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Training

Before you can start making a difference to your community, you’ll need some training. All PCSOs undergo a ten week training programme which is split into two sections. The first six weeks are spent on a training course at Essex Police College. The course runs from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and you will not be able to take time off.

After the course you’ll be posted to your division where you’ll spend four weeks on patrol with a tutor before starting independent patrol.

Where will I be posted?
The Chief Constable reserves the right to post you anywhere within the Essex Police jurisdiction. We are not able to advise you of which division you have been posted to until making you a conditional offer. It is then up to the division where they post you within that area.

What happens next?
Essex Police does not offer progression roles for PCSOs however you may be able to train as a tutor. If you are hoping to use the role as a stepping stone to becoming a police officer, we can offer a fast track system. However you must complete 12 months’ service as a PCSO first and a recruitment campaign will need to be running.

You will need to complete an application form but will progress straight to the National Police SEARCH Assessment centre if you meet the criteria.

 

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