B D The The newspaper of Essex Police lssu'e 306 Law April 1999 Dedicated team proposals agreed in principle CRIME REVIEW DEDICATED teams to investigate major crime is the recommendation of a hoc from division to work on major project team tasked investigations. special - - - with reviewing Essex I n the first volume of a report by the HOLMES 2 a n d Major Investigation of such Review Project, i t is suggested the pres- offences. ent set-up is costly, adverse to career In principle Crime Policy Group prospects, greatly affects divisional - - and chief officers have given their strength and, most importantly, may not full support to the proposals, but ensure t h a t we always meet procedures they have agreed that further and working practices essential for a work needs to be done to succe~~fulinvestigation. Instead Essex Police could introduce a introduce and with resource and dedicated team of officers and support staff, divided into smaller units to work from five tation issues. locations. Currently officers are abstracted ad continued on page 6 Essex appoints new ACC A NEW Assistant Chief and CID, he was the division- Constable has been appointed al commander at Havant and to Essex Police. also served as a staff officer SHERLOCK is fast becoming a search expert, and shared his skills with Joe Edwards is currently a with HM Inspector of other canine colleagues during the first national training course. chief superintendent moving Constabulary. from Hampshire on In 1998 he returned to CID Pc Malcolm Fish, given a grant by the Home Office to trial two of the promotion to take up his new heading Hampshire's north- breed, organised and hosted the week long course in an endeavour to post on May 28. ern area and two subsequent share training techniques with other forces. Successor to Geoffrey murder investigations. Markham who is retiring at He then attended the Photo: Essex Chronicle Series the end of May, Mr Edwards Strategic Command Course L (41) has served his entire at Bramshill and was promot- Supplement details new policing priorities career with Hampshire. Joining in 1980 he was pro- moted to sergeant in 1984 ed to chief superintendent in September taking up the post of Head of Cor~orate the new ACC for Essex. CHIEF Constable David Stevens and Police Statement, Long Tenn Strategy, Charter and and inspectoru the following Services. Authority Chairman Anthony Peel have 1999/2000 Essex Policing Plan can be found in year. Four years later he took Married to a teacher, Mr delighted to be coming to launched the new policing priorities and our special supplement on pages 7 to 10. the rank of chief inspector Edwards has two daughters, Essex to take up the opera- standards to take Essex Police into the The supplement also includes details of the and was made superintend- aged 12 and 14. tional portfolio, and to be Millennium. 14 crime and disorder strategies produced in ent in 1992. During a visit to the county working with Chief Constable Details of the Essex Police Mission every local authority area of the county. Having served in uniform last month he said he was David Stevens. 2 THE LAW, APRIL 1999 Working for a fairer service 1 THE Macnherson influence on the recruit- ment. is a result of cumulating ment and levels of officers increases over three years, 1 searing indictment of in forces. Legislation a practice recently con- The Police Federation demned by the Treasury Training would support further con- Select Committee. It is a catalogue of profes- We welcome recommen- sideration being given to Using the Committee's sional incompetence which dations 45-54 dealing with recommendations 38 and preferred method, the shows, with the benefit of training. Long term, year 39. We share the inquiry's increase is, in effect, only hindsight, how mistake was on year failures to train and desire for achieving justice E675 million. In addition, piled on mistake, resulting in educate either directly or through a 'double jeopardy' the service has to find two a miscarriage of justice that ; facilitate indirectly, the clause in the appropriate per cent efficiency savings - - ; when the Audit means Stephen Lawrence's ability of every individual circumstances. inate racial prejudice, discon- management and of racism in However, we envisage dif- Commission state scope are still free. in the service to c a m out tent and unfairness in all society rather than attach ficulties in the prosecution only exists for savings of Acceptance of the report is their duties and responsi- aspects of policing a multi- blame predominantly to of racist language or behav- 0.25 per cent.. the first step down a long bilities is apparent from the cultural society, we feel that police officers. iour in private, given indi- The police service, which road towards a society which Macpherson recommenda- the report, though well inten- It should be recognised that vidual rights to freedom of used to endeavour to treat can feel at ease with itself tions. tioned, lacks sufficient bal- changes to reporting and speech and privacy. everyone in the same way, and confident that its police The Police Federation ance in its treatment of the recording racist incidents will The Police Federation has learned that this service is fair but firm for all. has continually drawn service. We welcome the have implications both in shares the belief, expressed approach was flawed and We believe that for over attention to these failures Federation's inclusion on the terms of additional workload by the Government and the that it should instead treat 150 years the world has in training and education, Home Secretary's Steering and training. inquiry report, that 'stop everyone according to need. looked to Britain for exam- but it&voice has often been Group. The Police Federation sup- and search' are important If that strategy is to suc- ples of all that is best in drowned out by the clamour policing. Ours is a service ports recommendations 64-66 to obtain greater cost effec- powers in the war against ceed, then it must be that rightly reacts to the evo- Racism (Recruitment) with the provi- tiveness. crime. We support recom- financed appropriately and lutionary pressures exerted The Police Federation wel- so that best practice is fol- A trigger for the current mendations 60 and 61 but have clear objectives. The upon it. comes the new definition of a lowed in recruitment and Home Affairs Committee would stress that the work- ordinary men and women of The Police Federation of racist incident and supports that the police service has Inquiry into Police Training load of officers will increase the service are ready to England and Wales has its universal adoption. targets and not quotas. The and Recruitment was our significantly as a result and meet this challenge to over- always been a t the forefront However, we are hesitant to targets for forces must be proposal for a Police that standards should be comb long term cultural of acceptance of improve- support the report's assertion achievable and that just as University and a system to nationally agreed. indifference and make a ments to service quality that the police service is much emphasis is placed deliver training to all police We would also support fresh approach to the needs which we endeavour to deliv- 'institutionally racist'. upon retention and advance- officers - a positive response further consideration being of society. er without fear or favour. It Whilst it is accepted that not ment. to years of inadequate given to the issues of 'stop' Those of us who are elect- is upon that bedrock of fair- all police officers are racist, The Federation's own training provision. and 'stop and search' and ed representatives and ness and impartiality which the report taints all officers Fairness Campaign is due to would welcome participa- those who are in positions British policing has always as showing 'unwitting, preju- be launched this month. It Discipline tion in this process. of authority have a common been measured. diced, ignorant and thought- should also be noted that if Whilst we generally wel- duty to help to lead the the Home Secretary can The Police Federation Whilst accepting the gen- less discrimination'. has taken an active role in come the thrust of the police service out of its eral tenor of Sir William A fairer view would be to impose targets for recruiting Macpherson Report and the present difficulties with its the development of the new Macpherson's Report and recognise and address the ethnic minority officers he Home Secretary's 'Action morale, its dignity and its Police Disciplinary supporting its efforts to elim- failings of ineffective police cannot then disclaim any Plan', it must be recognised integrity restored to public Procedures which came into that such a major review of expectations. effect on April 1. However, policy and practice will The people of Britain we oppose recommendation have financial and opera- recognise that their police 56 which calls for discipli- tional implications for the service is sound, dedicated nary action up to five years police service. and determined to get after retirement. The Home Secretary things right. At this of all We have argued that dis- times we can be grateful for cipline in any organisation claims that the police serv- ice will receive an extra that support because it concerns how fit an individ- offers us the best hope in ual is to remain within the £1.24 billion over the next three years. Such a figure the future. organisation rather than an 1 avenue of redress. Where someone has retired, disci- If not trained read the package pline is that THE Home Office recommends that all officers have a consideration. minimum of four hours training on the new Unsatisfactory BENEFITS The Home Secretary's Our plans will give you up to £30,200 worth of tax free benefits to help remove any Performance and Discipline Procedures. 