                            has never been more important,” he said.
                                                                                                                                                                     patrol strategy in this county, and I am certain
                                                                                                               “Our staff have been a highly visible pres-
                                                                                                                                                                     our work deters potential terrorist activity - it’s
                                                                                                            ence at key transport sites and the international
                                                                                                                                                                     just that the success is not tangible, you just
                                                                                                            airport at Eastleigh to provide public reassur-
                                                                                                                                                                     cannot quantify how successful it has been.
                                                                                                            ance and an extra level of vigilance.
                                                                                                                                                                        “How can you measure what you have pre-
                                                                                                               “We review our strategy monthly, Section 44s
                                                                                                                                                                     vented?
                                                                                                            are continuing, and must continue to be propor-
                                                                                                                                                                        “That is why it is vital that our work contin-
                                                                                                            tionately and professionally utilised.
                                                                                                                                                                     ues.”
                                                                                                               “The feedback weíve been getting from mem-




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     United Nations to St                                                 SUDOKU CHALLENGE                                                    Prize crossw ord no. 117
       Paul’s Cathedral -
    A personal perspective                                                   1 7                                                    2
                                                                             28 3                                              6               THINKING of a new outfit or some other special treat for the win-
 by PC Martin Badger
MYSELF and PC Michael
Taylor from Yateley were privi-
                                     wings of the cathedral, PC
                                     Taylor and myself were invited
                                     to go up to the front, we were
                                                                                 48                                            51           ter? 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
leged to represent Hampshire
Constabulary at the United
                                     actually upgraded in a cathe-
                                     dral!
                                        We were moved up to the
                                                                           3     6    1                                                     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.
Nations 60th anniversary ser-
vice at St Paul’s Cathedral in
October.
                                     front of the entire congregation.
                                        We sat behind the leading
                                     politicians, heads of all the par-
                                                                               7      4                                        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
                                                                                                                                            lucky this time then keep on trying or you may never know your luck.
   Mike’s connection to the
United Nations is through his
previous military mission expe-
                                     ties, including Mr and Mrs
                                     Blair.                                    1 48                                                 3          The winner of the prize from edition 116 is Toni Williams, TWUN,
                                                                                                                                            Vickery Building. Send completed entries for this competition to
                                                                                                                                            Frontline, Media Services, PHQ by mid-January to be in with a chance
rience. My connection is that I
did a one year UN tour of
Bosnia and a six-month tour of
                                        The Queen and Prince Phillip
                                     were also present.
                                        There were many representa-
                                                                           94      23                                                       of the £25 shopping voucher.


the UN mission to Sierra Leone
on the western African coast -
                                     tives of the UN and heads of
                                     states from around the world.
                                        It was a nice service in a
                                                                             7     6 2                                         3                                     SOLUTIONS TO 10,043
                                                                                                                                            Across: 1 War and Peace; 9 Incisor; 10 Corot; 11 Luton; 12 Audubon;
                                                                                                                                            13 Alpaca; 15 Claude; 18 Galahad; 20 Caper; 22 Soyuz; 23 Jujitsu;


                                                                           8        5                                          9
both tours in the civilian police                                                                                                           24 Sally Bowles.
                                     beautiful surrounding with the                                                                         Down: 2 Ascot; 3 Arsenic; 4 Dorian; 5 El Cid; 6 Caribou; 7 Lillian Gish;
advisory role.
                                     right recognition of the work                                                                          8 Stanley Rous; 14 Palmyra; 16 Lockjaw; 17 Oddjob; 19 Hazel; 21
   In London city centre there                                                                                                              Pathe.
                                     carried out by so many for the
were many questions aimed at                                              THIS month sees the second sudoku puzzle for Frontline
                                     good and benefit of the world’s
us from people either seeking                                             readers - enjoy it!
                                     problems this organization is
directions or inquisitive about
our uniform, funny thing is so
                                     involved in.                           Complete the grid by filling in every column, row and 3x3
                                        Please note: There are many       square only using the numbers one to nine, each number
many people thought it a real
                                     Hampshire Police Officers serv-      must only appear once in every row, column and square.
pleasure to see oolice officers in
                                     ing and non serving who have           The solution to this puzzle will appear in next month’s
a smart uniform on the street!
                                     been involved in the United          Fronline along with a new puzzle for Sodoku fans.
   We had many photos taken
                                     Nations work around the world
with tourists and will probably
                                     and it was a privilege to have
                                                                            There are no prizes - it’s just for fun - but please have fun
sit on many a mantelpiece                                                 completing the challenge!
                                     been able to represent them on
throughout the world.                                                       Below are the answers to our first puzzle frm edition 116.
                                     this important day.
   After being sat down in the


                                                                           1      7      9      4      5      8       6        3    2
                                                                           8      3      4      6      2      1       5        9    7
                                                                           5      6      2      7      9      3       4        1    8
                                                                           2      9      1      8      4      7       3        5    6
                                                                           7      4      3      9      6      5       8        2    1                   ACROSS                                         DOWN
                                                                           6      5      8      3      1      2       7        4    9         1. Spiny-finned food fish such
                                                                                                                                                 as the John --- (4)
                                                                                                                                                                                         1. Companion of Sherlock
                                                                                                                                                                                            Holmes (2,6)

                                                                           9      1      7      5      8      4       2        6    3         3. Musical instrument whose
                                                                                                                                                 parts include a chanter (8)
                                                                                                                                              8. An extra in cricket (4)
                                                                                                                                                                                         2. Giant coniferous tree of
                                                                                                                                                                                            California (7)
                                                                                                                                                                                         4. A member of a North
  UNITED NATIONS SERVICE – PC Michael Taylor and
  PC Martin Badger on the steps of St Pauls Cathedral                      3      2      5      1      7      6       9        8    4         9. Iron containing so much car-
                                                                                                                                                 bon that it cannot be wrought
                                                                                                                                                 (4,4)
                                                                                                                                                                                            American Indian people who
                                                                                                                                                                                            dominated much of the S.W.
                                                                                                                                                                                            during the 19c (6)
   where they attended the 60th anniversary service of
                   the United Nations.
