Issue number 117 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 2 Frontline n e w s 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 n 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 ews 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 3 Frontline n e w s 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. 4 Frontline n e w s 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.” 5 Frontline n e w s 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. 7 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.” 8 Frontline n e w s 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. 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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. 9 Frontline n e w s 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Transport trouble? Beau bids farewell GOT an opinion or feedback on staff - who by the very nature of TALBOT fleet vehicle or transport issues? their work utilise our fleet vehi- If so, the Vehicle Equipment Working Group wants to hear cles during the course of their duties,” said John Bradley. Ian Sainsbury After 30 years in the job and Commander of Southampton BCU, Chief Superintendent WALKER LLP from you. “It is vital that, prior to us pur- Paul Stickler said: 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. 12 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 13 Frontline n e w s 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- 14 Frontline n e w s 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. 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TEAMWORK – Pupils from Arnewood School, New q Sports agency Freephone 0800 298 6474 On the second day the young- sters were also given their own Milton, taking part in one of the teambuilding exercises 15 Frontline n e w s 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). 16 Frontline n e w s 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- Getting booked ACCESS to the Force library resources has In addition books and journal articles can now been updated combining the dual ben- be requested from the National Police efits of 24 hour remote access to the Library at Centrex Bramshill and the library catalogue and an electronic request County Library Service. service. For all enquiries please contact the The system will allow the library staff to Library Mailbox or deliver a fast and efficient service provid- email@example.com ing material to all the Force area. The Library Management System search The library staff can also provide materi- screen can be found at http://oh32svr/lms/ al electronically using access to online sub- via the intranet. scription services. 17 Frontline n e w s a n d f e a t u r e s 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) Crossword scribble pad; Send your entry to Prize Crossword, Frontline, Media Services, Police Headquarters, Winchester. This competition is open to all Hampshire Constabulary staff — present and past — and their families. Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ext. . . . . . . . . . . . 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 Society has its own web Portsmouth Central Police Station, Christmas 1960. site. Its address is: .............................................. Frontline wishes to thank retired PC ‘Eddie’ Wallace for http://www.hants.gov.uk/hchs/ providing this picture. ........................................... 18 If you have something to sell there are many ways you can place a small-ad (free to Hampshire Constabulary employ- ees) in Frontline. Contact Paula Sacree, in Media Services (79-1421); or fill in and return the coupon below, or ‘post’ Sell out your advert to the Frontline in-box on Exchange. 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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- firstname.lastname@example.org 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 . 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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 email@example.com 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. 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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 .............................................................................................. email@example.com 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. 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Superb amenities, large balcon-ies, 0118 735164. email@example.com pools, panoramic views of bay and moun- 19 Frontline n e w s 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. 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