Gary McCulloch is our Accredited Community Safety Officer.
Gary served in the Royal Navy for twenty-two years retiring as a Chief Petty Officer (Above Water Warfare (Weapons)). He then took up a position in the control room of Hampshire Constabulary where he worked as a Forensic Call Controller. After almost ten years there he left to take up this role and he has been in post since December 2019.
Gary covers a large part of the southern Meon Valley working for Swanmore, Owslebury, Shedfield, and Soberton Parishes.
The safety side of the role is around general awareness including home and online, as well as road safety for the younger members of our communities.
The third main area of the role is to signpost residents to assistance with problems and situations, for example the correct way to report incidents to the relevant authority.
He will spend his hours in the villages and can be easily seen in his bright red coat or shirt and hat.
His shift pattern is from 0800 until 2200 and covers seven days a week.
His contact details are mobile: – 07442 156 124
Please remember in an emergency or life-threatening situation ring 999
In a non-emergency then report crimes online or if you are not able to get online then ring 101.
If you have a question about this or anti-social behaviour, then then contact him and he will get back to you when he is next available
This role tackles community issues including littering, low level anti-social behaviour, flyposting, and fly tipping amongst others. The accreditation by the Chief Constable of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary has given him powers to tackle these and other issues.
The Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary has granted the following powers to our Accredited Community Safety Officer as part of a Community Safety Accreditation Scheme:
The power to:
The power to issue a fixed penalty notice:
The powers available to individuals accredited under a community safety accreditation scheme are similar to those of a police community support officer (PCSO), although PCSOs are designated with powers by the chief constable, as opposed to being accredited with them as non-employee