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Police Community Support Officer

PCSO talking to a member of the public

Police Community Support Officer

Working as a Police Community Support Officer you will see how your role makes a positive contribution to local policing, solving issues that affect quality of life. Working alongside regular police officers, you will have a key role in making local neighbourhoods safer and through your presence help the community feel safer.

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The PCSO Role
Eligibility Requirements
Meet the team
Current Vacancies

The PCSO Role

PCSO's in Nottinghamshire Police are members of police staff who engage with local businesses and communities to deliver our force values across the Nottinghamshire area. It can be demanding, but pretty exciting too, as each day brings new challenges. Your main role will be to patrol, on foot or bicycle, and ensure a highly visible presence on the streets, in all weathers.

PCSOS work to protect our communities by:

  • Engaging with communities of all backgrounds and ages, empowering and encouraging them to become more involved with the policing of their area
  • Identify and understand key issues, working with the public to remove or prevent these
  • Be a highly visible uniformed presence both on foot or cycle patrols
  • Using excellent communication skills to work in partnership with other agencies
  • You will give reassurance, acting as an effective crime deterrent, especially regarding intelligence gathering, minor crimes and anti-social behaviour

You’ll also work with other organisations, like local councils and housing associations, to tackle issues of concern in the community, with a focus on lower-level crime, disorder and antisocial behaviour. Along the way, you’ll work on projects to address longer-term crime problems, develop relationships with people in the local area and collect information about.

In short, you'll help to prevent crime and anti social behaviours, and by engaging with people to make your community safer and stronger.

Please see our talent support page for more information on how we are supporting recruitment.

PCSO in lineup with officer

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be confident and approachable
  • Have good communication skills
  • Be able to work on your own or as part of a team
  • Have good problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate a flexible working approach
  • Be in good health
  • Level 2 qualification in English or Maths, or equivalent

Find out more about the eligibility requirements on our dedicated page.

Nationality and residency

All applicants must:

  • Be aged 18 or over
  • Be a United Kingdom, European Union or commonwealth citizen, with no restrictions on your stay in the United Kingdom
  • Whether or not you were born in the United Kingdom, you should have resided there for the 3 years immediately preceding your application

Background checks

You must

  • Declare any previous spent and unspent convictions, where asked
  • Submit to substance misuse testing

Current Vacancies

If you are interested in joining the force, view all our current vacancies here.

Once you've decided to apply, find out what happens next

Police Community Support Officer (PCSO)