New and familiar look to West Cornwall community teams
COMMUNITY policing in West Cornwall has been changed around – with a mixture of familiar and new faces in the different teams.
PC Ali Harvey is the new neighbourhood beat manager for Town West and Alverton – covering the area from Alexandra Road in Penzance west to Newlyn – and she will have PCSOs Andy Sells and Candice Britten in her team.
For PC Harvey, it is a return to an old stamping ground as she has worked in the area before along with the other two members of her team.
And she has enjoyed a busy start in her new role.
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The team have quickly been involved in two drug-related incidents, also in dealing with alleged cases of antisocial behaviour and in visiting schools to give advice about celebrating Hallowe'en.
Regarding the incidents of alleged drug use, PC Harvey says her team has "responded robustly" and issued a cannabis caution to an Alverton man in his twenties. The team is also working with Penwith Housing Association to deal with drink and drug-related antisocial behaviour.
Warnings have been issued that if people illegally staying in properties do not move out within seven days, eviction notices will be issued.
PC Harvey said: "We have been able to deal with these incidents because of good intelligence given to us by vigilant members of the public.
"Intelligence is so important.
"We very much appreciate it when people do get in touch.
"I can assure people that we will act on intelligence we get."
PC Janine Reynolds is the new person in charge of the Rural West neighbourhood team.
This covers Newlyn, St Buryan, St Just, Pendeen and Morvah.
PC Reynolds, who is assisted by PCSOs Charlotte Trembath, Jeremy Kewn and Andrew Tonkin, said that speeding on the roads had been identified as a problem.
In post as manager of the Penzance Town East team for the past three months is PC James Perkin.
He is assisted by PCSOs Mark Richards, Simon Mortimer, Natalie Zeini, Leigh Edwards and Dan Lees.