Volunteer police community support officers (VPCSO) are an extra uniformed visible presence in local communities.
As a volunteer PCSO, you will support the work of regular PCSOs in providing reassurance to local people. You will deal with things that matter most to them, but on a voluntary basis.
A volunteer PCSO role is varied but will include:
giving advice and reassurance to victims and witnesses of crime
supporting policing operations by providing reassurance to members of the community
working with police officers, PCSOs and other police staff on policing priorities
working within the local policing team on minor incidents, crime enquiries and anti-social behaviour
See the full role profile for a volunteer PCSO at the bottom of the page.
The eligibility requirements to be a VPCSO are the same as a PCSO with the exception of the requirement for a full driving licence. This is desirable, not essential. View the eligibility requirements here.
As a VPCSO, you should be able to commit to at least four hours a week on patrol in your local area.