Archive for the ‘community’ Category

1st- Well here it is folks.. The chilly run up to Xmas. What will happen this month on the beat?
I crewed up with PC Nick Hillary again tonight for patrols of Popley and Oakridge. Very few people were out due to the cold.

In other news: last night at 23:00 hours a male was assaulted, by a group, in the park area on Bermuda Close. Please contact police on 101 if you have any information. Reference number: 44120466595.

2nd- I patrolled most of Popley tonight. Youths were playing knock and run again in Marnel park. Who are these youths? Please email me directly if you know:

In other news: At 17:20 hours, a group of rowdy youths were reported to have thrown a wine bottle at the front of a property in Banbury Way. It is believed that the same group had also been verbally abusive to another member of public shortly after. If you have any information then please call 101 reference number: 44120468390.

3rd- PC Nick Hillary and I patrolled Popley and particularly Marnel Park. I took a statement in relation to a harassment in Banbury Way. (The incident from yesterday)

In other news: PC Hillary and I arrested a male in Falkland Road for failing to surrender. Basically, he hadn’t turned up at the police station as per his police bail. The male was charged with the original offence and bailed to court.

Also: Both Nick and I are suffering with a cold!! Luckily we have two days off to recoup.

And: I trialled a new police bike today. See the photo gallery. I much prefer my cube!.

4th- Rest Day.

5th- Rest Day.

6th- I had two meetings today. The first was with a chap from the housing association ‘Home-group’. My second meeting was hosted by the housing association ‘Sovereign Kingfisher’ We discussed a particular ASB case and possible solutions.

In other news: I did manage some patrols in Popley and all was in order.

7th- I crewed with PC Nick Hillary for some good patrols in and out of Popley and Oakridge.

In other news: I verbally warned two drivers who had parked their vehicles on the bend of Penton Way and Barrington Drive. The vehicles were soon parked more appropriately.

8th- Better weather today! PC Nick Hillary and I put in some good miles through all the hotspot areas.

In other news: We patrolled through Carpenters Down Woods, searching for a stolen Piaggio scooter. The scooter was stolen from Shakespeare Rd between the 6th and 7th of December. If you have any info call 101. Reference number: 44120474445.

Also: I wish I hadn’t eaten a massive bag of chips and a jumbo battered sausage for lunch! 2 hours of stomach cramps on the bike 😦

9th- In the Morning PC Nick Hillary and I assisted PC Karen Binney with an arrest in Oakridge.
We then got out for some great miles on the bikes.

In other news: We saw Chase Armitage and some other free runners in Taverner Close. One of the chaps was wearing a Santa outfit!

Also: I arrested a male on suspicion of theft in Trinidad Close. Late off 😦

10th- Rest Day.

11th- Rest Day.

12th- I was single crewed tonight. Very cold patrols of Popley and Oakridge. No issues of note.

13th- Tonight I was called to Gibbons Place, where a group of lads were smoking cannabis from a car. The males were searched, however, all the cannabis was smoked. The males were asked to leave.

14th- I attempted a very old warrant in Popley tonight. The surprised resident at the address informed me that she had lived at the address since 2009!! She wasn’t our lady so I resumed. I crewed up with PC Nick Hillary again for many miles of patrols. We had a bit of excitement with a chase around Winklebury for a wanted male. It was negative for the male but positive for the bike exercise!

I’m off for two so have a good weekend.



17th- Beautiful patrolling weather today.
I located a male with Cannabis on Falkland Road. The male received a cannabis street warning.

In other news: I verbally warned a driver who had parked poorly on Penton Way. The vehicle was on the junction, on a blind bend and near to a crossing

18th- I took part in, an out of Basingstoke, drugs warrant today. An early start but a satisfying day.

19th- Back to patrolling in the horrid rain! Many miles patrolled in and around Popley. Marnel Park, Oxford Way and Banbury Way were patrolled very heavily following ASB reports. PC Nick Hillary located a male on Melrose Walk with cannabis. The male was reported to court. It is Nicks last day with me on his attachment tomorrow. Will he buy cakes??

In other news: We’re aware of concerns in Popley and Oakridge about children being approached by unknown men.
All reports are being investigated, but none are being treated as attempted abductions. Rumours and speculation on social media sites is not always accurate and sometimes causes more alarm. We will always share as much information with parents as we can as quickly as possible. However, we have to carry out various enquiries to establish the circumstances. (Suspicious Incident)

If you know anything about these incidents, or you have any concerns, please call us on 101.

20th- PC Nick Hillary failed to bring cakes in for his last day!! It didn’t matter too much as there was plenty of cakes in the office today!
Take a look at Nicks Q&A’s

In other news: All of the Popley hotspots were patrolled as always. Pretty quiet out today.

