Friday, 19 November 2010

Police Changes

Empress Beat changes

We are sorry to loose PC Lee Jeffers and WPC Bev Woodhead, who have now been assigned to St John's in Farnborough and Aldershot town centre respectively. They were our first 'police partners' in Empress and we have built up a great working relationship with them, and I am grateful to them for all the hard work they have put in making our Ward a better place to live.

However, we are really pleased that we keep our PCSO Beth Pathin, and get a new PCSO and new beat manager WPC Emma Fidler. So a warm welcome to Emma, and we look forward to working with and is already making a difference.

Hampshire Police

The Borough currently sits within the North & East Hampshire Operational Command Unit which is commanded by Chief Superintendent Mark Chatterton.  The Force is currently carrying out a review of their operational structures to reflect the predicted reduction in their government grant and it is likely that there will be a rationalisation leading to fewer command units.  This is currently under discussion and there will be further consultation over the next few months. 

In the meantime, Chief Supt Chatterton is making some local changes and has decided to combine the District Command roles for Rushmoor and Hart into one.   Work will take place to harmonise the management arrangements over the next few months with a view to commencing the new arrangements in January.  At that time, Chief Inspector Sarah Jackson, currently the District Commander for Hart, will take over responsibilities for both areas and our existing District Commander, Duncan Weston, will be moving on to a specialised role within the force.  I am relaxed about these changes and am confident that we will be able to work well with Sarah who has an extremely good reputation.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you David,
Its been a pleasure working with yourself, Brian and Gareth...
I now have new challenges and I am looking forward to working with a new team but will definately miss the old one.
I am very proud of what we have achieved as Empress Ward Community Partnership and thank all the community and youselves for all your hard work and support.
Bev Woodhead