West Yorkshire Police

For non-emergencies dial 101 - In an emergency always dial 999

 

Police Community Support Officers

PCSOs - the PCSO recruiment window is now closed

If you're interested in the next round of recruitment to become a Police Community Support Officer for West Yorkshire Police, register your interest here, via our PCSO online registration form.

 

Previous Applicant?

To check the progress of an existing application, please click here.

 

What are the best things about being a PCSO serving the people of West Yorkshire?

See our latest video profiles of West Yorkshire PCSOs - explaining what's the best thing about being a PCSO in West Yorkshire.

 

Police Community Support Officers - a role as diverse as you can make it


West Yorkshire Police is proud to serve our many diverse communities across the county, and our aim is to promote and achieve a fully inclusive workforce to reflect those communities.

PCSOs have been employed by West Yorkshire Police since 2003 and have proved to be a valuable asset, working in support of police officer colleagues.  West Yorkshire Police values difference and recognises that people with a variety of skills, attitudes and experiences, from diverse backgrounds and cultures, bring fresh ideas and perspectives.

Our PCSOs are local, enthusiastic individuals who regularly demonstrate our commitment to making West Yorkshire communities safer and feeling safer. Few roles can be more varied and interesting. You could be reassuring and advising residents, organising the removal of abandoned vehicles, reporting suspicious activities and attending local meetings.

No professional qualifications are needed - we give you all the training and support you need. You just have to care about your community and be good at talking to the public in a diplomatic, confident and authoritative way. And of course, respect the differences between us all that make our communities what they are.

 

Live Web Chat

PCSO Sarah Barberini and Head of Resourcing Danny Wilks LIVE online webchat (Monday 16th January)

 

What's it like being a Police Community Support Officer

Read all about 'tweeting PCSO' Sarah BarberiniWhat is it like being a PCSO?  Check out PCSO Sarah Barberini’s page with a video and follow her on Twitter.  Also see her on a Facebook Live video

What is the training process like for new recruits?  Hear from four trainees, plus their trainers on our videos page.

To check the progress of an existing application, please click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Community Support Officers - A Valuable Asset

Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) have been employed by West Yorkshire Police since 2003 and have proved to be a valuable asset, working in support of police officer colleagues.
These officers are a vital visual addition to the Force and help us in making West Yorkshire a safer place to live, work and visit by providing a visible uniformed on-street presence, helping to improve the quality of life in local communities and offering greater public reassurance.
 
PCSOs are not a replacement for police officers but they do many of the jobs that often take highly trained police officers away from more appropriate duties. They are employed as members of support staff and work on Neighbourhood Policing Teams alongside police officers. It is a unique role, designed to tackle anti-social behaviour and other issues affecting the quality of life.
 

Downloadable Posters

PCSO Poster 1

PCSO Poster PDF / JPEG

PCSO Poster 2

PCSO Poster PDF / JPEG

 

 

For non-emergencies dial 101
In an emergency always dial 999

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