Hempsted Community

El Lakin

PS El Lakin

Your nearest police station is Gloucester City Station

Your nearest police station is Gloucester City Station

Gloucester City Police Station, Longsmith Street, Bearland, Gloucester GL1 2JP

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Our local pledge to you is to supply you with your local community policing team contacts, dates of your next neighbourhood policing meetings, details of your local priorities and the work being carried out towards those priorities. Our commitment for Local Policing Team's (LPT) is to spend 80% of their time visibly working in your neighbourhood, tackling your priorities. If you want to know how you can contribute to the priority settings and other work within your neighbourhood use the contact form on the "Contact Us" tab.

To access the latest street level crime statistics for your LPT view the POLICE.uk website.


  • Area:Hempsted
  • Priority:Anti-Social Behaviour in and around the Monk Meadow / Soren Larsen Way areas
  • Action:

    Please about our Dispersal Order under the 'News' tab

  • Area:Hempsted
  • Priority:Speeding on Secunda Way
  • Action:

    If any local residents are interested in supporting a Community Speedwatch Scheme please contact local Beat Officer Matt Channon on 101 x3727.

If you have questions about these issues, or have information regarding a possible solution to these problems, please use the contact form which can be accessed via the Contact us tab at the top of this page, to tell us how you can help, how we can contact you, or what we should prioritise and why.

Meet the team

El Lakin

PS 1329
El Lakin

Matt Channon

PC 2208
Matt Channon

Neil Ward

PCSO 9164
Neil Ward

Adam Stevens

PCSO 9129
Adam Stevens


Traffic Operation

A traffic operation was carried out on Hempsted Bypass on Saturday 11 Oct to promote safe and social driving within the city.

PC Steve Crown , PC Matt Channon, PCSO Adam Stevens and PCSO Becki Kent ran a high-visibility presence in the area, stopping and checking vehicles and enforcing traffic laws.

Within a two-hour period we issued:

1 Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme (VDRS) notice for a number plate offence

1 Vehicle Defect Rectification Scheme (VDRS) for a tyre tread offence

1 £100 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) for a seat-belt offence 

2  Traffic Offence Reports (TOR) for a mobile phone offence

Lock it or Lose it

Lock it or Lose it...

A few tips to improve your home security:

  • It only takes a minute to lock your doors and windows to secure your home.
  • It only takes a minute to hide valuables out of view.
  • It only takes a minute for a burglar to enter your property and steal valuable belongings if your doors or windows are unlocked.
  • You should keep doors and windows locked, even when you are in the house and when you get home. Try to change your habit if you don’t lock your door behind you.
  • Door chimes and burglar alarms will deter a burglar from entering your property.
  • Being a victim of sneak-in burglary can have both emotional and financial effects. High value goods are costly to replace if stolen, and items such as phones and cameras often hold information with sentimental value such as photos, which cannot be replaced.
  • Many insurance companies will not pay out if your home has been burgled while insecure.
  • Keep doors and windows locked when in the garden having BBQs, gardening, hanging out the washing, etc.
  • Don’t leave garden tools or furniture outside, as they can be used by burglars to enter your property.
  • Dispose of packaging for expensive items properly; don’t advertise
    what is in your house.

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"Lock it or Lose it" Message from Gloucester Police


May 15 2014

"Lock it or Lose it" is the message from police in Gloucester after figures showed 36% of homes burgled in April were left insecure.

Of the 76 house breaks last month, 27 were vulnerable to attack because of unlocked doors and other security flaws.

Officers in the city are giving residents crime reduction advice as part of the "Lock it" campaign and hope people will take their home security more seriously as a result.

Sergeant El Lakin said: "The problem has obviously been widespread and has meant opportunist burglars, who have become very wise to it, have simply been trying doors in a number of areas across the city until they come across an insecure door.

"Many of the burglars have got in through unlocked front doors when occupants have been in bed asleep. 

"The impact can be devastating and cause huge disruption to people's lives. Insecure doors can also of course void your home insurance.

"We have been working hard to catch offenders - and have made three arrests in recent weeks - but we need people in the community to help themselves.

