Former PCSO jailed after admitting string of offences
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A former PCSO has been jailed after admitting eleven offences, including voyeurism and making indecent images of children.
James Land, who previously served as a PCSO in Derbyshire Constabulary, appeared before Derby Crown Court today (Tuesday 31 May), where he was jailed for a total of 27 months.
The 43-year-old had earlier pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images, one count of possessing extreme images, six counts of voyeurism and one count of possession of prohibited images of children.
Land, of Abergele, Conwy, was arrested in May 2021 after the force identified that he had made indecent images. He was immediately suspended from duty while the investigation was carried out and resigned from the force in April.
Deputy Chief Constable Kate Meynell said: “There is no place in Derbyshire Constabulary for anyone who commits such serious crimes as this.
“We, like the communities we serve, are shocked and disgusted by Land’s actions. He was arrested and suspended at the earliest opportunity and gross misconduct proceedings are continuing now that the criminal case is concluded.
“We will seek to place him on the barred list, which will prevent him from working for other police forces and within other certain professions.”