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PCSO Sadqain wanted to know what problems his local community faced and how he could help make a difference in people’s lives, so he joined policing.
“People asked me why I wanted to join the police and there were lots of reasons, my last role was a site manager at a recycling centre and I wanted a change of career to help the community and local police by using my skills in a challenging and rewarding job to build my confidence.
“Another reason I applied was I wanted to represent my Muslim and Kashmiri community. There are a good number of Pakistani and Kashmiri living in my local hometown and I saw many Asian councillors, but hardly any Asian PCSOs, so that motivated me a lot.
“My family and friends appreciate me and support me a lot. They were really happy with what I chose to do and I’m very thankful to them. I got a few negative comments at first, but I just dismissed them.
“Hertfordshire is my county, my family and my people live here, I saw an advert on Facebook and stepped up and applied through the PCSO website.”
PCSOs play an important role in communities, helping to maintain public safety and order and this appealed to Sadqain as rewarding work. They work with different local partners agencies and schools, which makes it an interesting job.
“It makes my day when I’m on patrol and someone says to me that they feel safe when I’m around,” said Sadqain. “On a typical day we attend a morning briefing, check on the computer what is happening in our designated area and make notes on what is most important and where we need to visit first. We spend time patrolling and are always conscious of what happening around us, listening to the police radio all the time. We also arrange and attend meetings and events in the community.
“I would recommend becoming a PCSO to anyone who wants to make a difference to people’s lives, keep our streets safe and help the community to come forward and choose this rewarding and challenging profession.”
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