Essex appoints new ACC by hedongchenchen


D   The
    The newspaper of Essex Police                                                 lssu'e 306
                                                                                                                      Law                                                 April 1999

                                                                                               Dedicated team proposals agreed in principle

                                                                                               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

                                                                                                                 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!

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                                 Tel: 01925 604421 Fax: 01925 861351
                                                                                                                ALTHOUGH Sgt Dave Lawrence has been in
                                                                                                                practice since 1995 as a Parks Inner Child
                                                                                                                Therapist, retirement means he can go full-
                                                                                                                  Dave's interest in therapy began about 15
                                                                                                                years ago when he offered to help someone for
                                                                                                                                                                     Parks Inner Child Therapy was developed
                                                                                                                                                                   by Penny Parks, an American woman who had
                                                                                                                                                                   suffered as a child and found a method to help
                                                                                                                                                                     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
                                                                                                                                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
                                                                                                                                                                              ,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
                                                                                                                                                             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

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                                                                                                                                                                       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.
                                                                          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                                                                                                                                          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
   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         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
                                                                                                                        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.

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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
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                                                                                                             I Project r>roposes dedicated
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                                                                                                                              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. Part of that process will be
                                                                                                                                                                    measuring the level of interest from police
                                                                                                                                                                    officers and support staff.
                                                                                                                                                                      A circulation will shortly be issued asking
        Wherever you're looking to buy your                                                                      reviewed on a daily basis."                        those interested in becoming fully trained for
        home, look no further for the mortgage                                                                                                                      the project, or to work as Major Investigation
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                                                                                                                   The new set-up would mean that one team          themselves known. This would be a n interim
        assured of first class service every time,                                                                                                                  step to any advertising for permanent posts.
                                                                                                                 could be working on more than one major
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                                                                                                                      A central major investigation budget in       changeover is at an opportune moment for
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                                                                                                                 allocated specific teams, supporting others          "What we have to accept is that there is no
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        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

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

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10          THE LAW. APRIL 1999

 Paving the way to a safer county
THE future direction of Essex                           To reduce crime and disorder we will be
Police is set out in a Long                          intelligence-led, rather than event driven.
                                                     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

     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
                                                                                                                                           Essex Police during the next
                                                                                                                                           12      months.      Improved
                                                                                                                                                                               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."

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                                                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

                                          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
                                                                                      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
                                          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
ly at the water's edge so I               accommodate 50,000 people               IJu1lGe.
                                                                                             *he last girl I took in
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
                                                                                                                       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
                                                         - -
                                                                                  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
                                        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. Richard (Dickie) was a wonderful husband,
 and Pc Jewell.                         at 3am, I cycled on to a 4am point at South                  diplomacy!                                               father and grandad and is so very much missed.
         Ex Ds Derek Head,
                                        Benfleet Railway Station in cape and leggings.                  Derek Morbey, Sawbridgeworth, Herts                                   Anne Donovan and family, Southend on Sea

                                                                                                                         Facts about toxic shock
                                                                                                                        YOlJ h,lve prol);ihly hwrd about t h d~seasc,
                                                                                                                        'Ihx~cShock Synd~ome,     hrfi)re, hut how much
                                                                                                                        do you t.e;illy know about it:' Who can get it?
                                                                                                                        How wouldY O U rcc-o~n~sc "Whi~fshould YOU
                                                                                                                                                                                       Health chock                   ',

                                                                                                                        do if you or inyone thought they had it?
                                                                                                                           TSS is a rare disease, but because it is        There are several things that can be done.
     Of S~ecialInterest                                                                                                 potentially serious, it is important to know Women should use the lowest absorbency tam-
                                                                                                                        about it and what action to take if you think pon for their menstrual flow.
     ta POb16E (ZFFICERS                                                                                                you have the symptoms.                             The risk of tampon-related TSS may also be
                                                                                                                                                                         reduced by using pads as an alternative from
                                                                                                                                      What is TSS?
     8i STAFF                                                                                                              Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) has been asso-
                                                                                                                                                                         time to time during a period.

