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  1. Police officers have to do driving courses as well as blue light training is this the same for PCSOs? as i know they get to use blue lights under some circumstances so are they just shown how to use it rather than actually going on blue light runs? seeing as PCSOs don't get involved in pursuits and advanced driving do they do not have to do any driver training at all? recently seen a PCSO stall his marked police car in a town centre so just curious and i'm not hating as there is people with 20 years driving experience who now and again stall manual cars, how come the police haven't gone full a
  2. ITzCorey

    PCSO questions

    Hi, I'm hoping someone can just clear up some questions regarding the PCSO role Do PCSOs have to do any sort of blue light training? i know under some circumstances they can turn on blue lights so are they just shown how to do that or are they taken on a full course or something? Do PCSOs have to do any sort of driving courses? i read somewhere that a standard licence is fine but also seen a recruitment video saying they do driver training courses? Is there any formal qualifications for the PCSO role? i only ask as i have seen contradicting answers Does training to b
  3. https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/news/politics/no-desire-equip-police-community-support-officers-handcuffs-2959785 A few gems from the article: Didn't realise policy making was so democratic; ****** safety!
  4. Roblloydy86

    Boots

    Hi, is anyone able to give abit of advice on which boots you all normally buy? I have asked recruitment but they haven't give me much information, only that they need to be able to be polished. thanks Rob
  5. Ethiopian-born Tegegn Bayissa had claimed his career was wrecked by 'deep-seated and cunning' racism https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6545657/Ethiopian-born-PCSO-claimed-suffered-deep-seated-cunning-racism-loses-legal-battle.html
  6. Bobbies on the beat accounted for one in seven axed police posts over the past five years, analysis suggests. At the same time, one in three police community support officer (PCSO) posts - originally intended to be the "eyes and ears" of the community - have gone. Critics say a visible police presence in communities deters criminals and helps gather intelligence. The Home Office said "overall traditional crime" had fallen by almost 40% since 2010. The BBC's Shared Data Unit compared workforce figures for 43 police forces in England and Wales, Police Service Northern Ireland
  7. sierragolf95

    Police Custody & Security Officer

    Hi folks, have just applied for the above position, while I know it is similar to a detention officer type role in England, could anyone give me a bit more information about it? I'm currently event security and nightclub door staff looking to explore new opportunities.
  8. I noticed this recently and thought it was worth a discussion. 2 years ago they added the whole of s19 PACE to PCSOs, but this seems a huge leap. Could it be that PCSOs are soon to be sent to more jobs, tasked with more, stopping a vehicle and s165 seizing it/issuing the FPN, etc? (I appreciate they would have to use one of their already existing traffic stopping powers rather than this excluded one). I'm not sure if they'll be standard or designated powers. Will they increase their pay or give them further kit? Your thoughts? Wikipedia link The proposed Policing an
  9. MPotter

    PCSO Assaults Cameraman

    PCSO A and his colleague PCSO B, are on duty in the local town centre doing foot patrol duties at a busy event at which point they both notice a copblocker stood there with his phone out videoing them. They approach the copblocker and PCSO A asks him nicely why he is videoing them. He does not say anything in response. PCSO A removes the phone from the copblockers hand and says that he will have the copblocker arrested unless he cooperates. The copblocker calls his bluff and again makes it clear that he won't be answering PCSO A's question at which point PCSO A hands him his phone back. PCSO B
  10. HappyValleyNewbie

    Training and Starting

    Good Lord! It's ages since I have had a moment to come back and have a look on here since I last posted, but really, time has flown. I have completed the training and now have started my 10 weeks tutorship. The 8 weeks training was great, at times I was a little stressed, like when there was a rumour that the officer safety training would have me doing the bleep test 2 days running, but that was nonsense. You can do it, if you want to and the whole class is under 25 or gym fans but ours were very sensible and allowed me to warm up at my abilities. In the end I really enjoyed it. I never
  11. HappyValleyNewbie

