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Police Community Support Officer

Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) support the local police force by patrolling the streets to provide a visible and reassuring presence and to tackle a range of crime and disorder problems. PCSOs are also attached to the British Transport Police who operate the specialised police service for the railway network across Britain.

Tasks

  • May direct traffic and arrange for vehicles to be removed.
  • May detain someone pending the arrival of a police officer.
  • Provides crime prevention advice and helps to support victims of crime.
  • Carries out house-to-house enquiries.
  • Assists police officers at crime scenes and major events.
  • Patrols a geographic area to monitor and deter criminal and anti-social activity and disorderly conduct.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 12% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£26,505

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for police community support officer is £26,505

459 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 459. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for police community support officer roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £26,505 per year. That is about £2,209 per month or £13.59 per hour. New workers generally start on £21,863, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £34,993

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 459 people are employed in the region.

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