Also: I issued two youths with ‘Youth Restorative Disposals’ after a theft from Everest Community College.

I’m on leave now until the 28th of December. I hope you all have a great Christmas. Cheers.

28th- First day back after an interesting week off!
I helped out PC Mark Gallagher with a warrant in South Ham.
I then patrolled Popley with PC Ian Hoile. I’m loving this weather.. Character building.

29th- Tonight I patrolled Popley and Oakridge. A fairly quiet Saturday night.

In other news: I broke the rear derailleur off of the trial bike!

30th- I patrolled Popley and Oakridge with PC Karen Binney. Another uneventful night for us. Good in some ways I suppose!

In other news: I assisted shift officers with a drugs identification and statement.

31st- I crewed up with PC Karen Binney tonight in a panda. We dealt with a number of drink related jobs. People still assault each other the night before the new year. Imagine waking up in a cell on New Years Day! Things can only get better right!??!?

In other news. As the clock struck midnight, PC Karen Binney and I were in feathers lane dealing with a premises alarm going off. We could hear ‘Old Lang Syne’ in the distance. I have had worse NYE’s ! 🙂

Anyway… Happy new year.

Members in attendance::

1) PC Dan Carter: (Chair) 🙂
2) PCSO Addison Maker
3) Mrs Southern (Resident)
4) Mr Stockley (Resident)
5) Terry Jones (Resident)
6) Nina Egg-Daborn (Sentinel Housing)
7) Dawn Stanley (Sentinel Housing)

PSNP members/apologies: Due to other commitments:

1) Jane Frankum
2) Paul Frankum
3) David Potter
4) Mr Kumar

Update on previous core priorities:

1) Drugs issues.. Drugs continue to feature on the radar in Popley and surrounding beats. The panel have once again voted this in as an issue to tackle.

2) Jersey Close/Guernsey Close garage breaks. The patrolling officers have been hitting this area hard at all times of day. Sentinel had warned the residents in the area via news letters. Some residents have secured their garages. There has been a significant drop in issues.

3) School trespassing… The team have been patrolling in and around the schools to ensure the safety of youths, and to prevent damage being caused to the schools. A number of youths have been located trespassing and letters have been sent home to parents.

The PSNP voted from a list of 5 current issues:

1) Fires being set in Carpenters Down Woods

2) Motorbike nuisance in Carpenters Down Woods

3) ASB involving ball games in Abbey Road in (No ball game areas).

4) Drugs issues.

5) ASB in Aspire Way and Sark Close.

The PSNP voted for the following 3 issues:

1) ASB involving ball games in Abbey Road in (No ball game areas).

2) Drugs issues.

3) ASB in Aspire Way and Sark Close.

These issues will be in place until the end of the year.

Other matters of note:

Mr Stockley informed the panel that there were many trucks passing through the area near to Everest Community College. There are sometimes many trucks per day. This is causing congestion near Oxford Way and the surrounding area. Plus there are speeding issues with Barrington/Appleton Drive.

1st- Read all about New Years Eve into the 1st of January 2012 in my new (Beat Blog 7)

5th- First day back for me in the new year. I still had a load of emails to wade through. Was I the only one with time off!!? I started the day with an energetic cycle into Popley. (The wind and rain was uncalled for) I had promised to attend the Melrose Community Hall coffee morning for 10 am. After a good chin wag, and putting the world to rights over parking issues, I patrolled Marnel Park. All was quiet. I then took a statement in relation to the arrest I had made, just after New Years Eve. Later I met with Education Welfare Officer, Caroline Hams, up at Everest Community Academy. Caroline handed me some cannabis seized from a boy in the school. I booked the drug in for destruction. Even later, I contemporaneously interviewed a boy in Popley, and then I completed a Narey file. A Narey file is also know as a first hearing file. Just enough evidence to convict, if the suspect pleads guilty. If the suspect denies the offence, then the file may be upgraded to a full file. A busy day, and not the gentle transition I had imagined, coming from 4 days off. Oh well, let’s see what tomorrow brings.

In other news: I’m trying to cut down on caffeine. I have stocked up with gross tasting mint tea, to kick start my healthy year! (Maybe)

6th- I met with Peter Trafford, of Sentinel Housing, on Selby Walk today. Pete had asked me to attend an address, to keep the peace, during an eviction. (Photo). All went well and the house was boarded up by “mitie” acting on behalf of Sentinel Housing. PC Karen Binney and CSPO Dan White had also attended to offer support. The bailiffs were professional and calm. When I think of bailiffs, Grant and Phil Mitchell, wearing black leather jackets, spring to mind! It wasn’t like that today. The local beat team have been working closely with the residents, Sentinel Housing, and other agencies, in the run-up to the eviction. I have spoken to a number or residents in the area since the eviction to provide reassurance.

