Say farewell to Barry

PUBLISHED: 13:00 07 February 2013

PCSO Barry Redford.

PCSO Barry Redford.

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Residents in Honiton are invited to say farewell to local PCSO Barry Redford who will be retiring soon.

Police in Honiton have praised the work of PCSO Barry Redford and say he will leave a “big hole” in the community when he retires later this month.

The neighbourhood beat manager for Honiton, PC Gemma Siszcuk, said: “Barry has been a key part to the Honiton Neighbourhood Policing team and will be sorely missed.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Barry publicly for all his hard work over the last 10 years as a Police Community Support Officer.

“I came out to Honiton seven years ago and, without Barry and the other PCSOs, I would not have gained so much knowledge of the people or the local area if it had not been for them. Many people do not see the great work PCSOs do and it is misunderstood how community engagement plays a vital part of neighbourhood policing.”

She added: “Barry is going to be leaving a big hole behind, both in the community and in the station. I wish him good health and happiness in his retirement.”

Say farewell to PCSO Redford at a leaving party at St Paul’s Church on Thursday, February 21, from 10am to 12pm. All welcome.


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