falkor wrote:Six more feet for the campus beat Jan 24 2006
THE new face of law enforcement is taking shape by degrees at Reading University after three police community support officers began patrolling the campus.
Woodley man Jason Gregory, Becky Platt and Charley Dugdale from Basingstoke, began their patrols last week after completing their training with flying colours.
The trio are employed through a rare funding deal between Reading University and the Thames Valley Police Authority and will soon be joined by a fourth recruit.
Reading east area Sergeant Mick Park, said: "We work hard to ensure the safety of students and their property, both on the campus and also when they are out and about in Reading borough.
"The PCSOs will be essential for continuing to deliver this and I know they are looking forward to the new challenge."
Charley Dugdale has set her sights on one day becoming a full-time police officer but for now she is looking forward to settling into her new role.
The 19-year-old said: "This is a busy area and there's always something going on. I'm really keen to develop the excellent relationship that already exists between the police and the university."
Colleague Becky Platt, 22, is looking forward to improving the quality of life for Reading University students and passing on top crime prevention tips.
Becky said: "When I walked around the campus with officers who have been here for a while, they seemed to know everyone.
"I'm looking forward to getting knowledge like that."
Jason Gregory is keen to get stuck in tackling under-age drinking and anti-social behaviour as a PCSO and hopes to make his career in the regular police force.
The 19-year-old said: "I'm really looking forward to getting out and about, making myself well known and building relationships."
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Ha ha that s me!!!! i'm 23 but i do like the fact that they knocked a few years of!!!!