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Three new PCSOs join policing teams in the Chesterfield area

Posted on 27th June 2017
Left to Right: PCSO Shier, PCSO Dewsnap and PCSO Cowey

Three new Police Community Support Officers have joined the policing teams on the streets in Chesterfield town centre, Newbold and Whittington Moor, Brimington and the surrounding areas.

All three Police Community Support Officers have been getting to know their local communities having recently completed their training.

PCSO Rachel Shier is part of the Safer Neighbourhood team which covers Brimington, Hollingwood and Tapton.

A swimmer and former lifeguard, Rachel wanted to become a PCSO as she has an interest in policing, and wanted to work with communities and its more vulnerable people. Outside of work Rachel enjoys outdoor activities and keeping fit.

PCSO Natalie Dewsnap joins the teams which cover the Newbold, Brockwell, Dunston, Whittington Moor, St Helen’s areas. Natalie has started a new career as a Police Community Support Officer having spent time at home with her three children aged 10, nine and six.

Natalie has previously worked in customer service and retail, and finds herself being kept busy outside of work with the family and their two pets, a cat and a dog.

Finally, PCSO Phillip Cowey is the most recent member of the Chesterfield Town Centre Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team. Phil lives locally and was previously a photographer, taking pictures to market products for magazines, catalogues and websites.

He joined Derbyshire Constabulary to start a new and different career working to help the community, and enjoys playing rugby in his spare time.

Inspector John Turner, of the Chesterfield Local Policing Unit, said: “We are pleased to welcome three new PCSOs to our areas Safer Neighbourhood policing teams. I’m sure Rachel, Natalie and Phil have already become a valuable asset to policing in our area, helping us to maintain a visible presence and working within the communities to target any concerns around lower level crime and anti-social behaviour.

 “If you see your local officers out and about in your area, please don’t hesitate to say hello, as I know they are all really keen to get to know local residents in the communities we serve.”

For more information on the role of a PCSO please check out the Careers pages of our website by clicking here, or to find out more about your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team, visit the My Local Police pages by clicking here.

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