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New PCSOs to offer support to rural communities

PCSOs Phil Brandreth and Jake Connolly will be pounding the pavements of a number of villages

PCSO Phil Brandreth

A number of rural communities are now under the watchful gaze of two newly-qualified and eager PCSOs.

Phil Brandreth and Jake Connolly will be pounding the pavements of areas which haven’t had such a regular police presence before.

PCSO Brandreth, from Ellesmere Port, has been studying his new patch, which comprises Kingsley, Alvanley, Manley, Crowton, Great Barrow, Delamere, Utkinton, Darnhall and Dunham-on-the-Hill.

The 28-year-old - who has worked in the legal, leisure and financial industries - has policing in his blood, as both his parents are retired police officers.

PCSO Brandreth said he wants to be a ‘visible presence’ and for residents to know him by name.

“I want residents to know they can always approach me and I want to sort out any problems that arise before they escalate into something large-scale,” he said.

PCSO Jake Connolly
 

Responsible for Elton, Hapsford and Guilden Sutton will be 21-year-old PCSO Connolly.

“The main reason I became a police community support officer was to give something back to the community in terms of engagement and quality of living,” he said.

“My first few months will be focused on getting to know members of the community and understanding the opinions and needs.”

The PCSOs can be contacted by emailing phil.brandreth@cheshire.pnn.police.uk or jake.connolly@cheshire.pnn.police.uk.

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