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    The newspaper of Essex Police                                             Issue 328                                                                      February 2001




    Essex awaits Home Office decision on funds for 'holistic' scheme


    BID FOR RADICAL
    JUSTICE PROJECT
    "WHY me?" is the most
    frequently asked question            by Kim Perks
                                                                         This holistic approach is the result
                                                                       of two years of research by
                                                                       Community Safety's Sgt Ian Carter.
                                                                                                                restorative justice system can be
                                                                                                                truly effective.
                                                                                                                  The bid, however, is up against
                                                                                                                                                 should be divided up among a
                                                                                                                                                 number of trials.
                                                                                                                                                   Sgt Carter's proposal is to
    by victims of crime. But if                                        His work with the Restorative            tough competition. The Governmentintroduce five definable models of
                                     The E1.6m bid is for a ground-
    a Community Safety                                                 Justice Working Group, chaired by        has put £3 million aside to fund restorative justice:
                                   breaking restorative justice
    Department bid for Home        system which would be the first
                                                                       Deputy Chief Constable Charles           trials in the UK and 1 forces and
                                                                                                                                       1              Victimloffender mediation;
    Office     funding       is                                        Clark, on behalf of ACPO Crime           other     agencies   have   made      Family group conferencing;
                                   ever model to provide for ALL       Committee examined a number of           applications. The Home Office now     Community conferencing;
    successful victims may         victims and offenders, whether      small scale projects across the          has the difficult task of deciding    Healing circles;
    start to receive some          youth or adult, a t EVERY stage     country and abroad. However, he          whether one project outweighs         Sentencing circles.
    satisfactory answers.          of t h e criminal justice system.   feels only an all-encompassing           another or whether the funding     Family group conferencing is
                                                                                                                                                        currently the only model
                                                                                                                                                        available to Essex Police who
                                                                                                                                                        work in partnership with
                                                                                                                                                        Social Services. Since the
                                                                                                                                                        youth justice pilot project
                                                                                                                                                        began in April last year there
                                                                                                                                                        has been an increase in refer-
                                                                                                                                                        rals for offenders, and their
                                                                                                                                                        families, to meet with the
                                                                                                                                                        victim of their crime, and the
                                                                                                                                                        feedback so far has been
                                                                                                                                                        extremely positive.
                                                                                                                                                           The most common model
                                                                                                                                                        used by a few British police
                                                                                                                                                        forces      is      community
                                                                                                                                                        conferencing, an element to
                                                                                                                                                        be introduced to Essex
                                                                                                                                                        during 2001, regardless of a
                                                                                                                                                        successful bid. Here the
                                                                                                                                                        victim and the offender meet
                                                                                                                                                        at the point of caution, or
                                                                                                                                                        reprimand and warning,
                                                                                                                                                        along      with     a    police
                                                                                                                                                        facilitator. It provides a
                                                                                                                                                        chance for the facilitator to
                                                                                                                                                        draw out all the information
                                                                                                                                                        about the offence and its
                                                                                                                                                        effects and can lead to any
                                                                                                                                                        agreed outcome, from a letter
                                                                                                                                                        of apology to compensation
                                                                                                           Artist: Elizabeth Cook/Central News          and reparation work.
                                                                                                                                                           Victimloffender mediation
                                                                                                                                                        enables        victims     and


      Jury hears of hijack terror                                                                                                                       offenders to have their say
                                                                                                                                                        directly or indirectly through
                                                                                                                                                        the use of a mediator.
                                                                                                                                                        Mediation UK has already
                                                                                                                                                        agreed to recruit and train
                                                                                                                                                        mediators for Essex should
                                                                                                                                                        the Home Office bid succeed.
             t h e cabin of a Boeing 727 and      ing 173 passengers and 14 crew was seized          hijacking,     false   imprisonment      and          The more radical aspects of
                                                                                                                                                        Sgt Carter's proposal are
             d to kill everyone on board during   during a n internal flight i n Afghanistan and     possession of firearms a n d explosives. The       those of sentencing circles
                                                                                                                                                        and healing circles.
                                                                                                                                                               continued on page 3
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    2         THE LAW. FEBRUARY 2001




        DNA row rolls on
        1 DID not think 1                  I mean, come on, have we not Management Group Policy, I have
                                         moved away from the "if you don't to say that I sit on this group and
                be writing               supply it you will not get your yes, we are making in-roads into
        about this issue yet             move7' - "you will be charged the sickness problems and trying
        again. The concept of            directly if you attend a scene and to put in place a proper recording
                                         haven't given a sample" - "the system and management to try
        providing DNA for an             cost will come out of the overtime and get people back to work, but
        elimination database             budget" - "you will stand directly we still feel that extra money
        appeared sound.                  in front of the Chief Constable to needs to be put into welfare and
                                         explain your reasons" etc etc.       occupational healthcare issues if
           The                from Our     The whole thing has got blown we are to truly make this work.
        national         officers    on out of all proportion by some
        human rights issues are managers and, I repeat, some
        still being researched.          have been employing bullying
                                         tactics. This is                          Chief's view on voluntary samples
           That said, locally we today's policing not acceptable in ESSEX Police does not condone bullying in the
                                                             and, while this                                                              particularly the security and data protection
                      the principle      has tried to be re-addressed by workplace in any form and it is regrettable that in              implications. This has had the desired effect, the
        asking officers to supply the Chief Constable in numerous trying to get across the important message about DNA                    number of samples has tripled since Christmas.
        their DNA with the proviso messages he has put out, the elimination samples inappropriate comments may                            Obviously, once officers became aware of the
                                                                              have been made by some managers.                            operational benefits of the DNA elimination database
        t h a t has always been damage has been done.                           The Federation and myself have always agreed on           and of the safeguards which are in place they realised
        VOLUNTARY!                         Officers are now saying they the benefits to be gained from getting the maximum
                                                                                                                                          the value of taking part in the scheme.
           The message that appeared to            give the         because number of samples on to the Elimination Database but            It is worth emphasising how the improvements in
        be coming from Crime Policy      of this attitude when, if it had recognise that because the scheme is voluntary the              DNA technology are revolutionising crime detection.
        G~~~~ was that E~~~~has the been handled differently, they final decision on whether to supply a sample lies with                 There are three strands to the approach.
        lowest        percentage      of would have considered it.            individual officers.
        elimination DNA samples of         Morale is a n emotive issue and      Since last             we have tried many            to                 Burglary Scenes
        any other force in the country   can always be argued either way. draw the scheme to the attention of officers. I wrote               e
                                                                                                                                            W are increasing the number of scenes examined for
                                                                              individually to every operational officer, there have       DNA - we already examine highest proportion of
                                                                                                                                                                        the
        and the Chief wanted it                 I suggest is that this does been articles and newsletters in various force
                                         nothing impr0ve              and, if publications, yet still by Christmas less than 400 of the   stolen         ofany police force in the corntry and are
        addressed.                                                                                                                        taking steps to increase the fiwre even more by
           What then happened was a n    You add the fact that we have one 1,750 operational officers had provided a sample. That
                                                                                                                                          recmiting a nvmber of forensic vehicle              It is
         escalation of,             mis- of the worst sickness records in is why I insisted that every operational officer should         the       story with burglary scenes where again we
        judged third hand messages the country, you have to ask the be seen by a manager and the importance of the                                 the highest proportion in the country.
                                                                              scheme explained to them.                                     The second strand is the offender database. Essex
         which, without doubt, lead to question          is that?'.
                                                                                M"agers     were provided with        the
         what can only be described as      Before I get accused of not                                                                   was the first force to begin t a b g samples from all
                                          giving credit to the Sickness       needed to answer queries about the database                 offenders arrested for recordable offences and the
         bully boy tactics.
                                                                                                                                          national database is growing rapidly. As a result of
                                                                                                                                          these developments one out of two crime scene samples


         Pay deal accepted                                                                                      talks
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                                                                                                                                          'becomes even more important becausedatabase
                                                                                                                                                               the elimination of the

