Wethersfield Halloween Party




Home Front Residents Survey -Marchwood, Hythe and Calshot

A Service Families Accommodation residents survey has been produced by your Home Front team together with MoD Community Police HF LogoOfficer Karen Rosier. They are keen to know what issues might be affecting/concerning you in your community. Please help by taking a few minutes to complete the questionnaire and email the completed form to karen.rosier141@mod.uk

To view the survey click here : Homefront Survey, Marchwood, Hythe & Calshot

Please return no later than 15th August

Many thanks

MoD Police at Hereford raising funds for Charity

MOD Police CrestGenerous dinner guests donated a total of £5,000 in support of the military charity SSAFA Forces Help. The dinner held at Hereford Garrison; Credenhill, Hereford was organised by members of the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) Complement.

Chairman of the Herefordshire branch of SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) Air Vice-Marshal Mike Smart, said: “I am overwhelmed by this very generous donation and would like to thank everyone who contributed their time, energy and money to help us. This wonderful donation will be used to help people in the county this year.”

SSAFA helps serving and former service personnel and their families.

The Senior Police Officer at Hereford Garrison:

Each year the MOD Police at Hereford Garrison raise money for charity by organising an annual Emergency Services Dinner dance held within the prestigious venue of the Warrant Officers and Sgt’s Mess; home of the UK Special Forces. Within the same year a charity golf day at the local “Burghill Valley”, Golf Club is organised, this event apart from raising money, marks the memory of a former Deputy Senior Police Officer at Hereford, the late Inspector Martin Jones, who was a well respected and popular character within the Garrison.

The Emergency Services Dinner dance is open to all members of the emergency services and their families in and around Herefordshire, it is well supported by MDP, West Mercia Police, Hereford Fire and Rescue and Paramedics.

This year’s golf day will be its 12th Anniversary and is due to be held on Friday the 5th July 2013.  This has always been well supported by MDP nationally and this year the Senior Police Officer at Hereford Inspector Dave Whitson is offering to caddy for the day to the highest bidder!


Air Vice-Marshal Mike Smart (centre) receiving the cheque from Constable Mark Sandford (left) and Sgt. Steve Caine (right).

The main organisers of these events are Constable Mark Sandford and Sergeant Steve Caine and in years gone by, Sergeant Dave Ormesher (retired). These officers have made a conscious effort to organise events that are not only enjoyable for those who attend but raise much needed funds for various charities as outlined below:

2012 – SSAFA £5,000

2011 – CountyAir Ambulance £5,000

2010 – Defence Medical Welfare Service at Selly Oak £2,500

2009 – Noah’s Ark Trust £1,500

2008 – Help for Heroes £1,500

2007 – Headway £1,500

MOD Police Preventing Marine Crime at Plymouth

The Dockyard Port of Plymouth is under the statutory control of the Queen’s Harbour MOD Police CrestMaster (QHM), Plymouth. The majority of the traffic in the port is either military or military support; the port serves the biggest Naval Base in Western Europe, with base ported vessels including nuclear submarines and large warships, and a large number of visiting ships receiving Operational Sea Training. On the commercial side Brittany Ferries conduct 500 or so movements a year to and from ABP Millbay, while the commercial wharves in the Cattewater see Devon and Cornwall’s fuel, as well as many other cargoes, being moved.

There is a healthy commercial commuter and tour craft trade, while the recreational sector is lively, with 5 marinas, many water access points and clubs. Activity ranges from high profile and risk events such as offshore powerboat Grand Prix, through international sailing championships and local races to individual sailors, rowers, canoeists, divers, surfers and swimmers.

The Ministry of Defence Marine Police operate a Boat Watch scheme at Plymouth; the idea is for club members to carry out observations on their boat during various times keeping a vigilant eye out for potential offenders of marine crime.

They are asked to notify the MDP Marine Unit when they start and again when they finish and never to challenge anyone and obviously never to carry out the task alone.

We recommend they carry some form of communication and are informed of contact numbers or radio channels to contact the marine unit for assistance and possible arrest of offenders.

Boat Watch has proven to be extremely effective against marine crime.

For more information and to register click here

For regular Twitter updates from the MOD Police Marine Section at Plymouth follow @MoDPoliceSgt

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MOD Police in Afghanistan

CRESTA civilian element of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission in Afghanistan is the Ministry of Defence Police.

Officers first deployed to Helmand four years ago, with the task of moving the Afghan force away from their traditionally paramilitary security role and towards a more everyday police service for their community.

The main contingent of MoD police is at a dedicated training centre, but Forces News’ Julie Knox has caught up with the two-man team of coppers who live at a patrol base, with the job of mentoring district Afghan Uniform Police chiefs.

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