South Gloucestershire Council funds extra PCSOs

Posted on Thursday 16th June 2011 at 8:17 am by SH (Editor)

Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) are already a regular sight on our streets, and now South Gloucestershire Council will be funding more PCSOs as part of its drive for stronger and safer communities.

The Council has announced that it is to provide an extra £100,000 for the PCSOs to provide support for police officers and deliver added reassurance for communities.

Councillor John Calway, Leader of the Council, said: “This funding will allow Avon and Somerset Police to be flexible in providing a visible, uniformed presence where it is needed most. This is all part of our drive towards safer and stronger communities in South Gloucestershire.”

District commander for Avon and Somerset Police, Chief Superintendent Andy Francis, said:

“We welcome the additional investment from the local authority which will allow us to put more resources into the areas within South Gloucestershire with the most need for that visible presence to help people feel safe and be safe.”

“PCSOs provide a vital link between the community and police officers. They have been a positive addition to the policing family within South Gloucestershire, working closely with police officers, the local authority and the community.”

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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