                                                                                                                                          phenomenal increase in the sensitivity of DNA
                                                                                                                                          techniques. Scientists can now obtain a profile from a
    AS The Law went to press Unison                     We have complained and now have                                                   speck of dandruff or from droplets of breath. This
    announced t h a t it had successfully             another assurance t h a t the correct rate                                          means that the chances of DNA from police officers
    secured and accepted a pay rise for               will be circulated and all arrears should                                           visiting the scenes of crime being mixed with that of
    support staff of 3.2 per cent.                    have been paid. If you have not received                                            potential offenders has increased and it is essential we
      Also secured in the deal is deletion of         your arrears please contact payroll.                                                have the ability to eliminate police officers' samples
    the bottom two spinal column points                 No new developments have taken place                     matter is         being from the investigation at the earliest possible stage.
                                                                                                                                  There
    which will benefit low paid staff. More           with regard to decriminalisation of               was a special meeting of the         The DNA elimination database is totally separate
    details will follow in the March edition of       parking.                                                                            from the offender database and can only be searched for
                                                                                                        Police Negotiating Board on
    The Law.                                            Traffic warden Brian Nubbert a t                January 22, when failure to elimination purposes. The principle is exactly the same
      Unison have successfully challenged a           Colchester is the Unison contact and has          agree was               the sim- as the fingerprints elimination database and for over
    personnel bulletin which stated t h a t           made a valiant effort on behalf of all            plistic term to use.              100 years police officers have supplied their
    anyone transferring would                                      wardens.                                 The      next    scheduled fingerprints for that purpose.
    have      their    contracts                                     For a n up-to-date report          meeting will now take place
                                                                                                        on      February                     The public of Essex will find it hard to understand
    terminated and would lose                                                                                                          If why responsible police officers, who as part of their
                                                                   please drop Brian a line.            negotiations can still not be work attend crime scenes, would not wish to improve
    continuity of employment.                                        A plan is afoot investigat-        agreed, t h e n it will g0 t o the ,-hances of detecting a crime. I would urge those
      This     was     published                                   ing the possibility of trans-        arbitration which can take
    without consultation and the                                                                                                                  who have not yet done so to consider again the
                                                                   ferring coroner's officers over      UP t o three months to reach benefits for crimedetectionand reductionfor the people
    first we knew was when our                                                                          a decision, but I am lead to
                                                                   to the local authority.
    copy arrived.                                                                                       believe t h a t -the Home of Essex.
                                                        Unison National has called on the               Secretary would like this                              Chief Constable David Stevens
      All support staff have employment
                                                      Home Office and ACPO to consult on                resolved before the next
    contracts and therefore statutory rights.
      Keep a n eye on yours, if you a r e
    concerned contact your Unison steward
                                                      these proposals.
                                                        Locally, following a n approach to the
                                                                                                        Election, if the date is i n
                                                                                                        May, so perhaps it will b e a
                                                                                                        speedier       decision     than
                                                                                                                                           Committee disbanded
    or if you are a non-member we suggest             Chief Constable, we are now in touch
                                                      with Supt Coxall who has updated u s and                                             THE force Goods and Services Committee has been
    the Citizen's Advice Bureau.                                                                             The recruitment figures disbanded. This dealt with uniform and equipment
      support issues are being sent
                staff                                 will ensure that we are kept up-to-date in
                                                           future
                                                                                                        put out need putting into issues and, although we can raise these issues in
    direct to policy groups endorsed t h a t                                                            context because,                   other forums, we have concerns that the problems
    consultation has taken place with                   Unison has submitted a further Paper            we recruited 59268 Officers       will not be highlighted as they used to be.
    unison, and on one occasion that the              to t h e health and safety committee              nationally,         we       lost
                                                                                                        somewhere in the region of           ALL requests or problems should now be reported
    issue raised was in                  with         regarding the non-compliance with the
                                                                                                        59768   Officers.                 via your D.A.M. to the Central Procurement Officer.
    Unison.                                           directive, which came into being over four
                                                                                                             Several     Forces     have What we ask is that you also send a copy of any
      We are seeking a ruling by the Joint            Years ago.                                        lowered their pass marks problem or request to Paul Dines who is the
    secretaries on this practice. Although              Managers who are applying new shifi             a n d a r e apparently giving constables, representative for ~                             ~
                                                                                                                                                                                       ~~ i v i ~ i ~
    personnel bulletins are published rarely          patterns should be aware of t h e                 further education in English. and is based at witham.
    have we been consulted and we a r e not           requirements and indeed the contractual
    always aware of the content.
      Therefore it should not be assumed
                                                      hours of support staff.
                                                        We recently became aware of staff              Question time is around the corner
    that we are in agreement so please check          working well in excess of their 37-hour          A DATE for your diary - Monday, April          questions of the Chief
    with your steward.                                week, for free! So if you are on a new           23 a t 7pm in the Assembly Hall, Police          This was well attended last year and
      Despite repeat representations for the          system check yours.
    correct standby allowance rate to be paid
                                                                                                       Headquarters.                                  I ask you, if you have any concerns or
                                                        Due to pressure of work the Branch
    a personnel bulletin was published                Annual General Meeting has been put               A chance to discuss issues with your
                                                                                                       Federation representatives and ask
                                                                                                                                                     questions, to come along and make your
                                                                                                                                                     voice heard.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      I
    highlighting the old rate.                        back to March 1,2001.
                                                                                                                                                                 THE LAW, FEBRUARY 2001            3



                                        Decision due soon on Home Office cash 1
                                   I




I F you think you've had a bad
                                               continued from page 1         would be required.                         By introducing a new form of          I was converted by the
hair day just listen to this.
   Southend Police were                Once guilt has been established,        Healing circles is probably the          healing circle, that Sgt Carter       enthusiasm and feedback I
called by a hairdresser who            sentencing circles would allow        most complex. This aspect                  has      named        Association     encountered and I truly believe
had received threats from a            everyone affected by the crime to     focuses on crimes t h a t have             Conferencing, victims i n the         that with the right approach we
man to break their windows             meet in a group situation with        caused damage beyond the                   future will be able to meet with      can achieve a high percentage of
because he didn't like his             the judge and have some input         individual. Both offenders and             offenders who have committed          victim         and      offender
girlfriend's haircut.                  into to t h e outcome for the         victims have the opportunity to            similar crimes in a attempt to        participation. If successful we
   Maybe he needs to change            offender. A variant of this North     meet with members of the                   make sense of what they have          will have, not only the most
his style too!                         American idea will be introduced      community to try to repair some            been through and move on.             exciting restorative justice
     0    0   0                        into Essex for youth offenders in     of the damage done and help re-              Sgt Carter explained: "I expect     development in the world so far,
  A concerned resident                 April 2002. Referral orders will      establish their place within the           there will be officers who will       but most importantly, a truly
phoned to say there was                allow for a Youth Panel to            community.                                 find it difficult to see these        inclusive and effective crime
either       telephone    or
                                       convene a meeting of offenders,         This is also where the proposal          proposals becoming a reality,         prevention and reduction tool
electric cable across the
footpath but officers who
                                       victims and other relevant            becomes truly holistic. Many               particularly in a world where it is   t h a t will empower and build
went along to deal with                parties to decide on restorative      crimes remain undetected and               extremely difficult to get victims    healthier communities."
the problem found rubber               outcomes a s a form of sentencing.    therefore it has not previously            to provide statements and attend         For a n update on whether t h e
vehicle counting cable                 For this aspect to apply to adult     been possible for victims to meet          court.                                bid was a success see the March
secured safely to the road.            offenders further legislation         with the individual responsible.             "During my research, however,       edition of The Law.
         0      0   0
  A constable on firearms
training may have thought                                                                  7"
                                       "Can vou collect mv takeawav. mv car has broken down.
he had the upper hand but a
hornet proved that his aim




                                       Campaign aims to
was much better, firing first
and hitting the target - the
officer's face.

Crewing policy
 still ensures
 officer safety
INTERNAL research has
been conducted to scrutinise
Essex Police policy on the
number of officers crewing
patrol vehicles.
  The study is related to the
force's desire to improve
                                       stop 999 nuisance
                                   AN appeal has gone out to                               Requests for bus and train times.
response times and service                                                              Insp Smith said: "We have a target time to
                                                                                                                                                        by Peter Laurie
delivery, without exposing its     the public from Essex                              answer each call within 15 seconds and while
personnel to increased risk.       Police in an effort to reduce                      we are dealing with requests like these, we
  It was carried out by a                                                             could be responding to people whose need for
working group headed by            the number of unnecessary                          help is urgent."
Chief Insp Craig Robertson,        999 calls it is receiving.                           He explained that even when there was
operations manager for                                                                good reason for police to be contacted, there
Tendring Division, whose             During 2000, the number of 999
                                                                                      were often occasions when the message was
report was considered by the       calls received by the force totalled               non-urgent and could have been given to a
Operational Policing Policy
Group.                             234,165 - a n increase of 17 per                   local police station, as listed in the telephone
  The group decided that           cent on the previous year.                         directory.
existing     policy     (policy                                                          People using the emergency service
                                     Yet on some days, up to 75 per cent              unreasonably are being told that their call
guideline 221198) should
remain in place.
                                   of these calls do not relate to                    cannot be dealt with.
  This decrees that the            emergencies.                                          Keen as they are to clear out unnecessary
normal patrol mode for Essex         The plea for common sense - under the            calls, staff at FIR are anxious not to deter
Police     officers,    special    slogan Don't Be A Nine Nine Nuisance -             people from using the 999 service when a
constables      and      traffic   was made by Force Information Room a t             situation warrants prompt contact with the
wardens is unaccompanied.          a news conference.                                 police, such as a n elderly person with a
  However, it states that the                                                         suspicious caller on their doorstep or a
                                     FIR representatives Insp Paul Smith and
single-crewing norm excludes                                                          vulnerable woman driver stranded with a
                                   Communications Officer Ruth Parkin gave
armed response vehicles,                                                              broken down vehicle. It does not have to be a
                                   examples of the type of calls they are trying to
armed patrols a t Stansted                                                            major incident.
                                   stop, including:
Airport, police boats and                                                               And they accept that with the growing use
officers under training or              The man who told his children he would
                                   telephone the police if they did not go to bed.    of mobile phones, a crash on a busy road is
supervision.                                                                          likely to result in duplicate 999 calls. They are
  Under the policy, divisions           The caller who asked police to collect and
                                   deliver his takeaway meal because his car had      aware it is better to be told several times than
also retain the right to send                                                         not a t all.
out patrols of more than one       broken down.
officer in the light of specific
circumstances.
  The research, conducted
last summer, included a n
                                       Staff appraisal system is changing
audit of incidents where           A NEW system of staff appraisals is to be          system. In the interim all supervisors
there was single and double-       introduced with a likely start date of             and managers must continue to manage
crewing and the number of          April 2002. The last appraisal forms               performance effectively through ongoing
assaults on officers.
  Assistant Chief Constable        were sent out a t the end of last year and         monitoring, targetlobjective setting and
(Operations) Joe Edwards           it is essential that all members of staff          recording evidencelresults. They will
said: "While it is important       have a n appraisal form on their personal          also need to give objective assessments
everyone is aware that single      record files which was completed within            for members of staff requiring such
crewing is the norm, a key         the last 12 months. Divisions and                  information for any selection process.
objective of the study was to      departments have until February 28,                  Philip Onions, Assistant Chief Officer
ensure we have a policy            2001 to return completed forms.                    (Support) said: "I am confident that staff
which is safe.
  'We want to be as effective
                                     The new appraisal system is linked to            and the force will benefit from a more
and efficient as possible on       the Competency Project which is moving             meaningful appraisal system and a
response times and in              towards its implementation stage. The              system that will more effectively support
providing all aspects of our       time before the new system is introduced           promotion      and     selection,    staff
service, but the safety of offi-
                                                                                                                                            Manning the 999 nerve centre. lnsp Paul Smith and
                                   will be used to train staff in the                 development and the addressing of
cers is a matter of priority."     competency approach and the new                                                                        Communications Officer Ruth Parkin.
                                                                                      unsatisfactory performance."

