Police Sport UK 2017 Running Championships

Police Sport UK 2017 running championships at Salterns Park, Lee-On-Solent I was invited to start the Police Sport UK 2017 running championships at Salterns Park, Lee-On-Solent. 300 Police men and women from all over the UK took part to run a 10 mile run along the seafront on an incredibly windy day. 1 2 3 Great to see so many really fit Police. Fastest runner was from the City of London Police at just under 1 hour. Awards were given in many categories in an evening event in Portsmouth attended by the Chief Constable.

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Hampshire Fire and Rescue trainee graduation day 4th August 2017

Hampshire Fire and Rescue trainee graduation day. For the first time in 8 years the Hampshire Fire and Rescue service had completed a new training programme for recruits and this day was the formal graduation. Families, staff and invited guests were shown a range of displays of the work of the new Fire and Rescue cohort including putting out fires, cutting a person from a car crash scene, rescue from heights, using the high pressure lance to enter a fire zone and reducing the temperature before entry and parading.  I gave out the awards and spoke to all the students […]

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Visit to the Hamble Marine Police Unit based 2nd August 2017

The High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight, Ben Rouse and I went out with the Marine Police on their boat Commander to patrol the waters off Cowes and Southampton Water. It was a very rainy day with high winds so visibility was poor but we learnt a lot about their work and the challenges they have in their specialist field. The port of Southampton is a very busy waterway with very complex management and multi-agencies overseeing it. A very interesting day out.

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Visit to the Specialist Operations Regiment near Fareham

18th July Visit to the Specialist Operations Regiment near Fareham at HMS Dryad, home of the Defence College of Policing and Guarding. An amazing day seeing the work of this regiment of the Royal Military Police with its Forensics team, Cyber-Crime and Close Protection unit. I also got to see the famous D-Day map room in Southwick Park House. I was presented with a beautiful photograph of the visit of the Regiment to Beaulieu by Col. Belinda Forsythe.

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New Hampshire Police and Fire Heritage Trust

Visit to the opening of the New Hampshire Police and Fire Heritage Trust at the Solent Sky Museum in Southampton. An excellent addition to this local museum with brilliant displays all done by dedicated volunteers to show the historic collections of Police and Fire service artefacts, pictures and displays. http://www.solentskymuseum.org

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Visit to the Police Cadets at Applemore College

Visit to the Police Cadets at Applemore College near Hythe, Southampton to see the work of the local Police cadets and present some Duke of Edinburgh Bronze awards. Police Cadets units around Hampshire are increasing with strength and doing a lot of good work in the community and led by a great team of volunteers.

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8th June Election night

8th June Election night – A late night as High Sheriff reads the declaration of results of New Forest East and New Forest West constituencies at the Applemore Health and Leisure centre, Hythe, Southampton. Good to see healthy democracy of voting is so well run by local New Forest District Council officers and staff.

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999 Show at Beaulieu

May 31st 999 Show at Beaulieu in support of the emergency services A day of celebration and support was held at the National Motor Museum Beaulieu to welcome Hampshire Fire and Rescue, Police, South Central Ambulance and many voluntary organisations to show off what they do and raise money and awareness of their work. A murder mystery was held in Palace House with members of the Royal Military Police Forensics team assisting visitors with their detective work and showing off their fingerprinting and camera technology. Retired Police dogs, police dog puppies, Special constables and even a Police horse and the […]

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Disaster training Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service with University of Portsmouth 10th May

A huge national and international 3 day exercise involving 30 organisations, over 2000 people to simulate a disaster and test and train all participants. Hampshire is a leading rescue service in International Search and Rescue and has a team on 6 hour readiness to go anywhere in the world to assist in such things as earthquakes, tsunamis or disasters. 1 2 3 4 5 6 I was fortunate to be asked to attend as an observer and be able to see first hand this very important trading exercise in Fort Widley and Fort Purbrook where scenarios were set and procedures […]

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South West Legal Support Trust fundraising walk in Southampton.

