WEST Mercia Police is looking for people to become Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire.

PCSOs deal with minor offences and support front line policing, working within neighbourhood policing teams.

They help solve local issues by getting out in the community, connecting with local people, offering advice and support.

Rachel Hartland Lane, director of business services at West Mercia Police, said: “We are looking for people who want to make a real difference in their communities by becoming a PCSO.

“We are looking for people who are confident, level-headed, positive and mature, with the ability to deal with difficult people and situations. We particularly welcome people with wide life experience and evidence of public service and community engagement, perhaps as a change of career or returning to work after raising a family – more than half of our current PCSOs are women.

“Successful applicants will get a sense of achievement from helping to create a strong community, working with a great team of colleagues. People in the local area get to know you, talk to you and share their concerns with you as you will spend a lot of time outdoors, patrolling on foot and by bike.”

Applications can be made through the West Mercia Police website at www.westmercia.police.uk/careers until 7 May 2021.