A Police Community Support Officer is what it says on the tin. It’s all about providing that vital link between the community and the police service to make sure everyone has the support they need.
By engaging with the people in your area, you will take the initiative to seek out what the public want and what South Wales Police can do to get results.
Whether it’s stopping speeding outside our schools, reporting vandalism, or reducing antisocial behaviour, your work will make a real difference in keeping South Wales safe.
- Forge long-lasting relationships between the community and the police service
- Help police officers to reduce crime and the fear of crime
- Conduct high visibility foot patrols
- Gather intelligence on suspects and deal with minor offences
- Provide security at major events
PCSOs don’t have powers to arrest, but instead, they are armed with excellent communication skills to protect the community in a non-confrontational capacity.
As an addition to the policing family, your constant presence in the neighbourhood will free other resources to deal with more serious crime.
The links above tell you whether you would be eligible to enter the police service as a PCSO, conditions of employment, the recruitment process, and answer some frequently asked questions.
The recent PCSO recruitment process closed on 31st May 2013. If you recently applied to join us as a PCSO, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in joining South Wales Police.
We are currently processing applications and will be in touch with all applicants in due course to provide updates or to request further information.
If there’s anything else you want to ask, please contact us.