We are recruiting Full & Part-time Police Community Support Officers
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.Register your interest
Meet our Police Community Support Officers
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.Meet our PCSOs
A great career with so many benefits
- Starting salary of £23,583, increasing to £29,601 based on length of service and performance related pay
- Full time careers and part-time with the flexibility to fit around you*
- Bring your working and life skills and really make a difference in your neighbourhood * hours requested will need to fit in with operational requirements.
What is a Police Community Support Officer?
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.
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.Register your interest
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
Register Your Interest
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Meet Our PCSOs
The best thing about the job is the variety. One day you might be speaking to children during a school assembly or taking the police van to a Summer Fair - the next you might be guarding a murder scene or helping disassemble a cannabis factory. I’ve done all the above and everything in between. This job is not boring! …read my full case study >
For me, it is the best decision I have made. Every day I leave work knowing I have made a difference or helped that one person. This job is challenging and different but to be able to walk away from work with job satisfaction is a great feeling …read my full case study >
I have worked on many problem solving initiatives which include knife arch operations to reduce knife crime, address speeding, tackle youth-related anti-social behaviour, increase numbers of residents signed up to Neighbourhood Watch, as well as assist with community reassurance following drugs warrants …read my full case study >
I love being a PCSO. I love that every day is completely different. You do not know what is going to happen and you have to take everything as it comes, there is no point planning your day because it will go the complete opposite to that plan! …read my full case study >
Obviously if we have a major incident like a high risk missing person or a major road traffic collision then I will provide assistance. That can be either closing roads off, doing scene guards or searching large areas for missing people …read my full case study >
The ward I cover can be very challenging, particularly around anti-social behaviour. However, breaking down barriers has been the most positive achievement. By being visible and accessible helps you to change the perception of the police …read my full case study >