PCSO S.Taak and PCSO S.Dance

Police Community Support Officer Recruitment

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

If you have submitted an on-line application we will confirm whether you have been successful or unsuccessful in the eligibility and shortlisting (scoring) stages of the recruitment process by email to you by the end of June 2015.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage you will be invited to attend an assessment centre during the week 13th to 17th July 2015.  This will be held in 101 House, Cardiff Gate Retail Park (just off junction 30 of the M4).

Unfortunately this is the only time we have available for assessments and if you are unable to attend we will be unable to progress your application.

Your invitation will be sent to you via email within the next 2 – 3 weeks.

If you have any change of circumstances such as change of email address/employment, please email them to HR-RECRUITMENT@south-wales.pnn.police.uk.

Working as a Police Community Support Officer

Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) are all about providing that vital link between the community and the police service to help 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 anti-social 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 below 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.

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