‘Ello, ello, more bobbies on the beat in the Staffordshire Moorlands

THREE new police community support officers are patrolling the streets in the Staffordshire Moorlands this week.

They are among the new intake of 16 PCSOs by Staffordshire Police to keep law and order in the county.

PCSO Demi Clark and PCSO Michael Simcock have been assigned to Leek, while PCSO Sara Staples has been attached to the Cheadle station.

Sara, 42, whose husband joined the force ahead of her, is already an established PCSO in Leek, and it’s talk from his experiences that encouraged her to follow in his footsteps.

Demi, 22, has already had plenty of previous experience of policing, as a special constable, and she took policing degree at Keele University.

Michael, 29, is familiar with the district and its people, as a resident of Biddulph and a former cover supervisor at Biddulph High School.

The new PCSOs were presented with certificates at a ceremony at Staffordshire Police headquarters in Stafford. They will now faced with three to six months of on-the-job training.

The county’s new Chief Constable, Gareth Morgan said: “Working within communities is central to keeping people safe and PCSOs play a vital role.