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The Future Role of our local Police Community Support Officers
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08-09-2015 04:45 PM

I've been made aware of a recent meeting that all PCSO's on Safer Neighbourhood Teams were asked to attend at Lewisham Police Station regarding their future roles.

It appears there are two options with a decision being made on 29th September.

1 - All PCSO's (just over 1000) will lose their jobs and be made redundant.
2- Dedicated Ward Officers on our Safer Neighbourhood Team (629 posts at moment) will be retained and jobs will have to be reapplied for, therefore 350 posts will be lost.

As far as I'm aware PCSO's are only being cut to try and make savings within the Met.

The PCSO's/SNT play an important role in our community and I think it would be a great loss if FH lost them. They provide the public with reassurance, help victims of crime, reduce antisocial behaviour and engage with the community on a daily basis.

Has anyone got any suggestions on how we can help try to stop this happening?
Would a petition help out at such short notice?

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