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Thames Valley Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing the Thames Valley and the other areas covered by the southern English counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. It is one of the largest territorial police forces in England covering 2,218 square miles (5,740 km2) and a population of 2.42 million people.

Thames Valley Police
Logo of Thames Valley Police
AbbreviationTVP
MottoSit pax in valle tamesis
Let there be peace in the Thames Valley
Agency overview
Formed1968; 54 years ago (1968)
Preceding agencies
Annual budget£448.9 million (2020/21)
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionBerkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Map of Thames Valley Police's jurisdiction
Size2,218 square miles (5,740 km2)
Population2.42 million
Legal jurisdictionEngland and Wales
General nature
Operational structure
Overviewed by
HeadquartersKidlington, Oxfordshire
Police officers4,728 (including 313 special constables) (September 2020)
PCSOs283 (September 2020)
Police and Crime Commissioner responsible
Agency executive
Facilities
Stations48
Notables
People
Website
www.thamesvalley.police.uk

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Prior to the Municipal Corporations Act 1835 there were ancient ways of keeping law and order through Parish constables or quasi police bodies who conducted a wide range of duties. Modern policing in Thames Valley can be traced back to the 1835 act when a number of boroughs set up police forces. For example Newbury Borough Police were operating as a small police force soon after the passing of the Act. The force was one of around twenty borough forces that were later amalgamated with their county police force. These were Buckinghamshire Constabulary, Oxfordshire Constabulary, Berkshire Constabulary, Reading Borough Police and Oxford City Police founded in 1857, 1857, 1856, 1836 and 1868 respectively. Under the Police Act 1964 these five forces were amalgamated on 1 April 1968 to form the Thames Valley Constabulary.

Chief Constables

Thames Valley Police is overseen by a locally elected Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner. The incumbent commissioner is Matthew Barber, a Conservative Party candidate elected in May 2021. The police and crime commissioner is scrutinised by the Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel.

Thames Valley was previously overseen by a police authority consisting of 19 members, made up of councillors, members from unitary authorities, independents and a magistrate.

In April 2011 the force adopted a local policing model and was split into twelve local policing areas (LPAs), each led by a superintendent. These consist of one or two local authority areas. The LPAs in turn are split into a number of "neighbourhoods" based on wards and parishes.

Local Policing Areas

(*Bracknell LPA and Wokingham LPA merged to form the Bracknell & Wokingham LPA in early 2016.)

Each area is responsible for delivering response policing, neighbourhood policing teams, and a local priority crime and Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Other functions that used to be held at basic command unit (BCU) level are now delivered at force headquarters level using a shared service approach.

Force Headquarters Teams

A number of teams are run from force headquarters and their staff are deployed at various locations around the area:

Neighbourhood Policing Team (NHPT)

Thames Valley Police has a local policing team working from every police station. These teams consist of officers, community support, special constables and police staff who work to patrol and attend local incidents. They use marked vans which read neighbourhood policing on the side rear panel under the Thames Valley Police corporate logo. The neighbourhood police vans double up as prisoner transport vans. However, most LPA police vehicles are available to this unit.

Incident Crime Response (ICR)

LPA Response units work out of most major stations in the force area and are tasked with patrolling and responding to 999 calls. These officers are often constables issued with X2 tasers. These officers may be tasked to patrol high crime areas for an increased police presence or to conduct follow up investigations. Both the Neighbourhood Policing Group and Incident Response Unit units all share the LPA standard Vauxhall Astra Estate police car. Some rural police offices make use of Mitsubishi L200's as a more effective vehicle.

Police Dog Section

Thames Valley Police have approximately 52 operational police dogs. The dogs are mostly donated from the RSPCA or public, and are trained at the force headquarters. They usually serve until they are 8 years old, receiving refresher training every year, and then living with their handler after retirement. They are part of the Joint Operations Unit with Hampshire Police. The dog section operates with marked and unmarked Mitsubishi Outlanders as well as Ford Mondeo estates.[citation needed]

Roads Policing Unit

Thames Valley Police patrols 196 miles (315 km) of motorways including the M1, M4, M40, A329(M), A404(M) and M25, as well as many other 'A' route roads including the A43.

These units are based at 6 geographical traffic bases (Milton Keynes, Taplow, Three Mile Cross (Reading), Bicester, Amersham and Abingdon. Roads Policing in Thames Valley is part of the Joint Operations Unit which works together with Hampshire Constabulary's Roads Policing Unit.

Armed Response Unit

Thames Valley Police's Armed Response Unit is a 24/7 unit that responds to major and serious crimes where firearms may be involved. This unit is shared with Hampshire Police as part of the Joint Operations Unit.

The training facility is at Sulhamstead with a state of the art firearms range. The unit mostly uses the traffic bases within the force

Pro-Active Team

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This team featured in the TV show Road Wars.

Currently Thames Valley Police has centralised all of its ProActive teams to be run as a shared service from its headquarters. This unit is part of the roads policing unit and mainly uses unmarked cars across the force area. Instead of just responding to incidents the unit uses a proactive approach the majority of time, by trying to prevent crime before it takes place and actively looking for criminals and catching them in the act as well as patrolling areas based on intelligence

The team works in a number of areas including Forced Method of Entry, Targeted intelligence policing and specialist surveillance of criminals both covertly and overtly.

Air Operations Unit

The Air Support Unit was officially created in 1982, but the use of helicopters in Thames Valley goes back to 1963, when Oxford City Police experimented with a Brantley helicopter with a dog basket attached to the skids. Thames Valley Police rented helicopters for use on special occasions in the 1970s and '80s. The unit was founded in 1982 when part-time daylight flights were routinely contracted and eight Sergeants were transferred from Traffic and Operations to ASU. In 1986, the unit was moved to RAF Abingdon.

