Keeping it in the family

First published in Insp Sean Kent

I was delighted to be called into the Superintendent’s office when walking past.

Finally, someone had taken notice of my ideas to reduce bureaucracy by disbanding HQ.

But no, my CSE in English studies meant that my skills as a writer were being called into service. Therefore, I am delighted to launch this blog.

So who am I? I am the District Police Commander for the Wychavon District.

That means that I am responsible for all the uniformed policing services in Droitwich, Pershore, Evesham and all the villages in the surrounding area.

During my 22 years service I have served in all of the police stations in Worcestershire.

Perhaps the powers that be have been trying to tell me something?

I have always seen the police service as a vocation, having been born into a police family.

My grandfather worked with Dixon of Dock Green, and my father worked for Gene Hunt.

On a Sunday I really am able to ask if things were better in the good old days, and get a critical view of what we as a service are doing today. So where is this all going and what are we going to talk about? Not sure yet - probably a mix of old fashioned sensible advice, lock your door, keep 'em peeled etc, but hopefully also more than that.

To some degree I hope to pick up on some of the themes that you are talking about, and give a police perspective on them.

As far as I can, I believe in telling it as I see it, and I hope to bring the same style to this blog. More later...

In the meantime, lock your door, keep 'em peeled etc.

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3:57pm Tue 8 Nov 11

Wyre Wolf says...

I'm delighted to see modern policing methods haven't advanced since Police 5 days!
I'm delighted to see modern policing methods haven't advanced since Police 5 days! Wyre Wolf
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4:30pm Tue 8 Nov 11

jinnepen says...

The Vale of Evesham is under your control, a precious jewel to have in ones hand. Treat it with care you'll never find another one!
The Vale of Evesham is under your control, a precious jewel to have in ones hand. Treat it with care you'll never find another one! jinnepen
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5:17pm Wed 9 Nov 11

biglovehighway says...

Inspector Kent. Firstly hello. I think this is a wonderful idea. What an easy and transparent way to get a police prospective and find out what the police are doing. I would consider myself to be very "pro police". I have had both good and bad experiences with your officers in the past. My concern now is that there are no officers as I never seem to see any in my area. Is it true that the cuts are that bad that there are now no police policing our streets anymore?
Inspector Kent. Firstly hello. I think this is a wonderful idea. What an easy and transparent way to get a police prospective and find out what the police are doing. I would consider myself to be very "pro police". I have had both good and bad experiences with your officers in the past. My concern now is that there are no officers as I never seem to see any in my area. Is it true that the cuts are that bad that there are now no police policing our streets anymore? biglovehighway
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5:07pm Thu 10 Nov 11

Inspector Sean Kent says...

biglovehighway wrote:
Inspector Kent. Firstly hello. I think this is a wonderful idea. What an easy and transparent way to get a police prospective and find out what the police are doing. I would consider myself to be very "pro police". I have had both good and bad experiences with your officers in the past. My concern now is that there are no officers as I never seem to see any in my area. Is it true that the cuts are that bad that there are now no police policing our streets anymore?
Interesting name Biglovehighway! As it stands at the moment, there has not been any reduction in police numbers across Wychavon. However, compared with some of the more metropolitan areas we are a small team. What this means is that we have to target our resources at areas of greatest need. As this varies, so can the level of visible police patrols within a particular area. Through PACT and other community feedback we will always try and match visible patrol times with local needs.
[quote][p][bold]biglovehighway[/bold] wrote: Inspector Kent. Firstly hello. I think this is a wonderful idea. What an easy and transparent way to get a police prospective and find out what the police are doing. I would consider myself to be very "pro police". I have had both good and bad experiences with your officers in the past. My concern now is that there are no officers as I never seem to see any in my area. Is it true that the cuts are that bad that there are now no police policing our streets anymore?[/p][/quote]Interesting name Biglovehighway! As it stands at the moment, there has not been any reduction in police numbers across Wychavon. However, compared with some of the more metropolitan areas we are a small team. What this means is that we have to target our resources at areas of greatest need. As this varies, so can the level of visible police patrols within a particular area. Through PACT and other community feedback we will always try and match visible patrol times with local needs. Inspector Sean Kent
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