PCSOs were introduced in Cleveland to provide our communities with an increased visible police presence in order to protect the public and reduce crime and disorder.

PCSOs form an integral part of the Neighbourhood and Partnership Policing Command (NPP) and are a fundamental part of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Cleveland’s Police and Crime Plan.

From a policing perspective PCSO’s are the force’s eyes and ears within every local community.

What will I get involved in each day?

PCSOs perform a wide range of duties, assisting and supporting police officers, gathering intelligence, carrying out security patrols and, through their presence alone, reassuring the public. They also attend to other matters not requiring police powers.