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                          1 HAVE to admit to a                   many stones in a ton and                       restriction and where we have the          familiar and sadly based on the
                          certain amount of sadness whatever a bushel was.                opportunity to contribute to what views extolled by national
                          on reading the letter from     When every town with a will certainly become the most tabloids
                                            un-informed population of over 30 had its own important and productive union AmericadAustralian owned and
                          the o ~ v i o u s ~ y
                                                                 police force and called in a of nations ever.                                             with their own agenda.
                                      in the January             detective superintendent from      J Reynolds' opinions are very                              Tony Hillam, West Mersea
                          letters column.                        The Yard to investigate the
                            He (or she) no doubt is still
                          living in the gentle British era
                          when the sun shone every day on
                                                                 annual crime.
                                                                   Happily we live in an age where
                                                                                                                 Thanks for the support
                                                                 anyone under the age of 30 has I WOULD like on behalf of the                              will to continue as the branch
                          a             nation and everyone      not had to struggle with a Chelmsford Branch committee of                                 secretary.
                          lived in a thatched roofed cottage     cumbersome       and     outdated NARPO to thank all those branch                           Hope to be able to send out a
                          on the outskirts of a                  imperial system  ofmeasurement.members who sent Christmas cards                           newsletter later in the Spring.
                                                                                                                                                           Thanks again.
                                                                   Where we have access to a and Or letters.




   Essex boasts second
 NY
   lowest burglary rate
O L three of 39 English                                      The Home Office publica-            responsibility for policing        this by working closely with       a national rise in violent
police forces surveyed        by Kim Perks                tion confirms the fact that            areas, previously under            our partners to address the        crime Essex Police has seen
                                                          Essex remains one of the               Metropolitan Police control,       causes of crime, whilst            an increase in detections in
have recorded a lower     The figures for the period of                                          in April. This means that the      continuing to develop our
                                                          safest counties in the country                                                                               this area as well as theft of
number of offences per    0ctob;r 1999 to september       despite a slight rise in overall       'real' rise in crime is more in    intelligence-led        policing   motor vehicles.
100,000 population than   2000 are an improvement on      crime. Although the figures            the region of three per cent.      approach which allows us to           "The coming months will
Essex, according to       the previous report six         suggest a percentage rise in              Commenting on the report        target particular types of         once again see us focusing
crime figures published   months ago when five forces     crime of 5.6, Essex was one of         Assistant Chief Constable          crime and criminals.               force activity on the types of
bv the Home Office.       recorded a lower crime rate.    three forces who took on               (Crime), John Broughton,             'We can also take pride in       rrime whirh imnnct mnst. nn
                                                                                                                                                                       -A-*-*-       -U-
                                                                                                                                                                                        r--- ------ ---
                                                                                                 said: "It has been a               what has been achieved and         the public, such as burglary,
                                                                                                 challenging 12 months for          this is clearly reflected in the   violence and car crime,
                                                                                                 Essex Police with a number of      report. Only those living in       through a repeat of the highly
                                                                                                 major               operational    Wiltshire are less likely to be    successful Operation Resolve.
                                                                                                 commitments          and    the    burgled than the residents of      In addition we will be
                                                                                                  additional       responsibility
                                                                                                  brought about by the              Essex and only three of the        increasing the effort put into
                                                                                                  boundary changes. Of course       39 police forces in the country    the investigation of such
                                                                                                  we are always disappointed if     can boast a lower overall           crimes through greater use of
                                                                                                  crime in Essex rises, but we      crime rate per 100,000             cutting edge technology such
                                                                                                  are committed to tackling         population. Likewise, against       as DNA and fingerprints."




                                                                                                 WHEN special constable
                                                                                                 Scott McCabe took up his
                                                                                                 new post in January, he
                                                                                                 became       the      youngest
                                                                                                 divisional      officer    ever
                                                                                                 appointed by Essex.
                                                                                                    Scott, who is 26 and lives
                                                                                                 in Rayleigh, has been a
                                                                                                 special constable for eight
                                                                                                 years. He works full time as
                                                                                                 a Key Accounts Manager
                                                                                                 within the garden and
                                                                                                 leisure trade, but fits in
                                                                                                 nearly 1,000 hours for the
                                                                                                 Special Constabulary during
                                                                                                 each year.
                                                                                                    During Scott's service with
                                                                                                 the Special Constabulary, he
                                                                                                 has served six years at
                                                                                                 Rayleigh Division, where he
                                                                                                 achieved the role of Beat
                                                                                                 Supervisor and in 1999 he
                                                                                                 gained the rank of Section
                                                                                                 Officer and transferred to
                                                                                                 Basildon Division.
                                                                                                    He is looking forward to
                                                                                                 the challenges of his new
                                                                                                 role      within        Basildon
                                                                                                 Division, one of the busiest
                                                                                                 in Essex. He said: "I am
                                                                                                 pleased that as a special con-
                                                                                                  stable I can give something
                                                                                                 back to the local community
                                                                                                  and I hope that I will be able
                                                                                                  to pass on my experience and
                                                                                                  help other specials wishing   -
                                                                                             I    to join the diksion.''                Divisional Officer Scott McCabe.
                                                                                                                                                                THE LAW, FEBRUARY 2001              5

