Five Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in Northampton have been given bicycles worth £2,750 after they received funding from Northampton Borough councillors empowerment fund.
Tony Ansell (Con, Abington), David Mackintosh (Con, Rectory Farm), Steven Hibbert (Con, Riverside), Lee Mason (Lab, Brookside) and Sally Beardsworth (Lib Dem, Kingsthorpe),
Sergeant Steve Bedford said: “These new bikes, which will be easily identified as police bikes, will be a great help to our PCSOs and a big support to local policing, and we are very grateful to the councillors for providing the funding.
“The bikes will be particularly useful in helping our PCSOs cover larger areas of their beat as well as patrolling along cycle paths and in some of the less accessible areas, such as the back alleys in Abington and areas of Kingsthorpe village.
“As well as being able to get around their beat quicker, the PCSOs will remain very visible to the public and will still able to stop easily to talk to people and respond to any enquiries.”