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Harwich-Rural community policing team

Daily tasks vary between police forces. A PCSO's duties might include: Dealing with minor crimes, such as vandalism, graffiti, litter, abandoned vehicles and antisocial behaviour. Intervening at an early stage to try to deter crime. Issuing fixed penalty notices. Providing crime prevention advice, supporting crime victims and reassuring the public. Handling missing persons enquiries. Dealing with nuisance offenders, such as street drinking or begging. Building good relationships with local schools, businesses and community groups. Carrying out house-to-house enquiries. Collecting CCTV evidence. Guarding crime scenes until police officers arrive. Acting as professional witnesses in court when needed. Helping to control crowds at major events, such as football games. Keeping records. PCSO's provide support for the work of police officers. Their own powers are fixed. For instance, they can detain a suspect until a police officer arrives, but they cannot arrest people, interview prisoners or investigate serious crime. However, by being visible and approachable, PCSO's help to prevent trouble, deter crime and make communities safer. For instance, a PCSO might be the first member of the police service that a troublemaker gets to know and talks to personally.

26 October 2020
Local Alliances:
Tendring Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

As the front facing community police team , we will strive to have all the team become Dementia Friends and thus have an understanding of Dementia and how best to support those affected.

We will attempt to have a dementia lead in the team and have them nominated as the Dementia Champion, which will enable them to deliver the Dementia Friend sessions to colleagues

We will ensure all the team are aware of THE HERBERT PROTOCOL and work in partnership with other organisations and members of the public promoting THE HERBERT PROTOCOL.

We will support the Dementia Action Alliance to make Tendring a better place.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Alzheimer's Society will not be providing the dementia friends sessions. 

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2. Actions

  • Understanding more about Dementia

    We will strive to have all the team and wider force in Harwich undertake dementia friends sessions.

    We will have a nominated member of the team as a dementia lead.

    We will- when possible have a memberof the team become a dementia champion.

  • Herbert Protocol

    We will endevor to make all who work within the station, aware of the Herbert Protocol.

  • Partnership working

    We will work and support the Tendring dementia action alliance and other organisations to make Tendring a safer place.
  • Knowledge and information

    We will, with the support of the Dementia Action Alliance have a system that we can refer to , of the places, services and people we can refer members of the public to for help and support for example The Alzheimers Society, The ADMIRAL Nurses, Age Concern , Care line etc