Police Community Support Officer

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Police Community Support Officer (PCSO)

individuals who under legislative authority work alongside the police in a supporting role. They patrol their local area, providing assistance and dealing with incidents of nuisance and antisocial behaviour. They may be given the power to direct traffic and issue fixed penalty notices. It is an offence to assault or resist such a person or to impersonate a PCSO.
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West Midlands Police was able to equip only one per cent of police officers and police community support officers (PCSOs) with devices.
According to The Telegraph, the damaging allegations of an "apartheid" culture among some police community support officers at a central London police station came as the new head of Scotland Yard said that it was no longer "appropriate or useful" to brand his force "institutionally racist".
The number of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) has seen the biggest decrease in 10 years, down 7.
6m in funding would secure the posts of 500 community support officers on the beat over the next two years.
Community Support Officer Nicola Turnbull, of Newcastle East Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "The idea is for everyone to come together to make a difference and build on previous improvements in the Byker area.
Community Support Officer Jenny Evans said: "Similar operations have been run over the last couple of years, which have been very successful and have resulted in the number of purse thefts falling.
A man described as a "fighting drunk" yesterday admitted punching Sir Alex Ferguson in the groin before head-butting and racially abusing a police community support officer.
South Wales Police have paid pounds 600 to fly a community support officer back from holiday to meet the Prime Minister.
He said: "There is absolutely no question of a bomber one day becoming a community support officer the next.
Police Community Support Officer James Boakes will work with local businesses to share intelligence about persistent offenders and offer a tailored crime prevention package.
Simon Gallagher has been appointed Community Support Officer for Lodge Park, in Redditch.
The Cleveland area winners for the neighbourhood officer category and neighbourhood police community support officer category will nowbe put forward for the national Jane''s Police Review Awards.

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