Since the sad passing of John Hayward in early October, the National Theft Register that he ran ceased with him. The Parrot Society UK has now established a new register for lost, found and stolen birds, to be named 'REUNITE'. It will be collated and organised by Trustee David Dickason, and contact details will be -
Tel: 07545 347177
Like John Hayward, David is a retired Police Officer, with over twenty years' experience (since 1986), mostly in the British Transport Police in London. He reached the rank of Chief Inspector, and served periods as temporary Superintendent. From 2000 – 2006 David served as Head of the British Transport Police Crime reduction and Crime & Disorder Partnership Unit, London Underground and Docklands light railway. This work included - dealing with offenders and various crime types; forging working relationships with external organisations and local Authorities; and dealing with the safety and security of staff and reducing the opportunity for acts of terrorism. He also worked with Courts, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Home Office in preparing applications and representing the police as an advisor.
From 2006 – 2010 he served as Sector Commander – Central London. The main focus of this role was to manage, develop and co-ordinate all operational activities within the sector working closely with the intelligence unit. It also included the management and deployment of officers and police staff. David was the senior officer of two operational police stations, along with associated responsibilities including health and safety. Again, this post involved development and co-ordination of services, liaising with other agencies, ensuring performance targets were met, and day-to-day budgetary management.
He was trained in major incident management, and was trained and qualified to Silver level event commander. David was very experienced in conducting investigations and crime scene management. We are confident that he will be a worthy successor in this field of logging and co-ordinating reports of lost, stolen or found parrots, and hopefully re-uniting them with their rightful owners; in bringing prosecutions for bird theft where necessary; liaising with all other interested parties; and generally advising on security measures.
The following link is to the most recent list of lost and found PDF.
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Lost & Found Feb 2019
See also - Parrot Insurance
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