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Met Police PCSOs
PCSOs were introduced into London in 2002 to provide the city with an increased visible police presence and to enable regular Police Officers to make more effective use of their specialist skills and training tackling crime, making communities safer.

For more details on these roles please see the PCSO Guidance Notes.

PCSOs generally perform routine duties, assisting and supporting Police Officers, gathering intelligence, carrying out security patrols and, through their presence alone, reassuring the public. Where possible, they also attend to matters not requiring police powers.

30 March 2009

A PCS member from the Metropolitan Police has been commended for bravery. George McNaught, a community support officer in west London, wrestled a gun out of the hands of a suspect.

George McNaught (right) with police commissioner Paul Stephenson. (Photo: Colin Lee, Metropolitan Police.)

George was patrolling Victoria station when he stopped the suspect who was behaving suspiciously.

The next thing he knew she pulled out a gun, first pointing it at him and then at a young boy who happened to be passing.



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