Police community support officer

Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) support the local police force by patrolling the streets to provide a visible and reassuring presence and to tackle a range of crime and disorder problems. PCSOs are also attached to the British Transport Police who operate the specialised police service for the railway network across Britain.

Tasks

  • May direct traffic and arrange for vehicles to be removed.
  • May detain someone pending the arrival of a police officer.
  • Provides crime prevention advice and helps to support victims of crime.
  • Carries out house-to-house enquiries.
  • Assists police officers at crime scenes and major events.
  • Patrols a geographic area to monitor and deter criminal and anti-social activity and disorderly conduct.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 10% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£25,565

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for police community support officer is £25,565

428 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 428. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

jobs

Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for police community support officer roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £25,565 per year. That is about £2,130 per month or £13.11 per hour. New workers generally start on £18,803, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,637

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 428 people are employed in the region.

Apply or find out more

Marketing Permissions

Once we have responded to your initial enquiry we would love to keep you informed of other, similar courses you may be interested in via email.


Is this ok?