More than 500 people responded to Sussex Police’s advert for Police Community Support Officers.
The Force began its search for new PCSOs on December 11 and those who got through will now face a selection process which involves scenario tests, English skills and verbal reasoning. The successful candidates will join Sussex Police for an eight-week initial course before being tutored on the streets.
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne (pictured above), said, “This is a great result, particularly given that the recruitment window was open for just three weeks and over the holiday period. I am delighted that there are so many residents out there who see the value in becoming a PCSO and making a difference in their local communities. I wish those who have been initially successful all the very best with the next stage of the application process.”