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Inkersall, Middlecroft, Duckmanton and Poolsbrook residents have new PCSO patrolling the streets

Posted on 8th July 2014

Anna Kelsey

A new Police Community Support Officer will be patrolling the streets of Inkersall, Middlecroft, Duckmanton and Poolsbrook.

Anna Kelsey has become the most recent member of the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team.

Before joining the police, 23-year-old Anna worked as a team leader at Sainsbury’s and has a degree in Sports Sociology from Sheffield Hallam University, which included using sport as a community intervention.

She has been working with her mentor, PCSO Sue Cooke, at Staveley for three weeks since her initial training and has been getting out and about on foot patrols, meeting community members and learning about how incidents are managed.

Outside of work Anna enjoys playing football, playing for AFC Dronfield Ladies and she supports Sheffield Wednesday.

PCSO Kelsey said: “I decided to become a PCSO because I was looking for a role which changes on a day to day basis, and offers different challenges every day. I’ve always had an interest in policing and I’m really enjoying the role so far. I just can’t believe how quickly it’s been going.

 “With my background in sports, I would like to be able to use my skills to set up some diversionary activities for young people during the school holidays. My priorities are also to really get to know my community and I hope that people will come over and talk to me if they see me in the local area.”

Anna has taken over the reins from former PCSO Matt Winterton, who has moved on to become a police officer.

To contact your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team call 101, or email chesterfield.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk.

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