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We’re hiring more Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and we want you to join us.

As the key link with communities across Surrey, our PCSOs play a critical and visible role in helping keep our communities’ safe, identifying and protecting the most vulnerable and preventing harm.

In return, we promise you a good starting salary, great training experiences - and the pride that comes from helping others. You will also be working towards a professional qualification - a Level 4 Diploma in Community Policing Practice.

Chief Constables' Message

We really welcome your interest in joining our Police Force. It is a privilege to lead the teams in Surrey Police and Sussex Police who continuously work selflessly and tirelessly in order to keep people in our counties safe.

We are looking for talented and inspirational people who put the needs of the public at the heart of everything that they do and who want to make a difference. If you feel you are that person then we want to hear from you.

We wish you all the very best with your application.

Chief Constable Tim De Meyer & Chief Constable Jo Shiner


As the first point of contact for the community, you’ll need to be a great communicator; calm, confident and compassionate. You’ll need to be able to listen carefully, think through challenges and find solutions. Above all, you’ll simply care about the community and want to do what you can to keep it safe.

It’s a challenging role, but also incredibly rewarding.

If you want to help keep your community safe, then join us now and help make a difference, together.


To apply as a PCSO you must:

Be aged 17 at point of application. You must be 18 before you can start.

Have a full UK manual driving licence, by time of appointment.

Hold a GCSE A*-C (4-9) or Level 2 Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths, at point of application.

You must have lived in the UK for three continuous years immediately prior to application.

Have leave to enter or leave to remain and work in the UK for an indefinite period.

Not have six penalty points or more

Not be a member of the British National Party (BNP) or other relevant organisations

Not have tattoos which could cause offence

Not have served a prison sentence.

What we offer you

For PCSOs the pay and holiday benefits are as follows:

Starting salary of £26,109 plus an unsocial hours allowance of £1,675 per annum.*

Fully-funded professional qualification – Level 4 Diploma in Community Policing Practice.

25 days per year annual leave, rising to 29 days depending on your length of service.

A competitive benefits package including pension, flexible benefits, employee assistance programme for advice and counselling, access to discounts / savings /cash-back rewards.

A progressive approach to flexible working, enhanced maternity and paternity leave and potential for a career break (after two years’ service).

Opportunities to join various support networks, staff associations and sports clubs.

*unsocial hours allowance is paid upon successful completion of your training.

Contact Details

For any queries please contact the Recruitment Team at 


Please note, the job advert may be closed earlier than expected. We expect a high volume of applications so please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible.

Diversity Statement

We are only as good as our people.  It's really important that our officers and staff can be themselves in the workplace and we know that as an organisation we'll grow from the variety of thinking, approach and skills that diversity brings; all of which help us to deliver a better policing service. We strive to ensure how we deliver our services, provide information and how we recruit is open and accessible to all.

We have multiple staff support groups who help to improve our understanding of minority issues and ensure they are reflected in our work. We are proud members of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and Disability Confident, a signatory of the Race at Work Charter and aligned with the Armed Forces Covenant and the HeForShe movement.

We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities. Regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, disability, social status or religious belief, we would love to hear from you.

Please use the following links to find out more on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Surrey Police and Sussex Police