Best thing about being a bobby on the Manor? 'Sounds naff, but it's the people'
Meet PCSOs Kirt Beckett and Keeley Fawcett.
They’re from the Manor Police Team based at Elm Tree Police Station in Sheffield.
Some of you might recognise PCSO Beckett as he’s been working the same beat for almost 14 years.
Two and a half years ago he was joined by PCSO Fawcett and between them they’ve become a pair of familiar faces for local people, community groups and businesses.
PCSO Beckett: “In policing, there is a lot of change, but I’ve worked on these streets for a very long time now. I’m a constant and consistent presence – which I hope is a good thing.
“As PCSOs we spend most of our time out in the fresh air, pounding the streets, but we also work very closely with the schools in the area.
“We take time to speak to children, teachers, people who work in the corner shops and the chippies, we are purely dedicated to building those links with the community.
“It is harder to do that in this day and age, but those relationships can still be there and in 2020 I want to encourage more people to say hello and introduce themselves to us.
“The best bit about working in this part of the city? Sounds naff, but it’s the people. There are so many characters and good hard-working families, they deserve more recognition.
“Neighbourhood policing at its best relies on people approaching us, telling us what’s what and asking us questions. We are here for you, we’re your PCSOs.”