Success of                          Action plans will be supported by the latest techniques
abandoned
 car policy
A FAST-TRACK scheme
for clearing abandoned
cars     in    Southend
Division has proved to
                                Repent or face the
                                wrath of Resolve
be a big success.
  Now it is being
commended to other
Essex Police divisions
for inclusion in their
community          safety
strategies.
                               ESSEX     Police    is                                                              after serving their sentence for             Thurrock - Greater use of forensic
  The          Southend                                                                                            offences they have admitted, or for        science to detect auto crime;
initiative is a police-        closing in on crimes                             bv Norman Hicks                    which they have been convicted, we           Harlow - Target burglary and car
council partnership. It        that most concern the                                                               will be waiting for them and we will       crime hot spots;
allows police to pass                                                                                              be charging them with the                    Southend - Target car crime by use
PNC information on             public.                                  crime scenes, especially auto crime;       outstanding matters."                      of covert surveillance and overt
abandoned vehicles to       Phase two of its successful                 using intelligence-led policing to           Each division has devised an action      patrols in hot spots;
the local council.                                                      target known offenders; adopting new       plan in response to Operation Resolve        Rayleigh - Target car crime using
                          Operation            Resolve                  policies to speed up recovery of stolen    2, highlights of which are listed here:-   roadside     vehicle    checks     and
      Inquiries           initiative, which last year                   vehicles and gain maximum forensic           Braintree - Target car crime hot
                                                                                                                                                              intelligence-led        policinglcrime
                                                                        evidence from them, as well as             $potshigh profile crime prevention
  This avoids the council helped reduce levels of                       increasing detection rates by              campaign in respect of car crime and       prevention campaign in local media.
having to make its own burglary and car crime in                                                                   burglaGhigh visibility policing of
inquiries through the the county, is set to roll out
                                                                        encouraging those in custody for one
                                                                                                                   violent crime hot spots;                    Volume crime
D L and enables it to
 VA
             abandoned during the next two months,
                                                                        offence to admit to any other offences
                                                                        they have committed.                         Basildon - A siratem to increase           .   -.
remove
vehicles more quickly.    aimed at tackling those                               Detection skills
                                                                                                                   the number of domeGtic burglary
                                                                                                                   detections:
                                                                                                                                                              a d e o revamped
  The scheme began in crimes         which a r e of                         In addition, an investigative             helmsf ford - Target known              THE Essex Police Television Unit has
Southend last October particular concern to local                        training package rolls out later this     offenders for burglaries and auto
                                                                                                                   crimeltarget hot spot areas with overt     produced two drama based videos and
and during the first two        -
                                                                         month, to improve detection skills and                                               a power point presentation about
months the council communities.                                          to maximise the intelligence to be        and covert patrolslraise public
                                                                                                                   awareness of security issues through       dealing with volume crime to be used
removed 17 abandoned              Operation Resolve ran                  gained from interviewing suspects                                                    in conjunction with teaching notes for
                                                                         and offenders.                            the media;
vehicles.                       during the first three months                                                         Tendring -Target vehicle crime;         divisional training.
  Chief     Insp     Wil                                                   Assistant Chief Constable (Crime)
                                of 2000, targeting burglary,             John Broughton, said: "According to          Colchester - Increased use of             Scene but not Seen is a revamped
Kennedy, of Southend            vehicle crime and crimes of                                                        scientific support a t burglary            version of a previous video for
                                                                         the latest Home Office figures, Essex
Division, said: "It has                                                                                            scenesthigh profile media campaign,        constables first on the scene about do's
worked well here. The           violence.                                is the fourth safest county in England
                                   The operation resulted in more        and Wales. Even so, Operation             including         promotion           of   and dont's in connection with
scheme depends on the                                                    Resolve had a big impact on crime         Crimestoppers/target            prolific   preserving forensic evidence. The
co-operation of the             t h a n 100 arrests, s a w t h e
                                                                         figures in Essex last year and we are     offenders and known hot spots;             second video is set based.
council and this has            detection of more t h a n 200
                                                                         determined to make every effort to
                                offences and recovered thousands
been           excellent.
Consequently there has
been      a   noticeable
                                of pounds of stolen property.
                                   During the past five years the
                                                                         drive down crime in the county still
                                                                         further."
                                                                            Offenders who fail to admit to their
                                                                                                                    Honoured for community work
                                number of household burglaries in                                                  A Westcliff sergeant has become an         honour in recognition of his charity
decline in abandoned                                                     crimes when given the chance to do so
                                Essex has fallen by 25 per cent.         will be a particular target during the    honorary Freeman of the City of            work organising dinner dances and
vehicles, which are                                                                                                London, after a nomination by two          raffles for various charities.
dangerous      and    an           Backing up this year's Operation      current      campaign,      said    Mr
                                Resolve 2 will be a range of measures    Broughton.                                local businessmen.                            Jack went to London's Guildhall
eyesore."                       to make use of the latest technology                                                 Sergeant Jack Lawmon forged              with his wife Sandra in December for
  The initiative is now                                                     "I cannot stress enough the
                                and investigative techniques to          importance of offenders making a          many strong links with the                 the ceremonial presentation of
included in Essex Police        reduce crime and increase detection      clean breast of their crimes when they    community in his role with the town        certificates.
policy as a model               rates.                                   get the chance," he said.                 policing unit based at Southend. This         He said "I'm absolutely delighted,
available for adoption             These include making more use of         "If they fail to do so, they can be    prompted the local businessmen to          it's a real privilege to receive this
throughout the county.          DNA and fingerprint retrieval a t         assured that when they leave prison      propose and second Jack for the            honour."




    A SAFETY video which aims to            "Traffic units in particular need
    inform officers at the scene of a    to watch this video purely because
    road crash how to deal with the      it affects them more often than it
    arrival of the air ambulance, has    does other officers," said Supt
    been produced by the Essex Police    AdamS. "If the Person on the
    Television Unit.                     ground gets it wrong, then it will
      civil                   ~         ~ ~ i t ~
                                             ~
                ~ ~ i ~ ~ t t i h ~almost certainly end in tragedy.
    regulations state that the police    We're not only talking about the
    are responsible         for   scene  lives of those involved in the
    management when an ambulance         crash, but police officers and other
    plays a role in casualty reduction,  members of the public are at great
                                         risk too."
    particularly in respect of the
                                            It is hoped that every police
    control and safety of road users.
                                         station in each division will have
    The                            land  a copy of the video by late spring.
    following the instruction of a       All          will also receive memo
    police officer on the ground.        cards which can be used in
      Safe Landing is an ll-minute       conjunction with the           Other
    production which                     forces across the UK will also be
    realistic crash reconstructions,     sent a copy to assist them in
    with each scenario showing the        similar                       south
    landing procedure from the point     Yorkshire Constabulary has
    of view of both the officers on the   already placed a large order.
    ground and the pilot in the air.        The video was produced

    Mobile Support Division hopes the
    video draws attention to the
    potential dangers both on and off
    the ground as the air ambulance




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6       THE LAW. FEBRUARY 2001


    Judge commends officers for their investigatioi

Violent killing of 1
   results in 18 cc
FOUR
involved
          Essex
                in
                    officers
                         the        bv Norman Hicks
                                                                                of the &her vehicles involved in the murder and violent disorder.
                                                                                earlier incident.                             During the trial at Kingston Crown
                                                                                  One of the four men in the Tigra Court it was alleged that Hok Wan
investigation of the violent                                                    escaped in a taxi and the other two Leung had been a member of a Triad
death of a Chinese chef in three other men travelling along the                 people in the car hid in bushes, before gang but had been expelled and believed
                                                                                calling the police from a shop. The victim he was no longer safe in Chinatown.
Colchester have        been A12 in a black Vauxhall Tigra, in the               died at the scene.                            He also believed that his life was under the
commended by the trial early hours of July 25, 1999.                              A post mortem examination later threat and, as a result, carried machetes Ax
                              They were on their way to Colchester,             showed the cause of death to be multiple in his car.                                   joi
judde.                       as they would every Saturday night, to                                                           The day after the attack on Hok Wan alc
                                                                                injuries, inflicted on the head, body, both
  Mr Justice Grigson commended       gamble.                                    arms and one leg.                           Leung police took possession of four cars re(
the work of Senior Investigating       The Tigra was effectively forced to stop   Hok Wan Leung had suffered a believed to have been involved in the mz
Officer Det Supt Kevin Macey, Ds     at Easthorpe and attacked by the occu- fractured skull and crushed hips.               incident and also seized three weapons        l
                                                                                                                                                                          '
Barry Blackman, Ds Mark              pants of several other cars, which had       A short time after the assault, found at the scene - a baseball bat, a log
                                     been pursuing them.                        following a joint operation with the machete and a metal implement.                     tht
Watson and DC Christopher              It drove on to Colchester with a burst Metropolitan Police, 24 men, including          Within two days 24 witnesses had tht
Lacey at the end of a four-month     tyre, intending to get to the police eight juveniles, were arrested on the come forward with information,                            1
hearing, involving 25 defendants.    station, but on the Middleborough Essex/Met border, with a 25th man including the driver of a white Ford art
 The victim - 34-year-old Hok Wan    roundabout the vehicle went out of arrested three days later.                          Sierra taxi who witnessed the incident ha.
Leung from north London - was with   control and was shunted by a Lexus, one      All were charged with conspiracy to       on the A12 at Easthorpe.                      1
                                                                                                                                                                                  THE LAW, FEBRUARY 2001              7


of a case fraught with difficultv I Breakthrough in the fight I
                                                                                                                                       Iagain fraud and corruption I
ormer Triad
                                                                                                                                         A     JOINT       protocol,                   the Audit & Financial
                                                                                                                                         thought to be one of the                      Consultancy Division of
                                                                                                                                         first in the country, has                     Essex County Council, a
                                                                                                                                         recently been agreed                          joint     protocol      has
                                                                                                                                         between Essex Police and                      recently been agreed to
                                                                                                                                         the Audit and Financial                       formalise        reporting
                                                                                                                                         Consultancy Division of                       procedures.
                                                                                                                                         Essex County Council to                         The protocol is being                    I
                                                                                                                                         formalise        reporting                    shared nationally with                     f
                                                                                                                                         procedures of any alleged                     other forces and their                     !
                                                                                                                                         internal     fraud      and                   internal auditors.
                                                                                                                                         corruption.                                     It provides that all                     1


nvictions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  !
                                                                                                                                           Employees      are     an                   actual     or    suspected                 I
                                                                                                                                         important element in the                      irregularities,          or                I
                                                                                                                                         stance against fraud and                                                                 f
                                                                                                                                                                                       allegations of them, must                  1
                                                                                                                                         corruption.                                   be reported        to the
                                                                                                                                                      there is                         Professional Standards                     1
                                                                                                                                         legal        requirement,                     Department, which will                     !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  f

