James Pearce
PCSO James Pearce


James Pearce,
Community Support Officer,
Forest North Safer Divisions Team,
Forest and Gloucester Division,
Cinderford Police Station,
Station Street,
GL14 2JW

Tel: 0845 090 1234
E-mail: james.pearce@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

Community Engagement Questionnaire

The Forest North Safer Community Team are working in conjunction with our community partners which include neighbourhood watch, housing associations, district and county councillors and also the Forest of Dean District community partnership. We would like your views to help us to improve your community. Please fill in this questionnaire and click send.

What areas of concern do you have within your community (in order of importance)?

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26/02/2013 Report Fraud to Action Fraud 
Report fraud to Action Fraud
Action Fraud is the UK’s national fraud reporting centre and the place for you to report fraud and scams, or to get advice if you’re not sure what to do.

If you’ve been a victim of fraud, you can report it to Action Fraud online using the secure online fraud reporting tool. You’ll be given a crime reference number and your case will be referred on to the police force that investigates fraud.

Why contact Action Fraud?
Sometimes people choose not to report fraud because they are embarrassed that they fell for a scam.

Remember that fraud is a crime and that fraudsters will constantly reinvent themselves to find new ways of tricking people. Anyone could be a victim.

Some people also think that fraud is a victimless crime, or that it’s not as serious as other crimes. This is not true. Fraudsters are often part of serious organised criminal gangs, who use the money to fund other crimes such as human trafficking, illegal firearms trade and terrorism.

Fraudsters rely on silence. We can beat fraud if we talk.

Top 5 tips to prevent fraud
Do not give any personal information (name, address, bank details, email or phone number) to organisations or people before verifying their credentials.
Many frauds start with an email. Remember that banks and financial institutions will not send you an email asking you to click on a link and confirm your bank details. Always question whether an email could be bogus.
Destroy and preferably shred receipts with your card details on and post with your name and address on. Identity fraudsters don’t need much information in order to be able to clone your identity.
If you have been a victim of fraud, be aware of fraud recovery fraud. This is when fraudsters pretend to be a lawyer or a law enforcement officer and tell you they can help you recover the money you’ve already lost.
To report fraud or if you need advice, visit Action Fraud’s website [link to: http://www.actionfraud.org.uk].
Visit Action Fraud’s website for more information, including advice and information about fraud.
02/11/2011 Roads Accident Advice 
The police in Gloucestershire aim to give the best possible service to anyone who is involved in a road accident.

The role of the Police at an accident
The police do not routinely record or attend all accidents because often it is sufficient for drivers to speak directly to their insurance company.

When the police do attend, their job is to:
Protect the scene from any further accidents.
Ensure any injured people are looked after and treated by the appropriate emergency service.
Direct the traffic through and around the scene safely.
Examine the accident scene, determine how the accident happened and decide if any offences have been committed.
Record all accident details where injuries occur or drivers make allegations about or against others.
Identify witnesses who will help determine the cause of the accident.
Help in the recovery of the vehicles away from the scene.
How you can help
Ensure that injured people receive help.
Make sure that you or anyone else at the scene are not creating an unnecessary hazard.
Make and keep notes about how the accident happened while the events are still fresh in your mind.
Keep a note of registration numbers and details of other people involved, including witnesses, and bring them to the attention of your insurance company and the police, if they attend.
If possible you should exchange names and addresses and obtain insurance details from any other drivers involved at the scene of the accident.
Draw a rough sketch of the accident scene. This will help your insurance company.
If you are asked to produce your documents at a police station, please do so within seven days.
Inform your insurance company as soon as you can. They will advise you about the arrangements for the repair of your vehicle, and where applicable, they will act on your behalf to claim costs from other drivers.
If you have been asked to leave the scene without obtaining full details of the other parties involved, further information will be made available from the police as soon as the initial enquiries are completed.
Investigation and prosecution
The police do not automatically record full details of every road accident.
Where possible we will keep you informed of the results of our investigations.
If you did not make a written statement at the time of the accident and one is later needed you may either be interviewed by a police officer or you will receive a statement questionnaire by post, which should be completed and returned promptly.
If someone is killed as a result of an accident, the inquiry carried out by the police is much more detailed. The officer dealing with the accident will liaise directly with the Coroner and a Family Liaison Officer will be appointed to support bereaved relatives.
It should not be assumed that a driver will be prosecuted as a result of the investigation. If it appears that a driver may have committed an offence then a prosecution may take place.
The Crown Prosecution Service will decide whether anyone will be prosecuted.
In some cases the Driver Improvement Scheme may be recommended as an alternative to prosecution. The scheme consists of a course of driving classes to improve driver skills.
If the Crown Prosecution Service decide not to prosecute you can still take civil action against the other driver if appropriate. You should seek advice of your insurance company or solicitor.
The media is important because publicity can encourage witnesses to come forward. They can also help communicate important messages about road safety. The police in Gloucestershire respect your privacy and we do not routinely name anyone who is injured in a road accident.

Accident details
You should send the following details to your insurance company as it will help them process your claim.

Date of accident
Time of accident
Location of accident
Road condition
Name of officer attending scene
Make of vehicle
Registration number
Driver's name
Driver's address
Damage to vehicle
Please note:
Police officers who attend accidents are not responsible for dealing with requests for further information. Any such requests should initially be made through your insurance company and then in writing to the Police Accident Unit.

You should allow at least 10 days from the date of your accident before making any enquiries.
Gloucestershire Constabulary
Collision Admin Unit
Criminal Justice Department
Gloucester Central Police Station
Longsmith Street

Tel: 101
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I am James Pearce and I am the Police Community Support Officer for Blaisdon, Longhope and Mitcheldean. I have covered these areas since January 2007 and have met so many people over this time but I know that there are so many people I have yet to come across. I can be found regularly patrolling the villages, I attend many of the local events and am a regular visitor to Café Bonnies and Hope Brook School.

I am keen to improve relations between the residents and Gloucestershire Police and be available for anyone to contact me with any suggestions or questions as to my work. Feel free to email me or contact me via our call centre at any time.

A map of crime in each area of Gloucestershire can be found here.

Mobile Police Office

Once a month the Mobile Police Office visits each parish. I have recently taken over planning the MPO schedule and would like to increase the numbers of visitors. It currently visits Church Road, The Latchen, Hope Brook School and Hopeswood Park in the Longhope Parish at various times on a rolling basis. Are there any more suitable locations? Please let me know.

Forest North Safer Communities Team

The Forest North Safer Communities Team is based at Cinderford Police Station is a pro-active team here to serve you. Visit our website to see what we have been doing recently.

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