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Gristwood - Conflict Management - North Shields, UK

Malcolm Gristwood

North Shields, UK


Conflict Management


When conducting fishery inspections and criminal investigations including searching of premises and during indpections of fishing vessels when coaching the Royal Navy Officers I have a track record of using the most appropriate approach to suit the individuals under investigation.

Work History

Senior Fishery Officer

Personal Survival Techniques

January 2013 - February 2013

FTS Manual Handling training Course

Senior Fishery Officer/investigation Officer

Royal Navy / BSFO/ MEO Enforcement

From May 2011

June 2007 Personal Survival Techniques
January 2007 Defra Investigative Law
July 2004 Royal Navy Sea Survival

Senior Marine Enforcement Officer MMO FMC Operations

Marine Management Organisation -

From September 2009

(1) I co-ordinated the tasking of the Fishery Protection and Aerial Surveillance Assets.
(2) I monitored the MMO - MOD Fishery Protection Agreement and agreed payment of patrol days to achieve agreed days without exceeding the available budget.
(3) I manned the operations desk and tasked and managed the Fisheries Protection Vessels on a day to day basis by using risk based inteligence led priorities.
(4) As an out of office duty officer I desided the most appropriate enforcement actions.
(5) I developed a risk based tasking and reporting system and wrote each Fisheries Protection Vessel risk based patrol objectives.
(6) On a monthly basis I provided; monthly patrol priorities, guidance and a risk schedule for the different classes of fishing vessels in the different sea areas.
(7) I managed the Aerial Surveillance contract with Direct Flight/Marine Scotland, tasking the aircraft effectively in a risk based led manner and achieved the targeted hours.
(8) As the Senior MMO sea rider I quality controlled and coached MMO sea riders and conduct normal sea riding obligations training new RN officers and acted as a Community Inspector during Joint Deployment Patrols (JDP's).

Senior Fishery Investigation Officer

Law, Evidence & Best practice

From April 2006

• Law, Evidence & Best practice 4
• Statement writing & giving evidence 5
• Effective PEACE and PACE interviewing 5
• Interception, surveillance & data 5

Senior Investigation Officer

Marine Fisheries Agency

August 2004 - September 2009

(now MMO) -
(1) Under the supervision of the District Inspector of Investigations I investigated the more serious/complex contraventions of fisheries legislation directed to the team and achieved a 100% successful prosecution rate.
(2) To achieve the above ensured, accurate documentation and safe keeping of the evidence collect, compiled the evidence into case files, onward presentation to senior MFA management and Defra lawyers with my recommendations for most appropriate action.
(3) I provided additional support to coastal offices and the London HQ operations team as required.
(4) I progressed Royal Navy personnel training in fishery protection duties at sea.
(5) I managed and developed the staff temporarily seconded to the Investigation Team.
(6) In the absence of legal representative to attend Royal Navy Courses and act on their behalf providing legal and evidential reguirement training

Senior Fishery Officer

North Shields District Office

August 2002 - September 2004

based at North Shields District Office - Defra

Introduction to staff management

Royal Navy / BSFO Enforcement

March 2000 - September 2002

January 2000 FOII Enforcement (refresher)
March 97 FOII Enforcement (refresher)
October 96 Excel 5 Basic

August 2004 Fishery Officer

North Shields District Office

August 1996 - August 2004

Defra November 1992 - August 2004 Fishery Officer - based at Hull Fishery Office Company - MAFF 1980 - 1992 Owner/skipper of successful inshore fishing vessel.

April 2013 RYA Short Range Radio Operator Certificate of Competence
April 2013 RYB International Certificate for Operation of Pleasure Craft

Senior Fishery Officer

Basic Sea Survival

February 1995 - June 1995

Windows 3.1 Intermediate
May 95 Basic Sea Survival
February 94 Fish Grading
November 93 Effective writing

Marine Engineer

Part A DTI

From December 1992

FOII Enforcement Course
Part A DTI 1st Class Engineers Certificate of Competency (Mechanical Engineering).
DTI 2nd Class Engineers Certificate of Competency (Motor).
City & Guilds Marine Engineers Certificate (Advanced).
City & Guilds Marine Engineers Certificate (Ordinary).
Certificate of Competence in Radio Telephony VHF Only

Qualifications & Certifications

Marden High School - North Shields

2nd Enginners Certifificate of competance (Motor)

South Shields Marine College

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