Magnificent seven new PCSOs for Wiltshire beat

A MAGNIFICENT seven new PCSOs will soon be on the streets of Wiltshire after completing a major training landmark.

On Friday (April 28) the Police Community Support Officers celebrated the completion of the classroom stage of their apprenticeship training, and received their PCSO powers from Deputy Chief Constable Paul Mills.

Soon, Harry, Jamie, William, Charlotte, Debbie, Joshua and Chloe will head out to join community policing teams in Salisbury, Amesbury, Trowbridge, Devizes and Swindon.

DCC Mills spoke to the new officers, their friends and families.

“Today, these new PCSOs realise that a career in policing offers them an amazing diverse and rewarding vocation,” he said.

He added: “Look after each other, you are now at the very heart of Community Policing and always undertake your role with pride. Welcome to Wiltshire Police.”

PCSO Trainer, Melanie Clemow, said: “You may wear the same uniform and are prepared to do the same job, but you are all unique.

“We have a former primary school teacher, retail and customer service experience and a former Police Cadet, now about to become operational officers.

“Remember to be understanding, empathetic and fair in your job when serving the community but always remember to be you.”

Do you fancy becoming a PCSO? A fresh round of recruitment opened on Tuesday (May 2). For more details and to register an interest, visit

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