                                                                           4      8      6      2      3      9       1        7    5        11. Memphis-born boxer, 1980
                                                                                                                                                 W.B.A. welterweight champi-
                                                                                                                                                 on (6,6)
                                                                                                                                                                                         5. 1988 Olympic women’s
                                                                                                                                                                                            javelin champion (5,5)
                                                                                                                                                                                         6. Juan, President of Argentina
                                                                                                                                             13. London theatre, first home of              1973-4 (5)
                                                                                                                                                 the National Theatre under              7. George, pen name of French
                                                                                                                                                 Laurence Olivier (3,3)                     writer Amandine Dupin (4)


   Past                                                                                                                                      14. Breed of sheep originating in
                                                                                                                                                 Spain (6)
                                                                                                                                             17. Silent movie actress who won
                                                                                                                                                 a Best Actress Oscar for the
                                                                                                                                                                                        10. Novel by Thackeray featuring
                                                                                                                                                                                            the character Becky Sharp
                                                                                                                                                                                            (6,4)
                                                                                                                                                                                        12. Central American republic


  Times
                                                                                                                                                 film Coquette (4,8)                        whose capital is Tegucigalpa
                                                                                                                                             20. Connecticut port, seat of Yale             (8)
                                                                                                                                                 University (3,5)                       15. The period in history follow-
                                                                                                                                             21. U.S. rock musical of 1967 (4)              ing the bronze age (4,3)
                                                                                                                                             22. Movement in Buddhism and               16. Joan, American comedienne
                                                                                                                                                 Hinduism that emphasises the               born in New York (6)
                                                                                                                                                 division of the universe into          18. --- High Dam, gravity dam on
                                                                                                                                                 male and female forces (8)                 the River Nile in Egypt (5)
                                                                                                                                             23. Rudolf, Nazi leader who died           19. Unit of speed at sea equal to
                                                                                                                                                 in Spandau prison in 1987 (4)              1.85km an hour (4)

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       CHRISTMAS THE WAY IT USED TO BE – PC Brian Shaw                                                                                      Work/ address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
     directs Santa (alias PC Evan Wilding) to the children’s party ,                           q The Force History
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                                                  p/w - Police owned. Fly or drive Bbetween       rates, for more details contact Dave Jones        564869                                           Medical and Sea Rescue services. Toys,                 to Force Welfare fund. John Gledhill,
                                                  Nice and St Tropez. 01430 441709 or             023 8067 4453.                                    TEMPORARY ACCOMODATION, near                     Gifts and Collectables + Party ware                    Marine Unit, Gosport (751 180) 02392
                                                  policebooks@aol.com                             SAINT BENOIST, VENDEE, FRANCE:                                                                     SJM WILLS & Associated Services. A qual-               891769.
                                                                                                                                                    Winchester City Centre. £260 pcm, no
                                                  FLORIDA: 3-4-5-6-7 bedroom pool homes           near miles of lovely beaches. Detached                                                             ified will-writer charging reasonable rates.           GAY POLICE ASSOCIATION: G.P.A
                                                  for sale and to rent. Very close to             house, 2 bedrooms plus mezzanine, sleeps          deposit. Rent paid monthly in advance
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Servic es include power of attorney and                Tel. 07092 700000 - voicemail.
                                                  Disneyworld, golf and shops in Orlando,         6, fully equipped. Ben Hanson ext 71-3064.        inclusive of bills (excluding telephone). Call
                                                                                                                                                                                                     mitigatuion against inheritance Tax. call              www.gay.police.uk info@gpa.police.uk
                                                  Kissimme Florida. Alan Martin 0871 900          CARMARTHEN BAY: Caravan holiday. 3                01962 871157 / Internal 79-3309 / 07859                                                                 BM GPA,London,WC1N 3XX
SIDMOUTH, Devon, Thimble Cottage, 2                                                                                                                                                                  Sue Mason 0797303446 to arrange a home
                                                  8830 (after 1pm UK time) or e-mail              bedroom fully equipped caravan (sleeps 6),        315061                                                                                                  PERSONALISED T-SHIRTS: White or nat-
bed rooms, 2 bathrooms, d/washer, wash-                                                                                                                                                              visit.
ing machine, linen supllied, modern accom.        Alan@FrontlineFlorida.com                       facilities and entertainment on site includ-      PORTSMOUTH - NORTHEND, wanted                    HAMBLE SQUASH CLUB: Now accepting                      ural colour. Full colour transfer up to A4
Discount F/line readers. 7 mins from              *NORMANDY HOLIDAY: Cottage sleeps 6.            ed, kids club etc. Site on a sandy beach.         professional to share 2 bedroom terraced         members for coming season. Court is at the             size. Fun or business. Richard Sharky –
Seafront.     Parry    01395    516111      /     Quiet rural/beach location. View to Channel     Great holiday for all the family. Caroline        home, own large room. Share amenities. All       main gate at Netley Training. Cost to indi-            01730 894430.
07739988992.                                      Isles. Safe for children. 30mins from           Hayward-Evans – 07876 760002 or 023               bills, except telephone. Non-smoking.            vidual members £25 a year. Graham                      LESBIAN,        GAY      AND     BISEXUAL
                                                  Cherbourg. £250-£350pw. Discounted ferry        9243 0393                                         References and deposit £300pcm. Call             Stamton on 02380 745450 or Internal 71                 RESOURCE GROUP: Offering advice and
Email paste@bwal.freeserve.co.uk
                                                  fares available. 023 8067 8108.                 LYMINGTON: B&B. Quiet location near               Adrienne 07931 964866                            1161.                                                  support to L, G & B members of staff within
FRANCE PROVENCE. Fully equipped
                                                  MARBELLA: Time-share for sale near              marinas and High Street. Modern decor, en         HOUSE SHARE in Hedge End - double                BIOFLOW MAGNETIC THERAPY: Tired?                       the force.Voice mail. Ext. 02380 599941,
house sleeps 4. 2 bedrooms, lounge/diner,         Marbella on Costa Del Sol. 2 bed, 2 bath        suite, refreshment facilities and late keys.
kitchen, garden with deck. Pool. Close to                                                                                                           room and full share of house, suit profes-       Headaches? Backache? Pain? Many men,                   Int.    79 1186
                                                  sleeps 6, ideal for golf enthusiasts. £800      Flexible breakfast times, special diets           sional non smoker. £333 p/m bills inclusive      women and animals find wearing Bioflow                 *CONSERVATORIES:              by    Discount
village           centre.          Between        well maintained. Roy White 02380 268036         catered for. Reductions for children. Mr and      except phone calls. Contact Marie Duffy on       eases symptoms. 90 day refund policy.                  Windows Centre Ltd in U-PVC, 10 year
Carpentras/Orange/Avignon.         Stunning       ISLE OF SKYE: 100-year-old croft house in       Mrs Carruthers 01590 672148.
