Cycle Theft in Bristol

PC Frank
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Cycle Theft in Bristol

Postby PC Frank » 2 Jul 2009, 12:36pm

Graham edit : Copied & stickied from the original posting.

Hello everyone,
I am a new user on this forum and wanted to introduce myself to you all.

My name is Frank and I am a police officer working with the Community Safety Team at Newfoundland Road Police Station.

One of my roles is to reduce bike theft in Bristol city over the next two years in tandem (haha) with the timetable for cycling city.

I wanted to join this forum so that users would have an opportunity to contact me directly and discuss the issue of bike theft.

Now for the contriversal part.......are you ready........(deep breath).......I am not a cyclist.

However, I do know something about crime reduction and I am concerned about the level of theft in the city and want to help prevent people becoming victim's of crime.

I hope that my presence on this forum will be of benefit to you. I won't always be able to provide the result you desire, and I won't always be able to tell you everything the police is doing (some of it is a bit secret squirrel). But I wil do my best to assist and advise you.

There are 43 geographical police forces in the UK, and they all organise themselves differently, therefore if you live outside of Bristol and have an enquiry, I will be unable to assist you - sorry.

Cheers,

Frank

PC 1422 Frank Simonds
Crime Prevention Design Advisor
Bristol Community Safety Team
Newfoundland Road Police Station

zaskar rider
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Re: Cycle Theft in Bristol

Postby zaskar rider » 11 Sep 2009, 7:17pm

what a fantastic idea

we should have a pc from each area on this forum.. im sure posting details will help a lot.. as when im out and about i tend to look at many cycles (im sure this is a thing that keen cyclists do ) as i go around.

but sadly you are a little out of my area.

any chance you could start the ball rolling to get more pc's reporting on here ?

regards

chris
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tad
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Re: Cycle Theft in Bristol

Postby tad » 12 Oct 2009, 9:37pm

PC Frank wrote:Graham edit : Copied & stickied from the original posting.


One of my roles is to reduce bike theft in Bristol city over the next two years in tandem (haha) with the timetable for cycling city.

Now for the contriversal part.......are you ready........(deep breath).......I am not a cyclist.



Hello and welcome PC Frank a useful addition to the forum.

One question, if you're not a cyclist how did you get saddled (ha ha ha) with reducing bike theft in Bristol?

I'll get my coat.

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simonineaston
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Re: Cycle Theft in Bristol

Postby simonineaston » 28 Jan 2010, 4:53pm

Welcome, too... from Bristol - I live in Easton.
Not had a bike nicked yet in the 20 years I've lived there - he says, touching wood...
I enjoyed reading about the Rohloff / Thorn stolen and then recovered via eBay, back in the summer - it's good to know we might have a quick way to contact the police if the same sort of thing happens again...
ttfn, Simon in Easton
(currently enjoying a Moulton TSR & a nano Brompton...)

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Re: Cycle Theft in Bristol

Postby RodWatts » 15 Dec 2014, 8:15pm

Frank,

Are you still there?

If you are, can you give us some good ideas to make sure that the Police take us seriously when we report a stolen bike?
Looking at the "stolen bike uk" website there does seem to be a lack of interest at times. I'm sure the police are very busy but....

Rod
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Re: Cycle Theft in Bristol

Postby Vorpal » 15 Dec 2014, 9:00pm

PC Frank has not logged in since August 2010. Your question might be better addressed to your elected Police Crime Commissioner https://www.gov.uk/police-and-crime-commissioners

Good luck.
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