The usage of Police Community Support Officers

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Dear West Yorkshire Police,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information.

Please may you provide me with an up to date list that details which discretionary powers are designated for Police Community Support Officers in your force if they are used within your force?

If you do utilise Police Community Support Officers, what are the advantages of having both Police Community Support Officers as well as regular Police Constables?

If you do not have Police Community Support Officers, what are the reasonings/advantages to this?

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

If you can identify any ways that my request could be refined I would be grateful for any further advice and assistance.

Yours faithfully,

James Thomas

Freedom of Information,

Classification: OFFICIAL

Good afternoon

Details of PCSO powers for West Yorkshire Police are in the public domain, please see the below link:

Some advantages of PCSOs can be found on the following link:

Kind regards
Gemma Burton
Disclosure Officer
Information Management
Digital Policing
West Yorkshire Police, Admin 4, Laburnum Road, Wakefield WF1 3QS
Telephone: 01924 296006

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