Harpur Hill local Beat officer is PCSO 16121 Alan Nield, a member of Buxton Town Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team. Alan can regularly be seen on foot patrol, sometimes on cycle patrol in the area, is a familiar face at Harpur Hill Primary School, and attends the Resident's Association meetings as often as possible.
PCSO Nield, who lives in the High Peak area, joined Derbyshire Constabulary in 2010, working in Chesterfield and moved to Buxton in May 2012. As a member of the Buxton team, Alan carries out duties throughout the Buxton area, but has particular responsibility for Harpur Hill.
POLICE CONTACT INFORMATION
In an Emergency Dial 999
Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
To contact PCSO Alan Nield
Telephone 101 and ask for him by name and Collar Number 16121 or
What is a Police Community Support Officer?
Police Community Support Officers are members of support staff who work to complement and support regular police officers, providing a visible and accessible uniformed presence to improve the quality of life in the community and offer greater public reassurance. PCSOs are not replacement police officers but are there to address some of the tasks that do not require the experience or powers held by police officers, which often take officers away from more appropriate duties. Their primary purpose is to improve the community and offer greater public reassurance. In support of regular police officers they will work within a targeted patrol area to provide a visible and accessible uniformed presence; work with partners and community organisations to address anti-social behaviour, the fear of crime, environmental issues and other factors which affect the quality of people's lives. For example; reporting vandalism or damaged street furniture, reporting suspicious activity; providing crime prevention advice, deterring juvenile nuisance and visiting victims of crime.
All PCSOs have the following powers:
Issuing of fixed penalty notices
Power to confiscate alcohol and tobacco
Power to demand the name and address of a person acting in an anti-social manner
Power of entry to save life or prevent damage
Removal of abandoned vehicles
A major part of the work of PCSOs involves tasks that when undertaken by police officers do not require them to resort to using their full police powers. All PCSOs are given full training to enable them to take appropriate action in the event of difficult circumstances, are supervised by police officers and have radio access to enable them to call for assistance should it be required.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IF ALAN AND HIS TEAM ARE NOT INFORMED OF A PROBLEM, AND ARE NOT UPDATED EVERYTIME IT OCCURS THEY ARE LIMITED IN WHAT THEY CAN DO.