Becoming a police community support officer (PCSO) is an ideal opportunity to learn new skills, improve your CV and give something back to your local community.
They are a uniformed and highly visible presence who perform a patrolling role to provide reassurance to the communities they serve - and Lincolnshire Police is now looking for volunteer PCSOs to support PCSOs in their role.
It is a new role being pioneered by the force and will give volunteers the same powers as PCSOs.
The volunteer PCSO will provide an additional highly visible uniformed presence supporting local policing teams and providing reassurance by dealing with the things that matter to local communities, but on a voluntary basis.
The role includes giving advice and reassurance to victims and witnesses of crime, supporting policing operations by providing reassurance to members of the community, working with police officers, PCSOs and other police staff on policing priorities, and working within the local policing team on minor incidents, crime enquiries and anti-social behaviour.
The hours are flexible to fit around your commitments, but you should be able to contribute at least four hours a week after initial training.
The recruitment of the first ever VPCSOs has been completed and they are soon due to do their training.
The next intake of VPCSOs will take place in the spring.
The eligibility criteria for a volunteer PCSO is the same as it is for a regular PCSO.
For further details call Lincolnshire Police’s recruitment team on 01522 558235.