    PCSO Blog

    I shall post my experiences as I go along, so others can compare or have an idea what's going to happen or what was different for them. If I bore anyone just scroll past it's going to be a sort of Blog. For you exciting OSU or firearms officers with your really cool uniforms ( or so says my daughter ) please feel free to scroll on by ok, so after passing all the requirements back in 2014, I sadly got the email telling me that due to Buget cuts, the whole of the 80 odd PCSO's would be shelved. I always wanted to be a police officer and now being in my middle years and after having 4 chi
  12. Please see the following links for North Wales Police recruitment updates. Police Community NWP recruitment updates Official NWP recruitment section
  13. This is the police community support officer who was sacked after admitting faking her job application CV. Samantha Skinner, 24, changed her NVQ qualification to a higher grade while applying to join the regular police force. http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/police-community-support-officer-sacked-11044272
  14. West Mercia Police are currently not recruiting new PCSOs. PCSO recruitment can be discussed in this thread and further information can be found here: https://www.westmercia.police.uk/article/2423/Police-community-support-officers-PCSO
  15. Uniformed PCSO mistaken for stripogram at 50th birthday party 7 hours ago From the sectionWiltshire Image captionThis is the real PCSO uniform A police community support officer was mistaken for a stripogram when he accidentally stumbled in on a 50th birthday party in Wiltshire. PCSO Mike Ober was on foot patrol in Bradford-on-Avon on Saturday when he spotted an open door at a social club. Going in to investigate, he was greeted by a group of women who "went wild with excitement" thinking he w
  16. POLICE community support officers from Herefordshire are going to be trained as retained firefighters for a new joint pilot scheme. Hereford Times: Full story
  17. http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/merseyside-police-force-not-lose-10618711 Things are finally looking up.. for the time being!
  18. Plans to cut PCSO numbers by 78% in West Midlands announced 23 minutes ago From the section England Image captionThe force said it was now entering into a formal consultation period with trade unions and staff The number of police community support officers (PCSOs) in the West Midlands could fall by 78% by 2020 under proposals announced by police. Plans to cut their number to 119 were "hugely regrettable but unavoidable," said West Midlands Police (WMP). Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said PCSOs would be the
  19. A POLICE community support officer, who was bitten by a householder's dog, was deemed to be a trespasser because she had stepped into the porch of the property. http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/airelocal/13888415.Female_PCSO_bitten_by_dog_in_Shipley_was_trespassing__magistrates_rule/?ref=fbshr (sorry I can't find it on the BBC website)
  20. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-34200384 /edit: further details posted on original story
  21. Greetings, Bit of a strange question and I wondered if anyone on here knew the answer because it's alluding me but to cut a long story short a PCSO mate of mine from another station was passing through the other day when he came across a TI on a train, he called up asking if a bobby could meet it in, long story short the chap was compliant and provided his details, I informed the PCSO to report the bloke for summons and to radio back if he kicked off or needed us for anything to which I was informed PCSOs could no longer report for summons for travel fraud... I told him to report him under the
  22. PCSO Joel Driscoll joined the force six years ago and has been part of the Central Bedfordshire priority anti-social behaviour team for two-and-a-half years. He has two children – a daughter aged six and a three-year-old son. On Father’s Day, he tells us what it’s like juggling fatherhood with the demands of the job. My children are fascinated by what I do. Every time they see a police car or van they ask questions and wonder if mine looks like that. Just the other day I was dropping my son off at school when an ambulance drove past. He turned to me and said, ‘Are they your friends, Daddy?’
  23. Hampshire-999

    PCSO Recruitment!

    So not only is Hampshire now recruiting Special Constables, they want more PCSO's aswell! Things are looking good for now and the future for joining the Police with Hampshire! The PCSO section states this... "Candidates wishing to apply to become a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) must attend a recruitment event. This event will provide information on the role of a PCSO and the recruitment process as well as an opportunity to ask questions to the local PCSO's and higher ranking officers as well as Hampshire Constabulary employees. Applicants must check their suitability to apply to jo