Expressions of Interest - Police Community Support Officer

Posted on 30th Jul 2020
Surrey South East

Expressions of Interest - Police Community Support Officer

As the key link with communities across Surrey, our PCSOs play a critical and visible role in helping keep our communities safe, identifying and protecting the most vulnerable and preventing harm.

Submit your expression of interest today and we will contact you when recruitment opens.

Please be advised this is not an application for the role

The Role

Our PCSOs play a vital part in keeping Surrey safe.

Being a PCSO offers a challenging, yet incredibly rewarding career. Working alongside our policing prevention teams to prevent and tackle local issues; you’ll be out and about on the streets of Surrey, building relationships and winning the trust of the public

You will encounter a range of situations. From dealing with anti-social behaviour, taking statements from victims of crimes to providing reassurance and helping resolve community challenges. You’ll be the face of local policing for the community, ensuring we meet our policing priorities. Some of the duties you could find yourself doing include:

• Going on highly visible foot patrols.

• Reassuring the public after minor crimes or anti-social behaviour.

• Building relationships with community, religious and business leaders.

• Working with young people and local schools.

• Making house visits to gather intelligence.

• Collecting CCTV evidence.

• Carrying out missing person enquiries.

• Protecting crime scenes until police officers arrive.

• Providing crime prevention and personal safety advice.

• Offering support at large public gatherings, such as sports events and public demonstrations.

While PCSOs do not have powers of arrest and cannot interview or process prisoners, they do have the power for a wide range of situations including issuing fixed penalty notices, requiring contact details and seizing drugs.

By successfully completing the recruitment process, you will join Surrey Police as a PCSO through our new 12-month apprenticeship programme. This will give you the best possible training and, upon successful completion, you will achieve a Level 4 Diploma in Community Policing Practice.


As the first point of contact for the community, you’ll need to be a great communicator; calm, confident and compassionate. You’ll need to be able to listen carefully, think through challenges and find solutions. Above all, you’ll simply care about the community and want to do what you can to keep it safe.

It’s a challenging role, but also incredibly rewarding. If you want to help keep your community safe, then join us now and help make a difference, together.


The following are our key eligibility criteria:

• You must be aged 18 at date of application

• Have a full UK manual driving licence

• Hold a GCSE A*-C (4-9) or Level 2 Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths, at point of application

• You must have lived in the UK for three continuous years immediately prior to application

• Have leave to enter or leave to remain and work in the UK for an indefinite period

• Not have more than six penalty points

• Not be a member of the British National Party (BNP) or other relevant organisations

• Not have tattoos which could cause offence (see our PCSO FAQ’s)

• Not have served a prison sentence.

Contact Details

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What we offer you

We value all our staff and provide many benefits, please click here to see what we can offer you


For PCSOs the pay and holiday benefits are as follows:

• Starting salary £22,954 plus an unsocial hours allowance.

• Fully-funded professional qualification – Level 4 Diploma in Community Policing Practice.

• 25 days per year annual leave, rising to 29 days depending on your length of service.

• A competitive benefits package including pension, flexible benefits, employee assistance programme for advice and counselling, access to discounts / savings / cash-back rewards.

• A progressive approach to flexible working, enhanced maternity and paternity leave and potential for a career break (after two years’ service).

• Opportunities to join various support networks, staff associations and sports clubs.

Diversity Statement

We are only as good as our people. It's really important to us that our officers and staff can be themselves in the workplace and we believe that as an organisation we'll benefit from the variety of thinking, approach and skills that diversity can bring; all of which helps us to deliver a better policing service. We have worked really hard to create a safe, open and inclusive culture. We have a range of staff networking groups to provide specific support and advice and we are proud to be members of Stonewall and Disability Confident, and to be aligned with the Armed Forces Covenant and the HeForShe movement. We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities so, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, disability, social status or religious beliefs, we would love to hear from you.

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