Friday 7th June will be the third of this season' s Captain's Open Evenings, hosted by your Club Captain Mr Simon Mulvey, supported by the Chairman Mr Adrian Stannard.
As well as the usual competition presenataions, draws and raffles, a guest speaker has been invited to come along and entertain the guests.
Richard Venables is a retired Detective Inspector from South Yorkshire Police. He was a career detective serving in specialist squads such as Force Intelligence Bureau, Serious Crime Squad, Fraud Squad, and Surveillance Unit in addition to Divisional CID. He has been commended on six occasions within his service, in recognition of carrying out complex investigations in addition to his work in mass fatality identification.
Since his retirement from the Police in 2006, he has operated as a private consultant in relation disaster victim identification matters, although now fully retired from actual deployments, Richard still provides presentations to varied audiences including lecturing at Huddersfield University.
Following Richard’s involvement in the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989 he was allocated responsibility for victim recovery and temporary mortuary management planning and training within his home force. He researched and developed this sphere of work in conjunction with other agency and Police disciplines. He was acknowledged as one of the leading authorities on the subject within the United Kingdom.
His auto biography entitled ‘A Life in Death’ was published in May 2016 by Thistle Publications and became a ‘best seller’ on Amazon in January 2017 and went on to win the prestigious ‘Peoples Book Prize’ in the non-fiction category in the same year.
In HM The Queen’s 80th Birthday Honours List in June 2006, Richard was awarded the Queens Police Medal for ‘Distinguished Police Service’ in recognition of his work in Disaster Victim Identification
Richard’s presentation entitled, ‘Disaster Detective’ tells the story of his early Police career and some amazing and humorous anecdotes of the cases he was involved in throughout his service.
We look forward to the next Captain's Open Evening where we hope many of you will come along to support your Club, collect your prizes and have an enjoyable evening.