                                                                                                                                                    07788417880                                      Sharon Cummins on 01329 231738.                        guarantee, own building company and fit-
country and weather. Contact Adrian Noye          village of Airo, spectacular views of           ISLE OF WIGHT: Victorian railway station                                                                                                                  ters, built to your design free quote and
07981 945496 adrian.jill@ntlworld.com                                                                                                               MAZZARON, SPAIN. For sale - Two bed-             POLICE MALE VOICE CHOIR New mem-
                                                  Knoydart and the Islands of Rhum and            converted into two enchanting cottages.                                                            bers welcome. Wednesdays 7pm-9pm.                      drawings. No pressure selling call Jeremy
SPAIN 2 bed appt sleep 4, agulias ideal for       Eigg. Sleeps 4-6, strictly no smoking, dogs     Set in 2 acres of garden with outstanding         roomed end of terrace Bungalow. One hour
                                                                                                                                                    South of Alicante and within easy access to      Sarisbury Green village hall. Ring Geoff               Bromley 02380 470390
beach/golf holidays. Communal pool 1st            welcome. 5 mins from secluded rocky             natural beauty. Each cottage sleeps 5 and
                                                                                                                                                    Murcia Airport.                                  Culbertson HQ 2238, Brian Wareham
floor with balcony 5 minutes from aguilas.        beach, 3 miles from shop and bar.               fully equipped for short winter breaks. Pets
                                                                                                                                                    Rooftop Solarium and sited on a golf             01962 868146 for further details.
from local airports £200 week.                    £250.£450. Kim 01983 755153.                    welcome, Tourist Board recommended.                                                                GENERAL MAINTENANCE and repair
Pc 2774 Waller ringwood 658, or                   ROJALES, COSTA BLANCA nr guadamar.              Julia Carter 01983 730 667                        course.
                                                                                                                                                    115,000 Euro’s O.N.O. Contact Mo Bundy           work, for all aspects of equestrian proper-
keith.waller2@ntlworld.com                        3 bed 2 bath bungalow sleeps 6-8. Fully fur-     www.whitwellstation.co.uk
FLORIDA VILLA Overlooking lake 5 bed-
rooms/3 bathrooms 30’ pool, deck.
Clubhouse/pool, sporting facilities. 10 min
                                                  nished. Sky TV. Communal pool. Golf.
                                                  Local bas and restaurants. Visit -
                                                  www.realdeal.org.uk Colin 07973 761433
                                                                                                  EXMOUTH: Devon Cliffs Holiday Park,
                                                                                                  Sandy Bay. 8-berth caravan overlooking
                                                                                                  sea on Haven’s premier site. 3 bedrooms,
                                                                                                                                                    on 07770 665730
                                                                                                                                                    SOUTHSEA Room to let. Full use of house
                                                                                                                                                    and garden, 5 mins walk to Southsea Nick.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     ty, fencing, gates, hard landscaping, etc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tel Mark 01252 623590 mob 07970
                                                                                                                                                                                                     261829
                                                                                                                                                                                                     VIDEO PRODUCTIONS: By Big Blue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Wanted
to Disney, road access to Gulf/Tampa.             PORTUGAL: Ground floor luxury apart-            well equipped including colour TV . Heated        £250 per month included. Non smoker. Call        Bubble. Wedding, anniversaries, and spe-
www.floridafreevillas.com.     From £400          ment, large living room, kitchen, 2 bath-       indoor pool with flume, arcade, crazy golf        Steve 07707 286066                               cial events. Affordable, professional VHS or
p.w.10% discount for police/police staff. Ian     rooms, 3 bedrooms (sleeps six) and has a        plus outdoor sports, full facilities and great    LARGE SINGLE room with TV in Overton.            DVD. Steve Hooker on talktous@bigblue-
Freeston. DD: 02392 891527 - H: 02392             shared pool. Looks out over golf course,        entertainment. Miriam Lane 023 8060               Full share of house including garden and         bubble.co.uk or 02392 233153.
798614 - Email: ianjen @ntlworld.com              close to beach and fantastic restaurant.        0256.                                             conservatory. 10min from J6/7 M3. £320           *INTRODUCING THE WINCHESTER
FLORIDA SALE! - 5 bed 4 bath executive            Ideal for golf breaks and family holiday.       FLORIDA: 4-bedroom luxury villa, large pri-       pcm all inclusive (phone extra). Call Liz        DIET: into your daily routine and achieve a            MILITARIA: Collector wants uniforms,
villa. Games garage and themed bedrooms           02392 389639.                                   vate pool, situated with gated community,         01256 770073.                                    healthy, trimmer figure! So Simple! So                 badges, equipment, documents, pho-
                                                  NORTHERN CYPRUS: To let Villa Manzara           privately owned. Decorated and furnished.         ROOM IN SHARED house to rent in                  Effective! Discover the real you! Emailed by           tographs, relating to the military and home
for the kids.††Private†pool. 7 minutes to
                                                  set in an olive grove on edge of picturesque    Close to Disney and other attractions.            Overton. Good road links to north and cen-       return when you pay by credit card.                    front 1939-45. Please contact           ‘Jan’
Disney. UNBELIEVABLE PRICES. call
                                                  village of Zeytinlink. 3 double bedrooms, 3     Amongst Remington Golf Club grounds.              tral Hants. Rent is 675 pcm shared. Nick         www.winchester-diet.co.uk                              Brayley. Mobile 07799 034366, or e-mail
Karen on 01562 851264, 07866 420767,                                                                                                                Sexton on 01256 771673.
                                                  bath/shower rooms (2 en-suite) and bal-         Package includes reduced green fees at                                                             *DISCOVER YOUR DESTINY: in 25 amaz-                    WW11Tommy@aol.com
johnandkaren.kearney@virgin.net                                                                                                                     ROOM in shared house to rent in Overton.
                                                  cony. Stunning views of mountains. 1.5m         the club. Joy or Keith – 01983 614818.                                                             ing pages! Horoscopes reveal your destiny              POLICE BADGES: Southampton, Hants
KEFALONIA, GREECE. House for rent,                from the beach. Large shared swimming                                                             Good road links to North and Central
sleeps 4, swimming pool, quiet village loca-                                                      * FLORIDA: Luxurious 4 bedroom holiday                                                             with a level of accuracy that will astonish            and Isle of Wight Inspectors and PCs cap
                                                  pool 30yards from villa. Mark Pearce 01983                                                        Hants. Rent is £675pcm shared. Nick              you. An ideal present! Your unique reading             badges of pre-amalgamation era. Also
tion. £250p/w Contact Karen Price on                                                              home on private gated estate, set amongst
                                                  521639.                                                                                           Sexton 01256 771673                              is sent to you within 48 hours when you pay            So’ton helmet plates. Bob Kendall. 023
07831 262319                                                                                      orange groves and only 15mins from
                                                  COSTA        BLANCA:       Villamartin,    nr                                                     REGENTS COURT: Basingstoke, two bed-             by credit card. www.simply-destiny.co.uk               8077 9047
SPAIN - 2 bed appt sleep 4, agulias ideal                                                         Disney and other major attractions. 2 bath-
                                                  Torrevieja. 2 bed apartment sleeps up to 5.                                                       room, ground floor apartment, fully fur-                                                                CAMERAS: Older the better. Working or
for beach/golf holidays. Communal pool                                                            rooms, air conditioning and a beautiful pri-                                                       *CATERING: Top quality outside catering
                                                  Ground floor corner plot with own garden                                                          nished, bathroom and on-suite. £750 per                                                                 not, any condition. Will be given a good
1st floor with balcony 5 minutes from                                                             vate pool. Sleeps 10, nearest golf 350                                                             for all occasions, business or pleasure.