                                                                                                                                                     by ACPO, for
                                                                                                                                         the force to report all sus-
                                                                                                                                                                                       notify them to Internal
                                                                                                                                                                                       Audit.                                     ir
                                                                                                                                         petted fraud, corruption                        Similarly,      Internal
r a week after t h e killing,       interpreters, which added to the              Supt Macey said after the trial: "We                   or         other           financial
                                                                                                                                                                                       Audit will notify the
arried out stop checks in the
rough a r e a of Colchester,
                                    practical problems to be overcome.
                                       The defendants opted for a Section 2
                                                                                offer our sincere condolences to Hok Wan                 Audit.                       Internal         professional standards
                                                                                                                                                                                       Department        of     all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ii
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I
                                                                                Leung's family and hope that they will be                  It is recowised that
 very good response from the        committal hearing, before a stipendiary     able to come to                                          there are exceptional
                                                                                                                                                                                       irregularities           or
                                                                                                          with their loss in
                                    magistrate, who heard all the evidence
                                                                                due course.                                              occasions when       such                     suspected irregularities                   i
  from all over Essex joined in     before committing the 25 suspects for                                                                matters have to remain                        that it becomes aware of.                  t

ry and during a hot week in         trial. The numbers involved also posed a      "No family should have to face the loss                confidential           for                      The facility that enables                l
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  l
,hat year numerous officers         challenge in finding a suitable Crown            a loved One          in such                        operational or other                                              express                i

 a five-day search for evidence     Court to be able to cater with t h e        circumstances.                                           reasons.                                      concerns other than via a                   i

    the A12 a t Easthorpe,          quantity of defendants, barristers,           "The investigating team, supported by                    The competing demands                       line manager remains in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  i
:among other things another         solicitors and so on.                       their uniform colleagues and officers                    for      openness     and
                                       Kingston Crown Court was chosen and      from the Met, worked extremely hard to                   confidentiality      have                                 are:                           i
ue involved a number of             it was decided to divide proceedings into   gain these convictions, and the
                                                                                                                                         traditionally proved a
                                                                                                                                         difficult   balance     to
                                                                                                                                                                                         Chief Internal Auditor
                                                                                                                                                                                       (on    behalf    of   the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ii
problems, especially because of     two trials.
number of suspects arrested on         Seven of the defendants were acquitted
                                                                                comments a t the conclusion of the trial                 achieve for the police                        Treasurer)     - (01245)       ,-i
of the attack.                      a t the end of the second trial, with the   reflect the excellent work done by all                   service.                                      431100;
t a practical strain on custody                                                                 in the                                     However, as a reflection                      Assistant Chief Officer                  ,
                                    remaining 18 convicted of violent disor-
                                                                                        of good work took place which the                of the level of trust and                     (Support) - (01245)452121;                 i
h more t h a n one police station   der. Sentences ranged from 60 hours'                                                                                                                                                          I
                                                                                                                                         mutual confidence that                          Public Concern at Work                   i
be used for interviews.             community service to 30 months'             public does not see - i t was a team effort.'            exists between itself and                      0207 404 6609.
lterviews involved the use of       imprisonment.                                                                                                                                                                                 i
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 ia's Crime Night in a renewed bid to catch the hit-and-run driver who killed a mother
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      Exhibition
     marks change
       in police
      boundaries
     LAW and Disorder is the title
                                                  Reducing the
     Charles Clark at t h e Epping
     Forest District Museum.
        The temporary exhibition
     t o mark t h e handover o f
     policing t h e district to Essex
     Police will be on view to the       A NEW speed campaign                        contributing fador in road deaths.          prevent death and injury appear to         caused by road crashes - an objective
                                                                                       "One o f the main reasons for our         have touched a raw nerve at the S u n      which will be understood by anyone
                       March 24          was launched by the                         actions is t o stop drivers risking death   newspaper.                                 who has witnessed the horror of such a
     featuring items from policing       Mobile Support Division at                                                                It published two stories last month      fatality or lost a loved one this way.
                                                                                    d,    injury by breaking speed limits;
     the district from
     2000.                    to         the beginning of this                       said Chief Insp Diment. ' W e have          which criticised police speed checks at      During 2000, there were 86 road
       There are many historic           month in a bid to help cut                  already had 14 fatalities and over 50       Brentwood and claimed burglars were        deaths i n Essex - a dramatic reduction
     policing items including a          the         of deaths and                   serious injury-crashes i n t h e first      having "an easy ride".                     on the 108 fatalities the previous year
                                                                                     month of this year alone."                    In truth, household burglary i n         - and it is hoped this downward trend
     front office from the 1960s'        injuries on the county's                       Fixed Penalty Notices, carrying a        Essex has decreased by 25 per cent
     t h e contents o f a police                                                                                                                                            will continue. Every one of these
     telephone box and there is          roads.                                      fine of £60, will be issued t o t h e       during t h e past five years.
                                                                                                                                                                            deaths was a tragic, premature waste
     even a miniature telephone
                                           The    rnonth-long     offensive          majority of drivers who are caught            The Sun, i n fact, did Essex Police a
                                         involves the four                           exceeding speed limits, while those         favour by drawing motorists' atten-
     box for t h e children.                                                         travelling at excessively high speeds       tion to effortst o make roads safer.       ofReducing burglary is also a kej
                                                                                                                                                                               a life.
        The museum i n Sun Street,       units, with over 200 officers               will be prosecuted in court.                  Following consultation with ACC          objective, but it has to be said that no-
     Waltham Abbey is O p e n            aiming    raise driver awareness               Chief Insp Diment added: "We have        (Operations) Joe Edwards, force            one i n the county died at the hands 01
     Monday and Friday 2pm               and reduce the toll of tragedy in           told motorists that speed kills and         principal press officer Peter Laurie       a burglar during these two years.
     5pm, Tuesdays 12 noon to            E     ~    ~    ~     ~     .               maims, and have given t h e m fair          wrote the following letter t o the Sun's      According to the latest H o r n Oficc
'P
.
     5pm and Saturdays l0 am to             Following last year's 20 per cent        warning that they will be hit hard the      editor:
     5pm.                                                                                                                                                                   figures, Essex is the fourth safest c.
                                         reduction i n the number of people          moment they exceed the speed limit            I a m writing to thank you for the       ounty i n England. During the past five
       For       any          further    killed on the roads, police are striving    for the road they are travelling on. I t    publicity you are giving Essex Police's    years, household burglary i n the c.
     information      'Ontact      the   to ensure motorists are made aware of       is only appropriate that drivers who        efforts to curb speeding and prevent
              On ' l g g 2 716882.       their responsibilities when behind the      choose to speed and put themselves          road deaths and injuries.                  ounty has decreased by 25 per cent.
                                            wheel o f a car. Road Policing            and others at risk should pay towards         Speed kills and Essex Police is using      Making Essex safer in every waj
                                            Manager Tom Diment believes that         helping keep our roads safe."               roadside cameras to try to reduce fur-     will remain a priority with thc
                                             driving at high speeds is a                Meanwhile, Essex Police's efforts to     ther the terrible pain and suffering       county$ police service.



                                               Officer's bone marrow is match for leukaemia victim
                                             A LATE shift a t Harlow several            Alexandra Hospital i n early              their agreement, two years after             Now back a t work he said: "l
                                             years ago for Inspector Alan               November for further blood tests          the donation has taken place.              found i t a good experience t     c
                                             Cook could have resulted in                and a letter arrived saying "well           Alan said: "It will be nice to           donate my bone marrow. Thf
                                              him saving a stranger's life.             done you are a match!"                    know how the woman gets on                 only after effects were like having
                                                After a blood test a t Harlow             He was asked a t every stage if         after the bone marrow transplant           a mild bout of flu; I ached anc
                                              traffic garage over five years            he was still happy to go ahead            although of course it may not              needed the week off work. I hac
                                                 o he joined the register of            with the donation and details of          necessarily be good news."                 the full support of my family
                                               potential bone marrow donors             who the person is or how ill are            Before donating the bone                 Essex Police and a nominated CO
                                               for the Anthony Nolan Bone               not given until the last moment           marrow a full medical check up is          ordinator from the Anthong
                                                Marrow Trust.                           to avoid any emotional pressure.          carried out on the donor and               Nolan Bone Marrow Trust and :
                                                  Nothing more was heard                  Eventually Alan found out that          being declared fully fit 34-year-          would happily donate my bont
                                                until last year when a letter           his bone marrow was required for          old Alan went into the London              marrow again."
                                                arrived telling him that he             a German woman who had                    Clinic in the middle of January.             If you are aged between 18 an(
                                                 might be a possible match              leukaemia.                                  His bone marrow was removed              40 and think you can help pleasc
                                                 for somebody requiring a                 No other details are given a t          under general anaesthetic and he           contact the Anthony Nolan Bonc
                                                 bone marrow transplant.                this stage and indeed donors and          spent three d a y s in the London          Marrow Trust on 0901 8822231
                                                    Still happy to donate,              recipients are only allowed to            Clinic followed by a week off              or visit their web site a
                                                  Alan went to Princess                 know each other's identity, with          work.                                      www.anthonynolan.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                THE LAW, FEBRUARY 2002              9