In 1988, the department became a full-time operational unit, only the third in the country at the time and a sergeant and two police constables were seconded to the unit as observers. Throughout this time the helicopters and pilots were chartered from commercial companies.

In 1996, Thames Valley Police, Bedfordshire Police and Hertfordshire Constabulary combined funding and founded the Chiltern Air Support Unit, having received funding in 1995 to buy a second helicopter. The alliance is recognised to have started unofficially in 1992, when Thames Valley would sell flying time to its nearby forces.

Since 2013, the management of police air-support nationally has moved to the National Police Air Service (NPAS)

Search and Recovery Unit

Founded in 1956 as the Underwater Search Unit of Berkshire Constabulary and transferred to Thames Valley Police under a new name, the unit today is made up of one sergeant and seven constables and respond to around 350 operations each year.

The unit are involved in a variety of searching operations in river, underwater, underground, and cliff face conditions, searching for bodies, explosives, drugs, property, contraband and firearms and environments that can be affected by Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear radiation.

Mounted Section

The Thames Valley Mounted Branch based in Milton Keynes. The unit has nine police horses. The unit is responsible for preventing equine crime, assisting in searches of rural areas, and mainly maintaining public order at demonstrations and sporting events, including the four football grounds in Thames Valley.

Protection Group

Thames Valley Police has the largest non-Metropolitan Police Service operated Protection Group. This highly specialist department are responsible for guarding multiple fixed locations and protecting any visiting parties that require special attention. The officers on this department are some of the most highly trained and skilled within the force. They also supply an Armed Support Vehicle to support the static sites and deal with intense spontaneous incidents. The officers in the unit are required to pass stringent testing, they are Authorised Firearms Officers and also trained in advanced driving, advanced first aid, method of entry amongst many other highly specialist skills.

Public Order Department

Based in Heyford Park, formerly RAF Upper Heyford, in Oxfordshire. The POD is responsible for providing tactical support during spontaneous or pre-planned events that may result in public disorder. This includes sporting events such as football matches and Royal Ascot, music festivals such as Reading Festival, and lawful demonstrations.

Counter Terrorism Unit

Thames Valley Police's Counter Terrorist Unit is responsible for responding to any search related or explosive or terrorist incident, working with Protection Unit to guard anyone deemed to be at risk and with dog section to locate the explosive. The unit has four explosive ordnance disposal advisors.

The headquarters of Thames Valley Police is at Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire. Thames Valley Police has 48 police stations, with 16 front counters open to the public.

The force is covered by two control rooms, one in Abingdon, and one in Milton Keynes.

Thames Valley Police station in St Aldate's, Oxford.

The three police contact centres were formed in 2003, following the closure of local control rooms, to support the newly formed control rooms in Abingdon and Milton Keynes. They are located at the force headquarters in Kidlington, and separate teams within the Abingdon and Milton Keynes control rooms. The contact centres handle all emergency, non-emergency and enquiry calls from the public.

Sulhamstead House in Sulhamstead is the Thames Valley Police training college, which also houses the Thames Valley Police Museum.

There are also several roads policing bases at strategic locations around the force at Abingdon, Bicester, Taplow, Amersham, Milton Keynes, and Three Mile Cross.

Headgear

Thames Valley Police officers wear the traditional custodian helmet in the comb style with a Brunswick star that reads 'Thames Valley Police' for foot patrol. This was dropped for practicality and cost reasons in 2009, but was reintroduced in 2018. Female officers wear a bowler hat, or a white bowler hat for traffic officers.

In 2009 Thames Valley Police proposed to be the first force to introduce the use of baseball caps as a primary mode of headgear. After trials were conducted the proposal was dropped as being 'a step too far from the professional image of the force'.

Uniform

When on duty, officers wear a short sleeve black wicking T-shirt with 'Police' on the sleeves, and black uniform trousers with a cargo pocket on each leg. Thames Valley Police no longer use the traditional police jumper, having favoured a black soft-shell with police written on the chest and back. Thames Valley Police do not have Brunswick stars on their epaulettes, just the rank and shoulder number.

Formal dress comprises an open-necked tunic, with a white shirt/blouse and tie for both male and female officers. All officers wear peaked caps and their rank on their epaulettes. The No.1 uniform is accompanied by black boots or shoes and occasionally black gloves.

The operational uniform, until 2009, consisted of traditional white shirt and tie with custodian helmets for Constables and Sergeants, but this was dropped when it was deemed to be impractical and outdated, not withstanding the retention of this uniform by other forces, and the almost universal retention of the helmet. However, starting with the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, TVP has started issuing the Custodian helmet again.

Equipment

Thames Valley Police officers carry Airwave digital radios, TCH rigid handcuffs, CapTor2 incapacitant spray, the autolock 22" collapsible baton, leg restraints, a resuscitation mask and a basic first aid kit. The PCSOs do not carry autolock, handcuffs, leg restraints or incapacitant spray. All Thames Valley officers are equipped with body-mounted cameras. Police vehicles contain a variety of equipment, which can include Arnold batons, traffic cones, road signs, breathalyzers, stingers, speed guns, ANPR cameras and more.

Livery

Thames Valley Police Vauxhall Insignia pictured in 2014

Thames Valley Police use the modern yellow and blue retro-reflective battenberg markings all over all operational vehicles, as well as the Thames Valley Police shield, and the contact phone number. The only exception of this is NPT cars, which only have markings on the back and front, and read 'Neighbourhood Policing Team' on the side.

Thames Valley Police stopped using the 'jam sandwich' police car markings between 2000 and 2005 when battenburg markings were adopted and implemented.