In other news: There have been a number of reports of drugs misuse in Longbourne Place, Priestley Rd. I am conducting on-going work, along with Sentinel Housing, to resolve these issues. Any info, please call 101.

7th- My first job of the day was, to locate two boys with a suspected firearm. I located the boys near Everest Community College. The gun was an “Air Soft” type. These fire white plastic pellets. Apart from the orange coloured barrel, a pretty realistic looking imitation firearm! The boys didn’t cause harm and were just being boys, however, they are not allowed to have such a thing in public for obvious reasons. I spoke to the mother of the gun slinger and she was fully supportive. I don’t think we will see a repeat incident.

In other news: boys have been playing knock and run at the vicarage on Pershore Road, as well as being verbally abusive. The joke has worn thin now. Several boys are to be warned and if continued, formal action will be taken.

I was at the Popley Fields Community Centre, at 12 am, for the monthly beat surgery. Only one person tuned up, however, we did have a good chat. This year, you may see, online beat surgeries! Watch this space.

8th- The all beats hotspot challenge: (Beat Blog 8)

11th- PC Miriam King, attended Basingstoke Station to visit me. ‘Mims’ is a lovely lady from the rural beat just outside of Basingstoke. Part of her patch ‘Sherborne St John’ comes into Popley (Oxford Way end) I will be training Mims up on twitter shortly. There had been recent ASB reports, which we needed to discuss. later I cycled out into Popley with PCSO Peter Windust, of the Oakridge SNT. There has been a number of arsons, mainly to bins, in Popley East. We patrolled all the likely areas of trouble, but it was quiet. (Fires). I attended Basingstoke fire station with PC Chris Brindley, and CSPO Dan White, to discuss the latest issues. On-going work is being done to prevent, locate, and identify those responsible.

In other news: please could you take a look at this (Survey) in relation to the new (Crime Reports) website.

I was also invited to the Marnel and Merton community group, monthly meeting. New ties have been made, and our groups will assist each other in the future.

PC Rich Heard has secured more dates for Operation Slipstream in the town centre. I have volunteered for quite a few. More live tweeting from the town centre no doubt!

12th- A number of north and south team, Safer Neighbourhood Officers, took part in a warrant today. I lead the Operation to recover stolen items in Popley East. I arrested a male on suspicion of handling stolen goods. The male has been bailed for further evidence. I will update you more when I can. I might even blog it!

Later I attended the PSNP meeting at the Popley Fields Community centre. The meeting was well attended, and it was great to see some new faces.
The PSNP voted the following new priorities in: 1) Arson in Popley 2) ASB is Sark Way and Tortuga Walk 3) Drug misuse in Pitcairn Close. The last priority is a continuation from the last quarter.

In other news: As I was just finishing work, I heard reports of ASB on the radio. The ASB was in the Marnel Park area. We have recently referred a youth for an ABC after several reports of ASB in the area. I will do some follow up work tomorrow to see if we have any offences I can deal with.
I had raised the area as an issue for the PSNP but it wasn’t voted in. That’s not to say we won’t be working in the area. I intend to be very robust with offenders in the Marnel Park area. I think the residents have had quite enough!

13th- I came in to work a bit early to complete some paperwork. I completed the minutes of last nights PSNP meeting.

Later I took a statement from an aggrieved in Marnel Park, following from an ASB issue in the estate. Further work is to be carried out.

It was very cold out and about, subsequently there were very few people out.

In other news: PCSO Tarren Porter, and I, attended the Popley Fields Community Centre for the Mencap youth club. (PCSO Porter pictured with some of the youths) (DJ Workshop link)

15th- Today I was invited to a meeting/cake session with the lovely folk of the Marnel and Merton Community Group (Lovely cupcake)

16th- Today was a very cold day! (Frosty photo)

I attended an address in Abbey Road to take a burglary report. The incident occurred at 07:00 hours this morning. Items stolen included a black kindle e-reader and a black, nokia mobile phone. Some of the stolen items were located near the bridge that leads to Oakridge. As a coincidence, the same location as I had taken the “Frosty photo” prior to attending the address. If you have any information about the incident then please get in touch on 101.

17th- I crewed up with PCSO’s, Tarren Porter, and Pete Windust today. We patrolled Oakridge and Popley. A very quite, and cold day today. A member of public tweeted about an abandoned car on Marl’s Lane. (Photo).

In other news: CSPO Paul Bowman located another arson behind the free running site on Carpenters Down. (Photo).