New funding Competition launched to highlight issues surrounding race, disability and sexuality
programme
assists over
 10 projects
OVER ten schemes in five
                                   Hate crime campaign
                                   needs designer logo
divisions of the county have
been given a cash boost
thanks to a grant system set
up by the HQ based
Community               Safety
Department.
   In a move that mirrored
Home        Office     funding
programmes, the Community          BUDDING designers are                                                                            expressive logo, which portrays the      received by March 31. The winner will
Safety Department made                                                                                                              three subjects, race, sexuality and      be notified within 14 days aRer the
funds available to its own         being sought by an Essex       by Kim Perks
officers who came up with                                                                                                           disability. The logo must be graphic     closing date so a contact name,
                                   Police partnership to                                                                            only with no words and needs to be       number and full address is essential.
innovative and practical
ideas and initiatives that         create an eye-catching M ~ of ~ ~ ~ ~ ~police and d
                                                                                    ~i l,                                         ~ suitable for use on all types of
                                                                                                                                       ~                                       PC Meyer apologises, however, that
addressed local crime hot          log0 that                Simon Ford from Southend-on-                                           nm-chandise from pens to Posters and      entries not accompanied by a stamped
spots or problem areas.                                                                                                            balloons to banners.                      addressed envelope will not be
   About half of the bids          publicise a campaign S e a P r i m a r y C a r e T r u s t a r e
                                                                                                                                     Absolutely anyone can enter as          returned. The judges' decision is final.
received      have     actually    being launched in the heading a                                                                 there is no age restriction and the         pc M       ~               no , ~
                                                                                                                                                                                              ~" ~~ is ~ h doubt         ~   ~
benefited from the funding
programme and secured              south of the county this agency initiative which          begin                                 lucky individual or group to win the      that hate crime exists within south
grants ranging from as little      summer.                  with a 'pecia1 launch in May                                           competition will be presented with        Essex and there is still a lack of confi-
as £50 right up to £12,500.         Hate Crime - A Menace in                                    by a series of roadshows           £100 and have their artwork               dence among victims to report
   Partnership Co-ordinator                                                          at                            Lakeside        displayed in South Essex. The winner      incidents. Prejudice and ignorance
Mark Ellis, said: 'We were         Society 2001 focuses on those
                                                                                     a n d t h e Castle Point Show. The            0-gro~p
                                                                                                                                    1         representatives will also be   drive many of the crimes, but igno-
encouraged by the broad
range of potential solutions       crimes   directed at ethnic                       roadshows will b e f u n b u t                invitedguests at thelaumhinMay.           rance is no excuse and we aim
to specific problems or                           people     with                    informative, featuring displays                  If you know an individual or p u p     through this campaign to ensure
activities."                                    and members of                       a n d e n t e r t a i n m e n t as well as    who would be interested in taking         everyone is fully aware of the issues,
   Among the bids approved         the lesbian, gay, bisexual and                    ~ r o v i d i n gEssex Police with a n        part they need to send their entry to     distress and long-term trauma that
by the department were a           transgendered community.                          opportunity to f u r t h e r t h e i r        PC Andrew Meyer, Community Safety         such incidents can cause. By asking
Weeding Out Garden Crime
campaign in Epping and a             To heighten awareness of t h e                  recruitment programme.                        Dept, Police Station, Great Oaks,         the public to design a logo, we aim to
Licensed       Vehicle Watch       issues a n d encourage victims to                    What the team need, however, is a          Basildon, SS14 1EJ. But artists need      spread the word in a fun and practical




                                                                                                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                                                                                                      7
scheme in Southend. One of         report incidents, P C Andrew                      boldly coloured, impactive and                to get moving as all entries must be      way."
the largest grants was to a
Motor Project in Chelmsford,
which enjoyed the multi-
agency support of schools, the
local authority, and Youth
                                     Cornmended for role in car park drama                                                                                                               drugs campalgn
Offending Teams, in addition       THE bravery of officers                  for her high degree of pro-         Mariner, from Basildon               Last, but by no means              SOME schools in Essex
to Essex Police.                   dealing with a suicidal man              fessionalism and dedication         Division, for t h e courage        least, DC Jonathan Walne             may have missed out on
   Other schemes addressed         on a multi-storey car park               shown       during       the        and professionalism they           and DCAlan Pritchard from            the 2 Smart 4 Drugs tour
CCTV               deployment,                                              investigation and the the           displayed when confronted          Rayleigh's            Major          but they got the next best
Neighbourhood            Watch     in Harlow have been
                                   commended                  by    Chief   excellent manner in which           by a man wielding a knife.         Investigation Team were              thing when another anti-
 development and burglary
                                   Constable David Stevens.                 she dealt with the family.            The officers attended a          commended        for   their         drugs show took to the road
 reduction. In Grays, support
was given to the refurbish-           D1 Stephen Warwick, Pc                  A 60-year-old man was             house last year where a            professionalism         and          in Colchester, Tendring and
ment and lighting of a ball-       Mark Gaunt and Pc Sarah                  sentenced to 13 years'              man was armed with a 10-           tenacity whilst conducting           Basildon.
games court and all-weather                                                 imprisonment following the          inch knife. They attempted         an     investigation    into            Organised by the Crime
                                   Gormer                all        found
 shelter to encourage young                                                 trial.                              to diffkse the situation, but      offences     relating     to          and Community Safety
                                   themselves i n the tense                                                                                                                              divisions, in association
people away from a local           situation in September last                Also commended were Pc            during a violent struggle          blackmail.
crime hot spot.                                                                                                                                                                         with Crimestoppers, the
                                   year.                                    Gary Eyers, Pc Paul                 the    officers    sustained         As a results, three people          SNAP campaign promotes
   The Community Safety                                                     Gathercole, Pc Jeremy               various injuries leading up        were sentenced to various
Department will continue to           Their actions prevented                                                                                                                           the Say No and Phone
                                   t h e m a n from carrying                Rider and Pc Timothy                to the arrest.                     prison terms.                      ( message to encourage 1
 monitor and assess the
 success of the funding            through his threat,
                                      ..-.- - - - - - - - - - - - -         I                                                                                                     I     children not to experiment
 programme, as well as                Also commended a t the                                                                                                                            with drugs and to phone
 support and provide feedback      same ceremony were three                                                                                                                              Crimestoppers on 0800
 to all divisions on how to bid                                                                                                                                                          555111 children if they are
 successfully for any future                                                                                                                                                            offered drugs or see
funding       programmes       -                                                                                                                                                        evidence of drug dealing or
 whether this be for money                                                                                                                                                              drug-related crime.
 offered by Essex Police or the                                                                                                                                                            The           nationwide
 Home Office.                                                                                                                                                                           initiative, just like others
                                                                                                                                                                                        under        Crimestoppers
Better protection                                                                                                                                                                       Trust, offers a facility to
                                                                                                                                                                                        provide         information
  for children                                                                                                                                                                          anonymously as well as
                                                                                                                                                                                        potential rewards.
DOCTORS, teachers and                                                                                                                                                                      Pop star David Graham
other     professionals      in                                                                                                                                                         visited the schools with a
Southend are now better                                                                                                                                                                 thought-provoking mixture
equipped to protect children                                                                                                                                                            of      music       on-stage
following the launch of a new                                                                                                                                                           competitions and factual
multi-agency document.                                                                                                                                                                  information on drugs and
  The      document      titled                                                                                                                                                         their effects.
Protecting      Children     in                                                                                                                                                            D1 Malcolm Oakey
Southend was launched by                                                                                                                                                                jumped at the opportunity
the town's Mayor, Grahame                                                                                                                                                               to bring the SNAP
Longley, at a special presen-                                                                                                                                                           roadshow to Essex and
tation. It is the work of the                                                                                                                                                           thanks the school liaison
Southend        Area     Child                                                                                                                                                          officers for identifying
Protection Committee for                                                                                                                                                                suitable schools.
Southend Borough Council                                                                                                                                                                   The events are a perfect
and replaces the previous                                                                                                                                                                complement to the Essex
document affiliated to Essex       Suzanne Shaw,                                   Constables Sarah Gormer and Mark Gaunt receive their certificates of                                 Police 2 Smart 4 Drugs
County Council.                     DC Shaw was rewarded                        commendation from Chief Constable David Stevens.                                                        project.


