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Practical Skills for Police Community Support Officers
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Practical Skills for Police Community Support Officers


September 2007 | 152 pages | Learning Matters
The role of the Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) is increasingly demanding and challenging, requiring constant learning and application of practical skills. This book is written as a practical guide for prospective or newly-recruited PCSOs, as well as established officers who want to refresh and develop their knowledge. Linked throughout to the National Occupational Standards, this book introduces the key, universal areas of competency for PCSOs and guides the reader through incidents typical of those PCSOs will encounter. Throughout, these scenarios are addressed with up-to-date policing methods, relevant procedure and legislation.

 
Introduction
 
Role of the Police Community Support Officer
 
Skills and Abilities
 
Effective Foot Patrol
 
Anti-Social Behaviour (Youth Nuisance)
 
Community Meetings
 
Licensing
 
Traffic Related Duties
 
Vehicle Nuisance
 
Statement Writing
 
Appendix A: PCSO: suggested standardised powers
 
Appendix B: PCSO: role profile
 
Appendix C: Witness statement: property
 
Appendix D: Witness statement: youth nuisance
 
Appendix E: Witness statement: alcohol
 
Index

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