Chief Constable to leave Hampshire Police

Daily Echo: Chief Constable to leaver Hampshire Police Chief Constable to leaver Hampshire Police

HAMPSHIRE'S top cop, chief constable Alex Marshall, is to leave the force next year.

The news of his departure was revealed today following an announcement in the House of Commons by Home Secretary Theresa May that he will take up a new role nationally.

Mr Marshall has been chief constable in Hampshire since October 2008 and has been responsible for overseeing drastic cutbacks to the force, including closing police stations and selling off buildings while also reducing staff numbers.

He will remain in the same rank in his new job as he is appointed the chief executive designate with the new National College of Policing - a role he will take up in early 2013.

No announcement has been made of who will take over the top job of policing in the county but it will be a decision made by whoever is appointed the Police and Crime Commissioner next month.

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2:00pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Hdg end mo says...

Well mr Marshall I hope you can walk into your new role provided by the very well liked Theresa may knowing you have done the best for your fellow officers at Hampshire constabulary
after overseeing all the cutbacks.even amongst the ever popular reading of crime reduced in Hampshire staff morale at an all time low I'm sure Theresa has a plush office being refurbished for you
Well mr Marshall I hope you can walk into your new role provided by the very well liked Theresa may knowing you have done the best for your fellow officers at Hampshire constabulary after overseeing all the cutbacks.even amongst the ever popular reading of crime reduced in Hampshire staff morale at an all time low I'm sure Theresa has a plush office being refurbished for you Hdg end mo

2:05pm Wed 24 Oct 12

elvisimo says...

Hdg end mo wrote:
Well mr Marshall I hope you can walk into your new role provided by the very well liked Theresa may knowing you have done the best for your fellow officers at Hampshire constabulary after overseeing all the cutbacks.even amongst the ever popular reading of crime reduced in Hampshire staff morale at an all time low I'm sure Theresa has a plush office being refurbished for you
yes because im sure he got a huge amount of pleasure in making cuts, cutting workforces etc.
[quote][p][bold]Hdg end mo[/bold] wrote: Well mr Marshall I hope you can walk into your new role provided by the very well liked Theresa may knowing you have done the best for your fellow officers at Hampshire constabulary after overseeing all the cutbacks.even amongst the ever popular reading of crime reduced in Hampshire staff morale at an all time low I'm sure Theresa has a plush office being refurbished for you[/p][/quote]yes because im sure he got a huge amount of pleasure in making cuts, cutting workforces etc. elvisimo

2:15pm Wed 24 Oct 12

peenut81 says...

Has he left before he became accountable?
Hampshire police successes on his watch?
Good massaging of figures by targeting victimless crime and participating in lazy policework such as:
Stopping parties during the summer holidays.
Fining cyclists for not riding on Southampton's dangerous roads and students for having a good time.
Protecting West Quay, McDonalds and various takeaways across the city by keeping officers stationed nearby.
Allowed Southampton to become a place rife with traffic offences such as parking on double yellows, cars using bus lanes but ensuring that roads which are already covered by speed cameras also get officers deployed to check speed.
Overseeing Southampton rocket up the murder league table.
A pointless war waged on minor drug dealers whilst leaving their suppliers to carry on.
Overseen officers resort to abuse of their position as reported a couple of days ago.
Good work Marshell you should get on well with this incompetent government!
Has he left before he became accountable? Hampshire police successes on his watch? Good massaging of figures by targeting victimless crime and participating in lazy policework such as: Stopping parties during the summer holidays. Fining cyclists for not riding on Southampton's dangerous roads and students for having a good time. Protecting West Quay, McDonalds and various takeaways across the city by keeping officers stationed nearby. Allowed Southampton to become a place rife with traffic offences such as parking on double yellows, cars using bus lanes but ensuring that roads which are already covered by speed cameras also get officers deployed to check speed. Overseeing Southampton rocket up the murder league table. A pointless war waged on minor drug dealers whilst leaving their suppliers to carry on. Overseen officers resort to abuse of their position as reported a couple of days ago. Good work Marshell you should get on well with this incompetent government! peenut81

2:22pm Wed 24 Oct 12

sotonwinch09 says...

