Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs)
Sussex Police are currently closed to applications
for the role of Police Community Support Officer. Please keep
checking this page for further updates.
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about being a PCSO in Sussex.
PCSOs are the heart of neighbourhood policing teams and work
closely with local authorities, the business community and
Neighbourhood Watch to ensure local issues are tackled effectively
and knowledge and best practice is shared.
PCSOs are the face of local policing; patrolling on foot or by
bicycle, they fulfil a number of important roles - from
dealing with low-level nuisance and anti-social behaviour, to
forging links with the public and businesses. Providing reliable
support to frontline police, PCSOs help to reduce crime and reduce
the fear of crime. They have the authority to remove vehicles and
issue fixed penalty tickets, and to conduct other duties that do
not require the powers of a police officer, such as directing
traffic and guarding crime scenes.
To be equal to the responsibility, you'll need to demonstrate
that you share our values. Committed to public service and open to
change, you'll act with courage and compassion, taking pride in
doing your bit to champion justice.
PCSOs are trusted to build links with the community, so it's
essential that they have excellent communication skills and a
caring, considerate approach to dealing with others. Confident in
challenging situations, PCSOs are team players with proven
initiative and problem solving skills.
- Must be aged 18 years or over
- Must have lived in the UK for three continuous years
immediately prior to application
- Cannot be a member of the British National Party (BNP)
- Must not have tattoos which could cause offence
- Motoring offences
- Must not have more than 6 penalty points on their driving
licence (a driving licence is not required)
- Two or more motoring offences within the three years prior to
the application date will result in rejection.
What we offer
- Annual Leave of 24 days increasing with length of service
- Local government pension scheme
- Grade SPA7: £18,525 - £20,220 + Shift Allowance
- Training and development opportunities
- Employee Assistance Programme covering a range of health,
wellbeing and lifestyle issues
- Support and advice from Occupational Health and a range of
staff associations and access to a range of services - Charitable
Trust, Police Mutual
- Childcare Vouchers. You can use the vouchers to pay for
registered or approved childcare, this includes nurseries,
childminders, breakfast and after school clubs, and can be used for
children up to the age of 16
- Access to subsidised gym depending on location
For further information around our PCSO recruitment process download the recruitment pack.