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
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
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.