Community Support (PCSO)

We are open for expressions of interest ahead of our next campaign

To register your interest ahead of the next campaign please email pcso-recruitment@dorset.pnn.police.uk and an email will be sent to you ahead of the next launch date.

Why not also take this opportunity to explore our recruitment pages.

Police community support officers (PCSOs) are vital members of the ‘police family’. They are not police officers, but they work closely with them as part of the neighbourhood policing team. Their role is to provide a highly visible and reassuring presence.

PCSOs do not have the same powers as police officers. Instead they have a range of designated powers that reflect the role they perform.

Working as a PCSO is interesting and varied. Every day brings fresh challenge. It take a motivated enthusiastic well rounded individual to perform the role of a PCSO. Our PSCO’s tackle a wide range of community issues and are often the first uniformed presence at the scene.

On a daily basis, a PCSO may:

  • carry out high visibility patrols
  • resolve problems concerning the local community
  • gather community intelligence
  • deal with anti-social behaviour
  • preserve crime scenes
  • attend court as a witness

To be a PCSO, you need to be:

  • Calm, confident, positive
  • Have the ability to deal with difficult people and situations
  • Be a good communicator
  • Be a team player
  • Be able to deal with all types of people from all walks of life
  • Respect the confidential nature of police work

 

We’d especially like to hear from you if you speak any of the following languages:

Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish

All applications will be dealt with strictly on merit