Name

Thames Valley Police has changed its name only once in its own history in 1971, from Thames Valley Constabulary to Thames Valley Police, a common change in most police forces that makes them more accessible.

Thames Valley Police's motto in Latin is Sit pax in valle tamesis meaning 'Let there be Peace in the Thames Valley', their slogan is 'Reducing crime, disorder and fear'. The Thames Valley Police shield is made up of features from the shields of its five founding constabularies including a blue river depicting the Thames river and five crowns palisado depicting the five founding forces. The stag is a symbol of the county of Berkshire, the ox a symbol of the county of Oxfordshire and the swan a symbol of the county of Buckinghamshire. Together they represent the ceremonial counties of the force area.

Thames Valley Police employs 7,900 people and 908 volunteers.[citation needed] Of which 4,250 are warranted police officers, over 500 are police community support officers (PCSO) and 3,150 are civilian staff. Of the 908 volunteers, 500 are police support volunteers (PSV) and 280 are warranted special constables.[clarification needed]

Training for new recruits in Thames Valley is held at Sulhamstead House in Sulhamstead. For constables it consists of 13 weeks of residential training. Officers will achieve fit for independent patrol status once on area, usually four to five months after completing initial training. For PCSOs it consists of 18 weeks training. For special constables it consists of between six and seven months of training at weekends, with mandatory online training in between. Special constables will achieve fit for independent patrol status, usually within one year, but this is dependent on the number of tours of duty.

Recruits usually receive their uniform in the first week of training. Warrant cards are issued at attestation, at the start of the second day of training.

Once the training period is over, the new officers are posted in a local division for a tutorship and attachment phase lasting around 16 weeks.

Future of Thames Valley Police

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In a report published by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in July 2011, the impact on the number of police officers and staff partly due to the reduction to Thames Valley Police's budget following the comprehensive spending review is as follows:

Police officers Police staff PCSOs Total
31 March 2010 (actual) 4,268 2,855 500 7,623
31 March 2015 (proposed) 4,034 2,541 453 7,028

March 2010 figures exclude 166 officers and 145 staff who were paid through the Thames Valley payroll system but were seconded to national and regional duties and were externally funded.

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary

A report from March 2010 by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary marked Thames Valley Police as 'fair' on local crime and policing, 'fair' on protection from serious harm and 'fair' on confidence and satisfaction.

In detail, Thames Valley was awarded only one 'excellent' for reducing road death and injury. They were 'fair' in all other categories except 'solving crime' and 'comparative satisfaction of BME community' and 'low/medium' for 'number of police officers and PCSOs'. They were praised for their 14% reduction in burglary after 'Operation Breaker' in July 2009.

Independent Police Complaints Commission

In the year 2008/9 the number of complaints recorded decreased by 2% but an increase of 8% above the previous years national average. The number of allegations recorded increased by 23% and 11% above the previous years national average. Thames Valley Police received 947 complaints and 1903 allegations, the national average being 338 per 1000 officers, TVP has 372, and TVP is just above 369 per 1000 officers, the average from a group of similar forces.

Of allegations 23% were 'failure or neglect in duty', 19% were 'incivility, impoliteness and intolerance', 14% 'assault', 4% were 'discrimination' and 1% were 'breach of PACE Code A'.

And of the 1903 allegations, 51% were investigated, 36% were locally resolved, 6% were withdrawn, 7% were dispensed and 0% were discontinued. Of the 51% allegations investigated 13% were substantiated and 87% were unsubstantiated.

Thames Valley Police investigates the greatest amount of allegations compared to its peer forces, its investigation rate is 15% higher than the national average. Its use of 'local resolution' has dropped 12% since 2005/6. Thames Valley has fewer allegations that are withdrawn, dispensed or discontinued.

PEEL inspection 2022

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) conducts a periodic police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy (PEEL) inspection of each police service's performance. In its latest PEEL inspection, Thames Valley Police was rated as follows:

Outstanding Good Adequate Requires Improvement Inadequate
2021/22 rating
  • Recording data about crime
  • Treatment of the public
  • Managing offenders
  • Preventing crime
  • Investigating crime
  • Protecting vulnerable people
  • Developing a positive workplace
  • Responding to the public
  • Good use of resources

Firearms training incident

On 30 May 2007 at Thames Valley Police headquarters in Kidlington whilst teaching a half-day course on firearms, PC David Micklethwaite demonstrated a Magnum .44 revolver which he had mistakenly loaded with live rounds. He pointed the gun at Keith Tilbury, a police phone operator attending the course, and fired the gun, almost killing Tilbury.

The firearms instructor was reported to have failed the qualification at a Metropolitan Police training course, but TVP decided he would pass their less stringent test and was therefore suitable to teach the lesson, despite not having been provided with additional training since failing the Metropolitan Police course. The instructor was told to cover the lesson at short notice and accidentally picked up a live round from the force's armoury instead of dummy rounds. This mistake occurred due to both live and dummy rounds both being kept in the same Quality Street tin.

Keith Tilbury underwent immediate surgery to his bowel, kidney, lung and liver. In court, it was said he was unlikely to work again.[citation needed]

Thames Valley Police pleaded guilty to breaching regulations; they were fined £40,000 and £25,000 for legal costs. Constable Micklethwaite initially denied any wrongdoing, but later admitted to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act. PC Micklethwaite was not charged with misconduct because he retired from the Thames Valley Police before misconduct proceedings could be completed.

