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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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Asad Saeed launches the race discrimination case later this week, which centres on two white police community support officers (PCSOs) at Belgravia station who have now resigned from the force after facing charges of gross misconduct.
The number of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) has seen the biggest decrease in 10 years, down 7.5% from 12,770 in September 2014 to 11,809 in September 2015.
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He said: "There is absolutely no question of a bomber one day becoming a community support officer the next.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission investigated and now the Crown Prosecution Service has announced three police constables and a police community support officer will be charged with misconduct in a public office.
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.
Northumbria Police has assigned Community Support Officer Pauline Allman to work alongside North Tyneside Council's safer estates team.

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