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Clacton Police Station

The role of a police community support officer (PCSO) is to reduce crime, fear and antisocial behaviour in the community. PCSO's aim to provide a visible and reassuring presence in the neighbourhood. This means they spend around 80 per cent of their time patrolling their patch on foot or bicycle. Daily tasks vary between police forces. A PCSO's duties might include: Dealing with minor crimes, such as vandalism, graffiti, litter, abandoned vehicles and antisocial behaviour. Intervening at an early stage to try to deter crime. Issuing fixed penalty notices. Providing crime prevention advice, supporting crime victims and reassuring the public. Handling missing persons enquiries. Dealing with nuisance offenders, such as street drinking or begging. Building good relationships with local schools, businesses and community groups. Carrying out house-to-house enquiries. Collecting CCTV evidence. Guarding crime scenes until police officers arrive. Acting as professional witnesses in court when needed. Helping to control crowds at major events, such as football games. Keeping records.

Updated:
9 September 2020
Location:
East of England
Sectors:
Communication, Law

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Our aim to to make all our staff as knowledgeable about Dementia as possible - to have Dementia Friend sessions as part of the induction process

To identify a named person as a Dementia Champion

To work with communities and members of the public to make Tendring a safe place to live and implement procedures to minimize the risks people with dementia encounter

To promote the Herbert Protocol with the public and all organisations that we work with, such as care line

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

At the moment Alzheimers Society are not running the Dementia Champion Training Courses

Member website

www.essex.police.uk

2. Actions