Underage PCSOs

In 2007 Thames Valley Police admitted to being one of five UK forces that had employed Police Community Support Officers that were aged 16. This is not illegal as the minimum age limit of 18 applies to Constables, not PCSOs. However, concerns were raised[by whom?] that this represented "policing on the cheap" as candidates aged under 18 have a different wage scale and could cost £10,000 less per annum. It was also feared that the officers were being placed in unreasonable danger as PCSOs and police have been attacked and stabbed in the past.

Proposed merger

Proposals made by the Home Secretary on 20 March 2006 would see the force stay as a single strategic police force for the area, a merger with Hampshire Constabulary having been rejected.

Budget deficit

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In 2010, it was reported that Thames Valley Police had to make savings of £52million over the next four years. Chief Constable Thornton said that they would have to 'cut back on all non-essential activity'. £347million of savings were identified including back office cuts and efficiency measures, as well as cutting officers numbers by 10%, meaning 800 officers.

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The fictional Inspector Morse, the main character in 13 novels by Colin Dexter and 33 television episodes by ITV, works for Thames Valley Police, but in the spin-off series, Lewis, the force is referred to as Oxfordshire Police. The prequel spin-off Endeavour covers Morse's early years in Oxford City Police and takes its merger into Thames Valley Police as a continuing theme.

In 1982 the BBC broadcast a nine-part series by Roger Graef and Charles Stewart entitled Police, which showed a fly-on-the-wall account of Thames Valley's E Division based in Reading. This featured the rather demeaning treatment of a female victim of rape which was much discussed in the media at the time.

Between 2003 and 2008 a Sky1 programme, Road Wars, followed the Roads Policing Proactive and Problem Solving Team while they carried out their duties. The series followed a select group of officers on duty, who as a result became too well known causing the Chief Constable to ask Sky to move their programme to another force.

In 1987, Thames Valley police were in the news because they stopped a gunman from killing more people; this came to be known as the Hungerford massacre.

IT resource merger

Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Police authorities have agreed to share ICT support and infrastructure, with all IT workers now employees of Thames Valley Police. This will also include the Isle of Wight, a division of Hampshire Police. The partnership in Information Technology is the first of its kind in the country.

Thames Valley Police Museum

The 'White House' at Sulhamstead where the Thames Valley Police Museum is housed.

The Thames Valley Police Museum is located within Sulhamstead House, known locally as the 'White House', at Sulhamstead in the English county of Berkshire. The site was formerly the headquarters of the Berkshire Constabulary, and is now the training centre for the Thames Valley Police. The museum is open by appointment.

The museum includes displays on the history of Thames Valley Police and the five police forces that were amalgamated to form the force in 1968; the Buckinghamshire Constabulary, the Berkshire Constabulary, Oxford City Police, the Oxfordshire Constabulary and the Reading Borough Police. The museum's collections include items from the Great Train Robbery of 1963, uniforms, equipment, medals, photographs, scenes of crime evidence, and occurrence and charge books.

In 2006, the exhibition space of the museum was renovated. Since September 2017, the museum has been temporarily closed prior to relocation.

The Police Roll of Honour Trust and Police Memorial Trust list and commemorate all British police officers killed in the line of duty. Since its establishment in 1984, the Police Memorial Trust has erected 50 memorials nationally to some of those officers.

The following officers of Thames Valley Police are listed by the Police Roll of Honour Trust as having died attempting to prevent, stop or solve a crime, since the beginning of the 20th century:

