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PCSO bids farewell to Holmebrook and Rother neighbourhoods

Posted on 2nd September 2014

Kirsty Handby

A Police Community Support Officer has bid farewell to the Holmebrook and Rother areas in Chesterfield, as she begins her regular officer training.

PCSO Kirsty Handby joined Derbyshire Constabulary in 2012 at 23-years-old and has become a familiar face in her patch which covered Grangewood, Birdholme and Boythorpe.

Before becoming a PCSO, Kirsty previously worked with young people in the local area, helping them to access education and training, as well as with young offenders taking part in the community payback scheme.

PCSO Handby has now started her training to become a Police Constable with Derbyshire police.

She said: “I’ve sadly not had the chance to say goodbye to everyone who I’ve worked with over the past year or two and although I am looking forward to the new challenges ahead, I will miss walking around, chatting with the public and getting involved in community events.

“I was amazed by the community spirit I found while working as part of the Holmebrook and Rother Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, and also the hard work of local residents, housing officers, business owners, schools and children’s centre workers. 

“I’m certain that the dedication shown by everyone in keeping the area safe and reducing anti-social behaviour will continue.”

As PCSO Handby leaves, PCSO Zoe Blount, who has been a member of the Holmebrook and Rother Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team for a number of years, has returned to work following maternity leave.

 To contact the Holmebrook and Rother Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team call 101, or email

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