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High praise for community officer
6:20pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
A COMMUNITY police officer has won praise from the Chief Constable for his outstanding work in Gorse Hill.
PCSO Thomas Fryszka, 27, picked up a certificate of merit from Chief Constable Patrick Geenty at Wiltshire Police HQ in Devizes.
Tom began as a PCSO in Eldene and Liden in 2006 and then moved to Gorse Hill. His work came under the spotlight ater a letter by Morris Small, Gorse Hill’s Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator, endorsing his consistent presence, work rate and reliability in following up residents’ concerns.
Morris was in the audience to see Tom receive his award as Mr Geenty praised him for his work ethic.
His citation read: “Mr Small describes Thomas’s contribution in providing reassurance to the community by frequent visible patrols, usually on foot or bicycle, and so committed that he attends Neighbourhood Watch meetings on his day off.
“Mr Small praises Thomas for his help, hard work, problem solving and commitment to the community he serves. “Feedback from such a key community representative evidences how Thomas consistently displays a high level of community engagement, professionalism and personal responsibility.”