Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) play a vital role in modern policing. They often serve as the primary point of contact for communities to report concerns and share information. In this free course, you’ll explore the powers that PCSOs in England and Wales use in their daily duties, their role in supporting response policing, and the fair and unbiased exercise of their powers and procedures.
Upon completion, you’ll be able to identify relevant legislation, understand power assignment, and recognise situations where PCSOs can exercise their authority, enhancing your understanding of this vital role in community safety.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
identify key legislation outlining PCSO powers in England and Wales
understand how powers are designated to a PCSO
recognise certain situations where a PCSO can exercise their powers.