As a Community Policing Volunteer (CPV) – Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) or CPV – PCSO, you will work closely with communities and businesses to promote community safety. You’ll also identify and support vulnerable people through local engagement and working with partner agencies. You could be responsible for patrolling a neighborhood, or in a more specific role. You will be supporting the community by providing reassurance and point of contact in the community, utilising your powers to deal with antisocial behaviour and traffic management, working with the community and our partners to resolve longer term community problems. You will work closely with regular officers, Special constables, full-time PCSO’s and partner agencies to actively seek information and intelligence around criminality, disorderly conduct or anti-social behaviour and provide feedback on the outcome of police action. If you wish to you can serve in an area close to where you live, so that you already have an understanding of the community issues and key contacts in the area.We are looking for a commitment of 16 hours a month (4 hours per week) and we understand that the times you will volunteer will vary. We would request your availability to support community events and parades working alongside Volunteer Police Cadets and the Special Constables.
As a Community Policing Volunteer you will need good communication skills to build trust and confidence in a community, so you can gain vital information and intelligence to build a picture of criminal activity. Being able to listen and manage information sensitively is also important, so you can make accurate and timely electronic submissions of actionable intelligence on criminal activity, anti-social behaviour and vulnerability.
Useful skills – An ability to remain calm under pressure and use non-confrontational skills /Ability to work alone or in a team /Ability to use their own initiative along with evidenced based decision making skills /Ability to recognise vulnerability or need for further intervention to safe guard an individual or community / Good health with the ability to fulfil the requirement of being visible in the community on foot or a bicycle.