Heath neighbourhood officers to become bobbies on bikes

July 18, 2012 No Comments »

Left to right, PCSO Simon Evans, PCSO Joanne Cumbernauld, Sector Inspector Paul Crowley, Mike Jones (branch secretary of Unison), Carl Ball (violence amd aggression manager for Cardiff and Vale Health Board), Jo Monks (union representative for facilities at Cardiff & Vale Health Board), PC3650 Stuart Bryant, and PCSO Adrian John.

The neighbourhood policing team for Heath and Llanishen will become bobbies on bikes after a donation by the Cardiff and Vale UNISON branch.

The four new bikes will be used by the team to attend incidents at the hospital, as well as for general patrols in Heath, Llanishen, Birchgrove, Lakeside, and Cyncoed.

PC Stuart Bryant, neighbourhood beat manager for the University Hospital of Wales, is one of the officers to be awarded a new bike.

He said: “The bikes mean we can patrol a bigger area more effectively and will make a huge difference in relation to a more visible presence at the UHW as we will be able to get to and from the site much quicker.”

“We are grateful to Unison for their kind donation of the bikes and continued support.”

Mike Jones, branch secretary for UNISON, said the union had a good relationship with local police officers, who always helped to support staff and handle incidents on site at the hospital.

“This is a small token of our appreciation to the local team for their continued dedication to protecting staff and patients alike,” he said.

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