Six new PCSOs join Hertfordshire Constabulary, but we need more!
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Hertfordshire Constabulary has just welcomed six new Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and is looking for more!
Our latest recruits, who include a housekeeper, hospitality supervisor, soldier and retail manager, were formally designated into their roles at a special ceremony at police headquarters in Welwyn Garden City on Monday 17 October.
Hertfordshire Chief Constable Charlie Hall took time out to speak to the new PCSOs. He said: “I was delighted to welcome the new PCSOs to our policing family as they are a vital part of our organisation, providing a highly visible and accessible presence. Assigned to Safer Neighbourhood Teams across the county, they will make their areas safer by proactively tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, working with the community to improve the quality of life for residents.”
The four women and two men followed a seven-week training programme to prepare them for the varied role, which will include everything from searching for missing people, tracking down shoplifters, to helping residents with crime prevention.
Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd added: “Our PSCOs do a tremendous job and are a vital part of the policing family. Congratulations to these latest recruits who are a vital part of the policing model in Hertfordshire.
“They form a vital link between the public and the police, and I am often told by people that they are a reassuring presence on our streets who really get involved in the communities they serve.”
The role of a PCSO is paid and there are opportunities for people who wish to work part-time or flexible hours. It involves shift work, including working some weekends and evenings to 11pm. If you’re interested in finding out more, please visit www.hertspolicepcso.co.uk