PCSO Debbie Collicott, has been in the role for the past 13 years and still loves it! She classes herself as very lucky, as she covers some really beautiful rural areas of our patch.
She says a typical day is hard to describe as you never really know what you’re going to come into.
Having said that, they generally include visiting Community contacts, and providing a high visibility Community presence. Also assisting at road traffic accidents, and carrying out school talks. She has personally also had to rescue a variety of wild animals and assisted in numerous searches for missing vulnerable people.
One of her favourite areas of working is as a Rural & Environmental Crime Liaison Officer, which has enabled her to be involved in a several unusual incidents involving bats, badgers, swans and on one occasion, dormice.
In addition to the day to day role she is also the Union Health and Safety Officer and a Mental Health First Aider, providing support to other staff members, so she keeps pretty busy.
On a personal level, she loves spending time with family, travelling and scuba diving. The latter of which she took up only 6 years ago so it just goes to show you’re never too old to learn something new!
If you have any Police related issues you need help or advice with, please do not hesitate to email her on Debbie.email@example.com