Want to become a police community support officer?

WEST Mercia Police are looking for people to become Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire.

PCSOs deal with minor offenses and support front-line policing, working within neighborhood policing teams.

They help solve local problems by going out into the community, connecting with local people, offering advice and support.

Rachel Hartland Lane, West Mercia Police Business Services Manager, said: “We are looking for people who want to make a real difference in their communities by becoming a PCSO.

“We are looking for confident, level-headed, positive and mature people who can handle difficult people and situations. We particularly welcome people with extensive life experience and evidence of public service and community involvement, perhaps such as a career change or returning to work after raising a family – more than half of our current PCSOs are women.

“Successful candidates will have a sense of accomplishment helping to build a strong community, working with a great team of colleagues. People in the area are getting to know you, talking to you and raising their concerns as you will spend lots of time outdoors, patrolling on foot and by bike.

Applications can be made via the West Mercia Police website at www.westmercia.police.uk/careers until 7 May 2021.