Cleveland Police is now recruiting Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs).
PCSOs work on the frontline, playing a vital role in helping build trust and confidence within local communities and providing a visible and reassuring presence on the streets and tackling antisocial behaviour hotspots.
Last year, Cleveland Police celebrated 20 years of PCSOs, who were introduced into neighbourhood policing in 2002.
The role also includes meeting with the public and engaging with local businesses, schools, colleges and organisations. Anyone interested in the role should be resilient and able to deal with confrontational situations. Cleveland Police Assistant Chief Constable David Felton said: “PCSOs have been embedded into neighbourhood policing for the last twenty years and have become integral to modern-day policing. The role has developed over time and increased powers have helped them to provide a crucial policing function to help meet demands.
“This is an enjoyable and rewarding role and we would encourage those who think it might be the job for them to apply; and help us protect and reassure our communities across Cleveland.”