                                                  area. Set in quad around communal pool                                                            month. Non smoking and No pets. Two                                                                     home with many others. Nick Scott 07850
aguilas.from local airports £200 week.                                                            yards. Owned by serving officer. Dave                                                              Becky – 023 8089 0565 to discuss require-
                                                  7mtrs from gate. Close beach, local shops                                                         can share. Phone 01256 381331                                                                           503322.
PC 2774 waller ringwood 658, or                                                                   Yarwood 01928 735609.                                                                              ments.
                                                  and                              restaurants.                                                     LODGER WANTED Anchorage Park,
KEITH.WALLER2@NTLWORLD.COM                                                                        ORLANDO: 2,3 and 4 bed luxury villa.
                                                  www.spanishvillarental.com Rates from                                                             Portsmouth, close to M27. House share
BEAUTIFUL ROMANTIC BUDAPEST.                                                                      Private pool. Close to all attractions, sleeps
                                                  £140pw. John Anderson – 01489 891609.                                                             part furnished room. Off road parking £280
Lovely apartment, stunning views of the                                                           6-10. From £325pw. Flights and car hire
                                                  FRENCH HOLIDAY GITES: Two gites                                                                   pcm inclusive of bills, except phone. Ruth
parliament close to Danube. Why pay                                                               arranged. Robin Willson– 01329 663000
                                                  available on a former dairy farm near                                                             Cherry 07931 517787
hotel prices? Details at www.bud-                                                                 PERTHSHIRE           FARM:      Two    superb
                                                  Garnache in the Vendee region of France.        Lochside cottages. Fully equipped. STB
arpads.com phone 01491 874413 quote               30km from beach, St Jean De Monts, which
ref 2066                                                                                          four star. One designed for wheelchairs.
                                                  has 18h golf course. ‘Le Grenier’ sleeps 8      New caravan with shower. Peaceful setting,
LATE AVAILABILITY/LOW PRICES                      and ‘Buddleia’ sleeps 4/6. Rental variable.
France. Newly renovated gite with pool                                                            fishing free. Central for touring. Lawrie
                                                  Cliff Standen – ext 731 324.                    Oldham – www.lochsidecottages.co.uk or
available. 1hr from Toulouse airport, situat-     ISLE OF WIGHT: Niton Cottage Circa
ed close to beautiful Pyrenees mountains.                                                         01877 384219.
                                                  1761. Two bedrooms, sleeps 4. Fully             SOUTHERN SPAIN: Near Nerja, Costa Del
See Lecoteaugites.com or phone Mrs                equipped, courtyard garden, near shops
Lynch 00 33 562 39 71 80                                                                          Sol. Two-bedroom apartment overlooking
                                                  and pub. No pets. £230pw. Stewart Hall –        beach; swimming pool and tennis courts on
* VENDEE FRANCE B&B holidays. Stay in             ext 671 221.
mill house with swimming pool. Pcked                                                              complex. Video and information available.



                                                                                                                                                        Vehicles
lunch, extra activities provided if desired.      *COSTA BLANCA – APARTMENT: La                   Mike Stockdale – ext 683 121.
English                                hosts      Zenia nr Torrevieja. Two bedrooms, sleeps       ST AGNES, CORNWALL: Two cottages
www.franceleisureholidays.com 0871 250            six, fully-equipped kitchen, lounge, dining     5mins from beach. Comfortably furnished
1850                                              area and large sun terrace with communal        and well equipped. Sleeps up to 4, quiet
* LUXURY PENTHOUSE (Costa Del Sol,                pool. Close to all amenities, beaches and       location. John Noble – 01872 553785.
Malaga) Stunning sea views, 3 double bed-         golf courses. Discount for long lets. 01244     ANDALUCIA: In rural Spain. Private holi-
rooms, 6 seater Jacuzzi on large terrace, 2       544694 or 07711 333080 email: ianan-            day accommodation, en-suite shower
                                                                                                                                                    *FRIENDLY house share in Hedge End.
minutes walk golf course, from £299 per           drach@btopenworld.com                           room, private terrace, airport collection
                                                                                                                                                    Furnished double room, shared use of all
week Tel. 02380 271931 mob. 07940                 * FRENCH ALPS nr CHAMONIX: 2 bed-               included. £150pw. Full board. Brian and
                                                                                                                                                    facilities suit, prof. female, non-smoker.
337478                                            room chalet apartment (also B&B) with gar-      Hilary Patey 0034 689 822021.
                                                                                                                                                    £350pcm excluding phone 01489 781909
ISLE OF WIGHT BEMBRIDGE property on               den, sleeps 5/6, set in charming village.       BRITTANY, FRANCE: Two bedroom stone
                                                                                                                                                    (answerphone)
Harbour. Wonderful views/walks, RSPB              South-facing location, superb views of Mont     house in beautiful floral village. Sleeps six +
                                                                                                                                                    CARAVAN, 1995 ABI Award Transtar                     ❏PLEASE USE BLOCK LETTERS.
land nearby, MOD CONS, sleeps 2/3, dogs           Blanc. Central to sightseeing, cable cars,      cot. Very close to village square with bars,
                                                                                                                                                    Luxury 2-Berta. Enc shower / toilet / wash-
welcome, short breaks, full weeks tel.            mountain railways and lakes. Wonderful          restaurants and shops. Near large lake with
                                                                                                                                                    room. Good condition. Full porch awning,             Please tick relevant box
01983 873470 mob. 07966 381271                    walking and other sports in summer. Good        fishing and summer watersports. 20mins
                                                                                                                                                    plus extras. £3,750 o.n.o Call 07768
                                                                                                  from beach 40mins from St Malo ferry port,
ANDULICIA. Rural Spanish village.                 skiing location in winter. Perfect for relax-
                                                                                                  ideal for exploring Brittany. From £160pw.
                                                                                                                                                    900089 or 01329 289002                               For Sale     ❏         Wanted                       ❏              Holidays/Accom ❏
Accommodation         sleeps 7. Spacious          ing. Tel – 020 8460 9334.                                                                         SWIFT CHALLENGER 550 SE. Excellent
lounge, kitchen, excellent views from                                                             Steve & Trish – 07971 601370.
                                                                                                                                                    condition FSH, End D/Bed shower/ Toilet              Houses      ❏          Vehicles                     ❏              General        ❐
enclosed private garden with swimming             * FRANCE: Detached French country holi-         ISLE OF WIGHT: Rew Valley B&B rooms.
