New face for town policing
October 08, 2008
A new neighbourhood specialist has joined Wokingham police.
PC Jo Bromley has transferred from Loddon Valley police station in Lower Earley to act as neighbourhood specialist officer for the town.
She replaces PC Mark Powell, who has decided to return to life on the beat because being a neighbourhood specialist officer was taking him away from the streets.
PC Bromley said: “The main thing I want to concentrate on is sorting out the Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG). We want to regenerate a bit more interest in it so it works more efficiently.”
She has previously worked on the prisoner-handling unit at Reading prison and was also a response shift officer in Reading.
She said: “I’m looking forward to getting stuck into working in Wokingham.”
PC Bromley is not the only new face in Wokingham.
A new police community support officer (PCSO), William Gilbert, has also joined the town centre team.
It takes the team up to its full quota of staff, with two PCs and four PCSOs.
They will be taking to the town centre in high-visibility jackets to speak to members of the public about what they want from a NAG, and are urging people to speak to them about local policing issues.