About the job Police Accredited Patrol Officer
We provide a wide range of services on behalf of Local Authorities, Registered Social Landlords and Police, specifically designed to support and improve the communities that we work in. As our services are delivered on behalf of the public bodies, we are regulated by the individual authority and the Police as part of the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme to ensure accountability and transparency. Our methodology draws upon an array of approaches. It has been developed over 15 years, building extensive experience and expertise concerning community safety, managing anti-social behaviour and addressing quality of life issues. Our work is primarily in a front-line capacity with the overall aim of promoting community safety, reducing anti-social action and the associated quality of life impact as well as offering reassurance and supporting statutory enforcement and harm reduction functions.
Location of work: North, East and West London
Employed Patrol Officer working as part of a team responsible for patrolling Parks, Open Spaces, Housing Estates.
Terms: £28,080 - £32,000 depending on experience and skill set. Employed position with pension and 28 days annual leave
Working as part of a team, these roles are street-based (public realm) uniformed patrol, deployed in a Police and Local Authority support capacity, to manage public nuisance within Parks, Open Spaces and Housing Estates, through presence patrolling and enforcement. To support the public and other partner agencies in the overall management of anti-social behaviour, nuisance and quality of life issues. The area of responsibility is borough-wide, and the locations of work within the borough are determined by intelligence-led tasking, call response and Police briefings.
Duties include (Dependant on the role):
1. Assist the public on behalf of the Local Authority with regards to safety and welfare.
2. Gather information and intelligence for directed and further action against offenders, share information and facilitate a range of harm reduction and enforcement initiatives.
3. Provide uniformed patrols in the public domain to manage and reduce ASB and other forms of nuisance in a borough/area-wide setting.
4. Deploy to hot spot localities identified by the Local Authority, Police and the public and actively prioritise low level and quality of life issues.
5. Work in partnership with Local Service providers: Police, Intelligence Units, Crime Reduction and Community Safety Units.
6. Provide a reduction in fear of crime and improved reassurance through committed public liaison and by attending various Council, Police and public meetings concerning this role.
Working Days: 5-day week variable (Friday, Saturday & Sundays priority days)
Shifts: Working hours vary between 11:00 and 02:00 (Primarily between 12:00 and 00:00)
Total hours per week: Average around 45hrs p/w but extra hours available.
1. A valid SIA Door Supervisors Licence and DBS Certificate.
2. A valid driver’s licence and own means of transport to and from the work base, the location of which may change from assignment to assignment.
3. Excellent spoken and written English language skills.
4. Be computer literate and able to type competently using Microsoft Word and communicate by email, and able to learn other computer programmes as required for the role.
5. Live within a sustainable/reasonable travelling distance of North, East and West London (no more than 1/1.5hrs) or means to stay locally during each period of work.
6. A right level of understanding of Criminal Law and an ability to learn policy, process and role-specific legislation.
7. Be physically fit and able to patrol on foot and work from a vehicle for the duration of each shift. Be able to wear body armour and manage physical altercations.
8. Be compassionate and motivated to support and help the public.
9. Be willing to work in close partnership with Police and other organisations.
10. Excellent communication, negotiation and mediation skills.
11. Be able to deal with confrontational, volatile and potentially physical incidents.
12. Excellent personal presentation.
13. Police vetting will be required for this role.
*Candidates who are of a Police or Military service background will be prioritised