South West Legal Support Trust fundraising walk in Southampton.  I attended the start of the 100 legal professionals doing a 10km walk around Southampton to raise much needed funds for the SouthWest Legal Support Trust. It is one of 8 legal support trusts which operate across England and Wales to raise and distribute funds to charities which provide free legal advice. help and support services to vulnerable people. Sponsored by College Chambers in Southampton and assisted by the Law Society of England and Wales, the walk was a great success on a nice dry mild evening and well supported by […]

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Portsmouth Legal Service in the beautiful Portsmouth Cathedral.

Portsmouth Legal Service in the beautiful Portsmouth Cathedral. Judges and members of the legal service of all sorts came from across the county along with civic leaders, representatives of Police and church to celebrate Morning prayer together with Bishop of Portsmouth. I processed alongside the High Sheriff from the Isle of Wight, Mr Ben Rouse resplendent in his navy velvet High Sheriff Court Dress. The Hon. Mr Justice Baker read the first lesson of the story of Solomon from the first book of Kings and I the Gospel reading of the story of the Prodigal son. The Dean of Portsmouth […]

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Change over day 5th April 2017

Wednesday 5th April 2017 was change over day from High Sheriff Tom Floyd to me. Wednesday 5th April was change over day from High Sheriff Tom Floyd to me. I read and signed my ‘Declaration’ to High Court Judge Hon. Mr Justice Warby in the Winchester Law Courts to an assembly of court officers, judges and guests. It was a fantastic occasion, made very special by all concerned and we then sat in to watch the mornings on-going trial with the prosecution barrister cross examining the defendant in a manslaughter case. I wore my new High Sheriff uniform for the […]

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2017 Community Awards

HIGH SHERIFF OF HAMPSHIRE ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF COMMUNITY AWARDS The High Sheriff of Hampshire Mr Tom Floyd has announced the 21 recipients receiving commendations for good work in the community. The High Sheriff Awards are a mark of distinction and recognition given to individual volunteers and community groups based in Hampshire who are making a significant contribution to society, with a particular emphasis on safety and cohesion in the community. The Awards were presented on 15th March at a fitting ceremony held in the Great Hall in Winchester, one of the finest surviving aisled halls of the 13th century containing […]

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Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas visits Winchester

On February 14th, the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas visited Winchester. He came to hear a variety of appeals against sentences previously passed in the Hampshire Courts, the appeals were not successful. Lord Thomas was sitting with the Hon Mr Justice Dingemans and the Hon Mrs Justice May, the two presiding Judges on the Western Circuit, seen on either side of the Lord Chief Justice in the centre. The Judge in red is the Honorary Recorder of Winchester, His Honour Judge Keith Cutler CBE.

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The High Sheriff visits GAFIRS – the Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service.

The High Sheriff visits GAFIRS – the Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service. The High Sheriff visits GAFIRS – the Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service. GAFIRS provides rescue cover for H.M. Coastguard for much of the Solent and all of Portsmouth Harbour. In 2016 they responded to 113 incidents, helping nearly 200 people, including saving 3 lives. GAFIRS is an independent charity entirely staffed by volunteers a number of whom were busy today on essential maintenance work.

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JOINT CYBER-CRIME CONFERENCE HELPS CHARITIES

JOINT CYBER-CRIME CONFERENCE HELPS CHARITIES PROTECT AGAINST CYBER-ATTACK A cyber security conference organised by Tom Floyd DL, the High Sheriff of Hampshire and Chairman of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) was held at St John’s House in Winchester on 10th November 2016. The event was a joint initiative between Action Hampshire, HIWCF, Hampshire Constabulary, Fixers, Southampton University and Vermont to help smaller charities and voluntary organisations protect themselves against the threat of cyber-crime. Over 70 participants attended from organisations across Hampshire, with a closing speech by the Mayor of Winchester Cllr Jane Rutter. In 2014, £1.2 […]

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