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Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) inspire confidence on the streets of Warwickshire. They strive to make our communities safer and stronger yet perform one of the most demanding roles in the modern police force.
PCSOs can't make arrests and they don’t carry handcuffs or a baton. They rely on their ability to understand and communicate with some of the most challenging people in some of the most difficult situations.
As a result we're looking for special qualities.
Put yourself in the shoes of a PCSO. These are some of the issues you may have to resolve:
PCSOs work within neighbourhood policing teams helping to solve local issues by getting out in the community, meeting people and offering advice and support to people who live and work in the neighbourhood.
They also deal with minor offences and support front-line policing. They do not make arrests, conduct interviews, deal with prisoners or investigate serious crime. PCSOs go out on solo patrols which means they will be expected to walk their areas alone.
You will need GCSE A-C (4-9) or equivalent in English and Maths, and applicants will possess qualities such as:
PCSOs may encounter stressful situations, trauma, physical confrontation and work long hours on a variable shift pattern.
They need to be resilient enough to cope with the demands and pressures of the role so applicants should be in good health mentally and physically.
You will undergo a medical examination to ensure you meet the health standards required, including eyesight.
Warwickshire Police values diversity and recognises that people with a variety of skills, attitudes and experiences, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, bring fresh ideas and perspectives to policing.
We are committed to fostering a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve and encourage individuals from under-represented groups and communities to join us.
For more information, read about how our Positive Action programme supports applications from all under-represented groups, encompassing gender, people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME), disability and sexual orientation.
We are recruiting! We have full time and part time vacancies available in a range of locations across Warwickshire. You can find more info on the specific vacancies available on our current vacancies page