Police to recruit PCSOs

Guardian News
Guardian News

NOTTS Police is looking to recruit dozens of PCSOs to bolster frontline neighbourhood policing.

The force wants to recruit a mix of full-time and part-time PCSOs and will cap the number of applicants at 1,000 to prevent delaying the recruitment process.

It is hoping to increase the number of people from under represented groups, including ethnic minorities, women and those with disabilities who work for the organisation.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Scarrott said PCSOs play a vital part of the ‘policing family’.

“They are truly valued, both by the force and the communities in which they work,” he said.

“We have shown our commitment to the role through our plans to recruit more PCSOs over the next 12 months.”

“It is crucial that our organisation truly represents the diverse communities we serve, because this can play a big part in ensuring our services are accessible to all.”

“It will also help raise public confidence if the public see their police reflecting the make up of the area in which they live.”