29/03/2018

Force to Take on Additional Police Community Support Officers

Recruitment begins for Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) on Wednesday 9th May.

The applications process will close after three weeks.

PCSOs were last recruited in June 2017, and the successful candidates are now out supporting communities across Cleveland.

PCSOs work alongside regular police officers and act as a visible point of contact for local residents across the Force area. Amongst their duties they are expected to take part in high visibility reassurance patrols, engage with children and young people, conduct door to door enquiries in major crimes, and attend community meetings.

Those candidates who are successful in the initial stages of application will be invited to an assessment centre where they will be asked to complete written tasks and take part in interactive role play exercises.

Events are being held for prospective candidates to find out more information. These will be held at Teesside University’s Clarendon Building (room CL1.08) on the dates below:

Tuesday 24th April – PCSO Recruitment Event between 6.15pm-8.15pm.

Wednesday 25th April – PCSO Recruitment Event (Positive Action) between 6.15pm-8.15pm.

Those interested in attending are asked to register for the relevant event at the below links as there are limited places:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cleveland-police-pcso-recruitment-positive-action-event-tickets-34071086537

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cleveland-police-pcso-recruitment-event-tickets-34233441144

The successful applicants will commence their training in early December 2018.

Assistant Chief Constable Jason Harwin said: “The role of PCSO is very important within policing and in serving our communities. Anyone who would like to work within their local community and be part of a public service is encouraged to apply. Candidates need to be committed to serving the community and making a difference.”

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, said: “PCSOs make a valuable contribution in helping make our communities safe and engaging with residents. This is an extremely desirable role for someone who wants to make a difference and have a challenging but rewarding career.”

Applications will open at 11.30am on Wednesday 9th May on the Careers section of the Cleveland Police website: www.cleveland.police.uk.