PCSO beats it for full officer position
IT WAS a case of may the force be with you for popular PCSO Scott Barrott last week as the genial officer prepared to leave his Penwithick, Stenalees and Bugle patch after two years to begin training to become a full-time Police Officer at the force HQ in Exeter.
Scott has been a PCSO for two years and a Special Constable for four years before that and it’s rapidly becoming a family business too as his fiancee Yasmin is herself a PCSO working from the same station, her patch covers the coastal areas of Mevagissey, Pentewan, Gorran Haven and Port Melon as well as other areas too. The couple plan to marry in May with Yasmin’s dad PC Phil Dingle also pounding the St Austell beat too.
Scott’s training will take 18 weeks at Middlemoor before he commences his probationary period pounding the streets of Newquay before hopefully being reassigned back to his old patch in St Austell.
It’s a bittersweet moment too for the cricket mad copper, Scott plays for St Austell as he leaves an area that he’s come to know and love “It’s been a real privilege serving the people throughout the Clay Country. It’s also been real eye opener into life outside of the town too.
“I will miss it immensely but it’s always been my ambition to become a full time Police Officer and working as a PCSO for the past two years has been a good foundation for the skills I need to become a good police officer.”