'Action Plan', however, financial stress during your recovery. Unfortunately, the force would not agree to this and only seeks to take this issue fur- YOU ARE FREE TO SPEND THESE BENEFITS AS YOU WISH gave training to sergeants and above. ther through consideration FIRST DIAGNOSIS BENEFIT I am aware that a briefing package will be given to all of forfeiture of pension. At £7,000 on First Diagnosis of a female or male cancer. present forfeiture applies to officers of constable rank and I urge you to read this when it SURGERY BENEFIT criminal offences but by appears. £4,000 should you need to undergo surgery directly related to your female or male cancer within two years of your first diagnosis. This benefit is payable once only. extending such a principle to discidinam matters it Do you have your directory? INCOME BENEFIT raises legal and pension If you receive the First Diagnosis Benefit you will also receive an income benefit of THE new Platinum Card directories have just arrived and £600 per month. This will be payable from the date of your diagnosis for twelve issues. These issues will been distributed to the divisional reps. months or until your death, if earlier. have implications not only If, however, you have been unable to obtain one, please con- HOSPITAL BENEFIT for the police service but for tact Trish Morley in the Federation Ofice on extension all pensionable employ- 54560, who will be happy to send a directory on to you. I I If you receive the First Diagnosis Benefit you will also receive a payment of £120 for every night you spend in hospital for treatment or surgery directly related to your female or male cancer. This benefit is payable for a maximum total of 100 nights at any time during the five years after first diagnosis. Is this a budget cut too far? HOW MUCH WLL IT COST? WITH the demise of the ty's roads. be given to officers from for- The younger you are when you apply, the lower your monthly payments will be mounted section, motorcy- Only time, unfortunately, eign forces. throughout the life of the policy. cles, etc. it is ironic that will tell who is right or who The fact is that we have CHANGING AGE BANDS WILL NOT AFFECT THE PREMIUM YOU PAY. Suffolk have increased their is wrong. over a thousand certificates motorcycle fleet with the Surely I'm wrong in hear- printed already so the cost introduction of an unmarked ing that training certificates saving will be ? (you tell me) motorcycle in the bid to cut will not now be issued from or is it just the 'seen to be speed and death on the coun- the Driving School and only doing something' factor! From police officer to psychotherapist rhirip williams 35 Walton Road Stockton Heath Warrington WA4 6NW Tel: 01925 604421 Fax: 01925 861351 CO ALTHOUGH Sgt Dave Lawrence has been in practice since 1995 as a Parks Inner Child Therapist, retirement means he can go full- time. Dave's interest in therapy began about 15 years ago when he offered to help someone for psychotherapist. Parks Inner Child Therapy was developed by Penny Parks, an American woman who had suffered as a child and found a method to help herself. Her type of therapy does not work for every- 4 THE LAW, APRIL 1999 Empty promises in full gloss Pamphlets The February issue of The Law carried the banner common with probably thousands of Essex council tax payers received this printer. At least in that way the reverse could year's demand. Included with the bill be used for some other purpose such as are a waste headline "Budgets cuts to total £1.7m9'. was a full colour glossy leaflet detailing all manner of useless facts about Essex shopping lists, notes for the milkman or sarcastic letters to The Law. WHAT is the matter with the The accompanying article went on Police, and what they proposed doing I doubt very much if you will print this Police Authority Senior to inform us that Essex Police was to with our money. letter but I would like to know who com- Management? make savings to accommodate the How to waste money without really missioned such an utter waste of money. In the February issue of budget deficiency. These were to trying. The facts, which let's be honest, It does, however, tend to confirm my long The Law we were informed include the axing of certain include a load of empty promises on the held belief that the door marked 'plan- that a saving of £7.1 million departments and a reduction in service to be provided to the public, could ning' at police HQ opens directly onto the had to be made. Here we are police overtime. quite easily have been printed on one car park. at the end of March and a Last week, through the post, I, in side of a sheet of A4 using a standard MA Holland (retired), Southend useless vamvhlet has arrived on every desk in the office. It appears that one or two of these would have sufficed. We seem to save monev in one way, ie sell all the motor- cycles and yet waste money Seek solutions, don't stifle them IT IS interesting to read the chief inspectors on the that have been exposed by of change. Any modern com- on these pamphlets. Perhaps letters from the Chelmsford Division. the publication of these let- petitive business uses its someone would sit down and author follOwed by the In the bigger picture the ters and it is in this regard resources to generate ideas think before acting. response from Mr Storey con- number of posts are of little that I make comment. and seek solutions. This prac- V WiIcockson cerning the cuts and alleged, consequence. What is inter- The issues are related to tise not only keeps people Driving School but disputed numbers, of esting are the process issues change; a change in the very informed about change but structure of our service also engenders individual Don't cut back on students affecting people both inside and outside of the organisa- tion. Change which has been value, loyalty and an increased organisational efi- ciency through ownership. CONCERN has been Under this latest directive successfully complete an poorly managed leads to spec- The issue here is not the ,. ,, expressed from a number of only seven of the course Advanced Driving Course or ulation, rumours, fears and products of those decisions i'Send your letters to: quarters regarding Essex Police cutbacks. would receive a certificate. How does this make the indeed an Instructors Course. As Essex Police holds a stock organisational instability, but rather the process by :;,The Law, Press Office, g negative perceptions, inaccu- which those decisions were '2 Police Headquarters, Recently a directive from Essex students feel? of over 1000 Advanced and ?l :O ,P Box 2, Chelmsford,% the training centre said that As a sign of pride felt by the Instructors certificates where rate statements and misun- reached and the implications certificates will no longer be students in receiving a certifi- is the cost implication? derstood implications. associated with that process. ; : Essex CM2 6DA 2 One fact is certain, the orig- For certain this and future ,,p*:yyz+; ?$> > < F *,a ,?e&w;*vvy&;g&*E: given to Essex Police stu- cate, one, on a recent Finally an extract from the dents. They will, however, be Response Course, produced a Essex Police Mission reads inal and anonymous author of cuts in finance will initiate In conclusion I applaud presented to oficers from for- certificate in her own time "recognising the contribution "Time to Re-Think the Cuts" many changes in the service The Law for having the eign forces in recognition of and at her own expense. It of our staff as our most impor- had some ideas on how to and whether our manage- vision to identify that the their achievements. was presented and gratefully tant asset". Surely a certifi- make savings. Whether you ment possess the core compe- author of "Time to Re-think Imagine being a student on received by her colleagues. cate is the most recognised consider the ideas to be good tencies necessary to meet Cuts" had no other avenue a course of 16 students where We do feel extremely sorry way of acknowledging this. or bad is not the issue, the such changes will remain to for hisher ideas and to print seven are from foreign forces. for any Essex students who Names and addresses supplied. fact that helshe offered sug- be seen. the letter. The reference to gestions can only be inter- Reflection on recent events inaccurate data is valid but preted as healthy. may suggest a re-think would dwarfed when compared to The fact that helshe felt be beneficial. the lack of recognition of sufficiently concerned to In the longer term the cuts serious and prejudicial withhold hislher identity is a may be beneficial acting as a organisational problems - poor reflection on the service. catalyst to drag the service egoism, autocracy and poor Consultation is crucial to kicking and screaming into communication. the successful management the 21st century. Richard Houghton, HQIT Small price to pay for a safe county THE authors of the above letter.S are correct in producing the?m was £13,400 or 1 . -4 ~ per - implying that some very difficult decisions leaflet. - BETTER VALUE HOME INSURANCE have had to be made following the budget settlement. As far as the internal leaflet is concerned this cost an extra £407, This is a small price to However, Essex Police is performing to a WIDE RANGE OF DISCOUNTS high standard. Crime is reducing, detections pay to provide every member of staff with a succinct outline of what Essex Police is to are increasing, most targets are being met and achieve during 199912000. PREMIUM WAIVER BENEFIT. If your pay is cut due to there is major commitment towards working I can appreciate the feelings of the Driving sickness, w e will pay your home insurance premium for up with other partners to make Essex a safer School staff who feel moved to write about place. certificates, but this is a matter they need to to two years. This benefit is Free. As the force sets even more challenging take up with their departmental managers targets for the coming year it is essential that who now have to manage within a cash limit- LEGAL ADVICE HELPLINE. all members of staff fully appreciate what is expected of them and that the public know ed budget. what can be expected from their police. However, the message from the top is clear. GREEN FLAG HOME ASSISTANCE PLUS. Total peace of The leaflets referred to have been prepared Essex Police will take a lead in making Essex mind that help is at hand for domestic emergencies - 24 to do just that! It may also be of interest to safer, spend the £169 million budget to reduce know that there is a statutory requirement to crime and disorder, make the community feel hours a day N o other company provides this level of cover send the leaflet to every household in the safer and continue to provide a high quality at no extra charge. P 700 and 4 hours labour cover for county as part of advising ratepayers what service that gives best value. their money is spent on and the cost of Deputy Chief Constable Charles Clark. broken windows, doors and locks, plumbing, drainage, electrical and gas problems. Cover now extended to include roofing cover at no extra charge. Your support was a great comfort MY wife Sue and I would like not only a sympathetic ear, day for Essex Police when to take this opportunity but practical assistance was they retire. CHOICE OF INSURERS. To ensure you get the best cover through The Law to express a great comfort. The good news is that at the right price. our sincere thanks to friends It is not possible to name Sarah has now been and colleagues for their each and every one in this transferred to Southend