Welcome to our local PCSOs
Steve Harvey (pictured) is covering Brookmans Park and Little Heath, while Andrew Whittle will patrol the Welham Green area.
Both have already started introducing themselves to local shopkeepers and community groups.
Steve has been a PCSO for more than three years and is already familiar with the area.
In the past he has provided support for officers from the community police team, including PC Elvett Phipp, PC Jitu Davé and now PC Jo Wakelen.
Now he and Andrew will be covering this area full time.
The role of Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), who act as uniformed civilian support officers, was introduced in 2003.
According to Hertfordshire police they are a high-visibility uniformed foot patrol, "providing reassurance to communities, gathering local intelligence, and assisting with the prevention of crime and disorder including anti-social behaviour."
Steve told this site that unlike a police constable, the PCSO has far less paperwork to deal with, so the plan is to spend at least 80% of his time in the community, on foot, on his police bike, or in the patrol car.
Steve has signed up for this site’s forum and will be joining in local discussions about local crime and community policing, when appropriate.
19 January 2007
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Local crime meeting reminder - 20 February 2006
Guidelines for confronting intruders - 19 February 2006
Strong turnout urged for crime meeting - 10 February 2006
Date set for local crime meeting - 2 February 2006
Local crime meeting planned - 29 January 2006
Village crime night patrols suggested by MP - 23 January 2006
Brookmans Park hit by spate of shop break ins - 17 January 2006
Appeal for witnesses to shop break in - 10 January 2006