A welcome from the police

My name is Sarah Pengelly and I am one of the Police Community Support Officers for the areas of Mutley and Greenbank. In addition to this I am also the Liaison Officer for Plymouth University. I have been in this role for approximately three years. I graduated from the University in 2005, so I have a good knowledge of the University and its campus. My role is to provide a link between you, university staff, the police, other agencies and the wider community. 

Part of my role is to provide a visible presence within the University campus and surrounding area. I predominantly patrol on foot which allows me to be accessible and approachable to you. I will be providing crime prevention and personal safety advice throughout the year to help keep you safe whilst you live, study and work in Plymouth.

This will involve holding stands at welcome events and also security marking events for push bikes later on in the year.   As well as trying to ensure your safety, a large part of my job results in dealing with students who act in an antisocial manner and also dealing with complaints about groups of students who have noisy house parties which have caused a nuisance to residents.

This antisocial behaviour may seem like fun and games at the time but you need to be aware that the police take this behaviour seriously and liaise closely with the University and Plymouth City Council. This type of behaviour has a very negative impact on the lives of residents and affects their opinion of student groups. This is a shame as the majority of students are well behaved and socially cohesive within the University and wider community.

‚ÄčI am based at Charles Cross Police Station, located on Hampton Street, Greenbank, which is close to the University and halls of residence. I look forward to meeting you all. 

All the best 

PCSO Sarah Pengelly

Living in the community

Plymouth University and Devon and Cornwall Police ask you to be considerate of your neighbours. Whilst we want you to enjoy yourselves please try to keep the noise at home and in the residential areas to a minimum and be respectful to those who live in the streets around you. The communities are encouraged to report excessive noise and anti social behaviour to us and Plymouth University. Action will be taken against individuals who continue poor behaviour. Plymouth University has an excellent reputation, please ensure you do not bring this into disrepute.

Contacting the police

Your Neighbourhood Policing team are:

  • Inspector 16197 Andy Smith
  • PC 12708 Brad O'Dee
  • PCSO 30482 Kristy Monk
  • PCSO 30126 Sarah Pengelly

Contact details

Please do not hesitate to contact any of us if you require any advice or would like to report any concerns you have regarding the Mutley/Greenbank area. 

You can also follow us on Facebook and TwitterAlternatively, you can follow the Plymouth University Policing Team.

Telephone 101 for non urgent calls. 

Telephone 999 for urgent calls or TEXT 80999 if you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired.

Follow the links to Neighbourhood Policing on our website www.devon-cornwall.police.uk.

You can also give information anonymously to Crimestoppers 0800 555111

Email: general.enquires@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk

Sarah Pengelly