Police Community Support Officers (PCSO’s) provide high visibility patrols within the Great Dawley Parish and all areas across the borough. They work alongside a team of police officers that form safer neighbourhood teams.

PCSOs work a shift pattern with varying hours each week to ensure there is maximum coverage on each area. They undergo annual training on first aid and officer safety as well as attending safer neighbourhood training days. They have recently been trained in the use of body work cameras.

  • Provide high visibility reassurance on foot, vehicle and pushbike
  • Engagement with the community
  • Gather intelligence and information to support policing objectives that often lead to warrants and the detection of crimes
  • Deal with long term issues i.e. anti-social behaviour
  • Gather evidence to obtain criminal behaviour orders through the courts
  • Work with partner agencies
  • Offer crime prevention advice and hold bike marking events
  • Provide reassurance to victims of crime including domestic violence, child sexual exploitation and anti-social behaviour
  • All victims of burglary are visited under the We Don’t Buy Crime initiative
  • Regular visits to schools
  • SOS – Safer Outside school parking patrols
  • Attend community events and forums
  • Hold public surgeries including the use of the mobile contact centre
  • Attend incidents reported by members of the public
  • Assist officers with the search for missing persons and outstanding offenders using local knowledge
  • Attend Road Traffic Collison’s to direct traffic
  • Seize untaxed vehicles
  • Conduct speed surveys