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The role of Police Community Support Officer (PCSO)

PCSOs are uniformed police staff. They work to complement and support regular police officers. Their role provides a visible and accessible uniformed presence, aimed at improving the quality of life in the community and offers greater public assurance.


They have a different role from their police officer colleagues but can be designated a range of police powers by the Chief Constable which can have an immediate impact on dealing with problems.


They do not replace Special Constables. The role of PCSO is unique, designed purely to tackle anti-social behaviour and local issues affecting the quality of life. PCSOs are not replacement police officers but there to address many of the tasks that do not require the experience or powers held by police officers but which often take officers away from more appropriate duties.


If successful in your application and in the future wished to become a police officer with North Wales Police, you should be aware that you will be required to serve a minimum of 2 years in the role of Police Community Support Officer prior to submitting an application form.







stonewall and two ticks logosNorth Wales Police is an equal opportunities employer and is totally committed to the principles of equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Indeed, to ensure our service is fully representative of the communities it serves we welcome applications from under represented groups particularly fluent Welsh speakers.