18th- I assisted PC Ian Hoile today with his new “Rooksdown Safer Neighbourhood Panel” (RSNP Website)

19th- I patrolled all the hotspot areas today. I located a male smoking cannabis outside the shops on Madeira Close. The male was eligible for a cannabis street warning.

I member of public reported a burnt out motorbike (Info on twitter) The bike had been stolen and burnt out.

In other news. I took an ASB4 report from a resident who has been at the receiving end of a number of anti-social behaviour incidents. There may be further work to conduct to ensure the residents safety.

20th- I attended Marnel Park after reports
of rowdy behaviour. Several youths were warned. Popley was quiet apart from that.

In other news: Later I took part In Op Slipstream in the town centre.

21st- At 3am I arrested a female in the town centre, after she was found to be breaching her bail conditions. I didn’t finish work until 06:00 hours. A draining 15 hour shift!

In other news: I assisted other officers and CSPO’s with a large disorder incident in Bourdillon Gardens, in Popley East. A male teen had organised a birthday party via Facebook. Well over 100 people turned up at the address. The youths were dispersed.

22nd- I took part in Operation Slipstream again. I arrested a male in Wote street, whom had been found in possession of herbal cannabis.

23rd- This morning, I arrested a girl, after a series of ASB incidents in Marnel Park. The girl received a “Youth Restorative Disposal”

25th- I took part in Operation Nemesis today with other members of the team. The theme of the night was drugs. I arrested a male in Oakridge, on suspicion of possession of cannabis, with intent to supply.

In other news: I conducted patrols in Popley but all was quiet.

26th- unfortunately, there were several burglaries in Popley, and Oakridge overnight. One in Pitcairn Close and another in Abbey Road. We are being extra vigilant, and are conducting operations, to catch the offenders.

27th- Op Slipstream weekend started again. The town was very quiet.

In other news: Patrols were conducted in the Popley hotspots but all seemed in order.

28th- A very busy night for the #FedsOnPeds I made an arrest in Oakridge of a male who had a large amount of cannabis on him.

Q) What is your current profession?
A) I am the Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) for Popley. I have been doing this role since 2006 and have been a part of the PSNP since it originated in 2007.

Q) How did you get the job?
A) After a career in Musical Instrument repairs I decided that I needed a new challenge. After some research I discovered the role of a PCSO and felt like I could really give something to this role. After various interviews, assessments and forms I completed my training at Police HQ before completing my tutorship in Whitchurch.

Q) Describe a typical day for you?
A) One of the best features about being a PCSO is that no two days are ever the same. Generally however I will start my shift by checking through what has occurred in Popley since I was last in the office. This is usually followed up by essential crime and Anti-Social behaviour enquiries. After this I kit up and cycle out to Popley where I spend the remainder of my shift tackling Anti-Social Behaviour, Meeting with multi-agencies, Offering crime prevention and re-assurance and dealing with our current Popley Priorities.

Q) What has been your most memorable experience in Popley?
A) Returning to Popley after a brief hiatus to cover the Basingstoke Rural SNT.

Q) What’s been your most embarrassing moment?
A) Falling off my Police Bike in front of some children I had just told to be careful on their bikes.

Q) What is your best quality?
A) My patience.

Q) What is your worst quality?
A) My attention can sometimes go away after a long training day.

Q) What makes you happy?
A) My Dog, My Family and Cheering on my favourite sports teams.

Q) If you could go back in time, where would you go?
A) there are too many to choose from. I would like to go back to May 1st 1994 at the San Marino GP. Somehow I would stop Ayrton Senna driving that F1 car.

Q) What would you spend a lottery win on?
A) I would buy myself and my parents a nice house, spend over a million pounds on a McLaren sports car and build a charity Dog shelter for unwanted Dogs in Hampshire.

Q) Tell us one thing about yourself that nobody else would know?
A) I have some involvment in the professional Wrestling business.


Youth Restorative Disposal

Posted: December 6, 2011 in community, police, PSNP

The Youth Restorative Disposal (YRD) is a measure that offers a quick and proportionate response to a young person’s low-level offending and allows victims to have a voice in how the offence is resolved.

It gives police officers and police community support officers on-the-spot discretion to hold to account young people who have committed certain minor offences. It is only possible to use a YRD for a first offence and both the victim and harmer must agree to participate.

Using restorative justice techniques, a young person has to face up to the impact of their offence, offer an apology and examine why the offence took place. Where appropriate, a plan is made for the young person to make good the wrong that was done in the offence.

