Welcome

to the Police Association of Higher Education Liaison Officers Web site (PAHELO).

‘Working in partnership with Higher Education Institutions and their student bodies to reduce crime, and increase trust and reassurance in order to promote safer Higher Education Neighbourhoods for all those who work, live and study there or visit them.’

Pahelo wishes all members a Happy New Year!.

Latest Information:

7.1.13  update.

PAHELO one day workshop on 21.2.13 has been announced and circulated to current members.  Please see the links for more information.

20.1.12 update

The committee met yesterday and has agreed to continue the suspension of annual subs!  Make sure you take the opportunity to join/renew for free – please use the Membership Form for this and email it to Nick Boyce.

1.10.12

The Committee is sad to announce that Harvey has had to stand down as Chair.  Emma will resume Chair’s role until AGM when Harvey will formally stand down.

Information about PAHELO:

What we are all about:

WELCOME MESSAGE FROM OUR PATRON, Temp CC STUART HYDE OF CUMBRIA CONSTABULARY

As Patron of the Police Association of Higher Education Liaison Officers I would like to welcome you to this site which offers a valuable and unique opportunity to instantly access a network across England & Wales. This network is made up of officers and staff like yourself, who are experienced, knowledgeable, creative and skilled in problem solving, partnership working and reducing crime on their respective higher education campuses and against the wider student community.

There are over 2,000,000 students in higher education attending over 140 universities in England & Wales. Past research has shown that 1 in 3 of these students will become a victim of crime whilst at university. We also know through statistics provided by the British Crime Survey that students are a vulnerable community. The work you do is essential in reassuring the student population and providing the best possible opportunity to prevent and detect crime within this community.

PAHELO works nationally with partners such as the National Union of Students, the Association of University Chief Security Officers, the Home Office & the British Council. It has the capability and capacity to inform work on a national level through my links to the Association of Chief Police Officers Crime Portfolio as well as supporting the objectives of the National Coordinating Office of Special Branch and the National Community Tension Team.

I encourage you to explore the contents of the site and use the Association to good effect to assist you in delivering the best service possible to Higher Education establishments and their communities.

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WHAT IS PAHELO?

The Police Association of Higher Education Liaison Officers was formed in September 2001 and has approximately 50 members currently representing English & Welsh Universities (membership is open to Scottish & Irish Universities too!). The Association provides a forum for its members to exchange knowledge, keep up to date with crime trends, legislation, and other issues attached to Higher Education Institutions. It has specific aims to promote the importance of the role of the Police Higher Education Liaison Officer nationally and to all UK police forces; to work with national partners, for example the Home Office and National Union of Students; to reduce Higher Education (HE) campus and student related crime, and to be the focus and consultants of improving levels of policing Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UK.

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HOW IS PAHELO RUN?

PAHELO is supported by our Patron, Temp Chief Constable (Cumbria) Stuart Hyde and is run by a Committee (see How to Contact Us). The Committee is elected on a yearly basis at the Annual General Meeting.

The Committee represents Members at National Conferences and Meetings, and is a member of the ACPO Burglary Working Group.

Throughout the year Members exchange information & initiatives via the Polka Forum  which is consolidated annually at Conference.

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AM I ENTITLED TO JOIN?

If you are a Police Officer or Police Staff with involvement in an HE Institution, then the answer is ‘YES’.  Please complete the membership form in the Links section.

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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Membership is annual and is currently free!!!

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WHAT DO I GET BY BEING A MEMBER?

You will be sent an invitation to attend the annual conference of our members. You will also be invited to join our interactive forum which will contain latest information, updates and good practice and you will be able to access colleagues for their advice and ideas.

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HOW TO JOIN PAHELO:

Please complete the Membership Application Form and email to the Association Membership Secretary, Nick Boyce at nick.boyce@bristol.ac.uk.  We will be delighted to welcome you to our Association.

HOW TO CONTACT US.

Chair: PS Emma Thompson ((West Midlands Police) : e.thompson@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

Membership Secretary: PC Nick Boyce (Avon & Somerset) : nick.boyce@bristol.ac.uk

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Jan 2013.