Community Support (PCSO)

Police Community Support Officer Recruitment

The recruitment for Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) is now closed. 

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 

"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."

Debbie Simpson, Chief Constable of Dorset Police
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