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  Issue No. 2239 Online Edition Saturday 22 November 2014 
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Ascension : Message from police Inspector -Police Station Opening Times and contacting your Police Officers.
Submitted by The Islander (Police Ascension) 13.02.2014 (Article Archived on 27.02.2014)

As you are aware the current establishment of the Ascension Police Service is an Inspector, a Sergeant and 4 Constables. I currently have just three Constables and no Sergeant.

 


Message from police Inspector -Police Station Opening Times and contacting your Police Officers.


 


As you are aware the current establishment of the Ascension Police Service is an Inspector, a Sergeant and 4 Constables. I currently  have just three Constables and no Sergeant.


 


Constable Corney will be shortly spending time in the UK studying policing with UK colleagues which will  further reduce our capacity . A recruitment process is underway but the team will be at a greatly reduced strength  for the foreseeable future.


 


Such a radical reduction in staff has meant that I have to focus my efforts on the  fixed commitments of our work, such as boarder security  and we will have to  work in a smarter way if we are to continue to provide you with a quality community police service.


 


I have discussed this issue with The Chief of Police, Trevor Botting and am very grateful for full support for my plans  which should  ensure we continue to deliver to you the  police service that you need and rightly expect.


 


I intend to reduce the opening times of the police station to set times that  I  commit to maintain. This will give you a clear idea of when you can come in to see us and allow you to plan accordingly.


 


I will provide a counter service   Monday to Friday  between Noon and 2pm and on Saturdays between 9am and noon .  I will not provide a counter service on a Sunday. It is of course the case that the doors will be open outside these times when an officer is in the building and we always  welcome a visit, tea and coffee is always on offer..


 


It is my intention to publish and display in the foyer of the police station the names of the officers on duty/on call . All officers will now  carry pagers  and be contactable for non-emergencies on these  pagers, You simply need to call RAF Ops on 3315 and ask them to page the officer  and they will call you back or meet you. The current 999 arrangements will remain unchanged.


 


I would like to provide some informal police pop in sessions around the Island ,where you can informally discuss issues with your Officers and give us some feedback on what you would like us to do and what you think we do well and what you think we could do better. I would be very grateful for some suggestions for suitable times and locations for these, and your views on how useful these could be to you.


 


It is my strongly held belief that my plan will in fact give you a more visible  police service, improve your  access to policing and will allow us as a community based police service to have  greater engagement with you.


 


My plan places great reliance on the willingness of my team to place themselves on call 24/7 as they currently do.   I am grateful to you all for your acknowledgement of the commitment they make to be permanently available.


 


I thank you all for the support you continue to provide your police service, we are committed to giving you the best service we can and keeping our Island the happy and safe place we love.


 


This is probably an appropriate time to call on you to consider working alongside regular Ascension Island Police Officers as a Special Constable. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss this informally with anyone who may have an interest.  Policing of a community buy the community is the foundation on which our model of policing is based and nothing adds more to this than the work of Special Constables. Special people become Special Constables and I know that there are a lot of very gifted individuals on our Island that have a huge amount to offer us all as Officers.


 


Thank you all for the support you continue to provide us, we are committed to giving you the best service we can and keeping our Island the happy and safe place we all  know and love.


 


Yours


Paul Meaden


Police Inspector


Ascension Police Detachment

 

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