Police Community Support Officers

Former police officer and care worker gets life for attempted murder.

A former police officer and  care worker, who used eye drops and a bleach-based cleaning fluid to poison colleagues at a residential home, has been given a life sentence. Melissa Swift was handed a minimum term of eight years after a court heard how she also sent an anonymous bloodstained letter to her step-sister, threatening […]

1,000 a year less police since 2010

More than 1,000 police community support officer jobs have been cut every year in England since 2010, according to a new report. A study by Unison found there has been a 27% reduction in the number of PCSOs, with more than 4,400 jobs lost. The union said the cuts had left the public with “little […]

Thieving Scam Cop Faces Jail

A former police community support officer from south-east London who stole thousands of pounds by tricking departing air passengers into thinking they were carrying too much cash could be facing jail. Alexis Scott approached travellers as they were about to go through the final gate at Gatwick in Sussex and asked how much money they […]

Cop Charged With Assault

A police community support officer is to appear in court accused of an assault in South Gloucestershire. PCSO Nicholas Pearce has been reported for summons to court for common assault. Avon and Somerset Police said that the family of a 15-year-old boy complained that he had been assaulted by PCSO Pearce during an incident at […]