More than 250 applicants for Sussex PCSO jobs

The Argus: More than 250 applicants for Sussex PCSO jobs More than 250 applicants for Sussex PCSO jobs

More than 250 people have already applied to be police community support officers (PCSOs) in Sussex – but potential candidates are still being encouraged to put themselves forward.

The recruitment drive for 60 PCSOs began last week and remains open until January 2 with Sussex Police keen to see as many candidates as possible applying for the roles.

Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: “I am really pleased with the response we have seen so far, with an average of more than one application every hour since the recruitment window opened.

“But as we now pass the mid-point in the campaign, I would again encourage those who have been thinking about a new career as a PCSO to take this opportunity.

“PCSOs are a vital part of the neighbourhood policing model that Sussex residents value so highly.

“They are at the heart of the way we police our communities and will continue to play a key role in how local crime and anti-social behaviour issues are tackled.”

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5:29pm Mon 23 Dec 13

LeonBIank666 says...

I know there are not many jobs out there due to years of Labour rule and unchecked immigration, but why oh why would anybody wish to become a PCSO?

They are under-trained, ill-informed plastic bobbies with no real powers and are basically a laughing stock to the filth on the street. Instead of 250 PCSOs, how about 100 proper police?
I know there are not many jobs out there due to years of Labour rule and unchecked immigration, but why oh why would anybody wish to become a PCSO? They are under-trained, ill-informed plastic bobbies with no real powers and are basically a laughing stock to the filth on the street. Instead of 250 PCSOs, how about 100 proper police? LeonBIank666

6:28pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Tea&cake says...

LeonBlank666 what reasons to you have to quantify your comments? My local pcsosare non of the the things you say, in fact they are a valid and very much wanted part of my neighbourhood. They are helpful, professional and very knowledgable.
LeonBlank666 what reasons to you have to quantify your comments? My local pcsosare non of the the things you say, in fact they are a valid and very much wanted part of my neighbourhood. They are helpful, professional and very knowledgable. Tea&cake

7:11pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Gaz the great says...

Like any profession in the world, you get good & bad PCSO's! However it appears the majority of the law abiding citizens want police that actually have some powers, rather than none! Just an observation!
Like any profession in the world, you get good & bad PCSO's! However it appears the majority of the law abiding citizens want police that actually have some powers, rather than none! Just an observation! Gaz the great

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