TWO new community support officers have taken to the streets of North Shropshire to help keep their communities safe.
CSOs Peter Elson and Laura Viner finished their training and got out and about in their areas this week.
They’re looking forward to meeting their communities and making a difference.
Shropshire now has a total of 81 CSOs spread in towns and villages across the county, including two who specialise in Youth Inclusion work.
At least 70% of a CSOs time is spent out on patrol, providing a highly visible police presence at the heart of communities.
Recruitment is an ongoing process, ensuring that any who move on are quickly replaced to keep the division’s team at full strength.
CSO Peter Elson is based in Wem and is also looking forward to his new role.
He was a Special Constable in Ellesmere for seven years and worked at Fabdec Ltd for 23 years. He has two children and his partner also works as a CSO in the county.
CSO Laura Viner is working in Whitchurch but has lived in Shrewsbury all her life.
She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is looking forward to getting to know her local residents and making the most of her new role.