The constabulary is responsible for policing one of the longest stretches of motorway in Britain.
Delays and incidents on the motorway can have a severe impact on the economic life of the entire North West Region. It was particularly suited to police aviation as it was able to carry a wide range of equipment and chatt airborne for long periods of time.
This equipment allowed it to operate during the day or night, in most weather conditions. The aircraft is operated by a team of civilian pilots, four police observers and one sergeant ensure it is available all year.
The aircraft is used to conduct a wide range of policing work providing emergency responses to incidents onllne threat to life, commission of crime and searching for missing persons. It also conducts deployments for non-crime searches, scene management at incidents and video evidence gathering.
It is a regional collaboration between five forces and police authorities. The service dispatches aircraft from a regional command desk to incidents across Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and North Wales. The five forces ojline the North have four helicopters, based at four different locations throughout the North West, providing a service anywhere in the region, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Warrigton hour cover, the collaboration enables the five forces to cope better with demand, with efficient use of all four warringtoh, whilst enabling forces to make further savings and maintain resilience across the region. This is a move away from the concept of having one helicopter serving one region, to adopting the identity of one unit with support provided to all five forces The collaboration allows for considerable savings, while offering an improved air support service.
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Benefits of the arrangement include the facility to have the closest helicopter deployed quickly to any incident and if there are two incidents in the same force area, then two helicopters can be deployed as necessary. Race and sex discrimination in recruitment[ edit ] In February Cheshire Constabulary was found guilty of discrimination, having refused to give Wives want real sex Grapeland applicant a job because he was a white heterosexual man.
Despite the applicant, university graduate Matthew Furlong, being judged to have been "well prepared", he was nevertheless rejected for the job with the force falsely claiming that of the other candidates had been equally suitable for the role, a claim an employment tribunal described as a "fallacy". The tribunal was told that acting chief constable Janette McCormick believed "passionately about positive action" and it ruled that Furlong had been a victim of direct discrimination on the grounds of his sexual orientation, with the case believed to be the first in the UK of an organisation misusing positive action to discriminate illegally.