Spalding East Rural PCSO Bev Robinson has handed in her warrant card and uniform with the praises of friends and colleagues ringing in her ears.
Bev officially retired on Monday after serving the areas of Cowbit, the Moultons and Westons for more than ten years.
Dennis Farnsworth, chairman of Spalding East Rural Neighbourhood Policing Panel, said: “I found Bev to be a wonderful police officer for the community as her sole interest was serving the community and making it a better place.
“Bev got to know the area she was in and made her presence felt in the area by getting to know people very well, both good and bad.
“As a neighbourhood PCSO, Bev was most sincere in what she said and she’ll be very much missed, both by the community and the police themselves who will find her very difficult to replace.”
Bev also received a ringing endorsement from Chief Inspector Deborah Clark, who manages policing in South Holland and Boston.
The whole ethos of neighbourhood policing is about the community knowing who their PCSO is and Bev has been that constant, recognisable presence in the Spalding East Rural areaChief Inspector Deborah Clark
Chief Inspector Clark said: “The whole ethos of neighbourhood policing is about the community knowing who their PCSO is and Bev has been that constant, recognisable presence in the Spalding East Rural area.
“She successfully forged links with parish councils, engagement groups and schools, organised community events and arranged for the play Chelsea’s Choice, about child sexual exploitation issues, to be presented in Moulton in October 2014.
“Her visible presence has provided the community with the reassurance they expect from the police, most notable when Bev arranged for Weston Hills Village Hall to be opened when a US Air Force plane crashed there, also in October 2014.
“Bev has been an asset to Lincolnshire Police and I wish her all the luck for the future.”