University award for police chief

University award for police chief

University award for police chief

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A POLICE chief has been praised for his role in developing the next generation of officers as he was presented with an award last week.

Chief Superintendent Gilbert Houalla, Head of Neighbourhood Policing and Partnerships at Thames Valley Police, was handed a plaque from the Institute of Professional Policing at Buckinghamshire New University.

It was to recognise the "outstanding contribution" the former Wycombe Area Commander has made to BNU, and its students studying the Foundation Degree in Policing.

Stuart Norton, Director of the Institute, said: "Gilbert's lectures and contributes in a variety of ways that are always relevant and topical, and he clearly values greatly the work he carries out at Bucks New University.

"We are very pleased and proud to recognise his contribution with this award.

"Gilbert's relationship with BNU has been long-standing and has developed immensely since the Institute of Professional Policing was set up in 2012.

"His commitment to the development of evidence-based policing, research, and how this translates into the classroom as well as practically is inspirational to students and staff alike."

Ch Supt Houalla, a visiting BNU lecturer, said he was "very proud" of the award and hopes to help boost the Wycombe-based university’s profile around the country.

He said: "BNU is a considerable national player in training and developing our future police officers and the partnership between us is mutually beneficial.

"To gain an award for doing something which I enjoy is a great accolade. It is unexpected but a pleasure to have received the award and I am very proud.

"I try as much as I can to support BNU with its work, including attending open days and conversion events to attract new students and illustrate the great benefits of studying here.

"I have a great affinity for the university and I always will and I am now looking forward to helping it become an even more substantial player nationally."

Chief Inspector Colin Seaton, Wycombe’s Deputy Area Commander, said Ch Supt Houalla was the "driving force" behind developing TVP’s excellent relationship with BNU.

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11:49am Thu 24 Apr 14

Dr Genny says...

Award.....why...this is the guy who's staff have been found to harrass indivduals with questions being raised in the HofC (including me)... one would expect the orders came direct from this toadee ( an old 60s used reference of a police bully) . The man is a waste of my income tax money and certainly should not be getting any awards.
Award.....why...this is the guy who's staff have been found to harrass indivduals with questions being raised in the HofC (including me)... one would expect the orders came direct from this toadee ( an old 60s used reference of a police bully) . The man is a waste of my income tax money and certainly should not be getting any awards. Dr Genny
  • Score: 6

1:08pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

Cronies awarding themselves yet more medals and plaques all in the amidst of police corruption, dressing up crime figures, uselessness and their inefficiency to solve any kind of crime. They are all despicable, thieving criminal thugs !
Cronies awarding themselves yet more medals and plaques all in the amidst of police corruption, dressing up crime figures, uselessness and their inefficiency to solve any kind of crime. They are all despicable, thieving criminal thugs ! Bartholomew HuckleBerry
  • Score: 6

1:45pm Thu 24 Apr 14

mistamina says...

Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
Cronies awarding themselves yet more medals and plaques all in the amidst of police corruption, dressing up crime figures, uselessness and their inefficiency to solve any kind of crime. They are all despicable, thieving criminal thugs !
Eh Commandé Gilbert, how come if you are so good, your Stop & Search Figures are atrocious. The IEB you set up is not fit for purpose, my granny hold me more accountable. There are accusations of shoddy investigations, bullying, etc.
Please go and do not come back, your sort of social justice we do not need in HW. We want a stable, settled, happy society.
No, seriously, do not come back. Let us see if the new fellow understands about being a Public Servant. or is he too just good at lip service, not social service..
[quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: Cronies awarding themselves yet more medals and plaques all in the amidst of police corruption, dressing up crime figures, uselessness and their inefficiency to solve any kind of crime. They are all despicable, thieving criminal thugs ![/p][/quote]Eh Commandé Gilbert, how come if you are so good, your Stop & Search Figures are atrocious. The IEB you set up is not fit for purpose, my granny hold me more accountable. There are accusations of shoddy investigations, bullying, etc. Please go and do not come back, your sort of social justice we do not need in HW. We want a stable, settled, happy society. No, seriously, do not come back. Let us see if the new fellow understands about being a Public Servant. or is he too just good at lip service, not social service.. mistamina
  • Score: 2

12:14am Fri 25 Apr 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Simon Farr:

"Gilbert's lectures and contributes in a variety of ways are always relevant and topical ..”.

Surely this should read: "Gilbert's lectures and contributions in a variety of ways are always relevant and topical "


(You are a very NAUGHTY journalist.)
Simon Farr: [italic] "Gilbert's lectures and contributes in a variety of ways are always relevant and topical ..”. [/italic] Surely this should read: [italic] "Gilbert's lectures and contributions in a variety of ways are always relevant and topical " [/italic] (You are a very NAUGHTY journalist.) Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 0

12:18am Fri 25 Apr 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Who are the people in the photograph, and why is the one on the right of the photo standing on a chair pulling a face ?
Who are the people in the photograph, and why is the one on the right of the photo standing on a chair pulling a face ? Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: -1

2:31pm Sun 27 Apr 14

The SURGEON says...

A friend of a friend who attended the presentation said the aroma of stale whiskey was so strong that his eyes were watering.
A friend of a friend who attended the presentation said the aroma of stale whiskey was so strong that his eyes were watering. The SURGEON
  • Score: 2

2:56pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

You'd think they would have brought in some fresh stuff.

So much for French good taste in matters of cuisine and refreshment.


(Do you think the one on the right could be a waxwork?)
You'd think they would have brought in some fresh stuff. So much for French good taste in matters of cuisine and refreshment. (Do you think the one on the right could be a [italic]waxwork[/italic]?) Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: -2

8:25am Mon 28 Apr 14

Robert.M says...

Bull S**t
Bull S**t Robert.M
  • Score: 3

6:21pm Mon 28 Apr 14

mistamina says...

Robert.M wrote:
Bull S**t
Stale or fresh?
[quote][p][bold]Robert.M[/bold] wrote: Bull S**t[/p][/quote]Stale or fresh? mistamina
  • Score: 0

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