Replacement Police Constable Role On Islands Being Advertised

Police light 2The islands’ police sergeant hopes that there’ll be a large number of applicants for a police constable vacancy on St Mary’s.

Colin Taylor has posted details of the role on the station’s Facebook page in a pro-active attempt to drum up interest before the closing date on April 15th.

PC Mat Collier and his family will return to the mainland in August after 5 years in Scilly. Positions here are normally offered for 2 or 3 year periods.

Colin says only officers from the Devon and Cornwall area may apply and he says that’s good because they’ll understand local procedures.

Colin says when a shortlist is drawn up, applicants who haven’t been here will have a chance to visit and see whether island life appeals

Colin says Inspector Jean Philips and himself will be sifting through applications and holding interviews on the mainland on 15th May.