Roles within Merseyside Police
The section contains details of various roles offered within Merseyside Police. For details of our current vacancies, please see our vacancy portal.
Being a Police Officer is a demanding, unpredictable and highly rewarding job. Our Police Officers display selfless commitment and outstanding professionalism in protecting the communities across Merseyside and with a broad range of exciting career opportunities in everything from Local Policing to Investigations, Intelligence to Armed Policing and across both Economic crime and Cybercrime, there is something for everyone and all are welcome.
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.
Special Constables are volunteer Police Officers who come from all walks of life. They work alongside our regular officers and PCSOs in all aspects of Policing. This includes; Local Policing, Emergency Response, Investigations and Specialist departments such as Roads Policing and Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Special Constables play a vital role in supporting the work of the Police and the community and truly make a difference to the lives of those they support.
The experience gained as a Special Constable is invaluable and many of our Specials go on to lead long, fulfilling careers as Regular Police Officers or continue to balance being a Special alongside their current career, committing to the minimum of 16 hours voluntary per month.
Police Support Volunteers are people who spend a few hours a week violunteering their time and skills in order to assist their local Police Force. Some of our volunteers have specialist skills from their employment that they bring to the Police Force to assist with investigations in Fraud, Cyber Crime or other Policing areas. Other volunteers support their local policing teams with initiatives such as Speed watch or working in local Police Stations.
Volunteer Police Cadets participate in a one year development program for young people aged 16-18 years. The program is an exciting, well established opportunity for young people to develop life skills, enhance their CV and help prepare for future Careers both within the Police and other professions.
Just as important as our officers, are the many professional and support staff working behind the scenes to keep our Force out and about on the streets of Merseyside.
From accountancy to administration, finance to forensics, HR to IT and occupational health to operational support, there are hundreds of roles at Merseyside Police for civilian staff.