Fond farewell for Bridlington-based Police Community Support Officer Elaine
A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) who was based at Bridlington has retired after more than 20 years working with the force.
PCSO Elaine Dunne was presented with a cake by the local team as she said farewell at the end of March.
She started in the force’s admin department at Queen’s Gardens in Hull in February 1998 before becoming a PCSO in 2009.
In between those dates PCSO Duune worked in the divisional intelligence unit at Queen’s Gardens and at Beverley.
She said: “I have enjoyed being a police officer. However, it has its ups and downs like any other job.
“I particularly enjoyed working with the early intervention team for three years.
“It was a new unit that the force set up and it worked really well.
“It was totally different from being a PCSO. We were working with people who were basically damaged, either from childhood experiences, or being on drugs, or had mental health problems.
“We worked with the youth offending team and social workers and the system worked very well, getting support for people who needed it much faster.
“I made the decision to leave the force to care for my mum. I’m not sure how I would fit work in now, I have been so busy since I retired.”
A police statement on its Facebook site said: “Thank you for all your hard work over the years. Keep safe.”