A new PCSO has joined the Chorleywood Safer Neighbourhood Team last month to jump head first into tackling crime and keeping the streets safe.
After seven weeks of intensive training, PCSO Robyn Smyth has started working with the community to improve the quality of life for residents and make their area safer, by proactively tackling crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB).
PCSO Smyth, said that she’s always wanted to become a PCSO, as their role in engaging with and interacting with the local community really appealed to her.
She said: “I love the fact that you can get to know people personally, whilst also helping them with any issues. It really makes you feel like you’re making a difference.
“My favourite part of being a PCSO is going out on foot patrols, as you get to meet so many people.
“I’m most looking forward to building relationships with the people in my community, and helping them feel safe. The job can be challenging at times, but it is always so rewarding.”
The role of a PCSO is paid and there are opportunities for people who wish to work part-time or flexible hours. The role involves shift work, including working some weekends and evenings to 11pm.
Anyone who is interested in finding out more about the role can visit www.hertspolicepcso.co.uk