On occasions, there are opportunities within specialist roles which may be of interest to you. Specialist opportunities can sometimes coincide with your initial posting if successful, or be an option for you to move to later in your police community support officer (PCSO) career. There is a requirement to successfully complete a probationary period irrelevant of the role you start in.
As a youth engagement officer you’ll support children and young people both inside and outside schools; to build trust, confidence and positive relationships.
You’ll be responsible for identifying vulnerability and risk amongst children and young people through intelligence gathering, information sharing, positive relationship building and multi-agency working.
You’ll provide support to victims and witnesses of domestic abuse by co-ordinating safeguarding plans designed to reduce the risk of further abuse and to protect children living with domestic abuse at home.
You will work with partner agencies to co-ordinate the ‘One Stop Shop’ programme which is a drop in centre for victims.
As a crime prevention PCSO, you’ll be uniformed and visible, engaging with your community and developing strategies with our partners to support:
through the development of strong multi-agency working relationships and information sharing.
You’ll be key developing and driving bespoke crime prevention measures that can be used by our internal community safety units for identification, intervention, sign posting, prevention and enforcement. The main focus of the role will be on crime prevention specifically, but not exclusively for the most vulnerable and will involve providing education around high-harm crime through schools, colleges and youth groups.