Because that’s exactly what happened to our Police Community Support Officer, Jo.
She was scrolling through Facebook, read about a serving PCSO and thought ‘I could do that’.
She applied for a job and the rest is history…
“I’d always been interested in joining the force but never had the courage to sign up, when I saw the advert for PCSO on Facebook, I thought it was a great chance to give it a go and help the community,” said Jo.
“Also, a relative of a friend of mine was in a fatal altercation where he lost his life and that made me want to get involved with fighting crime and to help the community feel safe.”
As a PCSO, she says each day is different. She gives talks at schools, holds beat surgeries discussing local issues with residents, collects and views CCTV and foot patrols around her beat.
“All the incidents you deal with are challenging in their own way from neighbour issues to thefts to mental health issues, you have to deal with them on a case-by-case basis and adjust your thinking quickly and proactively. Every day is completely different and you get involved in some interesting and complex situations. My colleagues are great, helpful and supportive which makes the role even better.”
She says her family are right behind her and she would recommend being a PCSO: “I’d recommend it for the same reason I go back every day; it’s different. If you want to help the community and help fight crime this job is the best at doing that.”
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