PCSOs are not trained to deal with major incidents such as this. Both ourselves and the fire brigade regularly warn the public of the dangers of going into unknown stretches of water so it would have been inappropriate for PCSOs, who are not trained in water rescue, to enter the pond.This man is not fit to hold his office. It's got nothing to do with procedure. It's about doing what is right. It was a pond, for God's sake, not some deep river. I'll leave the last word to Jordon's father.
If you're walking down the street and you see a child drowning you automatically go in that water. You don't care if you're going to lose your job or not, you don't care do you. I want them to be named. I want to know why they didn't go in, I want to know why they weren't at the inquest when I had to turn up there, and go through the pain of it all. I want to know why they didn't have to be there as main witnesses. They should have to be there. They shouldn't have a job.
I find it hard to disagree.
UPDATE: To those who wonder whether the PCSOs could swim, the BBC say the pond is 6 feet deep.