In 2009 the Parish Council voted to part fund what was known officially as a ‘Match Funded Police Community Support Officer'. The part funding was in conjunction with Kesgrave Town Council who provided two-thirds of the money with our Parish Council providing one third of the total cost of keeping the PCSO on the beat.The police also fund the training and uniform/equipment for the PCSO. The PCSO shares his time exclusively between Kesgrave (two-thirds) and Rushmere St Andrew (one-third). Our third PCSO to hold the post since the scheme began is Gemma Read, who has been busy patrolling the area since early 2019.

To contact PCSO Gemma Read please email:

Her latest report can be read by clicking here