Category Archive: News

Home Office failing to answer PCSOs

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OntheBeat101 asks the tough questions. But are the Home Office ready to answer? The Home Office are not in the police service’s good books. Two weeks ago, on May tenth, an estimated 32,000… Continue reading

PCSOs key to improving race relations

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Weeks after the Met was engulfed in scandalous allegations of racism, Onthebeat101 brings to light the vital role that PCSOs play in improving race relations. 11% of PCSOs from an ethnic minority background… Continue reading

PCSO News in Brief

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Onthebeat101’s pick of recent PCSO news: The Good A 62 year old Harwich, Essex PCSO is to take part in a 6 mile bike ride on 20 May to raise money for cancer… 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

Met racism allegations: OntheBeat’s round-up

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Onthebeat101 takes a look at the allegations of racism that have engulfed the Metropolitan Police in recent weeks… It’s been almost a fortnight of allegations and responses. This comes as a shock to… Continue reading

PCSO NEWS IN BRIEF

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ONCE AGAIN, ONTHEBEAT101 BRINGS YOU THE PICK OF THE LATEST POLICING NEWS STORIES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. MAKE SURE TO LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS ON ANY OF THESE STORIES BY TWEETING US… Continue reading

No extra powers for PCSOs says Bernard Hogan-Howe

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Should PCSOs be given more powers? Share your views with your PCSO community by voting! The Met Commissioner told onthebeat101 he  wouldn’t give PCSOs more powers because PCSOs are for building good relationships with… Continue reading

Bernard Hogan-Howe LIVE

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Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe is at a conference in London, and onthebeat101 is there to bring you the latest! This was a live blog covering Met Commissioner’s Bernard Hogan-Howe talk in Central London… Continue reading

How much of a difference do PCSOs really make?

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Statistics from the Home Office seem to show that PCSOs are not related to lower levels of crime – particularly street level crimes. More PCSOs don’t reduce street level crime I started out… 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

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