By identifying young people on the cusp of further offending it allows youth offending teams (YOTs) to get support to them to help address their behaviour. The scheme will help reduce the number of young people entering the Criminal Justice System for low-level crimes. The YRD could also contribute to reducing the risk of reoffending.
Where a YRD is issued, it is recorded locally and not on the Police National Computer. It does not give the young person a criminal record. Police forces will inform their local YOT that a YRD has been issued. This provides an earlier opportunity for YOTs to act on first signs of risk of criminal activity.

The YOTs may follow up with a letter to the young person’s family offering voluntary parenting support or other appropriate intervention.
How the YRD works

Only young people between the ages of 10-17 who have not previously received a Reprimand, Final Warning, Caution or other disposal are eligible.

A young person may receive only one YRD.

Serious offences, are not eligible for a YRD.
The victim and offender both need to agree to participate in the YRD, which will be facilitated by an authorised officer trained in restorative justice techniques.

The process must be resolved within a reasonable time – on the street or shortly after.
The process could involve a meeting between the victim and offender, an apology and may include additional action to right the wrong caused.

The YOT is informed after the YRD is issued providing an opportunity to identify early risk factors and get the right agencies to step in with appropriate support to a young person.

The YRD will be recorded locally against the young person’s name to ensure that young people are not issued with a further YRD and to avoid disproportionate criminalisation that would result from being recorded on the Police Nation Computer.

December 2011 (PSNP) results

Posted: December 1, 2011 in community, police, PSNP

1st- CSPO Paula James-Bailey and CSPO Dan White have attended Marnel school in the last week. They both engaged with an assembly looking at bullying on the estate, and advice if it happens. A group discussion was also had, in relation to the wrongs of stealing.

Paula and Dan will visit other schools in the next week, to Provide more advice, to the youth of Popley.

2nd- I took part in Operation “Slipstream” along with my SNT colleagues. The Op is to prevent ASB and violent crime in the town centre, in the run-up to Xmas. There were 4 of us on bike in the town centre. A lot of people didn’t know quite, what to make of that. It’s not really the norm, however we have previously taken part in Op Slipstream with good success. The evening started very quiet with a few people dispersed from the town. Things got more exciting after midnight!

3rd- As I was taking part in Op Slipstream, I was still out patrolling until 04:00 hours. Drunk, abusive and violent people started getting arrested! Shift officers were busy as were we from the “Safer Neighbourhoods Team”.

PC Richard Heard (Oakridge Beat Manager) arrested a male as he failed to disperse from the town centre. Later he would arrest the same male on suspicion of possession of class A drugs.

I had a bizarre arrest. Whilst I was with colleagues, keeping the top of town safe, a male approached us. The male started shouting unprovoked racial abuse very loudly. I arrested the male on suspicion of a racially motivated public order offence. This sort of behaviour is outrageous, and totally unacceptable. When I got back to work later the same day, I was updated that the male had been charged and bailed to attend court.

I took part in Operation Slipstream again tonight with other Northern (SNT Officers). I was crewed up with PC Ian Hoile. We had a patrol of the newly decorated Mall. As we passed by the Tesco Metro we were flagged down by security. A male had been suspected of stealing food items in the store. A short while later I arrested a male on suspicion of theft after various food items were located on him. A packet of meat was located down his trousers! The male was later charged and bailed to attend court at a later date. Basingstoke town seemed more edgy tonight for some reason. My colleagues also made a number of arrests and located several amounts of cannabis. Pretty successful weekend for Op Slipstream and the Northern SNT lead by Sgt Paul Markham.

In other news: I was made aware of a public order incident at the Popinjay Public House. In relation to the incident, PC Richard Heard arrested two people on suspicion of public order offences.

4th- Another typical Sunday, QUIET! Or (Q) as we like to say in the Police. For as long as I can remember, if a police officer said “It’s Quiet” this would be met with gasps and looks of horror from other officers. Presumably saying the Q word would jinx your duty and you would be overly busy! I prefer the busy days! Whilst I’m on the subject of peculiar Police behaviour… We use words such as “earlies” and “lates” to describe our hours of work. Both made up words! Don’t get me started on Police radio speak!!! Ok I’ve started. If we are thanking someone over the radio we say “many thanks” or “much obliged”. How many thanks are we talking here? If we are saying NO we say “answer no”. If we are asking how long will it will take for something or someone, we say “what’s your ETA” (estimated time of arrival) Could you imagine asking your partner “what’s the ETA for tea?”. If we want to talk to someone else over the radio, we have to ask permission. Something like this.. “Charlie One from Bravo Bravo 13 Alpha, can I have talk through please” “Go ahead 13 Alpha” “Bravo Bravo 13 Alpha to Bravo Bravo 14 Alpha” “14 Alpha go ahead” “Do you fancy meeting up for a brew” “Answer yes” “Thanks Charlie One talk through out” “That’s received 13 Alpha” (that was an example, and not a snap shot of my usual day)

Popley was pretty Q tonight.