INTEREST FREE MONTHLY INSTALMENTS AND kindness during my publication but they know General Hospital. She still daughter Sarah's recent who they are. has good days and bad days, CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS. serious illness. I would, however, like to but since her tracheotomy To know that we had so thank ACC(0) Geoffrey the future is certainly not as many good friends who were Markham and Supt David bleak as it was a few months willing to assist us in any Bright who were very ago. Thank you once again. way they could by offering, supportive. It will be a sad Ds Brian Elkington, Rayleigh More of your letters on page 12 THE LAW, APRIL 1999 5 Internet to STORMing help rape Anti-collision system for helicopter across the ESSEX Police is one of 18 currently uses what is called the and an audible system alerts the appeal police forces to benefit from "see and avoid system" of pilot and crew. county avoiding collisions i.e. the crew The system then gives the ESSEX Police has turned to funding from the Home of the helicopter are responsible distance and bearing of the THE wind of change is the internet in a bid to solve Office to pumhase for visually checking their air approaching craft allowing the progressing steadily across a rape which happened on additional equipment for its Fireworks Night two years space for other aircraft. pilot additional time to monitor the county with the new ago. helicopter. However with more fast jets its flightpath. command and control system The attack happened as a The EssexICambridge air flying the skies of East Anglia ~ S sgt R ~ Woolford, from the Air STORM implemented in over 56-year-old businesswoman consortium will be purchasing and with military air bases in the support Unit, said: "The problem half the Essex Police returned to her car in Catons two Traffic Alert and Collision region whose aircraft fly at a is not too meat over the skies of divisions. Lane car park, Saffron Avoidance Systems (TCAS) to similar level to the helicopter, Essex, but we also cover STORM was introduced Walden, on November 5, into Essex as it was the best aid safety whilst flying. The there is an increased danger of Cambridgeshire on Sunday, and 1997. Threatening her with a system on the market for our system, which costs 848,000, collision. The collision with military air bases flying fast needs and has since been knife he then forced her into will be partially funded by the avoidance system will provide planes at low level on exercises enhanced by the Essex bushes subjecting her to an horrific ordeal. Home Office and should be the pilot with much greater this does present an increased project team. Despite the trauma she operational in the Essex craft warning of approaching aircraft. risk of collision. This new safety There is a rolling suffered, the woman coura- later this year. A small screen in the cockpit will system will be of great benefit to programme for staff training geously made a public appeal In the air the helicopter pick up signals from other craft us." as required, and then they for her attacker to be caught. are encouraged to use Right O n Unfortunately the case STORM to get the most out of remains unsolved. the facility. Essex Police consistently The new technology which makes use of advances in replaces IRIS is more technology in its fight By Kim White sophisticated but like all against crime, and the information technology is internet is no exception only as good as the input. reaching a wide audience Change has led to both locally, nationally and increased benefits for the internationally. individual and the Details of this unsolved organisation. case are now on the. Essex Incidents can be identified Police web site appealing for by type and times which will information which might lead to better analysis and help bring the investigation enable resources to be better to a close. The web site can be managed and focused a t peak found a t www.essex.police.uk times. Crime panels Increased safety for officers answering 999 calls is available as the system on the world automatically flags whether a particular address or venue wide web has been attended before. CRIME-BUSTING panels a t This would be useful if a n Great Dunmow, Stansted officer had been assaulted on and Halstead have gone hi- a previous attendance. tech. Therefore the system can In their quest to spread the be seen as predictive and crime prevention message, proactive, a change for the all three panels have better. launched web-sites on the internet. The idea came from Saffron Walden Crime Fond farewell Prevention Officer, Peter Caulfield. "I have free web- space with my internet to motorcycles A CELEBRATION of good account and I wanted to put Officers from Dyfed Powys, Devon and Cornwall and Northampton visit Essex to share bloodhound training times past was held at it to good use," he explained. methods. Photo: Essex Chronicle Series. Peter has designed the headquarters sports sites to be colourful and pavilion recently by Essex SHERLOCK and Morse, England. woman's home, through a forest, through Police motorcyclists past informative. Visitors can get Three days into the course she was a city centre, down through a n under- crime prevention hints and the two Essex Police and present. clearly impressed by what she saw. "The ground station to a bridge over a river. Following recent budget tips as well as details of bloodhounds, are doing two Essex dogs are a t a very high level The woman was found in the river a few forthcoming events. cuts the motorcycle unit extremely well for their for their age," she said. "They are yards from the bridge. They can even email the disbanded on March 31. panels direct from the sites working consistently well which is a Marlene, explained: "A basic age, according to Swiss vet Instructors from Essex for specific crime prevention credit to both their handlers and their characteristic of bloodhounds is that Police and other agencies, advice. There are also links and bloodhound expert, trainer." they love people and their motivation is along with motorcyclists to other panels and to the Marlene Zahner. Sensitive to find them. They aren't interested in from other constabularies Essex Police site. You can obedience because all they want to do is find the Great Dunmow and Marlene, who has lived and enjoyed the evening. It is new territory for all the handlers track and when they are tracking they Assistant Chief Stansted sites at worked with bloodhounds for 25 and instructors involved with shield out everything else. Obviously you Constable Geoffrey members.aol.com/crimepan- years and currently owns seven bloodhounds as there is a world of differ- will find dogs who have difficulties in Markham was invited, as els and Halstead a t of the breed, flew to England to ence between their training and that of members.aol.corn/halsteadcp tracking just as you will find dogs who the vehicle he is autho- help with the first national police German Shepherds. Although both are exceptional, but every average rised to drive as a police Charity quiz training course. breeds are sensitive and intelligent, bloodhounds have a n independent bloodhound can follow a trail." The response of other forces to the officer is a "noddy bike". He has held his permit BBC Essex presenter, Dave The course was organised by Pc streak and get bored easily. With no work of Pc Fish is a boost to his research. since 1961 and believes he Monk, is to be quizmaster for Malcolm Fish, who was last year interest in obedience it is essential to a corporate charity event to Just under 10 per cent of forces in the may have been the longest awarded a Home Office research allow a bloodhound to work the way it raise money for country are now working with the breed serving police grant to train Sherlock and Morse a s wants to work. Crimestoppers rewards. This may appear a disadvantage but and others are beginning to show a n motorcyclist. Chief Constable David police search dogs. Since then four interest. A minutes silence was other forces have bought the results speak for themselves. At just Stevens is among those seven months, trained to follow a three "It is good to see the increased interest held for the two Essex fielding a team a t the bloodhounds and he felt i t was time in the training programme," said Pc Police motorcyclists hour old track, Sherlock found a Marconi Sports and Social to share good practice and introduce pensioner missing for 26 hours. Back Fish. "All the dogs are still young and killed on duty, Rod Leake Club on April 30. a national training standard. won't reach their full potential until the and John Shrimplin. Tables of ten are £100 home in Switzerland, Marlene was With their unique sense of smell asked to assist with a similar search, age of two or three. But if we carry on A raffle and small auc- which includes a meal. Marlene is keen to see the dogs more tion took place raising Anyone interested in joining only this time the woman had been training as we are, we will start getting widely used and she welcomed the missing three-and-a-half weeks. One of results and will, without a doubt, save L250 on the night for the in should contact Malcolm Oakey on 52410. opportunity to see them a t work in Marlene's own dogs tracked from the lives." charity Dial a Dream. For display advertising in The Law contact Kevin Sheldon at Sentinel Publications on 01782 602510 6 THE LAW, APRIL 1999 Minister sees drugs work Queen makes historic county visit first hand CHIEF Constable, Mr David Stevens was among the first small protests by a group known as Movement Against A GOVERNMENT minister people to greet Her Majesty the Monarchy. visited Clacton Police Station the Queen when she made a Fortunately the day passed to see first hand what is historic first visit to the off without any major prob- being done to tackle drug use south of the county. lems and just a handful of in the Tendring area. And far from being a flying people were arrested for George Howarth MP, visit, the Queen and Prince breach of the peace. Under Secretary of State for Philip spent all day touring The Chief Constable Home Affairs, has particular locations in Southend and received the following letter Basildon requiring a large from Sir Robin Janvrin, responsibility for drug issues input from Essex Police. Private Secretary to the and was briefed by officers Touching down at Queen: "The Queen and The and representatives from the Southend Airport the Queen Duke of Edinburgh have Tendring Drugs Reference was escorted to the Customs asked me to write to thank Group. and Excise Office while the you and, through you, all During his visit he was told Duke of Edinburgh made a your officers who were on about improvements in