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

#didsburybeat: In Pictures

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Over the weekend Sgt Tariq Butt and the rest of Didsbury neighbourhood police team in Manchester kindly agreed to have me along on a shift to see the day to day reality of… 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

Rape threats on the job: the darker side of being a PCSO

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THOUGH MANY PCSOS CLAIM TO BE SATISFIED WITH THEIR JOB AND THE WORK THAT THEY DO, SOMETIMES IT CAN BE A VERY DIFFERENT STORY. Michael* has been a PCSO in Merseyside for six… 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

Bernard Hogan-Howe talks PCSOs: VIDEO

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AS YOU KNOW, ONTHEBEAT101 WENT TO A TALK LAST WEEK BY METROPOLITAN POLICE COMMISSIONER BERNARD HOGAN-HOWE. HERE’S OUR VIDEO OF THE BEST BITS. Onthebeat101 was there to represent the voice of PCSOs and… Continue reading

Top Tips for Defending Against Dog Attacks

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Thousands of people have now seen this shocking footage of a dog attacking a group of police officers in Newham, east London. One officer suffered a broken arm, and armed police had to… Continue reading

Guest Post – PCSOs and Social Media

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Social media use in UK police forces has come a long way since I first started writing about it, but despite this there are still many people working in various roles for police… 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