48 pages tagged with Career pathways
Uniform and appointments
PCSOs should be recognisable to the public as police staff but visibly distinct from regular police officers.
Legislation and powers
Chief officers must decide which powers they wish to designate to their PCSOs.
Training and development
Forces have a clear duty of care to ensure that all PCSOs can fulfil their role and that they are trained effectively.
Recruitment and employment
The recruitment of police staff and their terms and conditions is a local matter for chief officers and Police and Crime Commissioners.
PCSO contribute to the policing of neighbourhoods through highly visible targeted patrols to reassure the public.
PCSOs should be fully included in the work of the neighbourhood policing team (NPT) wherever possible.
Chief officers and police and crime commissioners freedom and flexibility to make decisions regarding resourcing in their force areas.
Role and purpose
The role and purpose of a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO).
Meeting the challenges of modern policing and the changing nature of crimes
Joining as a special constable
How to become a special constable – a volunteer police officer with the same powers as a regular officer.
Career development guiding principles
Guidance to support good practice in career development within forces.
Joining as a PCSO
How to become a police community support officer (PCSO) and play a part linking local communities and policing.
Policing education qualifications framework (PEQF)
Creating a consistent high standard of training for all police officers whichever way they choose to join the force.
Continuing professional development (CPD)
What CPD is, putting it into practice and useful resources.
New executive leadership programme to replace strategic command course
Career development guiding principles and diagnostic tool for forces
Learning from others to progress into leadership
Breaking barriers in policing and local communities
Police leadership and building links with minority communities