A POLICE officer in Ellesmere Port has reduced the number of victims of anti-social behaviour in the town by more than 1,000.
PC Amy Beaumont was, until recently, the anti-social behaviour officer for Ellesmere Port.
She now has an expanded role under a new programme as part of the recently formed anti-social behaviour unit in the town.
The unit co-ordinates work by the police, social housing providers and other agencies to target repeat offenders and improve lives for those affected by anti-social behaviour.
As a result of her work to reduce levels of anti-social behaviour, PC Beaumont received a Chief Superintendent’s Commendation for services to policing and the community.
She said: “It is nice to be recognised for the work I have done but I was really surprised because I’m just doing my job.
“When incidents come in, you have to make sure they get dealt with and see to it everything is done properly to prevent it slipping through the net.”
Amy puts her success down to persistence, adding: “If someone is making lives a misery for others in the community you have to keep on at it. It’s about seeing it through.
“I make sure I keep on top of incidents and attend the court hearings to make sure everything is covered.”
PC Beaumont has responsibility for monitoring repeat anti-social behaviour in Ellesmere Port and Neston and targeting offenders whose actions have a significant impact on the quality of life of the community.
She is also heavily involved in managing all levels of intervention with youths involved in anti-social behaviour through the anti-social behaviour unit.