Cheshire Police & University of Chester Hydra Suite

    • Cheshire Police Hydra Control Room 2
    • Cheshire Police Hydra Control Room 1
    • Cheshire Police Hydra Plenary Room
    • Cheshire Police Hydra Syndicate Room 1
    • Cheshire Police Hydra Syndicate Room 2
    • Cheshire Police Hydra Syndicate Room 3
    • Cheshire Police Syndicate Room 4
    • Cheshire Police Hydra Syndicate Room 5

The Cheshire Police Hydra Suite, housed at the University of Chester,  Warrington Campus, was launched in November 2011 in  front of an audience of representatives from Cheshire Police, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, the University, and Cheshire Police Authority.

The Hydra suite features 5 syndicate rooms, control room and plenary are in a modern design.    The Hydra team at Cheshire Police in collaboration with staff at Chester University are responsible for the creation and delivery of Hydra Exercises having completed their training during 2011. 

Professor John Borland, David Balsamo, Dean of Social Science, Professor Tim Wheeler, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Constable Dave Whatton from Cheshire Police highlighted during the Suites launch that Hydra leaves no hiding place. People experience the challenge of thinking clearly, making decisions, developing the consequences of those decisions and accounting for how those decisions were made. Chief Constable David Whatton pointing out that the Hydra facility allows officers to experience situations close to real-life, as they tackle incidents and investigations without leaving the classroom.

 

For more information see:

Key Contact Numbers for the Hydra Team at Cheshire Police:

 


Name Title Phone Email
DC Robert Scott Crime Training Tutor/Hydra Facilitator, Cheshire Constabulary    
DC Christopher Howarth Crime Training Tutor/Hydra Facilitator, Cheshire Constabulary    
Insp Darryl Jones Force Training Manager, Cheshire Constabulary    
Geoff Elvey Police Programmes Manager - University of Chester    
     
 


Cheshire Constabulary 
Suite Manager: Nigel Reid
Email: nigel.reid@cheshire.pnn.police.uk
Contact Number: 01606 362 740
Address: Chester University, Blatchford Hall, Padgate, Warrington, WA7 0DB