peenut81 wrote:
Has he left before he became accountable?
Hampshire police successes on his watch?
Good massaging of figures by targeting victimless crime and participating in lazy policework such as:
Stopping parties during the summer holidays.
Fining cyclists for not riding on Southampton's dangerous roads and students for having a good time.
Protecting West Quay, McDonalds and various takeaways across the city by keeping officers stationed nearby.
Allowed Southampton to become a place rife with traffic offences such as parking on double yellows, cars using bus lanes but ensuring that roads which are already covered by speed cameras also get officers deployed to check speed.
Overseeing Southampton rocket up the murder league table.
A pointless war waged on minor drug dealers whilst leaving their suppliers to carry on.
Overseen officers resort to abuse of their position as reported a couple of days ago.
Good work Marshell you should get on well with this incompetent government!
Why don't you join the job if you think you can do better? Stop sitting behind a keyboard and contribute to society yourself.
[quote][p][bold]peenut81[/bold] wrote: Has he left before he became accountable? Hampshire police successes on his watch? Good massaging of figures by targeting victimless crime and participating in lazy policework such as: Stopping parties during the summer holidays. Fining cyclists for not riding on Southampton's dangerous roads and students for having a good time. Protecting West Quay, McDonalds and various takeaways across the city by keeping officers stationed nearby. Allowed Southampton to become a place rife with traffic offences such as parking on double yellows, cars using bus lanes but ensuring that roads which are already covered by speed cameras also get officers deployed to check speed. Overseeing Southampton rocket up the murder league table. A pointless war waged on minor drug dealers whilst leaving their suppliers to carry on. Overseen officers resort to abuse of their position as reported a couple of days ago. Good work Marshell you should get on well with this incompetent government![/p][/quote]Why don't you join the job if you think you can do better? Stop sitting behind a keyboard and contribute to society yourself. sotonwinch09

2:40pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Hants97 says...

So the new Police Commissioner will decide who is the next chief constable.

Even more reason to vote at the PCC election for an Independent non party political candidate. Otherwise we'll get a clone of Theresa May or heaven help us Miky Mates.

Everyone knows I support Simon Hayes i've said so here before - more than ever now we need and Independent to stand up for us free form political interference.
So the new Police Commissioner will decide who is the next chief constable. Even more reason to vote at the PCC election for an Independent non party political candidate. Otherwise we'll get a clone of Theresa May or heaven help us Miky Mates. Everyone knows I support Simon Hayes i've said so here before - more than ever now we need and Independent to stand up for us free form political interference. Hants97

3:10pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Donald2000 says...

sotonwinch09 wrote:
peenut81 wrote: Has he left before he became accountable? Hampshire police successes on his watch? Good massaging of figures by targeting victimless crime and participating in lazy policework such as: Stopping parties during the summer holidays. Fining cyclists for not riding on Southampton's dangerous roads and students for having a good time. Protecting West Quay, McDonalds and various takeaways across the city by keeping officers stationed nearby. Allowed Southampton to become a place rife with traffic offences such as parking on double yellows, cars using bus lanes but ensuring that roads which are already covered by speed cameras also get officers deployed to check speed. Overseeing Southampton rocket up the murder league table. A pointless war waged on minor drug dealers whilst leaving their suppliers to carry on. Overseen officers resort to abuse of their position as reported a couple of days ago. Good work Marshell you should get on well with this incompetent government!
Why don't you join the job if you think you can do better? Stop sitting behind a keyboard and contribute to society yourself.
I tend to agree with sotonwinch9 on this one. Pretty obviously this person has never been in a police station to see what is going on and is picking out what he thinks is going on from a variety of neighbourly gossip, sitting in greasy spoons and talking to Mrs Knowall down the road. Oh and sitting in the pub telling his mates what a right rotten lot all these bobbies are. But one thing he hasn't done is actually experienced what the police really do for himself. Otherwise he would not have come out with such lame comments.
[quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peenut81[/bold] wrote: Has he left before he became accountable? Hampshire police successes on his watch? Good massaging of figures by targeting victimless crime and participating in lazy policework such as: Stopping parties during the summer holidays. Fining cyclists for not riding on Southampton's dangerous roads and students for having a good time. Protecting West Quay, McDonalds and various takeaways across the city by keeping officers stationed nearby. Allowed Southampton to become a place rife with traffic offences such as parking on double yellows, cars using bus lanes but ensuring that roads which are already covered by speed cameras also get officers deployed to check speed. Overseeing Southampton rocket up the murder league table. A pointless war waged on minor drug dealers whilst leaving their suppliers to carry on. Overseen officers resort to abuse of their position as reported a couple of days ago. Good work Marshell you should get on well with this incompetent government![/p][/quote]Why don't you join the job if you think you can do better? Stop sitting behind a keyboard and contribute to society yourself.[/p][/quote]I tend to agree with sotonwinch9 on this one. Pretty obviously this person has never been in a police station to see what is going on and is picking out what he thinks is going on from a variety of neighbourly gossip, sitting in greasy spoons and talking to Mrs Knowall down the road. Oh and sitting in the pub telling his mates what a right rotten lot all these bobbies are. But one thing he hasn't done is actually experienced what the police really do for himself. Otherwise he would not have come out with such lame comments. Donald2000

