Thursday, 22 September 2011

Immobilise. Some advice to make it easy to use

Here is some simple guidance to using Immobilise.
This helps us to find out about your goods if they are stolen

It's pretty simple

So here goes
Firstly a few key snippets about Immobilise 

· is the UK’s National property register with over 26 million members.
·         The free service is supported by police throughout the UK and helps fight property crime
·         Immobilise provides a free, secure, off-site portfolio of your valuable possessions
·         Immobilise helps police identify the owner of lost & stolen property thousands of times each day.
·         Loss & theft updates you make are immediately available to the Police nationally.
·         Simplify insurance claims and Police reports with certificates of ownership
·         If your phone, bike, computer or any other registered item is lost or stolen, use Immobilise to instantly tell police, insurers, and the second-hand trade. These actions help greatly in the recovery of your property and capture of thieves.
A very good description of Immobilise, its benefits and how it integrates with its partners like the police can be found at
 That page also includes examples of investigation scenarios that may be of use in expanded information. However to briefly summarise for you:
The FREE Immobilise service is the UK’s National Property Register. Together with its sister sites the Police's NMPR ( ) and CheckMEND ( ), it forms a very effective tool in reducing crime and repatriating recovered personal property to its rightful owners.
The secure Immobilise system is used by both the public and businesses to register their valued possessions or company assets, making property ownership details viewable on the Police national property database the NMPR. The Police only online checking service is used by all UK Police forces to trace owners of lost and stolen property. In addition Immobilise is checked daily by a huge range of recovery agencies and lost property offices.
As a direct result of Immobilise there are over 250 cases a week where property is returned or information collected that assists the Police in investigating criminal activity involving stolen goods.
Immobilise is also the only ownership registration service supported by all UK Police forces, the Greater London Authority, Transport for London and the Mobile Phone Industry.
We had previously produced a few articles and how to type documents, we have also in the last couple of days produced a few new ones that you might like to refer to or copy content from if you wish. These are:
·         How to Register your mobile phone on Immobilise:

·         How to Register your bicycle on Immobilise:

·         How to Register your laptop on Immobilise:

·         How to Register your iPhone on Immobilise:

·         How to Register an ImmobiTag bike tag:

·         Beware: The Top 5 Items Most Wanted by Thieves:

·         Advice: 5 Tips to Keep your Bicycle Safe and Secure:


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Selecting Future Leaders

I have been helping the service to select new leaders for the Police Service throughout the weekend and the start of this week. It has been a challenging and full-on time working late into the nights to ensure that all aspects of the candidates are considered.
An exhausting yet worthwhile time.
The process is a quality one refered to as the Senior Police National Assessment Centre SPNAC

Candidates are tested against a range of criteria through a series of tests and exercises.
To say the least it is stressfull for candidates and it is also highly challenging for assessors who are from within and without the service. Supported by the whole service and well managed by its staff, the process provides an ideal opportunity to test, probe and explore everything candidates have to offer.

A sophisticated methodology is used to assess and determine whether a candidate is successful or not.

4 days of hard work, completely committed to trying to get the best out of candidates.

A very tiring experience to work on, but helps to maintain a high threshold that people need to meet in order to attend the Strategic Command Course

Many thanks to the excellent work of the staff of the NPIA for all the arrangements and service to assessors and candidates and to the direction and leadership of the Director

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