                                                                                                                        ciated with tampon use. In rare cases, TSS                   The Symptoms
     E10,000-£50,000                                                                                                    can be fatal. TSS is believed to be caused by      Some of the symptoms are much the same
     repayable over                                                                                                     toxin-producing strains of the staphylococcus as severe flu, but they can become serious very
                                                                                                                        aureus bacterium.                                quickly.
     5-25 years                                                                                                                                                            The symptoms usually include some or all of
                                                                                                                                 What causes TSS?                        the following: sudden high temperature, vom-
     Large secured loans for                                                                                               The bacterium that causes TSS is found iting, diarrhoea, sunburn-like rash, muscle
     homeowners with no fees, no                                                                                        most commonly on the skin, in the nose, aches, dizziness, fainting or feeling faint when
     fuss and no forms to complete.                                                                                     armpit, groin or vagina. In fact, about one standing up and confusion.
                                                                                                                        third of the population carry it without any       If you have any of these symptoms and are
     Settle existing credit of all types and                                                                            problem at all. However, in a very small num- wearing a tampon you should remove the tam-
     have cash to spare for home                                                                                        ber of people, certain strains of the bacterium pon immediately and contact your doctor for
     improvements, a new car or that                                                                                    produce toxins that can cause TSS. Most peo- immediate treatment. Tell the doctor that you
     well-earned "dream holiday"                                                                                        ple have the antibodies in their bloodstream to have been using tampons and suspect TSS.
                                                                                                                        protect them from the toxin if it is produced,     Be aware that it is also possible to get TSS
                                                                                                                        but many do not.                                 more than once? If a woman has had TSS in
                                                                                                                                                                         the past, she should seek medical advice
                                                                                                                               Can anyone get TSS?                       before using tampons again.
                                                                                                                           TSS can affect anyone - men, women or chil-
                                                                                                                        dren. Some cases of TSS are caused by infec-                 The treatment
                                                                                                                        tions following insect bites, burns or surgery.    With early diagnosis, TSS can generally be
                                                                                                                        About half of the reported cases are associated effectively treated with antibiotics and other
           ARROW FINANCE                                                                                                with women using tampons.                        medicines to counteract the symptoms.
                                                                                                                                                                           For women it is important to choose the low-
                "THE PEOPLE WHO CAREn                                                                                            Is TSS contagious?                      est absorbency tampon necessary for your
      MEMBERS OFTHE FINANCE INDUSTRY STANDARDSASSOCIATION                                                                  No. TSS is not a contagious disease.          menstrual flow. As a guide, if a tampon
                       CONSUMER CREDIT                                                                                     It is also not clear what the link is TSS and absorbs as much as it can and has to be
                                                                                                                        tampon use?                                      changed before four hours, then you may want

                                                                U                                                          However, tampon research shows that the       to try a higher absorbency. On the other hand,
                                                                          call FREE and ask our Mortgage Desk
                                       PISA                                      for a personal quotation.              risk of tampon-related TSS is associated with if you remove a tampon and after 4-8 hours
                                                                                                                         absorbency: the higher the absorbency the white fibre is still showing, you should choose
                                       registered                                                                       higher the risk; the lower the absorbency the a lower absorbency. Also use a single tampon,
                                                                                                                        lower the risk. That is why a woman should not two, and a suitable pad is the best option

I                                                                I
                                                                 YOUR HOME IS A RISK IF YOU W NOT
            FOR WRmEN QUOTATIONWRITE TO:                        KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE                         always use the lowest absorbency tampon for at night.
                                                                                                                        her menstrual flow.                                If you have any queries please contact the
                                                                                                                           The risk of tampon-related TSS be reduced, Occupational                            On exten-
                                                                                                                        however.                                         sion 58611.
                                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                                          Kong Police.

                                                                                                                                                                            Former Southend DC1
                                                                                                                                                                          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
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
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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.
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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
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with specific skills to join the   background       or     general   ments will be for 12 months.                fax: 0 18 1 805 0702      email:
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                THE LAW. APRIL 1999

    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. A familiar face                 Raymond Shepheard, aged             month.                                         a n d P c Victoria Meads, after
     ested but haven't received a               in the town and at the police station, Pat clocks up an                 72, died on March 15. H e             Tendring's      Sgt     David                nearly six years.
    letter from F r a n k give h i m a          average of up to 60 tickets a month. And, says TW
     call on 01245 602872.                      Controller, Bert Malseed, she can spot an out-of-date
                     Bill Fancourt              tax disc at 100 yards!

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                                                                                                                                                              THE LAW, APRIL 1999               15

     A force t o be                                                                                                                                  Two football finals
                                                                                                                                                     TWO cups are there for the taking after

    reckoned with                                                                                                                                    semi-final wins by the Essex Police
                                                                                                                                                     football team.
                                                                                                                                                       Against Avon and Somerset they made
                                                                                                                                                     their mark just five minutes into the game
THE expectation was a good       Essex. Again neither side
thrashing for Essex when its     could break the deadlock.                                                                                           with a goal from Steve Crane. 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.
                                                                                                           Preferential rates
  Raising money for various charities the two
concerts will take place on May 7 and 8 (see
  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
                                                                    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

                                                                    catch him from Wednesday,                     Find us on the internet at:
    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   ~
                                                                    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
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).

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