Before you can start making a difference to your community,
you’ll need some training. All
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
You will need to complete an application form but will progress
straight to the National Police SEARCH Assessment centre if you
meet the criteria.