Today has been a long day! Up at 5am then to Cheshire Police HQ
for an address by the Assistant Chief Constable, Janette McCormick,
it was nice that she took the time to speak to the officers leaving
for London and was very reassuring that while we were away we were
very much still part of Cheshire police. Next was a briefing from
officers from Cheshire police where again I was given some
information about the policing of London before a final check of
equipment/uniform before I left in a minibus for Crewe station.
Once at Crewe I travelled by train to Watford, during the journey
several members of the public were chatting with the officers on
the train and seemed very interested in the policing of the
Upon arrival at Watford junction I met with officers from
various other forces and we were all transported by bus to a
university halls of residence. The accommodation is 'basic' (but if
I'm honest better than I expected). The Cheshire officers share the
campus with about 400 officers from other forces from around the
UK. The food is excellent and I've paid to join the campus gym.
I had a briefing with a senior officer from British Transport
Police where I found out some information about the duties that lay
ahead. Following that briefing that ran well into the evening I met
with some friends for a well deserved drink. The weather down here
had been really warm today (in the early 30's) which has made the
day quite a pleasant one!
- PC Tony Hayhurst
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About PC Tony Hayhurst
A roads policing officer within the Crewe area.
Within his role, he’s also a Family Liaison Officer and in this
role he supports families who have lost loved ones in road traffic
collisions, throughout the investigation and court proceedings.
Tony is supporting the British Transport Police
during the Olympics.