A warm welcome to the new Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) for Warrington town centre, Tony Spruce. 

Although new to focusing on the town centre itself, Tony has been a PCSO in Warrington for 17 years and described it as his perfect job.

As a PCSO, Tony works to make a positive difference in the lives of the people of Warrington daily. He builds relationships with local communities, helps reduce crime, supports vulnerable people, and helps keep everyone safe. He’s working to find out all about the issues that affect the people of Warrington town centre, and when people need support, he can direct them to where to receive it.

Additionally, Tony strongly emphasizes working with young people in Warrington and, in his own words, wants to engage with them rather than spend his time chasing them and shouting at them.

He wants to promote the great things there are in Warrington for young people to do and engage in. Eventually, he wants to put on events for young people, having previously founded the incredible annual VPX event in Warrington’s Victoria Park, which provided free entertainment for young people from across Warrington and the surrounding areas.

Tony launched VPX to keep youngsters busy and off the streets, giving them somewhere to go and something to do. He received a BEM in the Queen’s Honours for his community work, including the launch of VPX.

Although having been in his new role for a matter of weeks, Tony has already been involved in a scheme providing free bike marking kits to cyclists visiting Warrington town centre. This was a collaboration with Cheshire Police and the Active Travel Team at Warrington Borough Council to help improve safety for cyclists.

Say hello if you see Tony out and about or contact him via email at [email protected]