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Police Community Support Officer

£19,755 (for 12 months), rising to £26,565 in the first 7 years

  • £19,755 - starting salary
  • £22,433 - after successful completing the first year
As a PCSO you'll play an important role protecting and serving the people of Kent, working alongside officers, special constables and council wardens. 

You'll be responsible for patrolling a specific neighbourhood, supporting the local community by;
  • giving reassurance 
  • using your powers, such as issuing penalty notices
  • working with them on longer term projects to tackle local problems.

Your 37 hour working week will include variable shifts that could span any time between 7am and 11pm, any day of the week. 

Please note: when appointed, where you're posted within the county will depend on our operational requirements.

Am I eligible to apply?

The recruitment process


Before you apply

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Within the application form you must answer the following questions in no more than 200 words per question. We'd advise you think about these first and pre-write your answers. 
  • Please tell us why you'd like to be a PCSO.  Include any experience, skills and abilities you think will help.
  • Please outline an important decision you've made at work/education. Include how you made the decision, what considerations you took into account, the outcome and what you learned from it.
  • Please outline your understanding of the role of a Police Community Support Officer.  Include how you'd contribute to the service provided to the public.
  • Provide an example of how you have worked with others to deliver a specific project or task.  Tell us how you worked effectively with others, the role you played, the outcome of the project or task and how your actions contributed to the situation described.

HOw to apply

Make sure you've read the application and eRecruitment guidance above before starting your application.

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