3:51pm Wed 24 Oct 12

originalsfc says...

sotonwinch09 wrote:
peenut81 wrote:
Has he left before he became accountable?
Hampshire police successes on his watch?
Good massaging of figures by targeting victimless crime and participating in lazy policework such as:
Stopping parties during the summer holidays.
Fining cyclists for not riding on Southampton's dangerous roads and students for having a good time.
Protecting West Quay, McDonalds and various takeaways across the city by keeping officers stationed nearby.
Allowed Southampton to become a place rife with traffic offences such as parking on double yellows, cars using bus lanes but ensuring that roads which are already covered by speed cameras also get officers deployed to check speed.
Overseeing Southampton rocket up the murder league table.
A pointless war waged on minor drug dealers whilst leaving their suppliers to carry on.
Overseen officers resort to abuse of their position as reported a couple of days ago.
Good work Marshell you should get on well with this incompetent government!
Why don't you join the job if you think you can do better? Stop sitting behind a keyboard and contribute to society yourself.
To be fair - I'm a boring old family man and even I know who the main suppliers and dealers are in the city. Who controls whats supplied in which clubs and areas etc and who are the main link / mass buyers with Liverpool.

If I know then how come the Hampshire Police don't ?

I can only assume that they don't as their operation focuses on small fry peddling a bit of gear in Cranbury Place and the Parks etc whilst the big boys get bigger and invest more in legit buisness ventures, bars and property.
[quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peenut81[/bold] wrote: Has he left before he became accountable? Hampshire police successes on his watch? Good massaging of figures by targeting victimless crime and participating in lazy policework such as: Stopping parties during the summer holidays. Fining cyclists for not riding on Southampton's dangerous roads and students for having a good time. Protecting West Quay, McDonalds and various takeaways across the city by keeping officers stationed nearby. Allowed Southampton to become a place rife with traffic offences such as parking on double yellows, cars using bus lanes but ensuring that roads which are already covered by speed cameras also get officers deployed to check speed. Overseeing Southampton rocket up the murder league table. A pointless war waged on minor drug dealers whilst leaving their suppliers to carry on. Overseen officers resort to abuse of their position as reported a couple of days ago. Good work Marshell you should get on well with this incompetent government![/p][/quote]Why don't you join the job if you think you can do better? Stop sitting behind a keyboard and contribute to society yourself.[/p][/quote]To be fair - I'm a boring old family man and even I know who the main suppliers and dealers are in the city. Who controls whats supplied in which clubs and areas etc and who are the main link / mass buyers with Liverpool. If I know then how come the Hampshire Police don't ? I can only assume that they don't as their operation focuses on small fry peddling a bit of gear in Cranbury Place and the Parks etc whilst the big boys get bigger and invest more in legit buisness ventures, bars and property. originalsfc

3:56pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Paramjit Bahia says...

Donald2000 wrote:
sotonwinch09 wrote:
peenut81 wrote: Has he left before he became accountable? Hampshire police successes on his watch? Good massaging of figures by targeting victimless crime and participating in lazy policework such as: Stopping parties during the summer holidays. Fining cyclists for not riding on Southampton's dangerous roads and students for having a good time. Protecting West Quay, McDonalds and various takeaways across the city by keeping officers stationed nearby. Allowed Southampton to become a place rife with traffic offences such as parking on double yellows, cars using bus lanes but ensuring that roads which are already covered by speed cameras also get officers deployed to check speed. Overseeing Southampton rocket up the murder league table. A pointless war waged on minor drug dealers whilst leaving their suppliers to carry on. Overseen officers resort to abuse of their position as reported a couple of days ago. Good work Marshell you should get on well with this incompetent government!
Why don't you join the job if you think you can do better? Stop sitting behind a keyboard and contribute to society yourself.
I tend to agree with sotonwinch9 on this one. Pretty obviously this person has never been in a police station to see what is going on and is picking out what he thinks is going on from a variety of neighbourly gossip, sitting in greasy spoons and talking to Mrs Knowall down the road. Oh and sitting in the pub telling his mates what a right rotten lot all these bobbies are. But one thing he hasn't done is actually experienced what the police really do for himself. Otherwise he would not have come out with such lame comments.
If I was Devil's advocate (which I am not) I will also add actions of the police in Yorkshire, not only against the miners but also most disgraceful cover up by police after Hillsborough.