  • Inspector Francis John East, 1944 (fatally injured when pushed off a vehicle by a suspect)
  • PC William John Payne, 1949 (collapsed and died after pursuing a burglar)
  • DC Brian Moss, 1953 (fell through a roof while searching for suspects)
  • Inspector James Roy Bradley, 1967 (run over by a suspect car at a roadblock)
  • DC Ian Coward, 1971 (shot nine times attempting to arrest an armed suspect; posthumously awarded the Queen's Police Medal)
  • WPC Joanne Mary Cochran, 1984 (fatally injured when her vehicle crashed during a police pursuit)
  • PC Roger Brereton, 1987 (shot in the Hungerford massacre)
  • PC Gareth Browning, 2017 (run over by a suspect car in 2013, later died in hospital)
  • PC James Dixon, 2017 (fatally injured in a road traffic collision whilst on a training exercise)
  • PC Andrew Harper, 2019 (fatally injured whilst at the scene of a reported burglary)
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Thames Valley Police Article Talk Language Watch Edit Thames Valley Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing the Thames Valley and the other areas covered by the southern English counties of Berkshire Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire 4 5 It is one of the largest territorial police forces in England covering 2 218 square miles 5 740 km2 and a population of 2 42 million people 2 Thames Valley PoliceLogo of Thames Valley PoliceAbbreviationTVPMottoSit pax in valle tamesis Let there be peace in the Thames ValleyAgency overviewFormed1968 54 years ago 1968 Preceding agenciesBuckinghamshire ConstabularyReading Borough PoliceOxfordshire ConstabularyBerkshire ConstabularyOxford City PoliceAnnual budget 448 9 million 2020 21 1 Jurisdictional structureOperations jurisdictionBerkshire Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire United KingdomMap of Thames Valley Police s jurisdictionSize2 218 square miles 5 740 km2 2 Population2 42 million 2 Legal jurisdictionEngland and WalesGeneral natureLocal civilian policeOperational structureOverviewed byHer Majesty s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire amp Rescue Services Independent Office for Police ConductHeadquartersKidlington OxfordshirePolice officers4 728 including 313 special constables September 2020 3 PCSOs283 September 2020 3 Police and Crime Commissioner responsibleMatthew BarberAgency executiveJohn Campbell Chief ConstableFacilitiesStations48NotablesPeopleJason Hogg for Deputy Chief ConstableSteve Rowell for Assistant Chief ConstableHelen Ball for Assistant Chief ConstableWebsitewww wbr thamesvalley wbr police wbr uk Contents 1 History 1 1 Chief Constables 2 Governance 3 Organisation 3 1 Local Policing Areas 3 2 Force Headquarters Teams 4 Operations 4 1 Neighbourhood Policing Team NHPT 4 2 Incident Crime Response ICR 4 3 Police Dog Section 4 4 Roads Policing Unit 4 5 Armed Response Unit 4 6 Pro Active Team 4 7 Air Operations Unit 4 8 Search and Recovery Unit 4 9 Mounted Section 4 10 Protection Group 4 11 Public Order Department 4 12 Counter Terrorism Unit 5 Locations 6 Presentation 6 1 Headgear 6 2 Uniform 6 3 Equipment 6 4 Livery 6 5 Name 7 Strength and recruitment 7 1 Future of Thames Valley Police 8 Performance 8 1 Her Majesty s Inspectorate of Constabulary 8 2 Independent Police Complaints Commission 8 3 PEEL inspection 2022 9 Controversy 9 1 Firearms training incident 9 2 Underage PCSOs 10 Budget cuts 10 1 Proposed merger 10 2 Budget deficit 11 In the media 12 Other activities 12 1 IT resource merger 12 2 Thames Valley Police Museum 13 Officers killed in the line of duty 14 See also 15 References 16 External linksHistory EditPrior to the Municipal Corporations Act 1835 there were ancient ways of keeping law and order through Parish constables or quasi police bodies who conducted a wide range of duties Modern policing in Thames Valley can be traced back to the 1835 act when a number of boroughs set up police forces For example Newbury Borough Police were operating as a small police force soon after the passing of the Act The force was one of around twenty borough forces that were later amalgamated with their county police force These were Buckinghamshire Constabulary Oxfordshire Constabulary Berkshire Constabulary Reading Borough Police and Oxford City Police founded in 1857 1857 1856 1836 and 1868 respectively 6 Under the Police Act 1964 these five forces were amalgamated on 1 April 1968 to form the Thames Valley Constabulary Chief Constables Edit Thomas Hodgson 1968 1970 David Holdsworth 1970 1978 Peter Imbert 1979 1985 Colin Smith 1985 1991 Charles Pollard 1991 2002 Peter Neyroud 2002 2007 Sara Thornton 2007 2015 Francis Habgood 2015 2019 John Campbell 2019 present Governance EditThames Valley Police is overseen by a locally elected Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner The incumbent commissioner is Matthew Barber a Conservative Party candidate elected in May 2021 7 The police and crime commissioner is scrutinised by the Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel Thames Valley was previously overseen by a police authority consisting of 19 members made up of councillors members from unitary authorities independents and a magistrate 8 Organisation EditIn April 2011 the force adopted a local policing model and was split into twelve local policing areas LPAs each led by a superintendent These consist of one or two local authority areas The LPAs in turn are split into a number of neighbourhoods based on wards and parishes Local Policing Areas Edit Aylesbury Bracknell and Wokingham Cherwell and West Oxfordshire Chiltern and South Bucks Milton Keynes Oxford Reading South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse Slough West Berkshire Windsor and Maidenhead Wycombe Bracknell LPA and Wokingham LPA merged to form the Bracknell amp Wokingham LPA in early 2016 Each area is responsible for delivering response policing neighbourhood policing teams and a local priority crime and Criminal Investigation Department CID Other functions that used to be held at basic command unit BCU level are now delivered at force headquarters level using a shared service approach Force Headquarters Teams Edit A number of teams are run from force headquarters and their staff are deployed at various locations around the area Major Investigation Team Control and Communications Police Dog Section Counter Terrorism Unit Intelligence AgencyOperations EditNeighbourhood Policing Team NHPT Edit Thames Valley Police has a local policing team working from every police station These teams consist of officers community support special constables and police staff who work to patrol and attend local incidents They use marked vans which read neighbourhood policing on the side rear panel under the Thames Valley Police corporate logo The neighbourhood police vans double up as prisoner transport vans However most LPA police vehicles are available to this unit Incident Crime Response ICR Edit LPA Response units work out of most major stations in the force area and are tasked with patrolling and responding to 999 calls These officers are often constables issued with X2 tasers These officers may be tasked to patrol high crime areas for an increased police presence or to conduct follow up investigations Both the Neighbourhood Policing Group and Incident Response Unit units all share the LPA standard Vauxhall Astra Estate police car Some rural police offices make use of Mitsubishi L200 s as a more effective vehicle