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PCSO duo drops in to chat to pensioners about policing priorities and crime prevention

Posted on 1st November 2013

Two city PCSOs visited a pensioners’ club to chat to the group about staying safe and the work police are doing to cut crime in their neighbourhoods.

PCSOs Andrea Thompson and Jill Bagley were invited to the Alvaston and Boulton group and chatted to 35 of its members about a variety of issues.

The pair spoke about the work Alvaston Safer Neighbourhood Team is doing in the community to tackle their neighbourhood policing priorities.

They also gave the group information on how they can protect themselves from crime during the darker nights, and told them about the role of a PCSO.

Sergeant Simon Hawley, who leads the Alvaston team, said: “It was an excellent chance for the officers to meet with some of the older members of our community and chat to them about what they do.

“Jill and Andrea did a brilliant job of providing an insight into their role and gave out practical, useful crime prevention advice.

“Visits like this are crucial in our efforts to protect the public and it seemed to be very well-received by the group.”

The visit took place on Tuesday, October 29 at the Alvaston United Reformed Church, in Baker Street.

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