Linton Has A New PCSO…
…well, we have part of one, at least. Hannah Percival has now taken up her duties as Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) for Coxheath, Linton, Hunton and the Farleighs.
As a PCSO, her job (it says here) is to provide a visible uniformed patrol presence in order to provide public reassurance and to assist in the prevention and reduction of incidents of crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour, thus promoting community safety and impacting on the fear of crime.
PCSOs are an effective community information and intelligence resource and will be used in support of Neighbourhood Watch activity and local Crime Reduction Initiatives.
PCSOs don’t have the full powers of a regular police officer, but they do have some limited enforcement powers, such as:
- To issue Fixed Penalty Notices for dog fouling, littering and cycling on the footpath
- To request the name and address of a person acting in an anti social manner
- To request a person to stop drinking in a designated public area and to surrender open containers of alcohol
- To confiscate alcohol from young persons
.. and so forth.
So, welcome Hannah! Please stop and say hello if you see her around Linton. If you need to you can contact her, as follows:
mobile telephone number: 07772 226032.