In other news: I assisted shift officers with a very drunk female who had been arrested for being drunk and incapable. This type of arrest is used to protect the person from harm more than anything else. The female had been found collapsed in a car park in town. A number of hours later, she was safe/sober enough to be de-arrested, and driven home.

5th- Lately, there has been several reports of ASB in and around Appleton Drive in Marnel Park. Today, I attended an address in Appleton Drive with Dawn Stanley and Pete Trafford of Sentinel Housing. It is hoped that the residents at the address we heed our advice and the ASB will stop.

At around 5pm I, along with other officers conducted searches in Popley East. It was reported that a young female had been approached by one of two unknown males, in a dark coloured vehicle. The female managed to get home safely and inform her mother. Inevitably incidents like this will worry parents. We would urge anyone with any relevant information to come forward. The officer dealing with the case is PC Steve Smith, formally a PCSO for the area of Popley. (Contact Details).
Other work is being conducted, and the family are in contact with us. (Hants Police Appeal)

After I had completed a good area search, I was called to attend Guernsey Close. A few residents had reported a group of female youths, causing ASB. I located the loud and obnoxious group and took details for social services and to update parents. I verbally warned them and dispersed them. Later, shift officers were called back to the area as the females had retuned! Follow up work is being conducted by the Popley team.

In other news: the salters/grifters were out earlier. Has winter started?!

I was asked a few days ago, what a YRD was! (The explanation).

6th- I crewed up with PC Richard Heard for Operation Nemesis patrols tonight. This operation is about preventing and detecting burglaries. We mainly focused on Oakridge and Popley. We stop searched a number of people on suspicion of drugs offences, however no drugs today! When we stop search a person, we have to give a reason. We can’t just stop search someone based on appearance unless that appearance matched a suspect. Grounds for searching a person for drugs might be that the person is in a known area of drug misuse, and smells of cannabis etc. Basically no fishing trips! We also explain to the person why they are being searched and under what search power. Eg. Section 23 of the misuse of drugs act. We also offer the subject a copy of the search form, although they don’t have to accept the form. Read my blog on (Stop Searches)

It was a cold, windy, and horrible night but apart from that all was well.

In other news: PCSO Phil Rapley gives us an insight into his life (Getting to know Phil Rapley).

7th- CSPO Paula James-Bailey attended Marnel Schools to offer more advice on bullying, and where to get help.

8th- Safer Neighbourhoods Officers are once again taking part in #OpSlipstream over the weekend. Live updates will be available via twitter.

In other News. PCSO Sarah Danks, has left the Popley Team, and indeed Hampshire Police. Sarah has decided to move back up North. No news on a replacement for her, as yet. PCSO Phil Rapley will be working even harder than usual, for a while, to cover jobs.

In other news: CSPO Paula James Bailey took part in a “young carers group meeting”

9th- I, along with other Safer Neighbourhoods Officers took part, once again, in Operation “Slipstream” This time however, was the first BasingstokeCops “live time” Operation tweetathon. The theme of the night appeared to be drunk people getting dispersed from the town! The night started slow like last week. As people drunk more alcohol, so did the incidents of drunken ASB increase. Makes sense I suppose! I arrested a male for failing to disperse and section 5 public order. The male had called Sgt Paul Markham and I “Perverts” as we cycled past him on London Street. Obviously that was out of order, and due to this, and the fact the male was drunk and swearing, I decided to disperse him. Unfortunetly the male couldn’t behave after several warnings, and he was arrested. The male gets to sleep at the Basingstoke Police hotel, free of charge, and he will be interviewed in the morning. *update* The male was very apologetic in the morning and accepted an £80 fixed penalty. Not so free of charge after all! I also dispersed several other males from the town, for poor behaviour. PC Karen Binney, arrested a male on suspicion of criminal damage, after a window at the “Santuary Bar” was broken.

The “live time” tweets continue for round two of Operation Slipstream.

10th- What a busy weekend! The live tweets continued for Op Slipstream. It was slow going to start with, but things hotted up around midnight. I arrested a male on suspicion of possession of a class A drug. Doormen at a club at the top of town had detained a male with white powder. I attended the club, and arrested the male. When I had booked the male into custody, I tested the drug. See! I knew that “EDIT” (Examination Drug Identification Test) course would come in handy! Anyway the drug tested positive for cocaine. During interview the male admitted the offence. The male received an adult caution. These can be given to people only once, and only those with previous good character. The drug was booked into the drug safe for destruction. (Drugs information and advice) PC Rich Heard and PC Karen Binney, both arrested males for failing to disperse from the town centre. The section 27 VCRA (Violent Crime Reduction Act) dispersals give the drunk, and often abusive person, the opportunity to leave the town without being arrested. Unfortunately, some people are destined for the 4 walls of a small cell, and uncomfortable mattress therein! Think gym matt, and your on the right lines. The cells do have toilets however, but due to health and safety there are no toilet seats. I imagine the metal toilets get chilly this time of year.

