Wednesday 18 June 2014

The Police Mutual Wellbeing Zone

Message from NARPO HQ
The Police Mutual Wellbeing Zone has now gone mobile see attached and below for Instructions on how to install.
Mobile App
Great news! The Wellbeing Zone is now available as a Mobile App – on iOS, Android and Blackberry platforms.
In partnership with PMAS, we have now completed the work which means your Wellbeing Zone site is now accessible via the PMF Wellbeing App.
We have updated your website so there is now a ‘Call to Action’ banner on your Landing Page with links to the private store pages, where your users can install the app. We have also put the details on the attached Login Flyer for you, and summarised below.
All your members need to do is visit the relevant Store Page link from their smartphone and follow the instructions to install the app –their site username and password will then allow them to login to the App.
They need to use the Store Page links, as distribution is not via the public app stores, because the ‘PMF Wellbeing App’ is a private, bespoke business B2B application.
Installation details:
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·         User can also search on 'PMF Wellbeing Zone' in Google Play Store and install directly from there.
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National Police Training Centres Reunion

Members will have seen the recent notice regarding a reunion for past trainers at Pannal Ash, Central Planning Unit, Newby Wiske, Dishforth and Durham Police Training Centres.  The response has been very good and a large attendance will take  place at the Holiday Inn, Harrogate on Wednesday 8th October 2014.
Overnight accommodation, dinner and entertainment  at special prices , including drinks, make this an attractive event.
The organisers have received several requests from former trainers from other training centres and because the venue is sufficiently large, we have now decided to open the occasion to ALL former trainers at Ryton, Bruche, Chantmarle, Ashford and Cwmbran.  Tables will be arranged to ensure that everyone will be with former colleagues.  Spouses and partners are most welcome.
It should be a unique reunion of those responsible for initial training of police officers in the 60's,70's and 80's and a good night is guaranteed.
A reduced two night package at the hotel is available making it even more attractive for those travelling long distances.
Please contact either
Dave Tingle :  tel 01909772713  or
Brendan Lally :
for detailed information of cost etc

Death of a retired Police Officer :Chief Superintendent William (Bill) Hills

Bill Hills2It is with regret that we have to announce the death of retired Chief Superintendent William (Bill) HILLS , who died on 15th June 2014, aged 77 years.
Mr Hills joined Durham Constabulary 13.11.1956 and served at HQ Training, Darlington, Birtley, Motor Patrols, HQ Research Department, as the Chief Constable’s driver, and as an Instructor at Harperley Hall, before returning to Motor Patrols.  In 1969 he was promoted to the rank of Inspector and went on secondment to the No 2 District PTC as an Instructor, returning to force in 1971 in HQ Admin.  In 1972 he returned to Darlington,  then undertook roles in Training and the role of Deputy Sub-Divisional Commander at Sedgefield.  In 1982 he was appointed Superintendent and headed the Community Relations Department moving on to be Deputy Divisional Commander at Bishop Auckland from 1984.  In 1989 he was promoted to Chief Superintendent and headed the Uniform Operations Department until his retirement in March 1992.
He leaves a widow Pat and two adult sons.
The funeral will take place at 13:30hrs on Wednesday 25th June 2014 at Elm Ridge Methodist Church, Darlington. This service is not private but is to be followed by a private cremation.
Family flowers only by request please.  Donations in lieu of flowers, if so desired, can be made to Parkinsons UK – a plate will be available in church.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Death of a retired Police Officer : PC 566 Harry Victor Parish

It is with regret that we have to inform you of the death of a retired Police Officer :  PC 566 Harry Victor Parish who died on the 27th May 2014 aged 87 years.
Mr Parish retired in 1983 having served at Barnard Castle.
Further details are not known regarding Mr Parish's service details.
Mr Parish does not leave a widow but leaves a son Jonathan and a daughter Janet.
The funeral service will be held at St Mary's Church, Newgate, Barnard Castle on Thursday, 5th June at 12.15pm.
The service is not private.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

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