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Police community support officers (PCSOs) are a vital part of the police family and are valued members within local policing teams.
The role of a PCSO involves working alongside police officers and assisting the force in achieving its mission of creating a safer Cambridgeshire.
PCSOs provide a visible uniformed presence and focus on reducing anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime as well as reassuring the public to help make the county a safer place to live and work.
PCSOs may help with issues such as;
PCSOs regularly work with partner agencies, such as local councils, and attend community and Neighbourhood Watch meetings as well as paying visits to nearby schools and colleges.
Although PCSOs do not have the power to make arrests, they are able to hold suspects for up to 30 minutes until a police officer arrives.
PCSOs are required to have;
PCSOs are trained at Cambridgeshire Constabulary force headquarters over six weeks and the training covers;
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