                                                  day home in south-west France near to           En-suite. TV, tea & coffee making facilities.     built in ALKO Stabilizer remote control car-
pool from £200pw tel. 01428 729854
                                                  Cognac. Sleeps up to 10, all amenities                                                            avan mover 7 a trio awning plus many more            Name ..............................................................................................
jg.hewes@tiscali.co.uk                                                                            Animals welcome Swimming pool. Rural
                                                  available. Norman Lawrence, Manchester          views, close to beaches, footpaths, cycle         extras. Phone Julian on 07801 599888 or
FLORIDA Luxury 3 Bed 2 Bath villa, master
en suite, heated screened pool, 1/4 acre          Police - 01457 867651                           routes and golf course. £20 pp pn. Jacqui –       01455 221644. Price £11500.00 o.n.o.                 Based at ..........................................................................................
                                                  PAPHOS CYPRUS: Self catering ground             01983 853 424.                                    MGB ROADSTER 1973. Blue, wire wheels.
private landscaped gardens, 10mins from
                                                  floor apartment with patio. Sleeps 4/5 in       DEVON CLIFFS: Sandy Bay. 6 & 8 berth              Lots of restoration. Immaculate condition.
Disney. Prices from £345.00 pw. Tony &
                                                  small complex. Swimming pool, bar and                                                             Would suit retiring police officer with lump
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Div/Dept ..........................................................................................
Lee        Turner       02392       863400,                                                       caravans, large rooms, microwave, TV etc.
xea2612@aol.com, www.bentleyoaks.com.             shops. 300mtrs from coast with secluded         All Haven facilities included, entertainment      sum and mid-life crisis. £6995 ono. Phone
COSTA ALMERIA, Spain. 2 bedroom                   coves. Beach with water sports at Coral         free. Tracey — 02380 325764.                      Mark on 02380 266129                                 Work Phone No...............................................................................
appartment, sleeps 4 near Aguilas.                Bay, approx 10km. Bars & tavernas               GULF COAST: Luxury villa. Port Charlotte,         PEUGEOT 206 ROLAND GARROS. 02reg.
Lounge, kitchen, shower/bathroom, bal-            10/15mins stroll. Weekly rental £150 inclu-     Cape Haze Peninsula. Situated on 3 golf           8months mot, tax AND warranty. Aircon,               Signed .............................................................................................
cony, own parking, communal pool, beach-          sive-for apartment. Cliff Standen – ext 731     courses. Sleeps 2-8, A/C, fully equipped          PAS, CD Changer. Leather seats. Superb
es and small coves, golf courses £250 per         324                                             with own pool. Ideal for water sports, close      drive. £5500 ono. Contact Steve Webster
week. Contact Keith Waller at Ringwood or                                                         to all facilities. For a brochure and photos      07835772469                                          Small Ads (no more than 28 words) will be published free of
                                                  * COSTA BLANCA: Playa Flamenca,
keith.waller2@ntlworld.com                        Torrevieja. Two bed apartment in a private      Nick Pugh — 683 147 / 02392 891821.               TOYOTA PREVIA GL 2.4 Auto Petrol M                   charge for employees of Hampshire Constabulary. Send your
                                                                                                  LA MARINA, SPAIN: 2 bedroom bungalow              Reg Spacious 8 Seater (UK model),
 DISNEY VILLA 4 bed 3 bath villa police           complex. Sleeps 6, equipped kitchen,
                                                                                                  to rent. Summer £50 per person, winter
                                                                                                                                                                                                         completed form to Frontline Small Ads, Media Services, Police
owned close to Disney and golf courses.           lounger/diner, sun terrace overlooking com-                                                       76,000 miles PAS; FSH; Tax/MOT - Aug’
Cable TVs, DVD, cinema surround, CD,              munal pool and gardens. Private solarium        £40. One mile from beach, close to swim-          05 Twin Sunroofs; Privacy Windows VGC.               HQ, Winchester, and your advertisement will be printed at the ear-
Playstation, Games Room.Karen                     with BBQ. Close to beaches, local ameni-        ming pools, restaurants, banks, shops etc.        £3,000 ono Contact: Alan Smith. 07780                liest opportunity. Classifieds will be published at the Editor’s dis-
www.mcaulayvilla.com 01625 431373                 ties & 3 international golf courses. 40 min-    Long lets available. Glenis Croucher 79-          996552
                                                                                                  1466.                                             ROVER 214 Si 16v 3dr 1998/S 37,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                         cretion.Charges are made for business advertisements, see con-
FRENCH RIVIERA Mobile home, nice quiet            utes South of Alicante airport. Seasonal
site, restaurant, two pools, tennis, etc.         discounts available. Mike or Glen – 01275       TENERIFE: Playa de las Americas. One              miles, 12 months tax and MOT, FSH, GC                ditions at top of this page.
Owned by retired officer. From £150 pw. Tel       790591         or       07814        671031     bed apartment, prime position close to            £2,000 ono. Contact Graham Robinson
01430              441709             e-mail      mwebb70995@aol.com                              beach. Superb amenities, large balcon-ies,        0118 735164.
policebooks@aol.com                                                                               pools, panoramic views of bay and moun-
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Treats but no tricks                                                          Domestic violence Specialist’s diploma
                                                                                                                                                                                            skills, and now these officers
CENTRAL Hampshire BCU
marked Hallowe’en with their
partners by focusing on anti-
                                      dren - some with and some
                                      without adults - were
                                      approached by fire fighters
                                                                            court scheme launched                                                           By Lucy Dibdin
                                                                                                                                                      A GROUP of five Hampshire
                                                                                                                                                      officers have become the first
                                                                                                                                                                                            are qualified instructors and
                                                                                                                                                                                            write training programmes.
                                                                                                                                                                                               As well as practical training,
social behaviour as part of the       and police together.                                                                                            police offficers in the country to    the qualification involved a
force’s operational day.                 Partnerships, HFRS and               by Sarah Julian                      “I hope that knowing your          gain a diploma in specialist res-     large amount of self-study in
   The event, commanded               police funding was used to           A PILOT scheme to introduce          case will be heard in a dedicated     cue.                                  conjunction with the National
jointly by Acting                     purchase red wristbands for          specialist domestic violence         court with legal teams experi-           During a ceremony held at          Fire College and key training
                                                                           courts has been extended from        enced in dealing with domestic        Coventry University, PCs Rob          partner, Outreach.
Superintendent Steve France-          fire service and glow in the                                              violence will encourage more
Sargeant and Hampshire Fire           dark blue wristbands for             seven courts to 25, with North                                             Baker, Andy Pattenden, Dave              “The acquisition of this quali-
                                                                           East Hampshire hosting the only      victims to report and ultimately      Walker, Colin White and               fication by the management
and Rescue Service Group              police bearing the logo ‘Give                                             bring offenders to justice
                                                                           court for South East England.                                              Inspector Steve Burridge were         team responsible for water and
manager, Pete Watson,                 respect to get respect’.                The specialised courts will be    through the courts.”                  each awarded an HE Diploma in         ropes access takes us one step
brought local police and local           Fire and firework safety          based in existing magistrate’s          The process of being named         Technical Response and                closer towards Hampshire
firefighters together as well as      messages preparing for bon-          courts at Aldershot and Alton        as one of the specialist courts       Incident Management for               achieving a reputation as a
local authority Community             fire night were delivered as         but will hear only domestic vio-     began with the setting up of a        Specialist Rescue.                    national centre of excellence,”
Wardens, Police Authority and         well as advice regarding trick       lence cases during the designat-     steering group made up of the            Since the introduction in          said Insp Steve Burridge.