A drunken reveller gave us the quote of the night calling us

“Feds On Peds”

In other news: The monthly beat surgery at the Popley Fields Community Centre was tonight between 19:00 hours to 20:00 hours. Nobody showed up! PCSO Phil Rapley does know his stuff, so please feel free to attend any of the monthly beat surgeries in 2012 to chew the fat.

11th- Another rainy Sunday. I caught up with all my paperwork. Arresting people creates lots of forms and processes. I’m surprised it hasn’t put me off!

In other news: You may have noticed that I have been committed with alot-of “Slipstream” operations lately? Don’t worry I haven’t deserted Popley. It’s only for December weekends.

12th- PCSO Phil Rapley attended Marnel Infants school today, to collect the competition drawings. We asked the kids if they would draw us a Police vehicle especially adapted for the winter. Safety should be an important part of the design. The winners will be announced in a few days time.

In other news: If you look back to the 5th: there had been a suspicion incident reported to the Police. The Popley Team are continuing to offer reassurance and high visibility patrols. PCSO Phil Rapley was out today, patrolling the Marnel infants and junior schools, at closing time.

CSPO Paula James Bailey attended Merton School for a Xmas lunch with the children.

13th- I have set up a new blog from the Main PSNP website titled (All Things Popley). Take a look and let me know what you think. It’s work in progress.

14th- I assisted PC Rich Heard and other officers with an arrest in Oakridge. The male was wanted on an out of force warrant.

In other news: I attended Marnel Infants school with PC Chris Brindley today. We gave prizes to the top three kids for a drawing competition. The top prize was a £10 book token and police stickers. The second and third prizes were £5 plus police stickers. (Check out the winners)

15th- I was invited to the Melrose Community Centre Xmas party (Photos). Great event with very nice people. The kids from Merton Junior School also attended to sing carols!

Later I patrolled the current PSNP hotspots with Sgt Paul Markham and PC Karen Binney. I also patrolled Oxford Way after several reports of ASB in the area. Everything was calm today.

In other news: I attended the Fast Fare store on Abbey Road after staff had located a packet of white powder on the floor. I believe the drug is: (Amphetamine). I seized the drug for destruction.

16th- In the afternoon I patrolled Popley and Rooksdown with PC Ian Hoile. It was very cold and very quiet.

I had been looking forward to Operation Slipstream again! The night didn’t disappoint. My crewmate for the Op was PC Ian Hoile. It was quiet, as it often is until about 11pm. Whilst we were patrolling Wote Street, at the top of town, I spied our friend from the 3rd of December; The male that I had arrested for the racially aggravated public order incident. Thankfully he was calm tonight. Unfortunately however, he had breached his bail conditions by entering Basingstoke Town Centre. I arrested the male. Once at Basingstoke Police station he became verbally abusive once more, and urinated in the holding cell. Luckily for the male Sgt Elliot Howarth was in charge in custody. Sgt Howarth, always level headed, gave the male two choices 1) leave the mess and get arrested for criminal damage 2) Mop it up and call it quits. Sensibly the male got mopping. After I had booked the male in, I completed the various paperwork maze.

Whilst I was battleing through a mountain of paperwork, I heard PC Jim Charlton (Also on the Op) on the Police radio. By the sounds of things he had arrested a very drunk, and abusive female from outside “Pure Bar”. The shouting and swearing continued until the female was in her room for the night. Jim later told me that the female had kicked over a Police bike, spat at Ian and called them various expletives. Jim is a nice guy and just arrested the female for being drunk and disorderly! Jim was then tucked up with completing the “Handover File”. This file is created with as much evidence as possible in order for an early turn officer to interview the suspect. In this case probably a fixed penalty notice without interview, but I won’t know until tomorrow.

No sooner than I could feel my feet again, it was time to go back out and brave the cold. People had drunk enough by now to justify swearing at me! I was very close to arresting an obnoxious female however I gave her a chance to move on. A short while later more swearing but from a male this time. The male had been loudly shouting and swearing for no apparent reason, on Winchester Street. I utilised section 27 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act and the male was dispersed from the town for 48 hours. I shall be on the lookout for him tomorrow!