the separate visit to KeyMed. duty for her visit to Essex. number of drugs-related The Royal Party were reunit- Her Majesty and His Royal arrests which have been ed for a tour of South East Highness know how much made in the last year, and Essex College before a stroll work goes on behind the work which is being done as along the seafront welcomed scenes to ensure such impec- art of the Crime and by hundreds of well-wishers. cable arrangements and they Disorder partnership. After lunch i n Basildon, would be grateful if their Representatives also the couple then officially gratitude could be passed on passed on a message to the opened the new glass and to all concerned. Government to use assets steel belltower in Basildon It was a wonderful day full Town Centre. of happy crowds, and the seized from convicted drugs Aside from the obvious right mix of formality and suppliers to fund more drugs security role Essex Police informality a t every stage. education projects and played in the days leading up They were both most grateful treatment initiatives. to the event and throughout to all those under your com- Local MP Ivan Henderson, The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh take a stroll along Southend seafront to the actual visit, officers also mand who made it work so who accompanied the minis- the cheers of thousands of well-wishers. had to respond to a couple of well." ter, said: "I was very h I impressed by the emphasis placed on tackling drugs and drug related crime when I went on patrol with Clacton I Comrades annual buffet A FINAL reminder for anvone wishing to attend this vear's. Comrades Association spring Buffet. '?he buffet will be held I Project r>roposes dedicated I U L investigation teams Police recently, and the work done by the Drug Reference Group is a credit to all con- cerned. I was very keen for the minister to see what is continued from page 1 Small 'satellite' offices a t divisional being done for himself." juice and table wine. Territorial locations in the north-east, west, stations to be used by inquiry officers, with south-east and south-west of the county would the agreement of divisional commanders. each be headed by a DC1 senior investigating An annual review and inspection of major officer, deputised by a detective inspector, and investigation rooms. At our fingertips - include four detective sergeants with 10 detec- tive constables working as inquiry officers. Other roles would include exhibits officer, dis- closure officer, and office manager. Information technology to be networked. As changes got undenvay the project team would then begin to look a t a long-term civil- ianisation programme. Of the overall number mortgages The fifth location would be a t headquarters housing a n administration support team, researchers and indexers. It will also, howev- er, be able to facilitate a major investigation of posts, 28 detective and constable posts are recommended for civilianisation, including the roles of exhibits officer, disclosure officer, researcher and indexer. team if the need arose. Following presentation of the idea to Crime Head of the project team, DC1 Win Bernard, Policy Group and chief officers, work is now in said: "For the sake of simplicity and conven- hand to devise a resource plan and an imple- ience we would divide one large team into as you are four. In reality it would remain one large team which could, if the need arose, be directed to a single priority. And as they would be reactive rather than proactive, priorities could be mentation plan. 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What YOUR HOME IS AT RISK IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS reviewed annually after three years. I am confident the project has done is to show ON A MORTGAGE OR OTHER LOAN SECURED ON IT. Long term car leases to replace the that major investigation can be less resource Suitable security and adequate life cover may be required by the lender. Full written details are current hire car arrangements. intensive in the long term." available on request. Stuart Douglas is a licensed credit broker. Allied Dunbar Financial Advisers Ltd is a member of the Allied Dunbar and Threadneedle Marketing Group and is regulated by the Personal Investment Authority in relation to the life assurance and pension products of Allied Dunbar and the investment products of Threadneedle. Station given heritage status RAYLEIGH police station is the first farmhouse. building in the town to be marked with The house, called 'Peverils' dates Professional advice for the life a new heritage plaque. back to the 18th century. In 1830 a you don't yet know. The plaque is the first unveiled by farmhand at Peverils was found guilty Rayleigh Town Council and marks the of firing a barn and was hanged at building as being on the site of a Springfield Gaol, Chelmsford. THE LAW, APRIL 1999 7 Policing Priorities Taking Essex Police into the Millennium A change ofidentity A NEW corporate identity Essex Police to ensure for has been designed the image presented by the force is professional Meeting our mission CHIEF Constable, David answering telephone calls. achievable by continuing as we do Crime and Disorder Act. and consistent. "OW. We are all going to have to look He is also looking to ensure that Currently there are Stevens, has outlined his stevens says we all have a part to play: " ~ lof us in all we do l closely a t how we work, how we members of the public are fully aware many variations of our aims for Essex Police to investigate, how we use forensic of the service they can expect to image and crest presented to the public. With a view meet its mission from Our crime prevention science, how we use intelligence-led receive from us. The publication of O* activities and detection work to policing and so on. I am expecting the Essex Police Charter will outline to economising and taking a lead in making our ,ark with local communities everyone to make a contribution to our commitment to local people and streamlining our print E~~~~ a n d our completion of crime achieving this target whatever their will be available to Essex residents a t production a new force crest, along with a new The force's new Long Term reports can contribute to making job in the organisation." police stations and other outlets. Mr Essex safer." Mr Stevens says this year's Essex Stevens said: "I am hoping that the corporate identity has been Strategy focuses on improving Essex is already the safest county Policing Plan has extremely Charter will be a more accessible created by Centremark Our detection rates and is Design of Chelmsford. when with our family of challenging targets for all of US. commitment to the public and we will ~h~ new look takes the supported by this year's Essex similar forces in terns Crime prevention and our response to have to be held accountable to these organisation into the ~ 1 s t Policing Plan which highlights crime, but Mr Stevens says we must emergencies and telephone calls are commitments." century, modernises our crime prevention and improve our rates of detection: "I see key areas for development along with For more information about the look and keeps our this as a realistic goal and one we continuing the excellent work carried Long Term Strategy,EssexPolicing traditional values. responding to emergencies and should be achieving - but it is not out in all divisions as part of the Plan and Rural update, see page 10. Centremark adapted the crest developed by the TV Unit for Response and Charter makes a created a two-colour version. This is the one that will appear on service pledge letterheads, compliment slips and business cards, ESSEX Police's commitment to the public is three mono (black & white) outlined in a new document. versions have also been The Essex Police Charter informs people of the created. level of service they are entitled to receive from Design guidelines will be their police force. It became available in all police produced shortly to help stations this month. with their use. It is The charter sets out the quality of service which anticipated the new will be provided to people reporting incidents, to stationery will be victims of crime or collisions on the road, to wit- introduced shortly and nesses, and to people suspected of committing a local systems support crime. technicians will be It details how we prioritise incidents, and how installing new templates quickly police should respond. with the new corporate style as soon as workloads Sensitive issues permit, this will include a The charter also highlights more sensitive corporate Powerpoint issues, such as the level of service members of the template. public should expect if they are victims of racial A backdrop has also been harassment, victims of rape or sexual assault, or produced in the new style, if they report somebody missing. which can be used to The charter succeeds the force's Service project a professional Delivery Standards, which previously outlined image a t presentations, our standards for service to the public, and displays and exhibitions. encompasses the issues which were a priority Divisions can book the use there, setting out Essex Police's objectives in a of this through the public clear and concise way which is easily accessible to relations officer. employees and to the public. The reasons for the It also states our pledge to regularly monitor creation of the new identity and review our performance, taking into account are to have a strong pub- comments from the public and other agencies as licly identifiable image, well as our own data. which is modern and flexi- ble, and to reduce costs. To avoid waste, items will only Striving for quality be updated with the new TAKING a lead in making Essex safer. That's the identity when they are mission of Essex Police and to achieve the goal a being replaced. Long Term Strategy has been implemented which If you are currently prioritises our activities. producing or planning to These priorities reflect the results of publish any stationery, consultation with the people of Essex, and the leaflets or other items Government's long term focus on crime reduction, which contain the logo, community safety and partnership working. contact Tina Starling, the We will constantly strive to deliver a quality Public Relations Officer, policing service where our success will be Headquarters ( Ext. 50770) demonstrated by reducing crime and disorder, for advice before printing is making people feel safer and providing services undertaken. that are best value. 