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Lincolnshire PCC 'wants return of village bobby'

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel Credit: ITV Calendar

Alan Hardwick has told the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel that he wants more people to become voluntary PCSO's to effectively see the return of the village bobby.

The voluntary officers would be uniformed and offered full training at an estimated cost of around £400, 000.

They would then work in the community with low level powers. Mr Hardwick says he is striving for a police presence in every community.

Mr Hardwick says he has already had a steady stream of interest from members of the public.