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Chief Officers contact with the media

Find out about the Chief Officer’s Group contact with the media, including TV and Radio.

Chief Constable Andy Marsh
  • 10 June 2019: Interview with Glastonbury FM Community Radio Programme – followed by requests to use quotes in print media
  • 12 June 2019: Interview with ITV at Mini Police Event
  • 4 July 2019: Interview with ITV about Operation Remedy Warrant
  • 4 July 2019: Interview with ITV’s Richard Payne about Officer assaults
  • 22 July 2019: Filming at media launch of the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA)
  • 31 July 2019: Interviews at the opening of Southmead station
  • 14 August 2019: Telephone interview with BBC Radio John Darvall
  • 10 September 2019: Interview with Glastonbury FM Community Radio Programme (followed by requests to use quotes in print media)
  • 12 September 2019: Interviewed at a ITV Police event
  • 15 November 2019: Interview with ITV
  • 03 December 2019: Interview with BBC Radio Bristol
  • 10 December 2019: Interview with Bristol live and Bristol Post
  • 19 December 2019: Interview with BBC and ITV
  • 21 December 2019: Interviewed on BBC Radio Four
  • 11 March 2020: Interview with Reef Television about the Critical Incident Documentary at an awards ceremony
  • 12 March 2020: Interview with BBC Radio Somerset about the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBCRS) present as part of the Chief Constable’s visit to the 999 Academy
  • 24 March 2020: Interview with BBC Points West about COVID-19 live in the studio
  • 24 March 2020: Interview with BBC Radio Bristol about COVID-19
  • 24 March 2020: Interview with BBC Radio Somerset about COVID-19
  • 26 March 2020: Interview  with BBC Radio Bristol over the phone about COVID-19
  • 26 March 2020: Interview with BBC Radio five live about COVID-19
  • 27 March 2020: Interviewed by BBC Radio 4 World at One  about COVID-19
  • 30 March 2020: Interview with ITV West Country about COVID-19
  • 30 March 2020: Interview with BBC Points West about COVID-19
  • 30 March 2020: Interview with BBC Points West about COVID-19
  • 30 March 2020: Interview with BBC Newsnight in Shepton Mallet about COVID – 19
  • March 2020: BBC Radio Bristol requests for interviews on St. Paul’s Riots declined due to COVID-19
  • March 2020: ITV West Country requests for interviews on St. Paul’s Riots declined due to COVID-19
  • 05 June 2020: Interview with Heart Radio about Black Lives Matter
  • 05 June 2020: Interview with Bristol Post (Conor Gogarty) about Black Lives Matter Matter
  • 05 June 2020: Interview with BBC Radio Bristol about Black Lives Matter
  • 05 June 2020: Interview with ITV West Country about Black Lives Matter
  • 05 June 2020: Interview with BBC Points West Interview about Black Lives Matter
  • 08 June 2020: Interview with Sky News about Black Lives Matter
  • 08 June 2020: Interview with The Sun (Adam Bennett) about Black Lives Matter
  • 08 June 2020: Interview with Press Association (Claire Hayhurst) about  Black Lives Matter
  • 08 June 2020: Interview with BBC News Channel about Black Lives Matter
  • 06 July 2020: Visit to local schools regarding knife crime
  • 07 July 2020: Interview on BBC Radio Bristol’s John Darvall Show with PCC Sue Mountstevens
  • 20 July 2020: Interview on Heart Radio regarding demand
  • 20 July 2020: Interview on ITV West Country regarding demand
  • 20 July 2020: Interview on BBC Points West regarding demand
  • 21 July 2020: Interview on SAM FM regarding demand
  • July: Correspondence via email with the Editor of Bristol Post
  • 11 September 2020: Interview with BBC Radio Somerset regarding COVID-19
  • 11 September 2020: Interview with BBC Radio Bristol regarding COVID-19
  • 11 September 2020: Interview with Heart Radio regarding COVID-19
  • 11 September 2020: Interview with ITV West Country regarding COVID-19
  • 15 September 2020: Interview with BBC Points West regarding courts, VRH and COVID-19
  • 17 September 2020: Interview with BBC Radio Bristol’s John Darvall Show and Sue Mountstevens
  • 20 September 2020: Interview with BBC Radio Bristol regarding Avon and Somerset’s Open Day
  • 29 September 2020: Declined interview with BBC Points West regarding racially-aggravated attempted murder in Bristol
  • 17 November 2020: Interview with Emma Britton of BBC Radio Bristol regarding previous weekend’s protests
  • 23 November 2020: Declined interview with Sky News regarding knife violence documentary
Deputy Chief Constable Sarah Crew
  • 24 July 2019: Agile with Rachel Picken
  • 2 September 2019: Article in the Independent regarding rape case charge rates
  • 9 September 2019: Article in the Guardian regarding rape recording concerns
  • 13 September 2019: Interview on BBC Radio 4 Today programme regarding Police point of view of victim’s journey through the Criminal Justice System
  • 13 September 2019: Letter published in The Guardian regarding  prosecution concerns
  •  26 September 2019: Speech at the National Exploitation Conference
  • 17 December 2019: Appeared on BBC Radio Two
  • 20 July 2020: Interviews regarding RASSO with BBC, Channel 5, The Guardian and Hardcash Productions
  • 23 September 2020:  RASSO event with 72 Films
  • 28 September 2020:  RASSO production with Hardcash Productions
Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Watson
  • September 2019: Nikki Watson, force lead for crime recording, did pre-recorded interviews with BBC Points West, ITV West country, Heart FM, alive with BBC Radio Somerset and we issued a press release and statement to the web and sent directly to PA, The Times, BBC Radio Bristol
  • 18 October 2019: Interview on BBC Points West regarding Operation Remedy
  • 16 March 2020: Interview request from BBC Points West regarding COVID-19
  • 23 July 2020: Interview with BBC Radio Somerset regarding face coverings during COVID-19
  • 24 July 2020: Interview with BBC Radio Bristol regarding face coverings in shops during COVID-19
  • 19 August 2020: Interview with LRF
Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cullen
  • 24 March 2020: Interview with Sky News TV outside Trinity Road Police station
  • 26 March 2020: Interview with ITV West Country and ITN National TV in Bath
  • 30 June 2020: Interview with BBC Radio Somerset about the Black Lives Matter Protest and Staff Recruitment
  • 02 July 2020: Interview with BCFM
  • 08 July 2020: Filmed Live at HQ by ITV News
  • 12 August 2020: Interview with BBC Radio Somerset regarding Cheddar Gorge car racers
  • 25 September 2020: Interview with BBC Online regarding BAME Leadership programme
  • 02 November 2020: Interview with BBC Points West regarding Jack of Diamonds fine and Rave press release
  • 09 November 2020: Interview with BBC Somerset regarding fireworks and bonfire parties
  • 09 November 2020: Interview with Charlotte Callen of BBC Points West regarding gatherings and protests
Chief Finance Officer and Director of Resources Nick Adams
  • No contact with the media
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