Five new Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) have joined the South Oxhey beat.

The South Oxhey team covers South Oxhey, Oxhey Hall, Carpenders Park, Moor Park and Eastbury.

The new officers received six weeks taining and their role will be to deal with crimes such as disorder and anti-social behaviour.

PCSO Matt Perrin, covering Ashridge ward, used to work in purchasing.  

He said: "I’ve always wanted to be in the police force and being a PCSO suited me perfectly as I am good at problem solving under pressure and you spend a large part of your time out and about  in the community.  

"The main issues I will be tackling will be anti-social behaviour and criminal damage and working with the parish council to maintain the low levels of crime and anti-social behaviour in Ashridge."

PCSO Nathan Law, covering Oxhey Hall, used to be a lifeguard team leader at David Lloyd.

He said: "The reason I joined Hertfordshire Constabulary as a PCSO was to give something back to the local community, help prevent and reduce crime and meet new people.  I hope to work closely alongside the local council to address issues.  

"I hope to provide a good service with regular foot patrols, liaise with the local schools to organise regular drop in sessions getting to know the young people on my patch. I would also like to tackle parking issues around the shopping quadrant and schools to improve road safety and awareness. I will be working in sync with the local neighbourhood watch to tackle any issues and concerns they may have."

PCSO Krishan Raghvani, covering Carpenders Park, used to work in retail banking.

He said: "I have always wanted to work with the community and I hope to help ensure the public’s safety by assisting them in day to day problems. I want to make a positive difference in the lives of the residents in Carpenders Park and reassure people that the police are doing all they can to keep the area as safe as possible."

PCSO Michelle Russell, covering Moor Park and Eastbury, used to be a frontline emergency medical technician with the London Ambulance Service. 

She said: "After 11 years’ service with the London Ambulance Service I felt I was ready for a change. I wanted to stay within the emergency services as it gives me huge satisfaction working with the general public and addressing their needs. I am very much looking forward to meeting the residents of Moor Park and Eastbury. I hope to tackle any concerns people have about crime or anti-social behaviour."

PCSO Rachael Marlow was a PCSO in Croxley Green and now covers the area of Hayling. 

She said: "Being a PCSO gives you a good grounding in what policing is about, which is fundamentally about responding to the needs of the community we serve. In the world of policing every day is different. If you see me around please come and say hello and please contact me if you have any issues you’d like us to look in to."