8 THE LAW. APRIL 1999 . -. . ,- - - . - -- - - bjective of the 16 point action plan, and local "There is a lot of work aheal I I I F you'le involved in a n accident i n t h e Focusing both on public viilence and assaults been a tough process, but the hard work ices which in turn will all, within the home, a number of targets have been a resources and increase their v Uttlesford area you are more likely to be killed or set to encourage the reporting of such crime is just beginning. seriously injured than i n any other Essex region. A key area the Crime and Consequently, road safety has been prioritised in whilst reducing the number of incidents. Punishing targets have been set for the next the local Crime and Disorder strategy. It's a n area where a partnership approach can three years sharing responsibility for prevention Of youth Tackling unacceptable driver behaviour have true impact a s agencies assist vulnerable cessful in this area we must n members of the community whilst prosecuting, community safety among a multitude of through education and enforcement will be National Drugs Strategy an( coupled with road improvements i n a bid to but also educating, persistent offenders. agencies. But it is only through good Research has identified substantially reduce the road casualty tally. Burglaries, car crime and criminal damage communication and clear accountability for risk of usually come A survey to aid development of the strategy have also been highlighted by the strategy and, performance that Essex will see a sustained with a particular emphasis on reducing youth with factors such as I produced some heartening results, with the reduction in crime. education. majority claiming they felt fairly safe living and crime, there is to be a n increase in educational working in the community. However, the findings and treatment programmes relating to the Much of the work over the last 12 months has "This new legislation is all a1 have led to a seven point plan with violent crime misuse of drugs. revolved around the police and local authority for local people," said Supt Speeding and vehicle abandonment, together house burglary, which concern the public. 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Specific crimes and criminals will be targeted, Term Strategy which outlines focusing attention on 'hotspots' of local how the mission 'to take a lead concern. in making Essex safer' will be We will also be targeting drug-related crime, achieved. working closely with others to detect and prevent youth crime and respond positively to Demonstration of the strategy's disorder and nuisance. success will be the reduction in crime Every effort will be made to recruit, train, and disorder, people feeling safer and develop, motivate and deploy staff to achieve the delivery of 'best value' services. these objectives and to deliver the quality of As well a s describing t h e proposed service expected of us. route to achieving t h e Essex Police The long term strategy also sets out ways in mission, t h e strategy also sets out our which Essex Police will make the community policing style a n d includes a statement of it serves feel safer. our purpose a n d values. Repeat victims It also provides an ethical framework within This will include directing available patrols which all staff operate. Our style of policing to areas where they will have the most impact will be built around community policing on policing priorities, identifying and teams, dedicated to a geographic area. protecting vulnerable sections of the The main thrust of Essex Police activity is to community - including repeat victims, ethnic reduce crime and disorder and in the long minority groups and victims of domestic term strategy the force spells out how it will violence - and being ready to respond to continue to build on the partnerships forged with local authorities, other agencies and the emergencies and other major events. local community. We will also work with other agencies to Emergency Services working together to achieve the best service. Priority will be given to detecting crimes secure an environment where people can use and having the lowest levels of crime in a number of categories. These will be: violent crime (including sexual offences) domestic burglaries the roads with confidence, free from death, injury, damage or fear. All our efforts will be geared to achieving best value and recognise the Government's Focus on pertormance A CHALLENGING range of improvements to the way related crime includes an I I burglaries of other buildings commitment to year on year improvements in objectives has been set for vulnerable victims are dealt objective to increase the num- theft of motor vehicles theft from motor vehicles. quality and efficiency within the police service. Essex Police during the next 12 months. Improved with. Broad objectives covering ber of arrests of suppliers. f On the educative front, the a ~erformancefeatures ~ r o m i - young offenders, local crime force will establish systems 4 nently among the initiatives and disorder and drug- for the referral of -drugs contained in the Essex related crime are offenders to treatment pro- Policing Plan for 199912000. Government-led. The remain- grammes. The plan sets out the fol- der are local priorities. The local priorities include lowing priorities: The young offenders increasing primary detection Deal speedily and initiative embraces targeted rates as follows: to 20.5 per effectively with young improvements in the quality cent for household burglaries, offenders and work with of case files and the time 13.2 per cent for other burgla- other agencies to reduce taken to prepare them for ries, 8.5 per cent for thefts offending and re-offending. courts. from vehicles, 14.8 per cent Identify and reduce local A fast-track scheme for for thefts of vehicles and 76.9 crime and disorder problems dealing with persistent young per cent for violent crime. in partnership with local offenders will be established, On the roads, it is planned authorities, other agencies in consultation with other to reduce the number of and the public. youth justice agencies. deaths and serious injuries Target and reduce drug- Monitoring from 1,353 to 1,217. related crime in partnership The plan also refers to with other agencies, via local And, consistent with Home other major features of the Drug Action Teams, in line Office guidance, arrange- year, including organising the with the Government's strat- ments will be made for absorption of Metropolitan egy 'Tackling Drugs to Build a administering and monitor- Police territory into Essex, Better Britain'. ing the reprimand and additional operational and Increase primary warning scheme and deliver- technological work linked to detection rates for burglaries, ing intervention programmes. the millennium, tight control a&!?w:rh AmwX?mq thefts of and from vehicles Strategies drawn up in over expenditure, the intro- Five good reasons to choose this Personal Loan Scheme B and violent crime. Reduce the number of each police division under the Crime and Disorder Act are duction of new rural commu- nity policing units and the The Personal F i i repayments that will not increase road deaths and serious important facets of the plan creation of teams to prevent Loan s h e m e 3 7 loans usually approved within minutes casualties. to combat local problems (see offending by young people. Achieve target times pages 8 and 9). The challenging set of t o b e endorsed by No hidden fees more frequently when han- Annual targets are to objectives has been set amid a dling 999 and other telephone reduce household burglaries tight financial environment. The Police Federation No security required on your home calls from the public, and in Essex from 6,767 to 6,682, The Government granted lines are open seven days a week arriving at the scene of inci- thefts from vehicles from Essex Police a budget - dents requiring an immediate 14,117 to 13,534 and thefts of increase of 1.7 per cent for TO APPLY C A U THE POUCE FEDERATION PERSONAL LOAN SCHEME FREE ON response. vehicles from 7,552 to 7,253. 1999/2000, compared with a Identify and implement The offensive against drug- national average rise of 2.7 Kural decision is imminent A DECISION will be made this month on the structure of residential detached beats with QUOTING-R 92056 and your Force future policing of the county's rural areas. dedicated teams working from operational ~houn:~toMdaJ8rato8pm.~9amto6pn.Sunda~lOrnto~ Proposals put forward by the Rural Policing bases within their policing areas. The Chief Review Team have been presented to the Constable welcomes the proposals as a return P HAMILTON THE W U C E FEDERATION public at a series of 24 open meetings held to the village bobby with each oficer on the PERSONAL LOAN SCHEME "F -Direct Bank- across Essex. team having an identifiable community to INASSOCIATIONWITH A ~ I " I , I ~ . ~ / H P C B ~ . ~ ~ I ~ Over 900 members of the public have serve. attended the meetings over the last three The consultation process finished at the end months and many written and telephoned of March and the final proposals will be responses have been received by the team. presented at a Police Authority meeting on The proposals are to replace the existing April 16. THE LAW,APRIL 1999 11 Squad celebrates New procedures will still protect the rights of officers Give townships a year of success sporting chance LAST year a team of under celebrates its first 15s rugby players represent- anniversary this month ing the best of the Eastern having made over 350 region toured South Africa. arrests in the Eastern area in They played for the the last 12 months. NEW procedures which produced, for distribution to every con- stable. The full Home Office guidelines Rugby 'lub The squad was formed have come into force to By Norman Hicks are available on each division. under the name Newmarket from the former regional crime squads and address unsatisfactory per- In addition, an 'In Touch' newsletter is International l5 against work in ~ p r i llast year to formance and misconduct being prepared for circulation in-force township sides in the combat national and changes which have taken place in police later this month, which includes an aide Pretoria area. by police be service management processes, and has Many of their opponents transnational serious and memoir to the new procedures. organised crime. seen in a positive light, prompted the Government to introduce Mr Stevens said: "These new proce- played not only without prop- ~ ; ~ officers ~ ~ h t from .