Crime and Disorder Reduction          or treat and stranger danger         ed session.                          police, Crown Prosecution             October 2003 of the Force’s              “We are able to add value
Partnership.                          messages.                               Karen Evans, Chair and            Service and magistrate’s court.       Water Search and Rescue and           back into the Constabulary by
                                                                           Coordinator of the North East           This group drew up the             Rope Access Teams, staff from         offering training opportunities
   Posters were stuck in win-            The visible partnership pres-                                          Domestic Violence Court
dows and doors across the             ence had the effect of reassur-      Hampshire Domestic Violence                                                the FSU and Search Support            and extra capabilities, and also
                                                                           Forum, said: “The dedicated          Protocol which sets out the min-      Units have been involved in           by providing these skills to
community, especially on              ing those groups of children                                              imum standards for each of the
                                                                           courts should make a huge dif-                                             training and developing these         other Forces”.
behalf of elderly residents           and their parents who were           ference to the care we are able      agencies when dealing with
who did not want callers ask-         sensibly enjoying Hallowe’en         to give victims and, I hope, the     incidents of domestic violence.
ing them for trick or treat.
   In addition local shops were
given posters advertising they
                                      that there was a large uni-
                                      formed supportive presence
                                      for them.
                                                                           number of people who step for-
                                                                           ward and report domestic abuse.
                                                                              “Bringing a domestic vio-
                                                                           lence case to court can be
                                                                                                                   An independent lay advocate
                                                                                                                funded by the local criminal jus-
                                                                                                                tice board was appointed, who
                                                                                                                can support and advise victims
                                                                                                                                                      Council’s new changes
                                                                                                                                                      IF YOU did not already know,          ment’s broader agenda of well-
would not sell egg or flour to           The operation was hugely
children in and around                successful with all BCU areas        extremely stressful for the vic-     through the court process.            Hampshire County Council is           being for adults.
                                                                           tim.                                    This hard work was recog-          undertaking a huge reform of its         The creation of the two new
Halloween night.                      reporting large degrees of                                                nised by the Home Office in
   PC Paul Symes, the BCU             public interaction and visible          “Not only are you bringing a                                            services for children and adults.     departments means that the
                                                                           case against someone who is or       granting specialist court status         Two new departments -              Education and Social Services
anti-social behaviour officer,        partnership reassurance.                                                  in North East Hampshire at the        Children’s Services and Adult         departments cease to exist.
                                                                           has been close to you, but you
visited secondary schools with           The inevitable statistics         often find yourself waiting at       beginning of October.                 Services - have been created.            Children’s Services comprises
a firefighter colleague and lec-      showed that 1,800 special            the court with lots of other peo-                                             It is important that staff know    the former Education department
tured schoolchildren on the           wristbands were distributed in                                              Appeal for unwanted                 what these new changes mean           and the children and families ser-
                                                                           ple who are there for cases
consequences of antisocial            four hours.                          involving other offences.                mobile phones                     and what the new departments are      vices team from the former Social
behaviour on the vulnerable,             Six trick or treaters were           “This can be quite intimidat-        North East Hampshire               responsible for so the force can      Services department.
emergency services and the            rescued from a trapped lift.         ing for someone who has never        Domestic Violence Forum               continue to work with the county         Adult Services will manage the
perpetrators.                            A shop owner had an almost        been to court before and is          members are still appealing for       council to deliver key services to    care and support provided to
   On the night local briefings       immediate partnership                probably already quite dis-          unwanted, working mobile              children, vulnerable young people     older people, and adults with
took place across the BCU             response to an egg being             tressed.                             phones and chargers to be             and adults, and older people in       physical disabilities, learning dis-
                                                                              “We already have a network        donated so that they can be           the community.                        abilities and mental health prob-
involving firefighters, police        thrown at her shop, when six                                              given to domestic violence vic-          The changes have come about        lems, formerly provided by the
                                                                           of excellent support workers
and partners.                         police and fire fighters arrived     and the police Domestic Abuse        tims as a lifeline to allow them      in part as a result of the Children   Social Services department.
   Joint foot and vehicle             almost before she had put            Coordinator, who work with           to summon help if they need it.       Act, which requires councils to          It will also be taking on a new
patrols then targeted previous        down the phone.                      victims throughout the court            Phones can be dropped into         co-ordinate and deliver all chil-     responsibility of ensuring the
years’ hot spots.                                                          process.                             Aldershot Police Station for the      dren’s services from within one       well-being of all adults.
   In addition groups of chil-                                                                                  attention of Karen Evans.             department, and also the govern-




Portsmouth BCU tackles the citizen focus agenda                                                                                                                        Horsewatch
       by Julie Gosling                      All of these principles need to be       Each team will work with mem-         tion of the Hampshire Constabulary
                                          addressed in order for neighbour-        bers of the extended police family       website.                                  THE CONTINUED success of Hampshire Horsewatch
PORTSMOUTH Basic Command
                                          hood policing to function properly       and partner agencies. Once funding          The site now includes a profile of     and Hampshire Constabulary’s Equine Liaison Officer
Unit (BCU) was chosen by
                                          within a BCU, or the newly pending       has been approved by the govern-         all the beat officers, their photos and   scheme was discussed by DI David Collings, PC Colin
Hampshire Constabulary to lead the
                                          Operational Command Units                ment, a number of Police                 how they can be contacted.                Pickworth and HRH The Princess Royal at the
way and start implementing the
                                          (OCUs).                                  Community Support Officers will             In addition to this, individual beat   International League for the Protection of Horse (ILPH)
Home Office’s Citizen Focus
                                             The principles are as follows:        also be posted within the city to        mailboxes have been set up for the        Annual Seminar held at Newmarket in November.
Agenda, with a view to it being
                                          organisational strategy, integrated      these teams.                             public to use.                              Hampshire Constabulary was again invited to attend
rolled out across the force.
                                          policing activity, evidence based           Community engagement focuses             The site is a pilot site which will    the seminar as guests of the ILPH of which the Princess
   The Home Office designed the
                                          deployment, dedicated teams, local-      on the identification of local priori-   hopefully be rolled out across the        Royal is patron.
agenda to highlight the changing
                                          ly dependent, public priorities, col-    ties and resolving these at a local      force in the near future.                    DI Collings said “This is the fourth year that
needs of our communities and how
                                          laborative partnerships, intelligence    level with the involvement of part-         The site can be visited at             Hampshire Constabulary has been invited to attend.
police forces should be changing to
                                          led, community engagement and            ner agencies and the public.             www.hampshire.police.uk and then             “ILPH does not extend this invitation to other organi-
match these needs.