"The community teams really wish to get the message out to all residents to ‘LOCK IT’ - we need their help to make sure they routinely check doors and windows when leaving their homes and add it to their bedtime routine.  We cannot urge you more to take these simple steps to keep homes safe and secure."

Officers will be posting advice on the Twitter hashtag #gloslockit and people are encouraged to look at the crime reduction guidance on special leaflets being distributed across the city.

More advice can be found at the crime reduction pages of www.gloucestershire.police.uk.  

Bike Security Marking Event

On Saturday 15th March 2014 PC Channon, PCSO Stevens and PCSO Kent attended Hempsted Village Hall and carried out some Security Marking on the villagers bicycles as part of an event organised by the Hempsted Community Forum, which is also responsible for delivering the process to create a Neighbourhood Plan in Hempsted.

Also in attendance at the event was The Bike Project who checked over people’s bikes and carried out some maintenance before passing them to PCSO Stevens who signed the owners up to Bike Register, which involved marking up a bicycle with a unique serial number that is then referenced with Bike Register. Should a bike be then stolen or found it can be cross referenced with Bike Register and returned to its owner.

PC Matt Channon said “The event was a great success allowing us to promote cycle security as well as cycle safety to the local community. It was also a great opportunity as the new Beat Officer for Hempsted to meet a number of the local residents and engage with them on their concerns”.

If you live in the Hempsted area and wish to speak to PC Channon on any community related issues please use the pages here to make contact with him. Also, please follow us on Twitter at @GlosCityPolice.

Retail Crime Crackdown

In response to retail crime within the City centre, there will be officers operating throughout the shops and stores within the City, each day. This will involve plain clothes Police officers. 

So far in the first 3 days this has led to 8 arrests. The clear message to shoplifters is that this will no longer be tolerated within the City and we are looking at the long term banning of offenders from the City centre.

Dispersal Order

The current dispersal order in place to help tackle anti-social behaviour is to be reviewed. The police and partner agencies would like to hear from as many local residents as possible with their views on whether the order should be extended for a further 6 months. If you have an opinion or would like to discuss it please contact the Hempsted Beat Officer, PC Matt Channon, email: matthew.channon@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk or telephone on 101 ext 3727

Keeping your bicycle safe & secure

Over the past 12 months a number of bikes have been stolen from unsecured sheds, bike racks and from outside of a number of premises.

We are working with various agencies and businesses to assist with keeping bicycles secure;  however please help us to keep your bicycles safe and out of the hands of thieves. 

For advice and information and to learn more on how to register you bike with @bikeregister, please click on this link Bike Register  You can also read more about protecting your bicycle by visiting our special bike advice page 

To help people secure their bicycle, in a bid to reduce the number of bikes that have been stolen across the City, Gloucester Police are selling bicycle alarm D locks from the Gloucester Police main reception at Bearlands on Longsmith Street. These cost £10 and are an extremely effective lock for deterring bike thieves as they emit a high pitched alarm when tampered with. There is also another variation available which is not alarmed at a cost of £15.  

If you want to read more about protecting your bicycle visit our special bike advice page

Monthly Events

Hempsted East Community Group Meeting

Date: 7:30PM Wednesday 21 January 2015

Address: Sainsbury's cafe at the Quays


We welcome everyone along to our next meeting at Sainsbury's cafe at the Quays at 7.30pm on Wednesday 21st January, 2015.

All who live in Hempsted alongside the canal are welcome. It will give an opportunity to meet your local policing team, ask any questions and to have a say on setting the priorities for us to tackle.

We need your input as a community to contribute to making this a happy, healthy place where there are facilities for young and elderly to enjoy.

Your nearest police station is Gloucester City Station

Your nearest police station is Gloucester City Station

Gloucester City Police Station, Longsmith Street, Bearland, Gloucester

View a map of this station (multimap).

Opening Hours:

Monday: 8am - 10pm
Tuesday: 8am - 10pm
Wednesday: 8am - 10pm
Thursday: 8am - 10pm
Friday: 8am - 10pm
Saturday: 8am - 10pm
Sundays: 8am - 10pm

Pay & display car parks and on street parking nearby. Disabled parking in street outside station.

Hempsted 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?

Only give as much information as you'd like to, you do not have to include your name or any other personal details. If you do, your details will not be kept in a database or shared with any other organisation.

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