~ Chief Constable David procedures for dealing with er kit but with no unsatisfactory performance. dures may seem threatening a t first Essex Police are currently on Stevens has said. An Essex Working Group, sight, but officers can rest assured that A team under 15s and secondment to the squad in The new system, which owes they will be applied fairly within Essex under 16s are going to South the Eastern region that chaired by Deputy Chief Constable Africa again this year to play much to the provisions of the Charles Clark, has studied the draft and that officer carrying out covers an area from Norfolk against township sides and to London. Police Act 1996, aims to strike the Government proposals and has prepared his Or her duties and the the way for the introduction of the new best of their ability need have anything squads. Detectives in this region right balance between protecting to fear. It is hoped that a container procedures, which came into effect on took on 208 operations in the the rights of officers and having a April l. "The emphasis for the unsatisfactory load of used kit, tops, first ten months resulting in modern and effective personnel For both unsatisfactory performance performance procedures be to help shorts, socks and boots can be the seizure of £32.8 million of procedure. officers to improve their performance exported to South Africa by and the misconduct procedures, burden drugs and £3.1 million of the end of May for use by Until now, if a n officer failed to meet of proof will be based on the balance of and not on taking them before a hearing. stolen property. Criminal assets to the value of £6 the expected high standards of probabilities. However, the principles of "However,if officers consistently fail to children in the townships. million were traced and behaviour, no formal system was in natural justice and fairness will always meet the standards required we now If anyone has used kit in a place for managing this, other than prevail. have the means to test their perform- clean and serviceable condi- crime squad officers in the disciplinary action, which focused on A full training programme for supervi- ance in a properly constituted hearing," tion please contact PC Brian area assisted other agencies, principally HM Customs, in offences, charges and guilt. sors has been completed and an in-house he said. Jones at Rayleigh traffic on This was out of step with other Slide the new procedures has been to 01268 775533. the seizure o f a further £37.8 million of drugs. Seizure Cash for crime Views sought on pension payslips In Essex, crime squad FOLLOWING a suggestion by a police year end. officers arrested a man last November following the reduction we lcorned pensioner with regard to only sending payslips where there is more than a change There will be a saving for the force in printing and postage. recovery of 63 kilos of Class B THE in this year'^ Budget that some of a pound we are keen to see how other Please send your views on this suggestion Skunk Cannabis in the £170 million is to be made available for crime reduc- pensioners feel about this idea. to Mr Philip Onions, Director of Finance Birmingham area. The man schemes has been by the Pension figures only change once a year - and Administration, Essex Police was charged with being of Chief Police Officers. annual uplift - unless there is any change in Headquarters, PO Box 2, Springfield, concerned in the supply of Nottinghamshire Chief circumstances and a P60 will be sent a t Chelmsford, CM2 6DA. Class B Controlled drugs. who is chairman of the ACPO Crime Prevention sub- A second operation in committee, said: 'We will work in partnership with February this year led to the other agenices to see that these funds are put to pos- largest single cocaine seizure itive use. by the squad of drugs with a "The effectiveness of CCTV, when used properly, street value of f 11.5 million. has been demonstrated by many existing schemes. The drugs were seized in ACPO has already seen considerable success in Belgium, but six people were reducing crime in car parks through the Secured arrested following searches Car Parks Scheme. in the UK, including "This shows what can be achieved, and the key operations in the Wickford issue is to make sure that the resources are used to area. bring lasting benefits to the communities we serve." POLICE PERSONNEL $ The Energy Network No Cold Callers NIGHT shift officers at Chelmsford Making her comfortable with blan- No Disruption To Existing Cables Pipework Or Meters were in for a surprise this Easter when kets they fed and watered her through- No Extra Cost Just Savings a stray dog brought into the station out the night into Good Friday, and began to multiply. even parted with one or two sausages Shocked officers who went to check from the early shift's breakfast. Contact The Energy Network on 0800 980 9828 or BS 5235 on the welfare of the Alsation Cross After posing for a family portrait for Shane Underwood on 0777 56439 1 1 quoting ref: LAWISU found there had been an addition to journalists, mum and pups were col- C To see how much you can save on all your bills > 12 THE LAW. APRIL 1999 Roy adopts 1 children in Indian town~h;- 111 Not Boateng 1 3lllY ) Mr quite PC II AS a matter of interest, and I do not suppose that School of which I am the principle, not because I am 1 11 IN these days of political I the Chelmsford Branch the best person for the job correctness I was surprised to Body in lake of NARPO is unique, there are three members but simply because I am the best person available and see the photograph on the front page of February's mystery living abroad. One is on Gozo, an island north of free. In addition to the school I edition of The Law showing Home Office Minister Paul WITH reference to the article Malta, one in Alicante have built a large house for and a third, Roy Wicks, myself and have taken in 1 1 Boateng. with his arm around ~ ' , - - by Mrs H E Coleman, I would Special Constable Anna in India. Roy recently Tamil children from the like to inform her that I was wrote to me about his nearby villages. In England the Pc 671 Head who was involved in the alleged body 1) life abroad and the fol- they would-all be in- care Surely in the current cli- in the lake incident. Pc Billett was showing me II 1 lowing extract might be of interest to readers of 1 The Law. because of their dreadful domestic situations, brought about bv a combi- mate this must be seen as a sexist act. If Mr Boateng around and, as he went on intended this act to be a As an aside can mem- nation of factors, not the one of his many forages, he bers note that the force least of these being abject friendly gesture then why did told me to go up Main Road, museum will be open for poverty or alcohol. he not put his other arm Gidea Park and wait by the a visit after the AGM. Out here they cater for around constable Mick phone box at the park. I Tony Cooper orphans but abuse and Stratton so as to avoid any leaned over the bridge and THE towns hi^ to which mv things of that nature sel- accusation of discrimination. saw what I thought was a community belongs is called dam, . .ever, get -attention, . if . ; Roy Wicks with some of the T amil children he has If, instead of Mr Boateng body. A punt was convenient- Auroville. It is meant to certainly not trom the adopted. being caught in this situation -,.I:-- ly at the water's edge so I accommodate 50,000 people IJu1lGe. *he last girl I took in L boarded it, pushed off - and it n a -hm1t turn mare ---- it had been a senior police one day but at the moment Was ----L ---hen I say --L- e x c ~ l a ~ ~ g e . eW 1a~ early to rise, about 5.45am duly sunk! (An ex-sub- ago, then I had to stop. It is t '" -'--- that thr: 14 UI us manage to to 9pm. officer, I wonder what the that are about 3,000 people mariner had once again gone c - I 110111 dll - - UVCI L LMC I WUI~U iust not ~ossiblefor me to ~ G e tn ,n my pension and I feel very isolated and politicians have made to diving stations). living here. take in any more because I some occasional help from although I have no regrets of it. It just shows how care- The body turned out to be a We live in small commu- have no help, all the caring friends when I come home. at all about the life I have ful everybody has to be, baby's cot mattress. nities scattered over an area is done by me. In the house we have one adopted, I miss my friends including politicians, if they Sgt Haylock arrived and of several hundred acres. NOWas a couple of girls large common room and in and colleagues at home. are not to be accused of told me to take my 45 minute This community, New are getting older they are the evenings we are mostly Please convey my good giving me some help. It sexism. break and get changed, so I Creation, is also home to the altogether there. Here it is a wishes to all those I served Trevor Naylor squelched off home. There New Creation Primary DVeS You some idea of the case of early to bed and with. Malaga, Spain was good comradeship in those days; pre-counselling, do-gooding and compensa- tion days. That would be How t o learn the meaningof' t a c t c ral tributes we received followine the loss of mv dearest husband 1 WHILST I can't speak of Ron Bearman's 1935 Still dwelling on the disturbance I had dealt and Richard (ex Pc 247) of ~outhendkorou~h Essex Police. Also around March 1948 and experiences of fixed night-duty points, I can with on the seafront earlier, a voice from for the guard of honour - he would have been so proud - and the other names that come to remember 1954 on night-duty a t Canvey Brentwood DHQ said: "You're on your own - very large number who attended his funeral. Your care and mind are Pc Crossingham, Pc Island. Having made points at phone kiosks the area car is tied up at Rochford!" That's kindness to myself and our daughters has been a great comfort Evans and later Pc Groves at Canvey Point, Small Gains and the village when you learned the meaning of tact and at this sad time. 