Conditions of service
Working hours and shift patterns
Shift patterns: varies from force to force. may be 2 days, 2 evenings, 2 nights and 4 days off or similar.
Basic training period
If you join the force as a member of Police Staff then you will attend a 2 day induction course during your first six months of employment.
Throughout your career as a Police Staff or PCSO
Training for Police staff roles is generally provided on-the-job as is relevant to the role. However in specific roles you may be required to attend particular internal or external courses to help you carry out your role and these will be discussed with you once you start employment by your line manger.
Additional training available
We are committed to helping you develop your skills and career by giving you the opportunity to attend internal and external courses, occasionally providing extra time off and funding for study towards a professional qualification.
If you want to continue with your education, you will be able to apply for help towards the cost of the course, providing it is relevant to your role and career.
If you have what it takes to succeed in leadership roles, you may be able to join the High Potential Development Scheme (HPDS) which will provide you with additional individually tailored support and training to help you achieve your potential.
the frine benefits are :-Flexible working
- paid over time