PCSO recruitment

CAMBRIDGESHIRE Police is looking for the next generation of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) to work across the county.

A recruitment campaign has started this week to take on 15 new PCSOs to support the work of police officers within the community – being the eyes and ears on the streets and offering reassurance to the people of the county.

Raphael Frascogna, trainee HR manager, said: “PCSOs provide a high-profile visible uniformed presence to support communities by assisting in minimising incidents of anti-social behaviour, reducing the fear of crime and reassuring the public - ultimately helping to make Cambridgeshire a safer place to live and work.”

PCSOs are actively involved in the community – attending local meetings, working with partner agencies, offering crime prevention advice and taking part in foot patrols where they can what with members of the community about issues in their area.

Raphael added: “We are looking for people who have good communication skills and are able to use their tact and diplomacy when dealing with confrontational or emotional people, and use persuasion to encourage a more appropriate course of action.

“They must also be team players, physically fit and adaptable to meeting the demands of a busy police force, and we are particularly keen to hear from multilingual candidates.”

Anyone interested in applying for the role should go to - www.cambs.police.uk/recruitment for further details and the online application form.