Former Islands Resident Returning To Take Scilly Sergeant Job
Sergeant Mary Ross lived on St Mary’s between 1990 and 1997, working as a customs officer on the island before her daughters were born.
Since joining Devon and Cornwall Police, Mary has worked in a number of roles across Cornwall including in CID, intelligence and offender management.
She was encouraged to apply for the vacancy by former Scilly PC Marc Blyth, who is now based in Penzance, where Mary has been working as a response sergeant.
Mary already knows PCSO Shirley Graham and has worked with PC Mat Crowe previously.
She says she’s looking forward to joining them, PC Nic Gould and Special Constable Tess Lloyd on building safeguarding and partnership work within the community.
Mary is also keen to promote the reporting of suspicious activity out on the water.
The popular Scilly Police Facebook page, which has made global headlines under the stewardship of outgoing Sergeant Colin Taylor will continue, but in a different form.
Mary says it is, “unique to Colin Taylor so I won’t be trying to emulate him.”
“The policing team as a whole will be keeping the page going. It’s a really important avenue for us to engage with the local community but nothing is quite as good as actually speaking to people so I look forward to doing plenty of that!”
Mary tells ScillyToday that she’s excited by the two-year posting, which is expected to start in August.