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 A Day in The Life of... A Police Community Support Volunteer


It’s an early start for Ryan because he is attending a 7am drugs warrant at a house to the east of Peterlee. After cops have successfully executed a search of the address, he joins other officers to reassure residents on the same street and explain what has happened. Most of the morning is spent speaking to locals, many of which thank the police for taking action.

Following a catch up with the beat team and a bite to eat, he heads out for a walk around the town centre. He drops in the British Heart Foundation to have a chat with the shop assistant and check that all is in order. He does two loops around the town before making his way back to the station. En route, he is stopped by an elderly woman who asks about his day. During the exchange, she says that she has been having issues with anti-social behaviour in the cul-de-sac where she lives so Ryan takes a note and feeds this back to PCSOs at the office, as well as submitting intelligence onto the police system.

“I support frontline policing” said Ryan. “We are here to provide a uniformed presence in the community and build relationships with locals. No two days are the same and that’s the beauty of it.”

Ryan’s day job is as a resourcing officer at Durham Constabulary before taking on the PCSV role in his own time. 🤝