                                          performance management.                     Engaging with the community           clicking on force organisation -          sations and it is a great way for us to demonstrate how
   Each of the 43 forces across
                                             The team will be focusing on how      means making local beat officers         basic command units and then click-       Hampshire Constabulary and Hampshire Horsewatch
England and Wales had to designate
                                          neighbourhood policing will fit into     identifiable, contactable and            ing on Portsmouth.                        work as a partnership to prevent and reduce rural crime
a pathfinder BCU to seek out best
                                          the already existing infrastructure in   accountable.                                Finally, the Citizen Focus Agenda      using the equine community.
practice which would then be taken
                                          Portsmouth.                                 The agenda recognises the quality     highlights branding as an issue              “For the second year running we were allowed to set
forward for implementation across
                                             This includes working with part-      of service the public receives when      which needs to be addressed by            up our display stand which allows those attending the
the force - Portsmouth became
                                          ner agencies such as the council,        dealing with the police could be fur-    each force.                               seminar from all over the country the opportunity to see
Hampshire’s pathfinder.
                                          wardens, Cleaner Cities, education,      ther improved.                              The Home Office wants to ensure        the work of the two schemes.”
   A dedicated team comprising
                                          housing and so on to ensure they            The service the general public        that each force presents a corporate          Although the ILPH is a charity organisation created
Inspector Steve Hutchings (project
                                          can all work together to help            receives when they call TWUN,            and professional image which repre-       to look after the welfare of horses it recognises the need
manager), Sergeant Claire Taylor
                                          improve the neighbourhoods of            come into a police station to talk to    sents the police service across the       to work closely with other organisations which have the
(project supervisor), Julie Gosling
                                          Portsmouth.                              a member of staff or call a police       UK.                                       equine community’s interests at heart.
(communications), Simon Rutter
                                             Processes such as the daily and       officer, to the information we              Branding doesn’t just mean look-          Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Horsewatch and
(Portsmouth City Council) and
                                          fortnightly tasking and coordinating     divulge, all comes under the             ing at the force logo, it means look-     the ILPH have supported each other with many joint
Louise Tee (admin), has been set up
                                          group (TCG), and the joint agency        umbrella of quality of service.          ing at publications that are sent out     investigations which include alleged cruelty and suspi-
to review the agenda on behalf of
                                          action group (JAAG) which looks at          The team will be looking at these     by police constables and making           cious equine deaths.
the constabulary.
                                          Portsmouth’s prolific and priority       issues to make sure each time some-      sure they represent something the            The ability, through good investigation, to eliminate
   The Citizen Focus Agenda can be
                                          offenders, will also need to be eval-    one comes into contact with the          force would be proud of.                  the fact that crime has been committed has helped to
split up into four separate strands
                                          uated and changed accordingly to fit     police they receive a service they          If you would like to read more         reduce the fear of crime amongst the community on
which the force needs to consider
                                          in with neighbourhood policing.          are happy with and more important-       about what the team is up to, please      many occasions in the two counties.
and act upon - community engage-
                                             It is envisaged that neighbour-       ly one they will tell their friends      visit their intranet page at                 The Princess Royal’s agenda usually means that she
ment, branding, quality of service
                                          hood teams will be in place and          about.                                   ACCTO/Portsmouth/Citizen+Focus            leaves the seminar after the morning session but this
and neighbourhood policing.
                                          operational across Portsmouth BCU           The ‘ball’ has already begun          +Project. If you can not find what        year prior to her departure she visited the ILPH stands
   Neighbourhood policing is one of
                                          by April 2006.                           rolling in Portsmouth, with the          you are looking for, then feel free to    including that of the Hampshire Constabulary.
the issues at the forefront of the pro-
                                             This means that each designated       refurbishment of the front counters      come along and visit the team at             The Princess Royal spent several minutes talking to
ject, because it will have an impact
                                          neighbourhood will have their own        in all four stations.                    Southsea Police Station and have a        the officers about the schemes and the work involved.
on the way that we police.
                                          individual team which will consist          Information the BCU divulges to       chat or alternatively email the CITI-     She was interested to learn that both schemes operate
   The Citizen Focus Agenda sets
                                          of a sergeant who will supervise a       the public has also been addressed       ZEN FOCUS mailbox with any                on a voluntary basis and congratulated the officers on
out 10 neighbourhood policing prin-
                                          number of constables within a beat.      by expanding the Portsmouth sec-         questions you may have.                   the work undertaken by all concerned.
ciples.
20
                                                                                            Frontline s p o r t

                                                                                                                  Tough ten
 Frontline sports
     roundup
Solent Swim
THE gruelling cross-Solent swim that this year             Andy Turner was the fastest completing the
raised more than £3,500 for charity is at risk if an    course in one hour 31 minutes, just five minutes
organiser does not come forward to take up the          behind the overall winner.
reins.                                                     Jason Osmond collected the most sponsorship -
   The event, that this year was in July, was the       £417 - and the total raised for the Rainbow Trust,
ninth event of its type where swimmers cross the        this year’s beneficiary, was £3,530.
Solent from Ryde to Stokes Bay in Gosport.                 Jason Osmond and Jim Griffiths presented a
   For seven years the event was organised by John      cheque to the Rainbow Trust for £2,800 with £730
Anderson but he has now emigrated to Australia.         being paid directly to the trust.
   Tim Dodds has also had a strong hand in the             Cheques have also been sent to the Gosport and
arrangements for the event and for the past two         Fareham Inshore Rescue Service who have, over the
years Howard Povey has brought his organisational       years allowed us the use of their premises at Stokes
skills to it.                                           Bay and supplied the necessary safety boats.
   However, neither Tim nor Howard can organise            They received £500. Portsmouth Canoe Club also
the 2006 event - and with no-one else ready to take     received a cheque for £100 for their continued sup-
hold of the arrangements there is a risk that there     port.
will be no cross-Solent swim next year.                    This year the Canoe Club took over all the             TWO officers from the Aldershot Neighbourhood            pleted the gruelling ten-mile run, covering a variety
   “If there is anyone prepared to take on the task     arrangements for ensuring there was a qualified           Team tackled the Bracknell Tough Ten in                  of terrain, and both finished in 1hr 16min - a
please contact me at Shirley Police Station,” said      canoeist for each swimmer and gave valuable               September.                                               respectable 65th and 68th place out of 157 who
Howard.                                                 advice.                                                      PCSO James Street and PC Al Fitt (above) com-         crossed the finish line.
   “If there is nobody who can take over the event         The swim also received support from Zoggs (who
then it will cease to go ahead.
