Category Archive: Andrew’s posts

Interview with Vera Baird – Prospective Police and Crime Commissioner

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As OntheBeat have covered elsewhere, a big shake-up of policing is underway. Elected police and crime commissioners will take responsibility for policing priorities and budgets in all English and Welsh constabularies outside London.… Continue reading

PCSOs have spoken! OntheBeat101 community has its say!

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Esteemed members of the OntheBeat101 community, I thought you might find it interesting to correlate some of the data that you, the PCSO community, have created on the website by voting on the… Continue reading

What crimes face PCSOs on London’s Streets?

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As a follow up to our article on the potential increased usage of PCSOs as a new initial point of contact for communities OntheBeat101 has done some investigation into the public’s views on what… Continue reading

Public to be Consulted on the Future of PCSOs

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Greetings to the PCSO community! It has been a busy week with PCSOs claiming headline space and satellite TV news time in equal measure with fresh allegations into the debate into the effictiveness of PCSOs … Continue reading

PCSO NEWS IN BRIEF

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AS WE ALL KNOW THE POLICING WORLD FACES NEW AND CHALLENGING ISSUES EVERY DAY. AS SUCH HERE’S YOUR LATEST UPDATE FROM THE MAIN NEWS FOR THE BOYS IN BLUE FROM THE LAST FORTNIGHT. Another PCSO… Continue reading

Interview with support officer for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people

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You can find PCSO Mott’s official Police biography by clicking here What does your LINK role to the LGBT community exactly entail? LINK is the British Transport Police’s support organisation for LGBT staff.… Continue reading

Film interview with Assembly member on the Future of PCSOs

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On the Beat went to the impressive GLA building in London to interview Joanne McCartney, London Assembly Member for Enfield & Haringey. She told us why the PCSOs are integral to the community,… Continue reading

Are PSCOs facing abolishment? Listen to our interview with a PCSO

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As promised, here is the brief clip with James, the PCSO from Islington. With a little help from my superb audio technician, I have uploaded the soundbite so it’s nice and simple to… Continue reading

Are PCSOs Facing Abolition?

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“£86m bill for “plastic police” who issue one fine every two years” (full article here) was a headline in a February 2009 Evening Standard. And now we hear that the Conservative government‘s spending cuts… Continue reading