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Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) are employed to support the police and work within the local community by helping he police to tackle anti-social behaviour and offering reassurance to the public.

As a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), you will perform one of the most demanding roles in the modern UK police force that is to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour by dealing with minor offences and supporting front-line policing.

In the News
International roads policing collaboration to cut crime 06:00, 23rd October GMT
Officers from across Europe are taking part in Operation Trivium, targeting foreign nationals breaking the law on the road network.
Caring obligations 'barrier to female recruitment and progression' 06:00, 23rd October GMT
Gender Agenda highlights that a person's sex is no longer a barrier to career progression but personal factors are holding women back.
'Alarming mission creep' of volunteer police staff 06:00, 23rd October GMT
Staff union describes rise in the use of police staff volunteers as "policing on the cheap" and calls for an urgent review over their use.
Home Office: 'Police must record race of anyone restrained' 07:36, 23rd October GMT
Theresa May to make major announcement on use of force amid claims some ethnic groups are disproportionately affected.
PCC: Investigate 'all intelligence' on child pornography 06:00, 23rd October GMT
Comments follow Keith Bristow's remarks that not everyone downloading indecent images of children can be brought to justice.
Custody death: Officers served with misconduct notices 14:57, 22nd October GMT
Five officers being investigated by the police watchdog as part of a probe into events prior to the death of a man.
Government 'will support mental health needs of officers' 06:00, 23rd October GMT
Minister pledges that emergency service personnel's mental health needs will be taken care of.
Law Q&A: PCSO 'function creep'? 06:00, 23rd October GMT
Professor Michael Zander answers three questions relating to the powers of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs).
Islamic State: The nature of the threat 12:01, 22nd October GMT
Dr Dave Sloggett examines the nature of the threat to the west and policing and security issues with preventing attacks posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Fiona Woolf: 'I'm not a member of the establishment' 07:28, 22nd October GMT
Chair of a national inquiry into child abuse denies her background makes her unsuitable for role.