Wildlife Crime Officer takes to role like duck to water
- Credit: Avon and Somerset Police
North Somerset Wildlife crime officer PC Pete Wills has completed his month on the job.
PC Wills previously spent more than two decades patrolling the Burnham-On-Sea area.
His latest role has seen him take to the countryside in which he grew up, something he calls 'a dream job'.
Wills said: "I was brought up on the Somerset Levels by keen walkers and conservationists.
"I'm really pleased to be given this opportunity, and I am excited about being in a role where I am guaranteed to get my boots dirty."
Wildlife crime refers to any acts that break a law protecting the UK's wild plants and animals.
"Wildlife crime is generally under-reported, so a big part of my role is about raising the profile," Wills said.
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Five officers work alongside Wills as advisors.
To report a wildlife crime visit www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/report/wildlife-crime