You will get another chance to experience a day in the life of a Haverhill Police officer tomorrow (Friday, December 20).
Following last Friday’s (December 13) event where Sgt Gary Miller tweeted using @PoliceHaverhill through the day, tomorrow (Friday, December 20) PCSO Mark Isaac will be tweeting.
PCSO Isaac, 21, from Halstead, is based at Samuel Ward Academy in a joint funded role covering both the school and the Chalkstone estate beat.
“I was pleased with how my day went and we got a few new followers and were able to help a few people,” said Sgt Miller, 33, from Bury St Edmunds, who moved to head the town’s Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) in November having previosuly been a response sergeant.
“We had a number of people commenting on different things but it is quite a commitment to spend the day with your phone in your hand.”
PCSO Isaac will be using the Twitter account to give an insight into his role as he works in the school on the last day of term and aims to address the SNT priorities set at the public priority setting meeting on December 9.
“My role as a ‘Safer Schools Officer’ is a dedicated one where I am attached to work within a high school in Haverhill,” he said.
“This role is unique by virtue of partnership funding from Samuel Ward Academy.
“This role is very varied and challenging in the way I need to meet both, the needs of the members of the public whilst on foot patrol and the School in which I am attached too.
“My day to day tasks are vary varied as you will see on Friday.
“If my duty is a weekday, once I have been briefed I go out on foot patrol through the Chalkstone and make my way to Samuel Ward.
“Once at the school I liaise with the front office personnel to see if there are any requests or tasks that need to be completed.
“I will then make contact with the on duty inclusion officers so they are aware I am on duty in school.
“This also gives them a chance to let me know if there are any issues or concerns with any pupils.
“My other involvements in school also include awareness in assemblies to pupils around incidents or issues involving young people in Haverhill, educational inputs to classes around topics they are studying like the law and even drop-in centres for the students to come and talk with me confidentially about any concerns.
“On a weekend day I am able to really commit to supporting the local community and policing their needs.
“I also continue to work with any young people I may of dealt with at the school.
“This usually will involve home visits to see how things are. My main duties across the weekend are supporting my colleagues in dealing with our Haverhill SNT priorities which the local community have chosen.
“I look forward to Friday where I am able to give you all an insight into my role and the varied work I deal with.”
To follow PCSO Isaac follow @PoliceHaverhill on Twitter
For all the latest news see today’s (Thursday, December 19) Echo.