What is the role of a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO)?
As a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) you can make a direct contribution to your local community.
Our PCSOs play an absolutely vital role in offering a reassuring presence to the public, helping to fight crime and anti-social behaviour, and forge stronger relationships with the community we serve.
PCSOs work in Safer Neighbourhood Teams to improve the quality of life for residents and make their area safer, by proactively tackling crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB).
PCSOs are out and about every day in every neighbourhood across the county – their faces are well-known and they are trusted in their communities. They also play a crucial role in identifying people who may be vulnerable to crime and finding solutions to help them.
As a uniformed officer out on foot patrol, you will act as a visible deterrent to crime and anti-social behaviour and deal with situations and people you would probably never encounter in your day-to-day life. Most of all, you will get to see the real impact of crime on people's lives and the extraordinary power you have as an individual to make a real difference.
Police Community Support Officers are rightly proud of the amazing work they do. Not only do they help increase public safety and maintain community confidence, but they make neighbourhoods better places to live and help young people make positive choices in their lives.
Being a Police Community Support Officer is both exciting and rewarding. It’s a paid role that calls for strong powers of observation, communication, judgment and problem-solving.
The role involves evening and weekend shift work, including working some weekends and evenings to 11pm, and you may be required to work at various locations across the county.
We welcome applications for working on a part-time basis, however the hours requested will need to fit in with operational requirements.
As a Police Community Support Officer, your duties will mainly involve:
Being a visible presence in your designated area, addressing crime, anti-social behaviour and quality of life issues.
Contribute to reducing crime and anti-social behaviour by conducting high visibility patrols, responding to calls for assistance and enforcement of local bylaws and other offences.
Provide support to victims of crime through follow-up visits and keeping regular contact where required.
Building good community links to gain an understanding of crime and anti-social behaviour issues.
Forging strong relationships with partner agencies to tackle community issues and find long-term, sustainable solutions.
Support investigation processes by conducting tasks such as scene preservation, securing evidence, conducting house to house enquiries and providing reassurance.
We are recruiting full and part-time Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs)
We are looking to recruit Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) who can make appropriate use of their professional experience to support our police force and contribute to the safety of a designated local community.
Benefits of becoming a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO)