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Former dental nurse becomes Buxton's latest PCSO

Posted on 24th November 2014

Sally-Bowden

A former dental nurse has become the latest member of the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team having joined the team earlier this month.

Sally Bowden has taken on the role of police community support officer and began her patrols with the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team on Sunday, November 9.

PCSO Bowden, who is currently being tutored by PCSO Alan Nield, will be on patrol throughout the area over the coming weeks to introduce herself to the local community.

Sally said: “I first started with the team on Remembrance Sunday where we carried out traffic control to help the day run smoothly.

“Since then I have been carrying out house to house enquiries and foot patrols along with heading out to meet residents and local business owners. 

PCSO Bowden added: “I decided to train as a PCSO as I enjoy working with people and it is something that really interests me, every day is different and brings new challenges.

“I used to visit Buxton to see family and visit the town centre so I do know the area quite well. I am looking forward to getting to know residents and working alongside partners to target issues that matter most to the community.”

Sally has previously worked as a dental nurse in Disley and Chapel before training as a PCSO.

She joins colleagues A/Sergeant Russ Barlow, PC Mark Parkinson, and PCSO’s Alan Nield, Linda Cook and Dave Murphy on the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team.

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

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