Police Dog Section Edit Thames Valley Police have approximately 52 operational police dogs The dogs are mostly donated from the RSPCA or public and are trained at the force headquarters They usually serve until they are 8 years old receiving refresher training every year and then living with their handler after retirement They are part of the Joint Operations Unit with Hampshire Police The dog section operates with marked and unmarked Mitsubishi Outlanders as well as Ford Mondeo estates citation needed Roads Policing Unit Edit Thames Valley Police patrols 196 miles 315 km of motorways including the M1 M4 M40 A329 M A404 M and M25 as well as many other A route roads including the A43 These units are based at 6 geographical traffic bases Milton Keynes Taplow Three Mile Cross Reading Bicester Amersham and Abingdon Roads Policing in Thames Valley is part of the Joint Operations Unit which works together with Hampshire Constabulary s Roads Policing Unit Armed Response Unit Edit Thames Valley Police s Armed Response Unit is a 24 7 unit that responds to major and serious crimes where firearms may be involved This unit is shared with Hampshire Police as part of the Joint Operations Unit The training facility is at Sulhamstead with a state of the art firearms range The unit mostly uses the traffic bases within the force Pro Active Team Edit This section does not cite any sources Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed February 2021 Learn how and when to remove this template message This team featured in the TV show Road Wars Currently Thames Valley Police has centralised all of its ProActive teams to be run as a shared service from its headquarters This unit is part of the roads policing unit and mainly uses unmarked cars across the force area Instead of just responding to incidents the unit uses a proactive approach the majority of time by trying to prevent crime before it takes place and actively looking for criminals and catching them in the act as well as patrolling areas based on intelligence The team works in a number of areas including Forced Method of Entry Targeted intelligence policing and specialist surveillance of criminals both covertly and overtly Air Operations Unit Edit The Air Support Unit was officially created in 1982 but the use of helicopters in Thames Valley goes back to 1963 when Oxford City Police experimented with a Brantley helicopter with a dog basket attached to the skids Thames Valley Police rented helicopters for use on special occasions in the 1970s and 80s The unit was founded in 1982 when part time daylight flights were routinely contracted and eight Sergeants were transferred from Traffic and Operations to ASU In 1986 the unit was moved to RAF Abingdon In 1988 the department became a full time operational unit only the third in the country at the time and a sergeant and two police constables were seconded to the unit as observers Throughout this time the helicopters and pilots were chartered from commercial companies In 1996 Thames Valley Police Bedfordshire Police and Hertfordshire Constabulary combined funding and founded the Chiltern Air Support Unit having received funding in 1995 to buy a second helicopter The alliance is recognised to have started unofficially in 1992 when Thames Valley would sell flying time to its nearby forces Since 2013 the management of police air support nationally has moved to the National Police Air Service NPAS Search and Recovery Unit Edit Founded in 1956 as the Underwater Search Unit of Berkshire Constabulary and transferred to Thames Valley Police under a new name the unit today is made up of one sergeant and seven constables and respond to around 350 operations each year 9 The unit are involved in a variety of searching operations in river underwater underground and cliff face conditions searching for bodies explosives drugs property contraband and firearms and environments that can be affected by Chemical Biological Radioactive and Nuclear radiation Mounted Section Edit The Thames Valley Mounted Branch based in Milton Keynes The unit has nine police horses 10 The unit is responsible for preventing equine crime assisting in searches of rural areas and mainly maintaining public order at demonstrations and sporting events including the four football grounds in Thames Valley 11 Protection Group Edit Thames Valley Police has the largest non Metropolitan Police Service operated Protection Group This highly specialist department are responsible for guarding multiple fixed locations and protecting any visiting parties that require special attention The officers on this department are some of the most highly trained and skilled within the force They also supply an Armed Support Vehicle to support the static sites and deal with intense spontaneous incidents The officers in the unit are required to pass stringent testing they are Authorised Firearms Officers and also trained in advanced driving advanced first aid method of entry amongst many other highly specialist skills 12 Public Order Department Edit Based in Heyford Park formerly RAF Upper Heyford in Oxfordshire The POD is responsible for providing tactical support during spontaneous or pre planned events that may result in public disorder This includes sporting events such as football matches and Royal Ascot music festivals such as Reading Festival and lawful demonstrations 13 Counter Terrorism Unit Edit Thames Valley Police s Counter Terrorist Unit is responsible for responding to any search related or explosive or terrorist incident working with Protection Unit to guard anyone deemed to be at risk and with dog section to locate the explosive The unit has four explosive ordnance disposal advisors 14 Locations EditThe headquarters of Thames Valley Police is at Oxford Road Kidlington Oxfordshire Thames Valley Police has 48 police stations with 16 front counters open to the public 15 The force is covered by two control rooms one in Abingdon and one in Milton Keynes Thames Valley Police station in St Aldate s Oxford The three police contact centres were formed in 2003 following the closure of local control rooms to support the newly formed control rooms in Abingdon and Milton Keynes They are located at the force headquarters in Kidlington and separate teams within the Abingdon and Milton Keynes control rooms The contact centres handle all emergency non emergency and enquiry calls from the public Sulhamstead House in Sulhamstead is the Thames Valley Police training college which also houses the Thames Valley Police Museum There are also several roads policing bases at strategic locations around the force at Abingdon Bicester Taplow Amersham Milton Keynes and Three Mile Cross Presentation EditHeadgear Edit Thames Valley Police officers wear the traditional custodian helmet in the comb style with a Brunswick star that reads Thames Valley Police for foot patrol This was dropped for practicality and cost reasons in 2009 but was reintroduced in 2018 Female officers wear a bowler hat or a white bowler hat for traffic officers In 2009 Thames Valley Police proposed to be the first force to introduce the use of baseball caps as a primary mode of headgear After trials were conducted the proposal was dropped as being a step too far from the professional image of the force 16 Uniform Edit When on duty officers wear a short sleeve black wicking T shirt with Police on the sleeves and black uniform trousers with a cargo pocket on each leg