Chipping Campden Community
PS Richard Smith
Your nearest police station is Stow Station
Stow Police Station, High Street, Stow On The Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1AB
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- Area:Chipping Campden
- Priority:Prevention/detection of Anti-social behaviour at the Recreation Ground, George Lane, Chipping Campden.
Regular random patrols
Meet the team
Profiles for Community Officers
Inspector Brian Clifford
I am Inspector Brian Clifford. I have responsibility for the Cotswold Neighbourhood Policing team. I have been a Police Officer for 24 years and have worked in the Cotswolds for the past 3 years. Prior to this I have worked in a variety of roles including a period at the National Policing Improvement Agency where I worked in the Citizen Focus and Neighbourhood Policing programme.
Sergeant Rich Smith
I currently lead the community team that covers the North of the Cotswolds, which stretches from Northleach to Weston-sub-Edge. I have been a Police Officer for 20 years and previously worked in the same role in the South of the Cotswolds. Throughout my service I have worked as a response officer, within CID (specialising in Child Protection) and as a shift sergeant.
It’s my role to ensure that we work with multi-agency partners and the community to reduce harm. We will deliver a service that promotes public confidence and provides reassurance to the community.
PC Rob Wells
I’m the Beat Manager for the Campden Vale Section, a position I’ve held for a couple of years now. I’ve been in the Gloucestershire Constabulary for over 29 years, the majority of my time having been policing the east of the county. I remember when I first joined, the Telex machine churning out reams of paperwork at midnight (mostly stolen pedal cycles from Strathclyde Police!)
I did spend a short time with the Royal Household Protection Group, as an authorised firearms officer at Highgrove House, but have always been drawn to community policing.
PCSO Mike Jurkiewicz
Hello, I am a PCSO for the Campden Vale area. I have been a PCSO for 7 years, and really enjoy my role, especially taking out the Mobile Police Station, and meeting members of the public who can come along and talk about any issues that concern them.
Christmas Crime Prevention Advice
'Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la ,la la la la’
But it is also the season to be wary of burglars, thieves, and pickpockets. Nothing can ruin the Christmas spirit faster than becoming the victim of a crime.
Unfortunately burglars view the holiday season a little differently…for them, it is a time of opportunity to enter your home for cash, credit cards, and gifts. The following are a few strategies that will help you enjoy the holidays without incident:
Be extra cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave your home, even for a few minutes. Burglars prefer to enter through unlocked doors or windows. A holiday problem can occur when exterior Christmas light extension leads run inside through a window and prevent it from being secured.
Don’t openly display your Christmas tree and gifts in the front window so it’s easily visible from the street.
Don’t advertise …Burglars look for occupancy clues like outdoor lights burning 24 hours a day, piled up newspapers, post. etc and be careful not to advertise your home to burglars on social media! According to one recent study, social media is a commonly used tool for scouting potential targets. Social media savvy families have a tendency to publish their whereabouts during the holiday season, including any holiday plans. This lets burglars know when your house is going to be empty. Uploaded photos of pricey Christmas gifts can also be a problem as it basically allows burglars to go shopping just by viewing your Facebook profile.
Use an inexpensive light timer when you are away and ask a neighbour to pick up your newspapers and post.
If you go out for the evening, turn on lights and a radio or television so the house appears to be occupied.
Burglars know to look for the hidden door key near the front entrance. Don’t hide spare keys under rocks, in flowerpots, or above door ledges.
When you go Christmas shopping, do not leave bags of presents sitting on the back seat of your car whilst you do more shopping. Try not to make numerous trips back to your car to offload your bags but if you do then put them in the boot and look around the area to see if anyone is hanging about watching what’s going on. Quite often thieves will loiter in car parks watching for people to drop off their Christmas shopping in their cars before going back to buy more presents. When they return to the car it has been broken into and all the presents stolen.
After Christmas dispose of gift packaging carefully. Refuse collections over the Christmas and New Year period are normally at different times. If you can't take packaging to a recycling point, make sure you only put your rubbish out just before the collection and do your best to break apart boxes so that they do not advertise your new contents of your home to thieves!
‘Twas the week before Christmas and throughout most homes
presents were wrapped and left all alone
Gifts were then placed under trees with care
not knowing thieves were in the night air
Families in a hurry to get to the stores
left homes in haste, without locking their doors
Not thinking, they neglected to turn on the lights
Giving thieves the advantage on crisp moon-lit nights
Thieves hid in shadows away from prying eyes
They looked through windows in search of their prize
Some smart families were doing things right
Hiding their gifts out of plain sight
Some children unwrapped their gifts Christmas day
while others, sadly, had none with which to play
Securing their homes by employing crime prevention
the thieves’ plans were thwarted, fearing detention
Mobile Police Station Timetable
Date:12:00AM Tuesday 01 January 2013
Address: To be confirmed
At present we do not have an up-to-date timetable for future Mobile Police Station routes.
We will publish the new timetables as soon as we have been advised of them.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause
Police Surgery Dates
Date:2:00PM Saturday 02 November 2013
Address: Town clerks office, High St Chipping Campden
Your local policing team will be available for the community to drop in and meet on the following dates:
- 2nd of November
2pm - 3pm.
- 13th of November
5pm - 6pm
- 22nd of November
2pm - 3pm.
- 26th of November
3pm - 4pm
These will be held in the Town clerks office in the High St Chipping Campden
Date:9:45AM Friday 15 November 2013
Address: Chipping Campden
Hello to you all, The Police Office surgery scheme is still being held in the Town Clarks Office on the first floor in the Old Police station on the High St Chipping Campden. Please feel free to come along and have a talk about anything that concerns you, or simply to meet your local officers.
The forthcoming dates for the Surgeries are:
- Monday the 2nd of December 2013 from 2pm -3pm
- Thursday the 5th of December 2013 from 5pm - 6pm
- Wednesday the 11th of December 2013 from 2pm -3pm
- Monday the 16th of December 2013 from 3pm - 4pm
These Surgeries are in addition to the Mobile Police Station visits that we make.
The forthcoming dates for the Mobile police station are:
Friday the 15th of November 2013 (No date for December)
The venue and times are out lined below and will be the same for each date listed.
- Willersey 9:45am - 10:45am
- Weston sub Edge 11am - 11:45am
- Mickleton 12pm -1pm
- Ebrington 2pm - 2:45pm
- Chipping Campden 3pm - 4pm
Wednesday the 20th of November. (No date for December)
The venue and times are:
- Condicote 9:15am - 9:45am
- Longbourgh 10am - 10:30am
- Bournton on the Hill 10:45am - 11:15am
- Moreton in Marsh 11:30 am - 12:15pm
- Paxford 1:15pm - 1:45pm
- Draycott 2pm - 2:30pm
- Blockley 2:45pm - 3:45pm
From all at Gloucestershire Constabulary. Happy Christmas and New Year.
Just one more thing The Police Non Emergency number is 101. This is the number to call for all non urgent calls. In an emergency the number is 999.
PCSO Mike Jurkiewicz. Campden Vale Local Policing Team.
Your nearest police station is Stow Station
Stow Police Station, High Street, Stow On The Wold, Cheltenham
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When the police station is closed, your nearest police station reception is located at Cheltenham.
Chipping Campden Community: contact us
If you would like to find out when your named community officer(s) is/are next on duty, you can contact us on: 101
or use the form below and we will advise you. We would also like to hear your views.
- What you would like to see from your local police?
- Do you have any suggestions for methods that police could adopt?
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