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THE LAW.APRIL 1999 13 Essex chosen A proud trip down the borough's memory lane THE last Saturday in March John Graves who went on to proved to be a celebration become ACC for Devon and for race project EIGHT forces have been which is unacceptable." benchmark for measuring progress of for ex Southend Borough Police when a grand reunion took place in the clubhouse at Southend. Thirty years ago on April 1, 1969, Southend Borough Cornwall Kong Police. and Former Southend DC1 Royal Commissioner for the Hong Peter Blythe was also pres- ent, and Ds Chico Bates, 22 The work of Ionann will help achieve the implementation of community race Police was amalgamated years into retirement and chosen to receive specialist this goal through education, training relation policies and strategies. into Essex Constabulary to still looking like he could support in community and and good management, and by reinforc- Ionann is already working closely with become Essex and Southend slip straight back into a race relations, and Essex is ing and developing the positive work Assistant Chief Constable John on Sea Joint Constabulary, a murder investigation one of those chosen. . already being carried out in Essex. Broughton, tasked by the Police name which changed in Now in their 70s ex DC's ~h~ move follows the award of a Working with National Police Training Complaints Authority to oversee an 1974 to Essex Police. Phi1 Pewsey and Bill . to integrate community race relation investigation into the death Roger Present at the reunion Cobbold were still living and Home Office contract to Ionnan to was Detective breathing their special issues into the national training curricu- Sylvester in north London. Mr carry out research and provide lum, Ionann will also take account of Broughton said: "Essex Police is delight- Superintendent David branch work. consultancy and training to the changing needs of diverse local commu- ed to be one of the eight forces chosen by Bright, one of the remaining Doug Anderson, ex traffic selected forces. nities and police services. the Home Office. This will allow US to ex Borough men still serving man, remembered for his Welcomed by Chief Constable David Analysis of requirements for Essex demonstrate our commitment to tackling with Essex Police. excellent memory for vil- Stevens, the selection ties in well with Police will follow consultation and racism. Talking of the reunion lains faces and the index the challenges set for the police serv- research within the service, and local "Whilst we accept that the majority of David Bright said "It was, in number of vehicles they ice by the recent Lawrence Inquiry community groups and staff training in women and men in Essex Police are not simple terms a very pleas- used* and Sgt Hugh Conroy7 report. community race relations will be devel- racist we must never be complacent. ant lane as straight as we t h i ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ can do to improve our seru- and non borough officers ever were also among those that the following names Supt David Bright said "I mentioned are the runners felt sure that around mid- on a race card. night ex Ds Dave Ashworth Chuckles Island, Pier Wet would say that it was time to End, The Glen Lights, High be off for a "ruby" and do the Street Top End, 24 Box, clubs. Those were the days. Belts Bootlaces and Braces, In making this evening Kursaal Special, It's Off At possible I wish to express The Foresters, Collecting my personal thanks to Fred Bridie, and last but no Simpkins for arranging the L means least, the infamous function, a task that was not Uncle Bill." easy, but very much Some characters spotted appreciated by all those at the reunion were ex Supt present." Middlesex University MA Criminology One year full-time or two years part-time LOCAL radio station Essex there was a further need to visitors and residents to shop. FM has produced a special heighten crime prevention Posters and stickers in shops Develop professional skills through the application of theoretical recorded warning to help awareness among shoppers. will indicate 'safe havens' perspectives t o specific prolem areas of crime and the institutions of '~r Essex Police crack down on Retailers are being asked to where anyone who is a victim crime control. A highly-respected course with links to the study of purse snatchers. And a t the play the recorded message at of crime or needs urgent criminology in universities in Saabruckhen, Barcelona, Bologna, launch of this initiative in least once every two hours. assistance can go for help and Southend the town and Featuring Essex FM's advice. Komotini, Rotterdam, and Ghent. seafront were also declared a morning news presenter, Specially trained staff will Safe Haven. Peter Stewart, it warns be on hand in the shops with IW G D i p Youth Justice, Probation Essex FM joined forces shoppers to be on the lookout the facilities to tap into the with officers from the Town for anything suspicious, and police and get appropriate and Applied Criminology Policing Unit and local gives advice on how to avoid help quickly. Two years part-time retailers in an effort to curb become a victim. Sgt Tony Wright, of the the problem of pickpockets. Already big name stores Town Policing Unit, said: "We A new course for those wishing to build on existing knowledge and Previous initiatives to combat such as W.H. Smith and ceqtainly don't want to create experience in this area. Attendance is one afternoon and early evening a the offence, including high Virgin have agreed to join the fear among visitors to the week, PIUS option modules at other times. profile media coverage and a campaign. town, we simply want to poster campaign, have led to The second scheme, known heighten their awareness and the arrest of some as Safe Haven, is aimed at ensure that Southend 4 BA Honours Criminology perpetrators. providing a relaxed and remains a safe and friendly Three years full-time or by part-time study However, it was felt that secure environment for place for families to shop." The nature and development of crime in modern industrial societies and the various forms of controlling crime, including both the criminal justice Albania challenge for retired officers system and structures of informal social control. Combine study of RETIRED officers looking for MAPE is working to assist The appointments include a Criminology with other subjects such as Women's Studies, Psychology O r a new challenge are being the Albania Police who are Police Training Manager, Environment and Society for a Joint Honours Degree. invited to join the attempting to create a probably of inspector or chief 0181 362 5161 . Multinational Police Advisory community based police inspector rank, six Police Element (MAPE) of the service. The group is looking Trainers and six Police Duty Western European Union for officers who retired within Advisors. The starting date or write: Campus Admissions, Middlesex University, (WEU)in Albania. The Home the last three years and have for the deployment is likely to Queensway, Enfield, Middlesex EN3 4SF Office is looking for 13 people either a strong training be MayIJune 1999 and place- with specific skills to join the background or general ments will be for 12 months. fax: 0 18 1 805 0702 email: enadmissionsOmdx.ac.uk contingent that already has policing skills including For more information contact five serving Essex Police community policing and Essex Police Publication Unit officers working on it. relations. on 01245 452947. l l THE LAW. APRIL 1999 P - A NEW chairman was elected during a well-attended ~ r a n c v h AGM. J o h n E a d y Tribute to former deputy SOME familiar names paid t a k e s t h e top spot w i t h t r i b u t e t o former Deputy George Lambeth voted i n a s Chief Constable Ronald vice-chairman. Stone who died on March 29, The remaining members aged 69. were all re-elected into their M r Stone served most of posts unanimously. his 37 years i n Devon a n d This Friday (April 9) sees a a n d leaves a widow Jean. Cornwall but was a Essex Former Pc Edgar Snowling meeting a t H Q Sports a n d officer when h e retired i n Social Club, 7.30pm for 8pm. died on March 11, aged 87. 1986. A keen sportsman h e H e retired i n 1965 with his Guest speaker will be Dennis was also t h e chairman of t h e Duffy with a n audio-visual l a s t posting a t Clacton. rugby club. Civilian support staff mem- experience. Some .people Many attended M r Stone's ber M r Colin Austin died on have said t h a t t h e earth funeral including former March 21. H e h a d worked a s actually moved when they Chief Constable, Sir Robert a driverhandyman at saw it, so judge for yourself. Bunyard, former Deputy Witham since 1983. There will be no branch Chief Constables Peter meeting i n May, and t h e J u n e trip h a s been changed from a Simpson and J i m Dickinson, Retirements ACC Geoffrey Markham a n d mystery tour to a river trip former ACC Terrv Rands. Chief Insp Kevin Doyland d - followed by a meal a t a Mr Stone leaves a widow from Thurrock retired o n Lawrence retires after nearly waterside restaurant. F r a n k J e a n , . a son a n d t h r e e March 31 a f t e r 3 0 year's 29 year's service. Joslin will be sending full daughters. service. P c Alain Heaysman of HQ details to all members who Among others who sadly March also saw t h e retire- Radio Comms retires after h a d booked for t h e mystery died l a s t m o n t h w a s Sgt m e n t of I n s p Michael nearly 26 year's service. tour b u t t h e coach pick-up 11 - - Pat Hughes eniovs a sur~risecelebration with 11 Ronald Last who served for Williams, based a t t h e Essex Police principal fin- point will be helmsf ford her traffic warden colleagues. 2 5 y e a r s a t Colchester, Training C e n t r e , after 3 0 g e r p r i n t officer, Martin Cricket Ground a t 2.30pm. Rochford, Epping and year's service, having previ- Freeman is retiring after 41 The boat trip will start a t t h e Basildon. H e w a s 71. ously served with year's service. River Debden i n Suffolk a n d Former sergeant, Nigel Warwickshire a n d Coventry 111. health h a s forced the t h e meal will b e a t t h e Harbour, aged 4 8 died on Police. retirement of Chelmsford HER husband said after the first abusive driver she'd Maybush r e s t a u r a n t . T h e March 9. H e retired from Another officer who h a s constable Richard Curtis quit - but 20 years on and Pat Hughes is still working served over 3 0 years, P c after 1 9 years, Dc Ernest trip will cost £10 a n d dinner Basildon a n d leaves a widow prices will be £10 for a two- as a traffic warden in Braintree. Veronica. Raymond Scott of C a r r after 2 3 years, DC John course meal and £12.50 for Pat's colleagues celebrated her 20th anniversary in Former Chief Insp Operations, retires this Weatherley after 27 years three courses. If you're inter- style with a surprise cake and flowers. 