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        Evening out
 BY popular request we have
                                                     Plans for a 'wild' retirement
                                                   COUNTING polar bears in                   receiving an ACPO commendation,                his role as the F10 a t Rayleigh, this
 booked 30 places in the                                                                     he was part of the group that                  month. Chris is the last police cadet
                                                   the Artic is one of the
 carvery restaurant a t the                                                                  secured the prestigious NHTPC                  from the Southend Borough force to
 New Times Inn a t Tiptree for                     'wild' plans Kim Cresswell                award - the construction industry's            leave the service. He has spent the
 Friday, February 16. We plan                      has for his retirement.                   equivilant of an Oscar - for the               majority of his 32 year's service in
 to meet in the bar at around                        As well as taking part in the           refurbishment of the Castle Estate             CID, but will now be able to combine
  7.30pm for the meal at 8pm.                      polar bear census he will use the         in Pitsea. Essex Police is the first           his hobby of walking with his new
    If you would like to join in                                                                                                            role as a Footpaths Officer with the
  our first event of 2001 and I                    knowledge he gained as a                  and only force in the country to
                                                                                                                                            County Council.
  haven't already spoken to                        wildlife liaison officer to be an         receive this accolade.
  you, please give me a call on
  01245 225569 so that I can
"ensure that we advise the
                                                   advisor in deer management.                  Tony, who is married with two sons
                                                       Kim, aged 49, says goodbye to and a daughter and lives in Benfleet,                   Farewell to Harlow's first chief
                                                    Essex Police having served 30 years will not be sitting on his laurels in                THE man who was placed in charge of policing the newly created
  restaurant of exact numbers.                                                                his retirement. He already runs a
                                                    to the day.
  We have agreed with the                                                                                                                    Harlow Town, died last month aged 87.
  restaurant that all accounts                         Having spent 20 years of his limited company with colleague
                                                    career as a traffic officer, mostly at Heather Alston and former Met
                                                                                                                                               Frederick Pettengall, who joined Essex Police in 1936, was the
  will be settled individually.                                                                                                              first chief superintendent in Harlow in 1952 and went to live in
                                                    Bocking and Newport he finished his officer Bob Knights MBE offering a
   Annual meeting                                   service as a sergeant on the training and consultation service to                        the new town when the Crown Gate police station was opened in
 OUR meeting in March is of                         community policing team at Epping. Oxford University                 and    the          1957.
 course the AGM. Once again                                                                   University of Central England.                   He remained an influential figure in developing the town until
 we have had to move away                             Community policing                        Tony, from Benfleet, said: "I am             his retirement in 1966. Mr Pettengall was widowed in 1980 and
 from a Friday meeting due to                          Although he has thoroughly             very sad to be leaving. The job has            leaves a son, daughter and four grandchildren. A service was held
 the heavy bookings in the HQ
 Sports and Social Club.                            enjoyed all his service, with its been very good to me and I am very                     in the Northumberland town of Corbridge where he spent his
    The meeting will be held on                     variety and uncertainty, he has proud to have served Essex Police."                      retirement.
                                                    particularly liked being on the             Retiree Kelvin Bowles hasn't
 Thursday, March 8 in the
                                                                                              severed all his ties with Essex Police           Former sergeant Michael Morgan, from Clacton, has
  downstairs room of the club.                      community policing team with its                                                         died aged 72. He served from 1949 to 1978 completing his
  The upstairs bar will be open                     high level of contact with the local as he embarks on a special Trading                  service in Clacton, and died on January 22. The funeral
  before and after the AGM.                         community. In addition he served as Standards project which will keep
    We will be meeting at                                                                     him in close contact with former               took place on Friday, February 2 at Frinton Parish
                                                    a wildlife liaison officer at Ongar.
  around 7.30pm, although the                           When Kim is not being a friend to colleagues.
                                                                                                                                             Church and those paying their respects were asked to
  business will not start until                                                                 Kelvin, from Chelmsford, was the             make donations to St Helena Hospice.
  8pm. We are planning to                           the animals he will be lending his
  have a quiz to tease our                          wife a hand with her business of town's schools liaison officer before                      Essex Police also mourns the loss of former constable Alan
  brains when the serious                            caring for children after school and he left the service in January after               Weatherley who died on January 24, aged 73.
' business is completed.
 "                                                   considers himself fortunate to retire 30 years. He has since taken up a job                Mr Weatherley, from Hatfield Peveral, joined Essex Police in
    Please try and come along                        a t an early age so that he can devote with Essex Trading Standards,                     1950 and served at Rornford, road safety a t Headquarters and
                           Your                      more time to maintaining his half- advertised over the intranet. The                    traffic before retiring in 1980.
  committee and let them know                        acre garden.
  what they are doing right (or                                                               one-year contract will see him                    His funeral took place on January 31 a t Chelmsford
  wrong) and what you would                             o u t of nearly 28 years with Essex undertake the Doorstep Campaign,                  Crematorium and mourners were asked to make donations to St
  like to see arranged later in                      Police it is the last six years which an initiative aimed at tackling bogus                      court ~~~~i~~H       ~    ~    ~    .
  the year.                                          have been the highlight of Pc Tony callers throughout the whole of the                     ~~~~l~~ wheatley, a retired sergeant from chelrnsford,
                                                     Ashdown's career.                        Eastern region.
    Christmas meal                                                                                                                            died on January 24, aged 79. Mr Wheatley served Essex
                                                        Tony retires this month from his         Kelvin, who is 49-years-old and
  IT'S still a long way off but
                                                                                                                                              Police from 1941 until 1971 as a police officer in a number
                                                     post as Force Architectural Liaison has one grown up daughter, said: "I
  You might like to make a note                      Officer in Community Safety. His have made some good friends over                        of divisions and continued his work with the force as a
  in your diaries to avoid dou-                      work has taken him to national the years and have already had                            civilian for a further 15 years.
  ble            our Christmas                       levels as atechnical advisor ~ O A C P O cause to be back in touch with                    Retired police surgeon Dr John Rigg-Milner died last month
  Meal this year has been                                                                                                                     following a short period of illness. Dr Rigg-Milner began his
  booked for Friday, December                        and the member of two Government former colleagues as a result of my
  14. Venue as for last year in                      working parties. And the work has new post."                                             career with the force in 1960, serving for 38 years in the
  the EPSA. More details later.                      not gone unrewarded. As well as             DC Chris Brown is retiring from              Thurrock Division.
                 Bill Fancourt
                                                                                              BMW R100RS.       December      fullv furnished.   available   either self catering. in a new   POLZEATH, Cornwall. Self-



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 Are you
  game?
CONTESTANTS are needed
for a new TV show to go out
on Channel 5 later in the
year.
   Under      Pressure      is
described     as    a     new
spectacular        sportflight
entertainment programme
with members of the public
competing as a team in a
challenging obstacle course.
   Programme makers are
looking for teams of six
friends, a mix of men and
woman, who are physically
fit (some strong, some light
and nimble), who will take
part in a fun game called
"friends up".
   The successful team could
win a holiday package worth
£6,000.
   If you are interested and
are available for weekday
filming on March 20 contact       t h e only person to benefit         Marie Brookes, co-ordinator at the Neo Natal Unit in Chelmsford accepts a cheque of B 5 0 from Essex Police
the Initial TV production         from t h e presentation a t
office on 020 7462 9298.                                             Choir chairman Peter Simpson. Also pictured are choir member Norman Eastbrook and Chief Constable David
                                  Headquarters.            The       Stevens.
Fell racing                       opportunity was used to
                                  donate a cheque of S350 to
                                                                     good causes. We perform 12 to 14 con-
                                                                     certs each year and we are delighted to
                                                                                                                  Andrew's Church of England Primary
                                                                                                                  School, Weeley, who performed joint
                                                                                                                                                              Essex Police Band.
                                                                                                                                                                Future events to put in your diary
THE annual Cheviot Team           t h e Neo Natal Trust Fund         make this particular giR to the Neo          items from Les Miserables and a
Fell Race is again due to be                                                                                                                                  include:
staged by the Northumbria
                                  based      at   St John's
                                  Hospital i n Chelmsford.
                                                                     Natal Unit who carry out such valuable
                                                                     work."
                                                                                                                  selection from Mary Poppins including
                                                                                                                  Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
                                                                                                                                                                Saturday, February 24 - St Peter's         *
Police         in         the                                                                                                                                 Church, Hutton at 7.30pm. In aid of
Northumberland National              The cash was proceeds             Neo Natal Unit Co-ordinator Marie          helping to raise £750 in aid of Little
                                                                     Brookes accepted the cheque on behalf of     Haven Children's Hospice.                   Trueloves Supported Living Group.
Park on Saturday, June 16.        from a concert given by the
                                  choir back in December.            the hospital.                                  The following evening the members of      Contact Audrey Reece on 01277 210124.
  Although not a PAA event
                                     Chairman Peter Simpson            In the meantime the choir gave an          the choir enjoyed an evening's                Saturday, March 10 - St. Mary's
it is now a well established
part of the sporting calendar.    said: "The choir performs          afternoon performance on Sunday,             entertainment at the Barbican Theatre       Church, Hitchin at 7.30pm. Performing
Anyone wishing to compete         concerts free of charge to         January 25, at the Westcliff Theatre,        in London listening to the Metropolitan     with Hertfordshire and Suffolk Police
must do so in their own time      raise money for charities and      Clacton-on-Sea. They were joined by St       Police Choir who were joined by the         Choirs.
and at their own expense.
Entry fees are E40 per team.
  To enter send an SAE (9 ins
X 5ins) to Insp D. Rickaby,
                                       A GENERAL reminder that the Force Sports Shop
                                    continues to open on ,day,
                                    between loam and 2 ~ m .
                                                                     Wednesday        Thursday            Basildon swimming in glory
Newcastle Central Area                All goods are well below normal shop prices so it's always
                                    a good time to buy. Saturday opening times in February are           THE Croker Cup swimming competition                If you a r e organising a n event please let
Command, Market St Police
                                    slightly different to previously advertised. ~h~ shop will           took place in J a n u a r y with Basildon       t h e EPSA Secretary, John Stonehouse,
Station, Newcastle upon
h e . NE1 6XA.                      now be open on February 10 and February 24.                          winning t h e gala overall with 1 2 p t ~ .     know t h e dates and venues a s soon a s
                                                                                                            Rayleigh took second place with 10 pts       possible a s time is running out.
                                                                                                         and Braintree third followed by Harlow,
                                                                                                         Colchester a n d Southend. No other
                                                                                                         divisions were represented.
                                                                                                                                                         Indoor challenge
                                                                                                            Current positions i n t h e cup a r e       THE PAA Eastern Region indoor games
                                                                                                         Basildon (73) Rayleigh (65) Braintree          tournament is being held at Rayleigh on
                                                                                                         (63) Southend (62) Harlow (40) HQ (35)         Wednesday, February 14 at llam.
                                                                                                                                                           Organisers for the event are SOA Julie
                                                                                                         Colchester (27) Chelmsford (25) Thurrock
                                                                                                                                                        Askem at Southend (table tennis), D1 Peter
                                                                                                         (25) and Tendring (20).                        Orpe at Braintree (snooker and billiards) Pc
                                                                                                            The squash was held a s The Law was         Paul Bates at Leigh (darts).
                                                                                                         being prepared and the result was not            All participants should park at the rear of
                                                                                                         available. The sea angling competition is      Rayleigh police station where the table tennis
                                                                                                         due to be held on Wednesday, March 2 1         is being held. The other competitions will be at
                                                                                                         a t Dover.                                     Rayleigh Lanes, a nearby snooker club.




