New PCSOs take to the streets of Chesterfield

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PCSOs Darryl Hegarty and Scott Wilson are the latest officers to take to the beat and join the Chesterfield South Safer Neighbourhood Team.

The Chesterfield South Team covers Holmebrook and Rother, Hasland and St Leonards and also Walton and West Safer Neighbourhood areas.

Since joining the team last month, PCSO Hegarty and PCSO Wilson have been heading out to meet local residents, learning more about the area and the needs of the community.

The officers have been out patrolling the neighbourhood, carrying out day to day duties and providing reassurance and support to local people.

Scott and Darryl have also teamed up to run an outdoor football session for youngsters every Wednesday known as KICKR.

The sessions take place on Queens Park in order to give local kids somewhere to go and try out the sport, along with reducing the risk of anti-social behaviour in the area.

Before joining Derbyshire Constabulary, Darryl worked as a Neighbourhood Ranger for the Housing Services at Chesterfield Borough Council for three years.

Darryl said: “I have always been interested in joining the police so I decided to train up as a police community support officer. I have worked alongside PCSO’s in my previous role which also added interest to me signing up.

“I have previously been involved in the KICKR football project so it is great to carry on and be part of it from a policing point of view to offer something different for youngsters. We are looking to develop the project further in the New Year.”

Scott worked as an Appointments Clerk in the X-ray Department at Chesterfield Royal Hospital before deciding to begin his training as a PCSO.

Scott said: “I have always had the aspiration to work for the police since leaving school so having the opportunity to train as a PCSO was perfect for me.

“Over the coming few months, I intend to get more involved with the community by helping to tackle and resolve issues that matter most to residents and also be there to support them wherever necessary.”

PCSO Hegarty and PCSO Wilson are currently being mentored by PCSO’s Zoe Blunt and Judith Cornwall from the Holmebrook and Rother Safer Neighbourhood Team.

To speak to your local policing team call 101 and follow the team on Twitter: @HaslandSNT, @WaltonWestSNT and @HbrookRotherSNT