Blackstones Policing for the PCSO

Paperback | January 18, 2015

EditorBryn Caless

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Blackstone's Policing for the PCSO is the third edition of the bestselling Blackstone's PCSO Handbook, representing the changing needs of this unique group within the police service. Providing up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the role and functions of Police Community Support Officers(PCSOs), this revised format offers a more effective and practical resource covering all the elements of PCSO training nationally. With clear explanations of powers and procedures, the third edition has been updated to reflect the evolution of the PCSO's role within the police family since its inception over 10 years ago. It includes all the information that you will need in your PCSO career: from application, interview, andadmission checks, through to joining a police force, embarking on training, and working in the field with Community Policing Teams. Featuring updated key National Occupational Standards for PCSOs, it also contains all the required learning outcomes for the wider police learning and developmentprogramme and covers areas from crime scenes and gathering evidence, to decision making and community engagement. Throughout, case scenarios, flow charts, and checklists illustrate and clarify key areas of procedure, and knowledge check sections help you improve your understanding and monitor yourprogress. Additionally, reference and definition boxes provide handy and accessible refreshers about the law and powers available to PCSOs. Written by highly-experienced practitioners alongside recently-appointed Police Community Support Officers, this is the only book a PCSO will need, wherever you are deployed, as well as being an invaluable aid to PCSO trainers and police tutors alike.

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Blackstone's Policing for the PCSO is the third edition of the bestselling Blackstone's PCSO Handbook, representing the changing needs of this unique group within the police service. Providing up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the role and functions of Police Community Support Officers(PCSOs), this revised format offers a more e...

Dr Bryn Caless is Senior Lecturer in Policing at Canterbury Christ Church University and author of, or contributor to, a number of Blackstone's texts, including on police practice and PCSOs. After an active military career, Bryn was appointed Head of HR for Kent Police and Director of the Kent Police College, where he served for eight...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:January 18, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198704542

ISBN - 13:9780198704546

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Table of Contents

1. Coming In2. Joining Up3. Knowledge and Skills4. National Occupational Standards5. Close Encounters6. Community Focus7. Standards and the Future8. Tasks and Knowledge Tests

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"The first edition of the PCSO handbook has proved to be a valuable resource both for the student and also as reference material for trainers." --Julia MeGuinness, PCSO Trainer, Kent Police College