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.