New PCSO goes from front desk to front line

Posted on 18th February 2013
Anne Gribbon

Glossop’s newest PCSO said she is thrilled to be serving the community she has come to know so well – after spending 15 years on the police station’s front desk.

Anne Gribbon worked on the Glossop enquiry office desk before jumping at the chance to become a PCSO.

Anne, who is originally from Newcastle but now lives in Derbyshire, has joined Gamesley and St Johns Safer Neighbourhood Team.

She said her years on the front desk had given her an insight into the community of Glossop and a head start in her new role.

She said: “I spent much of the 15 years in Glossop but I was also a relief enquiry officer, so I served the public in stations across the whole of Derbyshire.

“I’ve always been very proud to be part of the police and I’ve seen first-hand how the Safer Neighbourhood teams can make a difference to people.

“People would come in and ask to speak to the team about a whole range of things, from crime prevention advice to following up on an incident.

“It’s great to be part of the team that engages with the public and that’s what I’m looking forward to the most.”

Anne is one of 15 new PCSOs joining Safer Neighbourhood teams across the county and started her new role on Monday, February 11.

She said: “I’ve only been out on the beat for a week but it’s been fantastic so far, getting to know the community.

“I’m really enjoying it, and the weather can only get better!”

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