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Glossop residents will be seeing a fresh face on the streets as new PCSO joins the ranks

Posted on 12th November 2013


Rachael is the latest community support officer to join the Buxton team.

Glossop’s newest PCSO has swapped her desk job for a role on the beat as she joins the Safer Neighbourhood team.

Rachael Blackley worked on the enquiry desk and as an inspector’s clerical for 11 years before jumping at the chance to become a PCSO.

Rachael, who has been taken under the wing of colleague Tracy Collins, has already taken to her new role and has been out chatting to residents in the area and visiting local schools.

She said: “I have been knocked off my feet getting this new role; it’s all been a bit of a whirlwind.

“I am really looking forward to getting to know as many people as possible so I will be out visiting shops, cafes and schools and introducing myself to them.

“I enjoy putting a smile on people’s faces, so my aim is to find out about any issues or concerns that they may have in the neighbourhood and work hard to resolve them.

“I enjoyed my job before I took on the role of a PCSO but I like the idea of taking on a new challenge and heading out and about into the local community– Not sure that I have chosen the right time with winter on its way!”.

Rachael joins colleagues PC Julian Gallagher, PCSO Lee Willows, PCSO Sarah Walsh and SO Valerie Ryan on the Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team.

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

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