Police force launches drive to recruit community support officers (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Police force launches drive to recruit community support officers
12:10am Monday 23rd September 2013 in News
A POLICE force has launched a recruitment campaign for staff dedicated to tackling local anti-social behaviour and issues affecting the quality of life.
North Yorkshire Police chief constable Dave Jones said he is looking for caring, community-minded people to become Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs).
Julia Mulligan, the county’s police and crime commissioner and Mr Jones recently committed to striving to maintain police officer and PCSO numbers at 1,392 and 183 respectively.
As the number of PCSOs in the county has fallen to 176, Mr Jones said more were needed to build relationships with local residents to help improve neighbourhood policing.
Mrs Mulligan said PCSOs provide an essential link with councils, schools and other partner agencies and needed to be good communicators and problem-solvers.
She said: “Over the past few months I have received many extremely positive comments about PCSOs and their integral role as members of our communities.
“This recruitment drive also demonstrates that despite challenging times, I am fully committed to a strong and resilient frontline policing force, which is so very essential to keeping North Yorkshire safe.”
For details, visit northyorkshire.police.uk/pcso The closing date for applications is Monday, October 7, at 5pm.
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