My personal view remains, although most of the bobbies are doing all they possibly can for public safety, which is very difficult due to lack of resources provided, it is the minority within the institution of police, for which majority keep on making excuses, that is damaging the reputation of our police.

Yes we have to respect decision of the parliament, which has forced these PCCs on system of policing. But I honestly hope it won't be Southampton Council's Deputy Leader Cllr. Jacqui Rayment, considering the dishonesty practised under her and The Leader within the NuLabour Group, and record of having collectively told all kinds of fibs in official Council meeting (As exposed in Daily Echo) . Because she has admitted to having signed off a completely false statement regarding the resignation of one of her colleague Cllr. Keith Morrell, in my view it makes her unsuitable to hold the post where she could be employing the highest ranking police officer in Hampshire.

But other choices also include Tory Mr Mates the friend of Nadir found guilty of fiddling many millions.
[quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peenut81[/bold] wrote: Has he left before he became accountable? Hampshire police successes on his watch? Good massaging of figures by targeting victimless crime and participating in lazy policework such as: Stopping parties during the summer holidays. Fining cyclists for not riding on Southampton's dangerous roads and students for having a good time. Protecting West Quay, McDonalds and various takeaways across the city by keeping officers stationed nearby. Allowed Southampton to become a place rife with traffic offences such as parking on double yellows, cars using bus lanes but ensuring that roads which are already covered by speed cameras also get officers deployed to check speed. Overseeing Southampton rocket up the murder league table. A pointless war waged on minor drug dealers whilst leaving their suppliers to carry on. Overseen officers resort to abuse of their position as reported a couple of days ago. Good work Marshell you should get on well with this incompetent government![/p][/quote]Why don't you join the job if you think you can do better? Stop sitting behind a keyboard and contribute to society yourself.[/p][/quote]I tend to agree with sotonwinch9 on this one. Pretty obviously this person has never been in a police station to see what is going on and is picking out what he thinks is going on from a variety of neighbourly gossip, sitting in greasy spoons and talking to Mrs Knowall down the road. Oh and sitting in the pub telling his mates what a right rotten lot all these bobbies are. But one thing he hasn't done is actually experienced what the police really do for himself. Otherwise he would not have come out with such lame comments.[/p][/quote]If I was Devil's advocate (which I am not) I will also add actions of the police in Yorkshire, not only against the miners but also most disgraceful cover up by police after Hillsborough. My personal view remains, although most of the bobbies are doing all they possibly can for public safety, which is very difficult due to lack of resources provided, it is the minority within the institution of police, for which majority keep on making excuses, that is damaging the reputation of our police. Yes we have to respect decision of the parliament, which has forced these PCCs on system of policing. But I honestly hope it won't be Southampton Council's Deputy Leader Cllr. Jacqui Rayment, considering the dishonesty practised under her and The Leader within the NuLabour Group, and record of having collectively told all kinds of fibs in official Council meeting (As exposed in Daily Echo) . Because she has admitted to having signed off a completely false statement regarding the resignation of one of her colleague Cllr. Keith Morrell, in my view it makes her unsuitable to hold the post where she could be employing the highest ranking police officer in Hampshire. But other choices also include Tory Mr Mates the friend of Nadir found guilty of fiddling many millions. Paramjit Bahia

5:17pm Wed 24 Oct 12

Subject48 says...

because going after small fry is easy and looks good on their statistics.

Thats the truth on "war on drugs".

