Jews wanted by police
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-07-03
London's Metropolitan Police is looking to recruit more police community support officers (PCSO) from London's ethnic communities including Jewish Londoners.
It hopes an additional 1500 people will take on the roll as part of the extension of the Safer Neighbourhood project which sees three police officers supported by three support officers dedicated to an area.
Police community support officers can earn up to £25,000 a year and are entitled to a number of benefits including free bus travel.
A recruitment day taking place this Friday between 9am and 4pm as well as on Saturday in south east London aims to provide information to the public on the role of a support officer and what opportunities there are.
"PCSOs contribute to policing in London by providing a visible and reassuring presence," said Chief Superintendent Steve Bloomfield, head of the Safer Neighbourhoods Programme. "They also play a vital role in Safer Neighbourhoods Teams where they work alongside Police Officers. The teams work with the local community to identify and tackle local problems such as anti-social behaviour or graffiti."