Thames Valley Police no longer use the traditional police jumper having favoured a black soft shell with police written on the chest and back Thames Valley Police do not have Brunswick stars on their epaulettes just the rank and shoulder number Formal dress comprises an open necked tunic with a white shirt blouse and tie for both male and female officers All officers wear peaked caps and their rank on their epaulettes The No 1 uniform is accompanied by black boots or shoes and occasionally black gloves The operational uniform until 2009 consisted of traditional white shirt and tie with custodian helmets for Constables and Sergeants but this was dropped when it was deemed to be impractical and outdated not withstanding the retention of this uniform by other forces and the almost universal retention of the helmet 16 However starting with the Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex TVP has started issuing the Custodian helmet again Equipment Edit Thames Valley Police officers carry Airwave digital radios TCH rigid handcuffs CapTor2 incapacitant spray the autolock 22 collapsible baton leg restraints a resuscitation mask and a basic first aid kit The PCSOs do not carry autolock handcuffs leg restraints or incapacitant spray All Thames Valley officers are equipped with body mounted cameras Police vehicles contain a variety of equipment which can include Arnold batons traffic cones road signs breathalyzers stingers speed guns ANPR cameras and more Livery Edit Thames Valley Police Vauxhall Insignia pictured in 2014 Thames Valley Police use the modern yellow and blue retro reflective battenberg markings all over all operational vehicles as well as the Thames Valley Police shield and the contact phone number The only exception of this is NPT cars which only have markings on the back and front and read Neighbourhood Policing Team on the side Thames Valley Police stopped using the jam sandwich police car markings between 2000 and 2005 when battenburg markings were adopted and implemented Name Edit Thames Valley Police has changed its name only once in its own history in 1971 from Thames Valley Constabulary to Thames Valley Police a common change in most police forces that makes them more accessible Thames Valley Police s motto in Latin is Sit pax in valle tamesis meaning Let there be Peace in the Thames Valley their slogan is Reducing crime disorder and fear 17 The Thames Valley Police shield is made up of features from the shields of its five founding constabularies including a blue river depicting the Thames river and five crowns palisado depicting the five founding forces The stag is a symbol of the county of Berkshire the ox a symbol of the county of Oxfordshire and the swan a symbol of the county of Buckinghamshire Together they represent the ceremonial counties of the force area Strength and recruitment EditThames Valley Police employs 7 900 people and 908 volunteers citation needed Of which 4 250 are warranted police officers over 500 are police community support officers PCSO and 3 150 are civilian staff Of the 908 volunteers 500 are police support volunteers PSV and 280 are warranted special constables clarification needed Training for new recruits in Thames Valley is held at Sulhamstead House in Sulhamstead For constables it consists of 13 weeks of residential training Officers will achieve fit for independent patrol status once on area usually four to five months after completing initial training For PCSOs it consists of 18 weeks training For special constables it consists of between six and seven months of training at weekends with mandatory online training in between Special constables will achieve fit for independent patrol status usually within one year but this is dependent on the number of tours of duty Recruits usually receive their uniform in the first week of training Warrant cards are issued at attestation at the start of the second day of training Once the training period is over the new officers are posted in a local division for a tutorship and attachment phase lasting around 16 weeks Future of Thames Valley Police Edit This section needs to be updated Please help update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information February 2021 In a report published by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in July 2011 18 the impact on the number of police officers and staff partly due to the reduction to Thames Valley Police s budget following the comprehensive spending review is as follows Police officers Police staff PCSOs Total31 March 2010 actual 4 268 2 855 500 7 62331 March 2015 proposed 4 034 2 541 453 7 028 March 2010 figures exclude 166 officers and 145 staff who were paid through the Thames Valley payroll system but were seconded to national and regional duties and were externally funded Performance EditHer Majesty s Inspectorate of Constabulary Edit A report from March 2010 by Her Majesty s Inspectorate of Constabulary marked Thames Valley Police as fair on local crime and policing fair on protection from serious harm and fair on confidence and satisfaction 19 In detail Thames Valley was awarded only one excellent for reducing road death and injury They were fair in all other categories except solving crime and comparative satisfaction of BME community and low medium for number of police officers and PCSOs They were praised for their 14 reduction in burglary after Operation Breaker in July 2009 Independent Police Complaints Commission Edit In the year 2008 9 the number of complaints recorded decreased by 2 but an increase of 8 above the previous years national average The number of allegations recorded increased by 23 and 11 above the previous years national average 20 21 Thames Valley Police received 947 complaints and 1903 allegations the national average being 338 per 1000 officers TVP has 372 and TVP is just above 369 per 1000 officers the average from a group of similar forces Of allegations 23 were failure or neglect in duty 19 were incivility impoliteness and intolerance 14 assault 4 were discrimination and 1 were breach of PACE Code A 21 And of the 1903 allegations 51 were investigated 36 were locally resolved 6 were withdrawn 7 were dispensed and 0 were discontinued Of the 51 allegations investigated 13 were substantiated and 87 were unsubstantiated 21 Thames Valley Police investigates the greatest amount of allegations compared to its peer forces its investigation rate is 15 higher than the national average Its use of local resolution has dropped 12 since 2005 6 Thames Valley has fewer allegations that are withdrawn dispensed or discontinued 21 PEEL inspection 2022 Edit Her Majesty s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire amp Rescue Services HMICFRS conducts a periodic police effectiveness efficiency and legitimacy PEEL inspection of each police service s performance In its latest PEEL inspection Thames Valley Police was rated as follows 22 Outstanding Good Adequate Requires Improvement Inadequate2021 22 rating Recording data about crimeTreatment of the publicManaging offenders Preventing crimeInvestigating crimeProtecting vulnerable peopleDeveloping a positive workplace Responding to the publicGood use of resourcesControversy EditFirearms training incident Edit On 30 May 2007 at Thames Valley Police headquarters in Kidlington whilst teaching a half day course on firearms PC David Micklethwaite demonstrated a Magnum 44 revolver which he had mistakenly loaded with