Police Community Support Officers
The role of Police Community Support & Traffic Officers (PCS&TO) is an integral and very demanding one. Every day our PCS&TOs make a difference to our communities in their interaction and high-visible presence.
As a PCS&TO, you will support your police officer colleagues in making a positive contribution to local policing. You will be faced with challenging situations, which will require you to call upon all of your skills and training to effectively deal with them.
PCSOs have an important role within our communities, providing a visible policing presence every day. This is a wide ranging role that may include:
- Carrying out highly visible foot patrols
- Attending public events
- Working with young people and local schools
- Speaking with community, religious and business leaders
- Providing crime prevention and safety advice.
- Collecting CCTV evidence
- Making house visits to gather intelligence
- Protecting crime scenes until Police Officers arrive
- Ability to deal with confrontation
- Excellent customer service skills
- Confident communicator
- Flexible with regards to working hours. You will be required to work a rotating shift pattern covering the hours of 8am to 10pm – Monday to Sunday.
In return for your commitment you will receive the following benefits:
- £20,115 to £22,275 plus 13.33% Equalisation Allowance
- 32 days holidays (inclusive of bank holidays) – increasing with length of service
- Generous pension
- Role specific training
- Continuous professional development