Top Tips for Rookie PCSOs

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We all know what it’s like starting a new job, with all the uncertainty and expectations, and joining as a PCSO is no different. OnTheBeat101 takes you through what it’s really like joining… 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

Policing with a Smartphone

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Technology. Some people love it and others can’t stand it. But it’s made its way into all areas of our lives, and now it’s becoming the police’s secret weapon. Apps save police time… 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

Interview with Pierre Petrou, in charge of Twitter for MPS Camden

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Pierre Petrou runs the Twitter account for MPS Camden. He told onthebeat101 about how the account came about, how it works and the benefits of Twitter to police forces… Pierre, how did the… Continue reading

Top Tips for PCSOs on Twitter

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If you’re thinking of getting a professional Twitter account but want some tips on how best to use it – here are some do’s and don’ts PLUS… We’ve got our followers to tweet… Continue reading

Policing with Twitter

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Social Media and Policing the Community In this first feature on technology I’ll be exploring the role of social media in community policing. What role do services like Twitter and Facebook have to… Continue reading

The Story of a PCSO on Twitter

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The full interview… with PCSO Andy Ryan or @PCSORyanWMP PCSO Andy Ryan is one of the biggest tweeters of the policing world. He has over 1,600 followers and is well respected within the… 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

PCSO News in Brief

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We’ve been away for a week – but if you’ve missed us, fear not, here are our picks of PCSO and policing news from the last fortnight. Police News Police Privatisation Surrey and… Continue reading

Interview with Clerkenwell SNT: The truth about being a PCSO

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Last week I went to interview Clerkenwell Safer Neighbourhoods Team on Goswell Road. It’s a very small team, made up of just three officers: Sgt Brian Quail, PCSO Adam Bonney and PCSO Matthew… Continue reading