Answering your questions

Frequently asked questions

Below are some of the FAQs we get from people joining the MPS as PCSOs.

Click through the various sections below, to find out more about the process.


Becoming a PCSO

How many hours will I have to work?

Which borough will I be working on? Can I choose?

Application & Recruitment Selection Process

How long is the application process?

What will be assessed in my Day 1 interview?

Will I have to do role plays?

What is the pass mark for the day one assessment?

If I am unsuccessful during any part of the application process can I reapply?

Is there an appeals process/how do I appeal?

Pay & Benefits

What is the salary for police community support officers (PCSOs)?


How long is the training course, and what will it include?