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Police Community Support Officer Recruitment is now open!

Dorset Police is recruiting for Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs). Applications will be accepted until Thursday 9 June 2016.

PCSOs form an integral part of Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs) across the Force. The primary role of a PCSO in Dorset is to provide a regular and effective presence to their local community and to prioritise their demands and resources to ensure effective, efficient and proportionate delivery of a neighbourhood policing service.  They need to manage the delicate balance of limited resources against the prioritisation of threat, risk and harm to our communities and prevent, detect and reduce low-level problems within their community, whilst also providing high levels of engagement with them.

You can hear from some of our current PCSOs about their experiences in the Force here >

Find out more information about how to apply to be a PCSO with Dorset Police here >

Chief Constable Debbie Simpson appointment confirmed - © Dorset Police – All Rights ReservedMessage from Debbie Simpson, Chief Constable of Dorset Police

Police and Community Support Officers are a highly valued aspect of modern policing both by the communities they serve and the police they support. The PCSOs can provide a visible presence within all of our communities and make a real difference to local people. In the challenging financial climate we face I remain committed to supporting community based policing both within a traditional format and a wider developing role. I am pleased to offer opportunities for people to apply for this rewarding career.