Brighton Marina’s security manager, Colin Tribe, has become a special constable, helping make the centre even safer for residents and visitors, with support from the Brighton Marina Estate Management Company.
The 45-year-old has worked in Brighton Marina for ten years and has undergone 150 hours of training and gained 20 accreditations from Sussex Police in the past year to gain his status of ‘independent control’, meaning that he is competent to patrol with police authority and equipment.
“This has been a great opportunity for me to increase my own professionalism and to further improve public safety in Brighton Marina,” said Colin Tribe.
“It has been hard work and I’ve had to put in a lot of my own personal time toward this at weekends, but it has been worth it and I’m particularly grateful to my employers for their support, which has included at least one paid working day per week to undergo training.”
Colin Tribe, who manages a security team of 12 officers and additional staff at weekends during busy times, is assigned to the East Brighton Neighbourhood Policing Team and trained under the Employer Supported Policing scheme. His office is open 24 hours a day, with CCTV to help ensure that customers in Brighton Marina have a safe and enjoyable experience.
Said John Davey, Estates Manager at Brighton Marina: “Colin has worked really hard for this and his skills offer us greater resources for increasing public safety and confidence in the marina.”
Said Inspector Bill Whitehead, of Sussex Police: “The employee supported policing scheme is a fantastic way for business to have a positive impact on community safety. We are pleased that Brighton Marina is willing to support Colin who has already become a valued member of the local neighbourhood policing team.”