I was extremely honoured to attend the inauguration of the Bishop’s Stortford Police Cadets on Wednesday evening at the town's Fire Station. Chief Constable Charlie Hall was in attendance, to welcome the new recruits, as was Cllr Colin Woodward, who had the idea to create a Bishop’s Stortford branch of the cadets, during his tenure as Mayor last year. The evening began with the handing out of their uniform, a briefing on what being a Cadet involves and a setting of expectatio
I had the wonderful opportunity of spending a shift with the very capable officers from Watford Police recently. On a busy Friday evening in the city I clocked on around 5pm and was given an initial briefing by Inspectors Simon Mason and Tom Fisher. Within minutes we were called out to an incident regarding a stabbing and later dealt with a drug-dealing incident. On both occasions the perpetrators were taken into custody, which involved transporting them to the custody suite
Last month I spent the day with probation services provider BeNCH CRC (Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Community Rehabilitation Company) who supervise low and medium risk offenders in the community. The CRC’s purpose is to reduce reoffending and improve Quality of Life.
The first part of my day was spent with one of the CRC’s Community Payback Teams, who supervise those given an unpaid work order by the courts. Nominations for unpaid work a