POLICE COMMUNITY SUPPORT OFFICERS (PCSO)
Public demand for highly visible police patrols has never been greater. To reduce crime and the fear of crime we employ PCSOs.
PCSOs work with police officers and share some, but not all of their powers.
A PCSO can, for example:
- give someone a fixed-penalty notice, eg for littering
- demand the name and address of someone being anti-social
- take alcohol off a person aged under 18
- a PCSO can also ask a police officer to arrest a person.