Police Community Support Officer (PCSO)

Human Resources

£18078 - £22275

Full Time
Suitable for Job Share, Part Time
PCSOs work as part of a Safer Neighbourhood team, alongside police officers and partner organisations, to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in vulnerable communities.

PCSOs will patrol on foot, in uniform, to provide a highly visible policing presence in communities. PCSOs will get to know their allocated area and its residents and will focus on long-term problem solving to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in their area. This will involve working with partner organisations such as local councils, schools, housing associations and community organisations, to develop shared plans.

Whist patrolling, PCSOs will deal with incidents they encounter and will be responsible for enforcing law on the streets, calling on police officer colleagues where needed.

PCSOs are also responsible for investigation of low-level crimes in their area which will include carrying out enquiries and using specialist Police IT systems.

PCSOs will promote Derbyshire Alert to the public, both by encouraging residents to sign up and
by creating and distribute interesting and relevant material via the system. PCSOs will also make
good use of organisational social media profiles to communicate with their communities.

As a key element of the role is upon crime prevention and long-term community development, we are looking for candidates who are happy to make a long-term commitment to the role.

Skills & Experience Required:

Eligibility Criteria:
• Candidates must be 18 years old by the start date of 1st July 2019
• Candidates must be available to work between 8.00am and midnight, seven days a week
• Candidates must be willing to patrol alone, including lone patrol during the hours of darkness
• Sufficient fitness to patrol the streets on foot or bicycle for long periods of time and in all weather conditions
• Level 2 English and Maths as these will be required to access the national Level 4 qualification when it becomes available.

The deadline for the vacancy is on Monday 18th February 2019 at 23:55pm.

This opportunity is closed to applications.