Just hang up a few bodies everynow and then to show "proof" that they are doing something...

in regards to the commisioner malarkey.... I dont even have the energy to start.
because going after small fry is easy and looks good on their statistics. Thats the truth on "war on drugs". Just hang up a few bodies everynow and then to show "proof" that they are doing something... in regards to the commisioner malarkey.... I dont even have the energy to start. Subject48

5:59pm Wed 24 Oct 12

SotonLad says...

originalsfc wrote:
sotonwinch09 wrote:
peenut81 wrote:
Has he left before he became accountable?
Hampshire police successes on his watch?
Good massaging of figures by targeting victimless crime and participating in lazy policework such as:
Stopping parties during the summer holidays.
Fining cyclists for not riding on Southampton's dangerous roads and students for having a good time.
Protecting West Quay, McDonalds and various takeaways across the city by keeping officers stationed nearby.
Allowed Southampton to become a place rife with traffic offences such as parking on double yellows, cars using bus lanes but ensuring that roads which are already covered by speed cameras also get officers deployed to check speed.
Overseeing Southampton rocket up the murder league table.
A pointless war waged on minor drug dealers whilst leaving their suppliers to carry on.
Overseen officers resort to abuse of their position as reported a couple of days ago.
Good work Marshell you should get on well with this incompetent government!
Why don't you join the job if you think you can do better? Stop sitting behind a keyboard and contribute to society yourself.
To be fair - I'm a boring old family man and even I know who the main suppliers and dealers are in the city. Who controls whats supplied in which clubs and areas etc and who are the main link / mass buyers with Liverpool.

If I know then how come the Hampshire Police don't ?

I can only assume that they don't as their operation focuses on small fry peddling a bit of gear in Cranbury Place and the Parks etc whilst the big boys get bigger and invest more in legit buisness ventures, bars and property.
Have you done the right thing and told them who these people are?

Yes - well done, I'm pleased as they need people to report this information so they can act on it.

No - then you are a waste of space. Why brag on here about what you know if you do nothing - scum.
[quote][p][bold]originalsfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]peenut81[/bold] wrote: Has he left before he became accountable? Hampshire police successes on his watch? Good massaging of figures by targeting victimless crime and participating in lazy policework such as: Stopping parties during the summer holidays. Fining cyclists for not riding on Southampton's dangerous roads and students for having a good time. Protecting West Quay, McDonalds and various takeaways across the city by keeping officers stationed nearby. Allowed Southampton to become a place rife with traffic offences such as parking on double yellows, cars using bus lanes but ensuring that roads which are already covered by speed cameras also get officers deployed to check speed. Overseeing Southampton rocket up the murder league table. A pointless war waged on minor drug dealers whilst leaving their suppliers to carry on. Overseen officers resort to abuse of their position as reported a couple of days ago. Good work Marshell you should get on well with this incompetent government![/p][/quote]Why don't you join the job if you think you can do better? Stop sitting behind a keyboard and contribute to society yourself.[/p][/quote]To be fair - I'm a boring old family man and even I know who the main suppliers and dealers are in the city. Who controls whats supplied in which clubs and areas etc and who are the main link / mass buyers with Liverpool. If I know then how come the Hampshire Police don't ? I can only assume that they don't as their operation focuses on small fry peddling a bit of gear in Cranbury Place and the Parks etc whilst the big boys get bigger and invest more in legit buisness ventures, bars and property.[/p][/quote]Have you done the right thing and told them who these people are? Yes - well done, I'm pleased as they need people to report this information so they can act on it. No - then you are a waste of space. Why brag on here about what you know if you do nothing - scum. SotonLad

6:06pm Wed 24 Oct 12

simaster says...

elvisimo wrote:
Hdg end mo wrote:
Well mr Marshall I hope you can walk into your new role provided by the very well liked Theresa may knowing you have done the best for your fellow officers at Hampshire constabulary after overseeing all the cutbacks.even amongst the ever popular reading of crime reduced in Hampshire staff morale at an all time low I'm sure Theresa has a plush office being refurbished for you
yes because im sure he got a huge amount of pleasure in making cuts, cutting workforces etc.
Im sure he saw cut backs a necassary evil, but i dont think he lost much sleep over it.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hdg end mo[/bold] wrote: Well mr Marshall I hope you can walk into your new role provided by the very well liked Theresa may knowing you have done the best for your fellow officers at Hampshire constabulary after overseeing all the cutbacks.even amongst the ever popular reading of crime reduced in Hampshire staff morale at an all time low I'm sure Theresa has a plush office being refurbished for you[/p][/quote]yes because im sure he got a huge amount of pleasure in making cuts, cutting workforces etc.[/p][/quote]Im sure he saw cut backs a necassary evil, but i dont think he lost much sleep over it. simaster

6:12pm Wed 24 Oct 12

originalsfc says...

I was being sarcastic - They already know who they are and certainly do not need telling...........he
nce why the **** do they not do anything ?
I was being sarcastic - They already know who they are and certainly do not need telling...........he nce why the **** do they not do anything ? originalsfc

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