17th- Another strong performance from the Op Slipstream Team tonight. 3 arrests, several dispersals and copious amounts of coffee and cake! Whilst we are on the subject of cake…everywhere you turn in the Police Station, there seems to be a pile of chocolate covered saturated fat! Tastes great though. As I suspected, my friend from last night failed to comply with the 48 hour dispersal. I located him in London Street, drunk and fairly abusive. I arrested the male and booked him into custody. Read my blog on the below attachment to get a feel of what I went through. Lots of paperwork followed. Whilst I was in custody, PC Richard Heard arrested a male on suspicion of assault, in the town centre. A female had been punched for no apparent reason. Rich completed a handover file for an officer to carry on the investigation in the morning.

Only one more Op Slipstream to go in 2011. Stay tuned for the 23rd of December, when I will tweet live, the antics of the Slipstream Dream Team!

In other news: People often ask me, what happens when you get arrested?. This is my reply (Justice)

18th- Read my blog: “A day in the life of a Basingstoke beat officer”

19th- I attended Alton Malting’s Centre today for the 1st of three training days. “SNT Excellence Course” PC Ray Niblock gave a presentation on Safety Net or NMS and various other updates. Good input from an ex beat bobby.

20th- Day two of training. Good day with a spot of web based media training. I think I’m a bit ahead of the pack in this respect but I am keen to learn more ways to engage.

In other news: I have created a new website for Sgt Paul Markham’s signature. This has links to all the northern beat teams. (Site)

21st- last day of the course today. We were joined by several, Basingstoke CSPO’s. (Community Safety Patrolling Officers) some good group activities, discussions. PC Dave Woods gave a presentation on “persistent closure orders” Dave was charismatic and confident as always.

In other news: I attended a Neighbourhood Watch/Social Meeting tonight in Speckled Wood Road. Fantastic group of people. The NHW coordinator for the street had organised a social gathering with drinks and buffet! Can’t be bad!

22nd- I crewed up with PC Rich Heard to patrol Oakridge. We never actually made it into Popley as planned. We located 2 males smoking cannabis in Silvester Road. Both the chaps were eligible for cannabis cautions. The drugs were seized for destruction.

23rd- I crewed up with PCSO Phil Rapley and PCSO Strauss to conduct patrols in Popley. I stop checked a male after he had cycled away from me at speed. The male was wanted. I arrested the male is suspicion of misuse of the telecommunications act. The male was later released without charge.

Later I took part in the last Op Slipstream of the year! In my humble opinion it has been one of SNT’s most successful operations. Many arrests and various other offences tacked. Read my blog for an update on (Operation Slipstream)

28th- I crewed up with PC John Goddard in the “Crime Car” We toured the rural areas surrounding Basingstoke. All in order today.

30th- Tonight I patrolled Popley and Oakridge and all was Q! PC Ian Hoile had a puncture: (Photo)

In other news: I also attended Appleton Drive and spoke to a resident about on-going ASB. Plans are in hand to deal with the issues. I will attend the PSCG or “Problem Solving Core Group” in January to update all agencies with the issues raised by residents. The area is patrolled by Police, PCSO’s and CSPO’s on a daily basis.

31st- Take a look at my beat blogs for December: (Beat Blogs 1-6) I intend to do a “New Years Eve” blog, but this will depend on how interesting the night is.

My pro-active work for 2011: (Arrests/Cautions etc)

Have a great night and a happy new year folks.

Acceptable Behaviour Contracts

Posted: November 18, 2011 in community, police, PSNP

An ABC as they are known is not a legally binding arrangement, like an ASBO. So it is a bit misleading calling them Acceptable Behaviour Contracts. In more recent times I have tended to use the term Acceptable Behaviour Agreement. (ABA)
Youths are mainly placed on an ABC with parents consent and cooperation from the youth. (ABC’s are not strictly for youths and can also be used for adults) The ABC would have come about after evidence of Anti Social Behaviour from Police, Wardens, Housing Associations, Community Safety Patrolling Officers, public etc. Any one of the agencies can refer a person and then depending on the evidence, an ASB coordinator from the council will arrange a meeting, and the setting up of the ABC. The ABC will have various conditions for the youth/person, to follow. Some examples of conditions used in Popley are: Not to loiter outside shopping parades or enter specific shops, not to be out past 10pm, not to use abusive language, etc. If the youth/person does any of the things that they have agreed not to then they will be breached. The ABC or ABA works on a traffic light scale. All youths/people start with Amber. If they improve after 3 months they go to a green if not they go to a red. A second review after 6 months will be undertaken. Depending on the result of this will depend whether the youth/person comes off the ABC or stays on. If you refuse to sign up to an ABC then this can be used as evidence to fast track for an ASBO if applicable. Each ABC is catered to the individual and help, and or support is offered by the multi-agencies, along the way.