Wiltshire South (Salisbury) Community Policing Team – Daily crime summary
Crimes will be listed by location under the headings of Salisbury, Alderbury (area traditionally policed from Alderbury Police Stn) and Wilton (area traditionally policed from Wilton Police Stn).
Please find below a summary of local crimes which have occurred in last 24hrs (Please note this is a summary, it is not possible to list all crimes due to confidentiality issues e.g. some violent offences or for domestic disputes).
15/02/17 – Theft – Waitrose – offender stole wallet from victim at supermarket. Cards were subsequently used to withdraw cash and make purchases in Salisbury – enqs ongoing
15/02/17 – Theft – Ramleaze Drive – offenders forced entry to 2 vans parked on nearby driveways. Stole power tools including drills, multitools, grinders and a cordless vacuum cleaner
Alderbury community area
No crimes to report in this period
Wilton community area
**Update – the below vehicle was located in a car park in Bishopstone and has been recovered for CSI examination - any information please contact Pc Mike PARROTT via 101** 14/02/17 – Theft – Victoria Rd, Wilton – (o/night) offender stole white Landrover Defender with Wiltshire Council markings – index FL56 UOY
Please contact us if you have any information which might assist us with our investigations into these incidents. Can I remind you all that crimes need to be reported via 101.
Wiltshire Police recruiting for PCSOs (closing date 20th Feb)
Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) make a real difference to policing and local communities. A PCSO supports operational Community Policing Teams by providing a visible presence, building links with local communities and supporting front line policing in non-confrontational roles.
Wiltshire Police is currently recruiting PCSOs and have been asking people across the Force how PCSOs add value to their teams.
Salisbury’s Community Coordinator PC Tracey Holloway started her police career as a PCSO. “I was a PCSO for two and a half years and thoroughly enjoyed the role.
“PCSO’s are the eyes and ears of our communities. They gather so much valuable intelligence from the community which enables us to build a bigger picture of what is going on.
“They are able to spend time out speaking with local people and businesses and build much needed links and relationships. People often see them as easier to speak to and reveal more information to them which they might not have so freely offered to a regular police officer.
“When I did the role I had regular contact with the community, many of which I still speak to as an officer now.”
“A good PCSO will have good time management and strong communication skills. They will need to be able to speak comfortably with people of all ages and walks of life. Whether this is a school visit with young children or a coffee morning with local elderly residents. The role is what you make it”
Wiltshire Police are currently recruiting for PCSOs to join their busy Community Policing Teams. There are no formal qualification requirements but applicants need to be:
•Be confident and approachable •Have good communication skills •Have the ability to work on your own, or as part of a team •Possess good problem solving skills •Demonstrate a flexible working approach •Previous experience of dealing with the public and providing a high level of service is essential •Have a good standard of health •Have a full manual driving licence on appointment
This is the first PCSO recruitment of 2017, and applications are open until 5pm on Monday 20th February. Successful candidates will begin training on September 4th 2017.