live rounds He pointed the gun at Keith Tilbury a police phone operator attending the course and fired the gun almost killing Tilbury 23 The firearms instructor was reported to have failed the qualification at a Metropolitan Police training course but TVP decided he would pass their less stringent test and was therefore suitable to teach the lesson despite not having been provided with additional training since failing the Metropolitan Police course The instructor was told to cover the lesson at short notice and accidentally picked up a live round from the force s armoury instead of dummy rounds This mistake occurred due to both live and dummy rounds both being kept in the same Quality Street tin 24 Keith Tilbury underwent immediate surgery to his bowel kidney lung and liver In court it was said he was unlikely to work again citation needed Thames Valley Police pleaded guilty to breaching regulations they were fined 40 000 and 25 000 for legal costs Constable Micklethwaite initially denied any wrongdoing but later admitted to breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act PC Micklethwaite was not charged with misconduct because he retired from the Thames Valley Police before misconduct proceedings could be completed 25 Underage PCSOs Edit In 2007 Thames Valley Police admitted to being one of five UK forces that had employed Police Community Support Officers that were aged 16 This is not illegal as the minimum age limit of 18 applies to Constables not PCSOs However concerns were raised by whom that this represented policing on the cheap as candidates aged under 18 have a different wage scale and could cost 10 000 less per annum It was also feared that the officers were being placed in unreasonable danger as PCSOs and police have been attacked and stabbed in the past 26 Budget cuts EditProposed merger Edit Proposals made by the Home Secretary on 20 March 2006 would see the force stay as a single strategic police force for the area a merger with Hampshire Constabulary having been rejected 27 Budget deficit Edit This section needs to be updated Please help update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information February 2021 In 2010 it was reported that Thames Valley Police had to make savings of 52 million over the next four years Chief Constable Thornton said that they would have to cut back on all non essential activity 347 million of savings were identified including back office cuts and efficiency measures as well as cutting officers numbers by 10 meaning 800 officers 28 29 30 In the media EditThis section needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources Thames Valley Police news newspapers books scholar JSTOR February 2021 Learn how and when to remove this template message The fictional Inspector Morse the main character in 13 novels by Colin Dexter and 33 television episodes by ITV works for Thames Valley Police but in the spin off series Lewis the force is referred to as Oxfordshire Police The prequel spin off Endeavour covers Morse s early years in Oxford City Police and takes its merger into Thames Valley Police as a continuing theme In 1982 the BBC broadcast a nine part series by Roger Graef and Charles Stewart entitled Police which showed a fly on the wall account of Thames Valley s E Division based in Reading This featured the rather demeaning treatment of a female victim of rape which was much discussed in the media at the time 31 Between 2003 and 2008 a Sky1 programme Road Wars followed the Roads Policing Proactive and Problem Solving Team while they carried out their duties The series followed a select group of officers on duty who as a result became too well known causing the Chief Constable to ask Sky to move their programme to another force In 1987 Thames Valley police were in the news because they stopped a gunman from killing more people this came to be known as the Hungerford massacre Other activities EditIT resource merger Edit Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Police authorities have agreed to share ICT support and infrastructure with all IT workers now employees of Thames Valley Police This will also include the Isle of Wight a division of Hampshire Police The partnership in Information Technology is the first of its kind in the country 32 33 Thames Valley Police Museum Edit The White House at Sulhamstead where the Thames Valley Police Museum is housed The Thames Valley Police Museum is located within Sulhamstead House known locally as the White House at Sulhamstead in the English county of Berkshire The site was formerly the headquarters of the Berkshire Constabulary and is now the training centre for the Thames Valley Police The museum is open by appointment The museum includes displays on the history of Thames Valley Police and the five police forces that were amalgamated to form the force in 1968 the Buckinghamshire Constabulary the Berkshire Constabulary Oxford City Police the Oxfordshire Constabulary and the Reading Borough Police The museum s collections include items from the Great Train Robbery of 1963 uniforms equipment medals photographs scenes of crime evidence and occurrence and charge books In 2006 the exhibition space of the museum was renovated Since September 2017 the museum has been temporarily closed prior to relocation Officers killed in the line of duty EditSee also List of British police officers killed in the line of duty The Police Roll of Honour Trust and Police Memorial Trust list and commemorate all British police officers killed in the line of duty Since its establishment in 1984 the Police Memorial Trust has erected 50 memorials nationally to some of those officers The following officers of Thames Valley Police are listed by the Police Roll of Honour Trust as having died attempting to prevent stop or solve a crime since the beginning of the 20th century 34 Inspector Francis John East 1944 fatally injured when pushed off a vehicle by a suspect PC William John Payne 1949 collapsed and died after pursuing a burglar DC Brian Moss 1953 fell through a roof while searching for suspects Inspector James Roy Bradley 1967 run over by a suspect car at a roadblock DC Ian Coward 1971 shot nine times attempting to arrest an armed suspect posthumously awarded the Queen s Police Medal WPC Joanne Mary Cochran 1984 fatally injured when her vehicle crashed during a police pursuit PC Roger Brereton 1987 shot in the Hungerford massacre PC Gareth Browning 2017 run over by a suspect car in 2013 later died in hospital PC James Dixon 2017 fatally injured in a road traffic collision whilst on a training exercise PC Andrew Harper 2019 fatally injured whilst at the scene of a reported burglary 35 See also EditChiltern Air Support Unit Policing in the United Kingdom List of law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom Thames ValleyReferences Edit https thamesvalley s3 amazonaws com Documents Our 20information Spending Budget Revenue 20Budget 20and 20Capital 20Programme 202020 21 20FINAL 20with 20amendment pdf bare URL PDF a b c Overview Thames Valley Police HMICFRS Retrieved 9 June 2021 a b Police workforce England and Wales 30 September 2020 GOV UK Retrieved 12 May 2021 About Thames Valley Police Thames Valley Police Archived from the original on 22 February 2007 Retrieved 22 March 2007 Thames Valley police area Thames Valley Police Archived from the original on 16 March 2016 Retrieved 19 March 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