Crooks in fear of the long arm of the law

PUBLISHED: 12:54 08 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:00 15 June 2010

POLICE Community Support Officers in Seaton have been praised for their role in the reduction of crime in the town. Sergeant Gary Phillips has reported a 20 per cent drop in crime, and listed their work as one of the factors.

POLICE Community Support Officers in Seaton have been praised for their role in the reduction of crime in the town.Sergeant Gary Phillips has reported a 20 per cent drop in crime, and listed their work as one of the factors."The PCSO presence in the community has been invaluable and I cannot praise Tina Jordan and Mike McGaulley enough for their tireless work in Seaton and the surrounding areas."It is my belief that, when you have a motivated, hard working group of officers, keen to make a positive impact on the communities they serve, you will get a reduction."But, he said the main reason for the drop was due to working with policing teams and officers from the Honiton Neighbourhood Team to execute a series of warrants, which led to a number of Class A drugs and stolen property being seized. Sgt Phillips said: "We have made life hard for those who for some time have been able to carry on their activities regardless."It is now the criminals that fear the police tumbling through their doors, more than the good people of our communities fearing the criminal.

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