Chippenham PCSO engages with the community

PCSO Ali Duncan at Chippenham Police Station

PCSO Ali Duncan at Chippenham Police Station

First published in News

PCSO Ali Duncan, 30, used to work in engineering but was tempted by a radio advert for PCSOs and has been in the role for six years.

He serves Chippenham town centre and spends a lot of his time on foot patrol. A typical day may involve dealing with antisocial behaviour, shoplifting and CCTV inquiries, sometimes assisting with warrants and traffic control.

He said: “It’s about engaging with the community. It’s different every day.

“You still get some people saying you’re a plastic cop but generally I think people appreciate the work that we do, especially elderly people, they appreciate the contact and the visible presence in the community.”

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