Po­lice of­fi­cers ‘de­serve to feel ex­tremely proud’

Com­men­da­tions for tack­ling crim­i­nal dam­age, ar­son and theft cases

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cer­e­mony in Sul­ham­stead last Thurs­day (June 23).

A fur­ther 15 of­fi­cers and staff are sched­uled to be com­mended for their work on this case in the com­ing months.

Dur­ing March and April 2015, a crime se­ries of crim­i­nal dam­age emerged in High Wy­combe dur­ing which graf­fiti was writ­ten on ve­hi­cles and ve­hi­cle win­dows were smashed.

In to­tal 248 crimes were recorded dur­ing the of­fend­ing pe­riod.

A joint in­ves­ti­ga­tion team, from the Lo­cal Polic­ing Area, Force CID, Force in­tel­li­gence and crime scene in­ves­ti­ga­tors, was es­tab­lished lead­ing to the con­vic­tion of five men for these crim­i­nal dam­age of­fences, as well as other of­fences in­clud­ing ar­son and theft of a mo­tor ve­hi­cle.

Com­ment­ing on the com­men­da­tions, LPA Com­man­der for Wy­combe, Supt Ed McLean said: “This was an ex­tremely com­pli­cated and dif­fi­cult in­ves­ti­ga­tion in which my of­fi­cers and staff worked tire­lessly to catch and con­vict those re­spon­si­ble.

“Ev­ery of­fi­cer and mem­ber of staff who have been and will be com­mended in con­nec­tion with this in­ves­ti­ga­tion ab­so­lutely de­serve recog­ni­tion. Those com­mended provided re­as­sur­ance and com­mu­ni­ca­tion to the vic­tims and com­mu­ni­ties af­fected, as well as en­sur­ing that ev­ery line of en­quiry was fol­lowed up which led to the con­vic­tion of the five of­fend­ers.

“Their con­tri­bu­tion is an ex­cep­tional ex­am­ple of sup­port­ing the Force’s val­ues to cut crime of most con­cern to our com­mu­ni­ties and tak­ing pride in de­liv­er­ing a high qual­ity ser­vice to the public.

“It is also im­por­tant to recog­nise the com­mu­ni­ties that were af­fected by this crim­i­nal dam­age and the as­sis­tance res­i­dents provided to us to help iden­tify the of­fend­ers and bring them to jus­tice, such part­ner­ship work­ing makes me proud to work for the po­lice.”

Thames Val­ley Po­lice Chief Con­sta­ble Fran­cis Hab­good said: “I ap­plaud the work and ac­tions of ev­ery­one here to­day, with in­di­vid­u­als go­ing above and be­yond to sup­port and safe­guard the public in very dif­fer­ent ways.

“It al­ways makes me feel proud to be in a po­si­tion to give these Com­men­da­tions.

“I am very grate­ful to ev­ery sin­gle per­son nom­i­nated, of­fi­cers, staff and mem­bers of the public. They de­serve to feel ex­tremely proud for the recog­ni­tion they have re­ceived.”

Pic­tured left to right are PCSO Nigel Flynn, PC Rob Howell, Staff Fran Stride, Sergeant Dar­ren Mitchell and PC Andy Smith

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