The role of a CLO

Community Liaison Officer Constable Pam Colvin was the speaker at the recent meeting of Glens and Kirriemuir Old Church Guild.

She began by outlining her career to date - namely five years in drugs surveillance in Dundee, followed by a spell on the beat in Forfar before starting her present post in Kirriemuir.

Members were impressed by the extent of her involvement in our community, not only dealing with anti-social behaviour, vandalism and drugs and alcohol related crime, but also working closely with local schools which she visits regularly to speak on various topics relevant to primary and secondary pupils.

Youngsters work on various tasks in and around the town, such as tidying gardens for those no longer able and improving public areas. Many of them achieve awards for their service to the community.

Last but not least, Pam was instrumental in starting the Friday Night Project which meets each week in Webster’s Sports Centre and gives youngsters the opportunity to participate in many varied activities and is very well attended.

All present were impressed by her dedication to her job and the pride she takes in the achievements of the young people she works with.

Morag Ellis gave a vote of thanks.