Fylde Police have asked, ‘Could you be a PCSO like Becca? Recruitment is now open. As a PCSO, you are the face of the Constabulary, & people will look to you for help & support when you are out & about in the community. A smile & a listening ear are the best tools in our kit.’
Lancashire Police add, ‘Joining the Lancashire Constabulary as a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) is a rewarding and challenging way to make a real difference to the people of Lancashire.
PCSOs provide a vital link between the community and the police service, making sure everyone has the support they need to keep our county safe. They develop excellent communication skills, through dealing with people from all walks of life in a non-confrontational manner as they patrol local neighbourhoods.
PCSOs don’t have the power to arrest but they are a crucial part of our force. As well as providing a reassuring presence out on the beat, duties can include important tasks such as preventing speeding outside schools and reporting vandalism, to reducing antisocial behaviour and assisting officers at crime scenes, therefore they carry a great deal of responsibility.
With a starting salary of £21,459 rising to £27,545 (inclusive of shift allowances) and the option to work flexible shift patterns (after probationary and training period), this is a fantastic route to forging a long-term career with Lancashire Police.
Training takes place Monday to Friday, for approximately 6 weeks. Whilst in training you will not receive shift allowance.’