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 Stanhope Police welcome new face to the beat


Stanhope Police Station has welcomed a new face to the beat. 

Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Kim Anderson has joined the neighbourhood team in one of Durham Constabulary’s most rural areas.

It’s the 22–year-old’s first week on the job, following an intense three-week training course which has equipped her with the skills she needs to help reduce crime.

PCSO Anderson, from Bishop Auckland, said: “I’m excited to get started. I want to give back to the community.

“I enjoyed working with the public in my last job and here I’m going to be ever more involved which is great.”

PCSO Anderson who worked in events at an activity centre in Newton Aycliffe before landing herself the new role said she is looking forward to getting to know Stanhope and the surrounding villages.

Her duties could include house-to-house enquiries, providing members of the public with crime prevention advice and gathering intelligence.

Teesdale and Weardale Inspector Ed Turner said:"It is a pleasure to welcome Kim to not only one of our most rural locations in the force area but in the country.​ 

"There is a well-established beat team and she is lucky enough to be situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. I am sure that she will complement the team and be an asset to the local area.”