The recent application process for Police Community Support Officers has now closed.

If you have submitted an on-line application we may be in touch with you for further information in relation to eligibility criteria.  We will confirm whether you have been successful or unsuccessful in the initial stages of the recruitment process by email over the next 6 – 8 weeks. If you have any change of circumstances such as change of email address/employment etc. in the meantime, please email them to

We are managing a large volume of applications and would appreciate you contacting us by email only at this time.

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.

Expect to:

  • 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.

We are not currently recruiting for PCSOs.  Please check the website as this information is updated regularly.

If there’s anything else you want to ask, please contact us.