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Kent Police Chief Constable announces PCSO recruitment throughout the county

February 20, 2013, 2:28 pm

Kent Police Chief Constable Ian Learmonth has announced that the force has opened recruitment for new Police Community Support Officers to serve throughout the county.

Mr Learmonth said: “If you are interested in serving the people of Kent and working in a very practical way with police officers to help beat crime, then we would like to hear from you.  The PCSOs will play a vital role in keeping the county safe by providing a high-visibility presence, reassuring the public, and assisting in the prevention and reduction of crime and anti-social behaviour.  I see real value in the work that they do, and the community consistently tell me they value the work of their local PCSOs.”

He added “Kent is one of the safest places to live in the country, and these new additions to the Kent Police family will help ensure we keep it that way. It is completely in keeping with my commitment to keep visible neighbourhood policing at the heart of what we do.”

The new PCSOs will be expected to patrol at the heart of Kents communities and engage with the public, dealing with local problems.

Kent Police is looking to fill around 60 vacancies as part of the recruitment drive and starting annual salary will be just over £18,000.

Successful applicants will be expected to undertake a selection process, pass a job-related fitness test, medical assessment and appropriate vetting checks.

The closing date for applications, which can be made through the Kent Police website, is Monday 4th March. Successful applicants will start their new role in May and June.

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