   “It is not an easy event to organise but is very
rewarding.”
                                                        supplied swimming prizes); Wightlink (who
                                                        allowed free travel to the Island); Gosport Ferry
                                                        (who allowed free travel to Portsmouth) and
                                                                                                                  Rugby
   This year there were 21 swimmers for the three
and a quarter mile event, with seven police officers
                                                        Gosport Borough Council (who allowed free park-
                                                        ing at Stokes Bay for Swimmers and organisers).
                                                                                                                  Basingstoke CID volunteer to get battered
taking part.                                                                                                      and bruised - and all in a good cause.
                                                                                                                              by Avril MacDonald                              “It should be an interesting contest.”
                                                                                                                  BASINGSTOKE CID are taking on their local                    “Above all, we’re just glad to have the opportu-
                                                                                                                  rugby club in a charity match to raise funds for a       nity to put something back into the community and
                                                                                                                  new rugby pitch and stand.                               raise money for a great cause,” said DC Martyn
                                                                                                                     Detective Constable Steve Beech, team coach           Lillywhite, father of Basingstoke’s first-team
                                                                                                                  and hooker said: “We’ve been training hard every         scrum-half Darren.
                                                                                                                  Wednesday night for the last few months and have            Kick off is at 1.30pm on Sunday, December 11 at
                                                                                                                  even roped in the crime reporter from the local          the Basingstoke Rugby Club ground, Down
                                                                                                                  paper to swell our ranks.                                Grange, Pack Lane and players hope that it will be
                                                                                                                     “The CID side has been forged together by years       the first floodlit game to be played on the newly
                                                                                                                  of camaraderie, and not a lot of skill surrounding a     surfaced first team pitch.
                                                                                                                  rugby ball.                                                 There will also be a mini-rugby exhibition at
                                                                                                                     “However we will endeavour to make the game           half-time
                                                                                                                  competitive and a spectacle.”                               DC Lillywhite added: “We hope that as many
                                                                                                                     Meanwhile, Basingstoke RFC’s clubhouse man-           colleagues as possible will turn up to support us
                                                                                                                  ager, Matt Williams, is selecting a side from the        with their friends and families.”
     HELPING HANDS – Jim Griffiths and Jason Osmond                                                               club’s veterans and members of the third and fourth         Programmes cost just £2 each which includes the
       with children and staff from Fareham Rainbow                                                               teams to take on the challenge, he said: “I’m excit-     entry price and a raffle ticket, and you can get them
       Centre who benefited from £3,530 sponsorship                                                               ed, it will be a very evenly-matched game, but it        on the gate, or from Basingstoke CID on telephone
                  raised by the swimmers.                                                                         might not be the most skilful game ever played.          621-156 or 621-159.
                                                                                                                     “The veteran players have a wealth of experi-            A buffet meal will be served after the game at
                                                                                                                  ence, but might not have the same pace on the ball       6pm. and meal reservations must be booked in
                                                                                                                                                                           advance.
Beach Angling                                                                                                     as the detectives.

                                                                                                                                                                      FACING A BRUISING – Basingstoke CID
COMPETITORS from all across the United                   The organisers hosted a presentation dinner                                                                     team will play the local veterans.
Kingdom headed for the beach at Southsea               for competitors, stewards and assistants, in the
and Hayling Island in November for the Police          presence of an angling ‘Who’s Who’ of VIP
Sport UK National Beach Angling                        guests: Robert Paige, President of the National
Championships.                                         Federation of Sea Anglers; Ian Golds, Match
   In all 166 competitors from forces took part        Referee and four-times Team World
in the event which was organised in the main           Champion; Allan Watson of Allan’s Marine;
by PC Kim Andrews, who is based at Cosham.             Paul Dunham, Treasurer PSUK; John Davies
   Competitors were welcomed by unseason-              on behalf of PSUK Chair; and John Campbell,
able conditions of brilliant sunshine and no           the newly-appointed head of Portsmouth
wind, which left the seas as calm as a                 Police BCU.
millpond and depressed the fishing conditions            Simon Cole, Assistant Chief Constable of
to the point of despair.                               Hampshire Constabulary, presented hard-
   The favoured outer pegs (spread over almost         earned prizes to the following overall winners:
two miles of beach) did comparatively well on          q Individual Third Prize - Alan Garham,
both days, with Bob Diplock (Sussex A team)            Suffolk A
producing a stunning 2lb 9oz Sole from a peg
near to South Parade Pier during the first day         q Individual Second Prize - John Rodgers,
evening match, nabbing him the Mustad                  Police Service of Northern Ireland A
Trophy for heaviest fish of the two-day, wit-          q Individual First Prize and Ryobi Trophy -
ness-and-release, event.                               Chris Hogben, Kent A
   Day One ended with a late reception and               Primarily a team event, the final scores
buffet at the Hilton Hotel, Farlington, where
Allan’s Marine of Portsmouth had open shop,
                                                       showed a tie for third place and Northern
                                                       Scotland A team must have been bitterly dis-
                                                       appointed to find they took fourth, by only
                                                                                                                  Badminton
allowing anglers to replenish bait and kit                                                                           The Force Badminton tournament will be held on        events.
ready for the Day Two daylight event.                  four points on count-back.                                 Thursday January 12 at Netley gym between 5pm              The competitions that people can enter are:-
   Held on Hayling Island, where the glorious          q Third Prize - Norfolk A, consisting of                   and 10pm.                                                  Mens and ladies singles
weather continued, competitors were forced to          Kevin Green, John Lacey, Billy Beeton and                     The event is open to both police and support staff.      Mens and ladies doubles
work extra-hard to achieve any fish at all, and        Pat Sheppard.                                                 Competitiors of all standards are welcome and           Mixed doubles
almost £100 of pools money for Zone C had to           q Second Prize - Kent B, consisting of Barry               newcomers to the force are encouraged to come              Vets mens and ladies doubles, Vets mixed dou
be ‘lucky-dipped’ for want of a single fish.           Uden, Dean Graham, John Crawford and Steve                 along and have a go.                                     bles
   This was by no means a reflection upon the          Jenkins.                                                      The winners go forward to the regional tourna-          Super Vets mens and ladies doubles, Super Vets
anglers’ skills, the majority having competed                                                                     ment and if succesful, represent the region at the       mixed doubles.
in rounds, heats and regions en route to the           q First Prize and RUC trophy - Chris Hogben,
                                                       Greg Fright, Geoff Woolhouse and Mark                      national tournament.                                       Please submit entries to either Dc Sarah Mackett,
finals, more a symptom of the conditions they                                                                        It’s a fun evening and there is an entrance fee of    Hulse Rd MCT or Insp Chris Kirby, Southampton
faced.                                                 Dennis.
                                                                                                                  £5 which covers entrance to a maximum of 3               Central Police Station.
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