Three Bedford PCSOs, who have served local people for 37 years between them, have been recognised for their work.
Emily Hurst, who has served for 12 years, Emma Muggridge who has served for 11 years and Ian Bevis-Mott who has served for 13 years were called “a vital part of our policing family”.
Each PCSO was presented with a certificate recognising their service, hard work and dedication to both Bedfordshire police, and the community of Bedfordshire.
“PCSOs are the eyes and ears in our neighbourhoods,” said Assistant Chief Constable Sharn Basra as he presented them with their certificates.
“They gather information about issues that matter to our residents, and then provide vital support to other teams in tackling these issues – for example, carrying out warrants, dismantling cannabis factories and dealing with anti-social behaviour.”
“They are a vital part of our policing family, and I thank Ian, Emily and Emma for their years of hard work and dedication to both the force, and to the communities they serve.”
Bedfordshire Police are currently recruiting for PCSOs. If you would like to know more, head to Bedfordshire Police’s website.