Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) are an essential part of neighbourhood policing in Northamptonshire. Patrolling the streets and engaging with the public every day, PCSOs are the face of policing within our communities. They are approachable and offer reassurance, help build trust and provide vital support that helps to make our towns and villages safer and stronger.

Being a PCSO is a challenging and satisfying role – with no powers of arrest, communication and problem-solving skills are key tools. Working at the heart of each Neighbourhood Policing Team, our PCSOs complement and support their police officer colleagues, helping fight crime and protect people across Northamptonshire.

Whether you're already an active member of your local community or want to be, becoming a PCSO with Northamptonshire Police is your opportunity to use your local knowledge and problem-solving skills to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour where it matters most to you.

Current vacancies

We are currently recruiting for our next intake of PCSOs.

Please note: The application window will close on November 10, 2020.

Use the link below to submit an application and start your career with us.

Current vacancies

Life as a PCSO - meet Kirsten

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Kirsten Bates is one of our Police Community Support Officers (PCSO), working within the Daventry Neighbourhood Policing Team to engage with the local community and help fight crime.

Find out why she finds her job so rewarding.

Find out more

To get tailored careers advice, support and one-to-one guidance through the recruitment process, you can access our Hub. This is an enhanced recruitment service available at police headquarters and accessible to the public.

Those wishing to access the Hub must arrange an appointment to visit Force Headquarters, Wootton Hall, by emailing recruitment@northants.pnn.police.uk or calling 101, extension 342401.

The service is accessible Monday to Friday between 11am and 2pm or 4pm and 5pm. Members of the public should report to reception for their pre-arranged appointment with proof of ID.

You can also ask any questions about a career with Northamptonshire Police, or to express an interest outside of an application window, by emailing recruitment@northants.pnn.police.uk