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But an police hockey team took on The game was played at equaliser led to a full-time draw and the the RUC in the semi-final breakneck speed and just daunting task of extra time. This too was qualifier of the PAA Cup. before full time both sides a stalemate with penalties the decider. As the current holders the made changes to rest their It was Nathan Munson who saved the Irish team were highly fan- players for the inevitable day, and the first penalty, paving the way cied. However, Essex, who extra time. for Schneider, Beecher, Crane, Keaney and *- only just lost the last game In the first period of extra Wrigley to put the final nail in the West against the Met Police, were time disaster struck for Country coffin. not overawed by the occasion Essex. Routs made a brilliant The other match against Surrey Police or the opposition. save, but for once no defender was more clear cut resulting in a 5-1 The RUC started strongly cleared his pads and the victory. Goal scorers were Fallows (3, and immediately put the resultant flick found the net. Schneider, Wrigley and Beecher. Essex team under pressure, It should have been all over The results take the team into the final but an excellent defensive a t this point, but in the sec- of The Region 5 cup, to be held at Imber formation soaked up the ond half of extra time Essex Court on April 20, and the Southern pressure. threw caution to the wind. Counties Cup, to be held at Surrey Police Even when they got past Five consecutive short cor- on May 4. Opponents are to be confirmed. the formidable back line they ners put the keeper to the couldn't get past keeper Chris Routs, who was in outstand- test, but it was not to be and the home side sneaked Lottery results ing form. through to the finals by 1-0. THE result of the March Lottery draw is Encouraged by the strength The RUC were good enough as follows: £1500 Pc Nicola Pearce, of defending, the Essex half to admit this was by far their Colchester; £1000 DC1 Pobert Seals, backs started to push the toughest test for years and Harlow; £500 Shirley Turner, HQ; £300 Irish back into their own half that Essex are now a side to Supt Robert Good, HQ; £200 Pc Geoffrey ,and some darting runs down be reckoned with in police Miller, HQ TSU; £100 Pc Victoria the right by winger Gary competitions. The team were Denmark, EPTC. Franklin followed by some delighted and grateful to sub- The following will receive £50 consola- crashing crosses soon put the stitutes, Alex Wisbey and ANYONE visiting Personnel last dressed up in red on the day. tion prizes: Patrica Brennan, HQ; Pc Irish goal under siege. Paul Maleary, who did not get month would have found them well Those who got dressed up also Donald Cahill, Safion Walden; Pc David * With no score at half time, a game. Coach Geordie Tyson - and truly in the red but it was all in donated E1 each, and anyone who Clark, Rayleigh; Pc Gary Collard, Leigh; the second half started with was ecstatic, describing it as aid of Comic Relief. didn't had to give E2. Pc David Rogers, Stansted Airport; DC some more determined one of the proudest moments Head of Personnel John Rhymes, In total the department raised Peter Hyem, Southend; Helen Cook, HQ; attacks by the RUC and some of his life. pledged E20 to the charity if staff E115. William Pirie, Retired and Ken Miller, darting counter strikes by Bob Ward Braintree. Lharity concerts planned I W THE 10th anniversary celebrations of the Essex Police Choir will see tho first Essex union of thc force choir with the Royal Ulster Constabulary Ladies Choir. ,a b.* :: I Preferential rates Raising money for various charities the two concerts will take place on May 7 and 8 (see advert). The choir will also be performing on Saturday, April 17, at St Peter's Church in was on Palm Sunday at St Nicholas Parish Church at Witham and then on Good Friday at Coggeshall Parish Church. Both performanc- on car insurance es were well supported by local parishioners. Hutton in aid of the Trueloves Charity. Last month also saw the choir perform its Over Easter the choir joined with three other local church choirs to give two performances of Olivet to Calvary. The first first concert in Takeley where nearly £900 was raised by the Hart Cancer Charity. This concert bought the total money raised by the tor choir since November 1996 to Police Officers over £9,600. Although the Essex Police Choir choir members enjoy the events it gives them even and greater pleasure to know that U Royal Ulster Constabulary U their efforts help raise money for charity and improve police/public relations. Ladies Choir The singing in two charity concerts detective I BY day a detective, but by St Luke's Church Tiptree, night Richard Shakespeare treads the boards, and his Friday, May 7 at 7.30pm latest venture is Singin' in in support of the St Helena's Hospice, the Rain. Colchester, and the St Luke's Richard is a member of the Church Organ Fund Colchester Operatic Society, and the show made famous by Gene Kelly, is the group's Christchurch, Chelmsford, annual production. If you want to see the drugs Saturday, May 8 at 7.30pm and serious crime squad in support of the Farleigh Hospice, action in true thesbian action Chelmsford, and the Essex Air Ambulance as Rosco Dexter, you can n catch him from Wednesday, Find us on the internet at: www.touchline.co.uk Tickets for either concert are priced S5 June 2 to Saturday, June 12, ~ d ~ a m s d ~ d s r h s r h ~ ~ m d ~ pmnlhnNa~hNamsnkdvdthcChmd-~~theMdb. at the Mercury Theatre in Touchhrscadrh*phm& Available from Norman Eastbrook A Colchester. LAW00 I 16 THE LAW, APRIL 1999 Three years to get OR the first time in final up and running The ladies' race was the first event of the completed the gruelling eight-mile slog. age!) was the still wonderfully talented Joe than 25 years afternoon and there were 67 finishers after a This year's winner was Richard Gard~ner Clare from Hertfordshire in a superb time o f gruelling five-mile course. from South Wales, in a superb time of 44-25, 58-09. Essex played host to a Arnanda Purser, from Hampshire, retained closely followed by Steve Cairns, from Lothian The Mets won the men's team event, ahead ajar her national title - for a fourth time - in 32 and Borders (44-36) and in third place last of Strathclyde and Sussex. and was the mins 25 secs, closely followed in second place year's winner Darren Daniels, from Cheshire The Men's veterans team award placings chosen town. by the wonderfully gifted Sally Lynch (Gwent), (45-40). were a complete reverse of the above, Sussex Over 400 police cross country runners winner of the 91,93 and 94 championships. First Essex man home was the team cap- winning, followed by Strathclyde and the from all over the UK gathered in In third place was yet another stalwart of tajn, ~ i ~~~d in 27th place, in a time of 50- ~ k ~ ~ t ~ . Gloucester Park, which boasts a highly the ladies' cross country scene, Carolinf? 19. Mick also snatched third place in the men's The final team award for the Minor rated course of hills wooded areas and Houghton of Kent. vet 40 category from Harry Young of Counties team event was won by Derbyshire. lakes. All-conquering ~trathcl~de. The action then moved across the road to the \nth the 50th anniversary the First Essex lady home was Paula Bradley Robert Anning, of Avon and Somerset (45- Post House Hotel for the presentations, hosted New Town, it has taken three years turn the (42-26),with sister Lucy close behind (43-26). 57) won the vet 40, followed by Simon Morley, by Divisional Commander Supt Denis idea of a Basildon final into reality. The ladies' team event was predictably won Sussex (48-39). Sheppard, who called on Chief Constable Organiser Laurie Rampling, who started the by the all-conquering holders of the title, First veteran 45 was Michael Sanders of David Stevens, John Robb, chief executive of ball rolling with Roy Kebbell, said: "Three years in the making and three days to put to Hampshire and the first lady veteran (over 35) Leicestershire (49-52), first vet 50 Hugh Basildon District Council and representatives bed. Many, many heartaches and headaches Katrina Kemp (Leicestershire). Hazelhurst, from the Metropolitan Police (49- of the other main, sponsors to present the along the way, but a wonderful experience Then it was the turn of the men. Of the 300- 57). awards and round off Basildon 99. none the less." plus re-entered field there were 262 who First vet 55 (yes, they really do run at that Ian's best yet Cover yourself CANOEIST Ian Wilson achieved a personal best against injury when he paddzd the 125 A RECENT injury sustained mile Devizes to Westminster during force sport has in just 20hrs and 35mins. prompted a reminder of the In a two man marathon existing situation regarding boat with friend Peter Jacks, officer's insurance cover the Harlow constable whilst competing. reached the finish line 8th General Policy Guidelines Para 24 states that injuries out of 125 international duos. sustained during police sport Training six days a week are deemed as 'off-duty' for for the last six months paid the purposes of Police off, as they tackled 79 locks Pensions Regulations. and caught the crucial tide a t However, Essex Police Teddington which, if missed, Sports Association is insured can scupper any attempts to for members (police or sup- finish in good time. port staff) injured during Hot cross buns and a Mars events, where they are repre- senting the force and are ulti- bar, mashed up with orange mately cast from the service. juice and uninvited salt This also covers members water, supplied the during training which has sustenance during the non- been authorised by, or on stop race. But the pair still behalf of, the Chief have a taste for endurance Constable. and are already in training to Officers are nevertheless beat their personal best in recommended to take out their own independent cover next year's competition. to supplement. Stock clearance Southend set THE Force Sports and Leisure Shop at the Pavilion, to take trophy HQ will be open on Saturday, SOUTHEND are set to wi April 17, as a one-off in a bid this year's Croker Cup to sell the remaining stock. they sit at the top of the t with just three events to go. They won the tennis darts rounds of the corn Croker squash A POLICE officer has captained an Pc Nock Glister (Thames Valley). Although competition is tough, tion gaining 12 point Essex rugby side into a final at Paul and Kevin are also team Kevin Harmen is confident the each. Tendring won THURROCK won the Croker Twickenham. And its a double coaches. team have the will and the skill to ladies five-a-sidefootball Cup Squash Tournament at Harlow were the rugby the final held a t Lexden success as the ~filericay club Billericay clinched its place in win. champions. ' Squash Club. becomes the first in Essex or the the final during a home game The match kicks off at I p m and With just snooker, netb The team had beaten Eastern counties to ever reach a against Scunthorpe. Playing for anyone interested in buying and football remaining Braintree, Basildon and national final. the Tetley Bitter Vase they proudly tickets or joining other fans on a Southend are on 165 points Harlow to reach the final followed by Rayleigh (116), Pc Paul Daly is one of five offi- notched up a scoreline of 1 8 6 . coach to Twickenham should Braintree (102), Colchest and, despite being one player cers who play for the side. The Twickenham is now the contact Billericay Rugby Club on (841, Basildon (791, Harlo short, finally won 3-2. and Chelmsford (77), (75), Thurrock (55) Tendring (45).