What being a PCSO means to Kerry Wallington-Waite

"I like to see the difference... I like to see people being happy at what we've achieved."

We've extended our PCSO recruitment campaign until 10 January - so there are now just a few days left to apply for one of the most varied and public-facing jobs in our force. PCSOs are a key part of community policing and help us provide a stand-out service to the public of Derbyshire. It's a varied and engaging role - one where no two days are the same, and where officers can make a huge difference to the lives of people living in our city, towns and villages. Kerry Wallington-Waite is one of our longest-serving PCSOs, looking after Melbourne and the wider South Derbyshire area. She's also one of our first ever PCSO Supervisors - a role introduced by the force last year as part of our commitment to and investment in neighbourhood policing.

The role has given Kerry a fresh insight into the value of Safer Neighbourhood work, and reinforced her belief that the role of a PCSO is one of the most rewarding and challenging - and something she would urge anyone to do.

Apply by reading more on our PCSO recruitment page.