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New PCSO takes to the beat in Matlock

Posted on 27th November 2014


Residents in Matlock will be seeing a new face on the streets as its latest PCSO joins the ranks.

David Dickinson is the latest police community support officer to join the Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Team. He will be working alongside Sergeant Nick Reason, PC Dave Naylor, PCSO Karl Millward and PCSO Peter Jones.

David has previously worked to help young people in crisis and has also spent 14 years as a physical training instructor in the army. This role saw him serving out in Iraq and with the United Nations.

PCSO David Dickinson from the Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “I joined the team earlier this month and since then I have been getting to know the area, carrying out day to day duties such as traffic enforcement and scene guarding, and I have also visited local schools to deliver road safety talks. 

“I decided to train as a PCSO as I wanted to use my previous experience to help communities within Derbyshire and I felt that this was the best way forward. I enjoy working in a team environment and working as part of the force is a great way to fulfil that.

David added: “Over the coming months I plan to get more involved with the community to offer support and to tackle issues that matter most to residents.

“I also hope to run some outdoor diversionary activities for young people in the New Year to help deter any anti-social behaviour by offering the youngsters the chance to try something new.”

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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