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    Council Bobby is on the ‘BoroughBeat’

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    Council Bobby is on the ‘BoroughBeat’

    Post  Staff on Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:42 pm

    Education Welfare Officer Mel Rabot is swapping her desk to patrol the streets of Bromley for one day each fortnight. The specialist Truancy Officer is the Council’s first member of staff to complete her training as a Special Constable for Bromley Police under the ‘BoroughBeat’ scheme. Launched last year in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service to help make Bromley an even safer place to live and work, the scheme enables volunteers to enhance their skills such as leadership, conflict resolution and decision making.

    Mel, who lives in Bromley, spent every Sunday for 18 weeks preparing for her new role at the Met’s training ground in Hendon, north London. She says: “I was getting up at 5.15am every Sunday, but it has been worth all the effort. I’ve gained so many skills that are useful in my day job at the Council as well. I am delighted the Council has supported my decision to do this and I’m extremely proud to be the first member of staff in Bromley to have completed the training. It feels fantastic that I am now a Borough Beat officer for one of the Safer Neighbourhood teams in Bromley.”

    Cllr Colin Bloom, Chairman of the Safer Bromley Partnership sent heartfelt congratulations to Mel for completing the BoroughBeat course. He said: “This is a great opportunity for partners to show their commitment and contribute towards keeping Bromley safe. And, for individuals like Mel, it builds on skills that are as useful in the day job as they are for their work as a Special. I wish Mel success on the BoroughBeat.”

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