   Proudly showing off their trophies to Chief Constable David Stevens are Sgt                                                                   Web www.worldwidecruise.co.uk
Patricia O'Toole from Colchester, Pc Sarah Pike, from Halstead, Sgt Dave Salmon,
from Colchester and Pc Sarah Wadworth, from Braintree.
LIFE-SAVING feats have resulted in two              the freezing cold conditions of Tees Barage,                          the fabulous Costa Victoria !
more trophies for the Essex Police collection.      and coming second on dry land.                             Prices reduced by up to 42% for lan I Feb I March               SOUTH AMER~CA
  The four-strong lifesaving team took part in        This meant they won the competition
an annual competition at Cleveland which            overall as well as lifting a trophy for the -water
involves a first aid incident on dry land and a     win.                                                             St Thomas, Catallna bland, Nassau.
water scenario.                                       The team appear to have set themselves a                  9 night prkes start at E799 (previously S W )
  Drawn to perform first against 21 forces was      pattern of winning alternate years. But with                                           19
                                                                                                             1 night prices start at only S 1 9 (previously a 0 7 0 )
                                                                                                              6
not the best news. It is unheard of for the first   the 1996,1998 and 2000 titles under their belt
competitors to win the competition. But Essex       they are determined to close the gap and add
broke the mould winning the water section in        2001 to the list of successes.
12       THE LAW,FEBRUARY 2001




being hostei by Essex at             Ready for the off. The Braintree divisional team put their best feet forward and went on to win the police competition.
Gloucester Park, Basildon on




                                A touching tribute
March 8.
  This is clearly going to be
the most important fixture of
the whole season as it could
be a case of winners on the
day claiming both league and
championship.
  However, before that day      TWIN brothers clasped hands as they crossed the
there is the next race to
worry about on February 15
                                finishing line of the first annual John
                                Hedgethorne Memorial Race Walk, held in
                                                                                                     OF SPECIAL INTEREST TO READERS
at Prospect Park, Reading,
which unfortunately needs to
be run without both Derek
                                memory of the man who inspired them to take up
                                the sport.
                                                                                                       OF THE LAW & ESSEX POLICE
Walker and Lucy Bradley.          It was an emotional

Diary dates                     occasion as a staggering 185
                                competitors from across the
                                                                      by Kim Perks                                Borrow £20,000 for less
MAKE a note of the following
                                country turned out to
                                complete the three mile              Pc Pete Ryan from Harlow                      than £199 per month*.
sports events:                  Chelmsford course. But it was     was the first police officer
  Croker Cup billiards
and snooker - Tuesday,
                                17-year-olds Daniel and           home (23:16), Basildon's               Imagine, just one low monthly payment
February 27, Organiser D1
                                Dominic King (sons of
                                organiser and police officer Pc
                                                                  Supt Denis Sheppard was
                                                                  second (24:28) and organiser
                                                                                                                   and money to spare
Peter Orpe at Braintree, ext
63114.
  Croker Cup athletics
                                Steve King) who proudly took
                                the top slot crossing the line
                                                                  Pc Steve King from Copford
                                                                  made it a family affair taking
                                                                                                                              -
                                                                                                       f 10,000 f 100,000 repayable over 5 25 years                                          -
                                after 20 mins and 59 secs.        third (25:12).                                              These loans may be used for any purpose, including
200112 - Thursday, May 21.                                                                                                    settling existing Credit Cards Loans. H.P. etc.
  PAA regional cross              January is the regular slot        Commemorative          mugs
                                for the Essex League race but     were presented to all involved
country - Thursday, March 8                                                                                                   Optional Life, Sickness, Accident & Redundancy
at Gloucester Park, Basildon.   when former Essex officer         as a memento and all profits                                Protection available, to guard against the unexpected.
  PAA regional athletics -      John Hedgethorne          died    will be given to the RSPCA. a
Wednesday, June 6.              suddenly last year, it was        charity close to John's heart.                              Absolutely NO fees or charges.
  National police open off      decided to merge the league          Steve King said of the                                   Other amounts and repayment periods available.
road triathlon - Sunday,        event with the annual Croker      event: "I was so pleased with
May 20 at Gloucester Park.      Cup competition and a             the turnout. I know that                       PHONE N O W FOR APPROVAL I N PRINCIPLE
                                memorial race.                    many were there specifically                              CALL FREE ON:
                                  John, who reached the rank      to show their respect for
Race walk                       of chief inspector and was the
                                founder      of    The    Law
                                                                  John. He was an inspiration
                                                                  to so many. My sons would
                                newspaper, was renowned for       never have taken up the sport
cup results                     his love of running and race
                                walking.
                                                                  if it weren't for his encourage-
                                                                  ment. Although John was
                                                                                                                               LINES OPEN FROM 8.00 A.M. TO 8.00 P.M.
                                                                                                                             FRIENDLY PERSONAL SERVICE 7 DAYS A WEEK
BRAINTREE        not    only      The route chosen for the        very reserved I am sure he
entered the largest police      memorial race, which was          would have been pleased by
contingent in the John          sponsored by the Evening          the amount of people who
Hedgethorne Memorial Race       Gazette      and     Hatfields    took part."
Walk, they came out Croker      Furnishers, was the same             Trophies for the event were
Cup winners.                    route John devised to put         presented by Assistant Chief
  The division takes 430        police cadets through their       Constable Joe Edwards, who
Croker Cup points for the       paces      when     he     was    also took part in the walk,
event. Following on from        commandant of their training      and John's wife Elizabeth
Braintree were Colchester       school.                           Hedgethorne.
(247),    Basildon    (202),      Of the 185 competitors who         Elizabeth donated a special                               l'ypical examplp m o w X   rmonths = E214.58 psr month.
                                                                                                                                               .
                                                                                                                               TW m p a y s ~m m 4 . 8 0 10.mAPR varlablo.
Chelmsford (18l), Rayleigh      turned out, 55 were police        trophy for the team who                                      Loans are secured on properly and subject to s t a b and property equity.
(153),Harlow (1071,Tendring     personnel and there was even      entered the most competitors.                                The advertised terms are available up to 95% d property value. We arrange
                                                                                                                               loans up to 125% d property value on dilferent terms.
(91), HQ (go), and Southend     the odd dog!! Well known          This was won by Ilford
(39).
  Neither    Thurrock     or
                                faces from the walking
                                fraternity joined in with
                                                                  Athletic Club. The same John
                                                                  Hedgethorne Trophy will be                m-
                                                                                                             .
                                                                                                                     dbof    m cwon~m
                                                                                                                              .                         ARROW FINANCE
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                                                                                                                 0 111.0c.      B
                                                                                                                                *
                                                                                                                                .
                                                                                                                                "                 YUOTMrYa-"-ULOIULOI
Stansted entered a team.        international walkers and         presented each year as the                          m~
                                                                                                                 FOR w m (M)TATK)N wRm X):AAAOW FIWE~FREEPOSTSHIRLEYSOUHULL.890 ~ B R
                                former Olympians in the           Croker Cup Competition                    WR ISME SAT RISK I F W U W NOT KEEP UP IWNYMWTS ON A MORlGkGEOR OTHER LOAN SECUREDCNIT
                                startine line-UD.                 remains an annual memorial.

				
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