Police pay tribute to Community Support Officer who has stepped down after a 10 year career

PCSO steps down after 10 year career

PCSO steps down after 10 year career

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A Police Community Support Officer has retired after a 10 year career.

Rother Neighbourhood Policing Team thanked Tom McAspum for his decade of service and hard work in serving the public in his time with the force.

He first became a PCSO in June 2004 after serving as a police constable for 16 years.

Based in Battle he covered the villages of Etchingham, Hurst Green, Ticehurst, Flimwell and Stonegate.

Tom said: "I have lots of happy memories and I have enjoyed my time with Sussex Police and met a lot of lovely people along the way."

Chief Inspector Warren Franklin, Rother district commander, said: "Tom was greatly appreciated by the residents of his beat areas and was a popular member of Rother district team, being one of the first cohorts of PCSOs. He is a colourful character and his love of a chat and a cup of tea is not only legendary, but also a key role in his warm and successful engagement activity. His traditional style delivered some very useful intelligence and a great understanding of local issues and persons of interest. The Rother team and I would like to thank Tom for his contribution."

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6:00pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Hove Actually says...

Why did he leave the role of a police officer which is better paid with a better pension to become a plastic pc with NO more powers than a member of the public has???????
Why did he leave the role of a police officer which is better paid with a better pension to become a plastic pc with NO more powers than a member of the public has??????? Hove Actually
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8:05pm Thu 24 Apr 14

NathanAdler says...

Hove Actually wrote:
Why did he leave the role of a police officer which is better paid with a better pension to become a plastic pc with NO more powers than a member of the public has???????
Looking at him, I imagine he reached 55 which PCs have to retire at. He is now 65, the normal age of retirement for his state pension,

Just a guess.
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: Why did he leave the role of a police officer which is better paid with a better pension to become a plastic pc with NO more powers than a member of the public has???????[/p][/quote]Looking at him, I imagine he reached 55 which PCs have to retire at. He is now 65, the normal age of retirement for his state pension, Just a guess. NathanAdler
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