Government only doing ‘half the job’ by replacing police officers, says UNISON

The government must replace hundreds of police community support officer (PCSO) and other police staff jobs axed across the east of England since the start of austerity, UNISON said today. The union warns that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pledge to recruit extra police officers is not enough on its own to halt the rise in […]

Suffolk Constabulary reveal plans to axe over half of PCSOs

Preventing compulsory redundancies will be a priority Plans to axe more than half of Suffolk’s police community support officers (PCSOs) would put public safety at risk UNISON has told Suffolk Constabulary. The proposed cuts would see a 78% reduction in the number of PCSOs in the county since 2010. The number of PCSO posts will […]

UNISON welcomes Martham Parish Council’s support for keeping PCSOs in Norfolk

Wednesday 22 November 2017 – for immediate use UNISON welcomes Martham Parish Council’s support for keeping PCSOs in Norfolk Commenting on Martham Parish Council’s opposition to the proposed removal of police community support officers (PCSOs) from Norfolk, Chris Jenkinson, UNISON regional secretary said, “The concerns of parish councillors in Martham over the disappearance of visible […]

Norfolk PCC forced to apologise after insulting county’s PCSOs

Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Lorne Green has been forced to apologise after insulting the 150 PCSOs in the county are who under threat of redundancy. At a public meeting held Long Stratton on Tuesday the Conservative PCC said that he would not employ more PCSOs even if he had “all the money in […]

Scrapping police community support officers is short-sighted, says UNISON general secretary

Friday 20 October 2017   UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has today (Friday) written to the Home Secretary Amber Rudd, urging her to intervene to stop the scrapping of police community support officers in Norfolk. In the letter he said: “This is an extremely short-sighted move by the Norfolk constabulary. “Police community support officers play […]