Residents in Hadfield will be seeing a new face on their local policing team as a former special constable takes on the role.
Amy Mckeever joined Derbyshire Constabulary in 2010 as a special constable before deciding to train as a police community support officer.
PCSO Mckeever has been working alongside her colleagues, and mentor PCSO Tracey Collins, to patrol the Hadfield, Padfield and Tintwistle communities since joining the team in November.
Amy has already been heading out into the local community, visiting schools and youth groups, along with offering crime prevention advice and reassurance to residents.
She said: “Serving as a special constable has really helped me to settle into my new role and ease first day nerves. I also used to work in CCTV which covers the north of the county, so I already have a good knowledge of the area.
“So far I have been getting to know the community better by visiting local businesses, hosting road safety talks at schools and cub groups, along with visiting Millbrook House to get to know the children and offer them a friendly face.
“I will work hard to tackle issues that matter most to residents. At the moment, dog fouling is one issue and we will be working alongside the local council to find longer term solutions to help make a change.
“I look forward to building on existing relationships and meeting more people as I progress my career as a PCSO.”
PC Amy Mckeever will be joining Sergeant Phil Booth, PC Stephen Bennett and PCSO’s Brian Buller and Tracey Collins on the Hadfield Safer Neighbourhood Team.
To contact your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, and follow the team on Twitter for the latest policing news in your community: @HadfieldSNT.