Changes to PCSO powers

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Changes to PCSO powers

Post by moi1985 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:45 pm

The first of December saw the commencement of section 38 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017, which relates to police staff powers. Part 1 and 2 of Schedule 4 of the Police Reform Act 2002 are now deleted and we can be designated with any power of a constable (with a few exceptions).
Question is, has any force updated their PCSO Designation Card to take in to account these changes?

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Re: Changes to PCSO powers

Post by falkor » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:48 pm

moi thanks for that, can you give an example of this in practice please?

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Re: Changes to PCSO powers

Post by moi1985 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:30 am

The power to issue an FPN for cycling on the pavement no longer comes from paragraph 1(2)(b) of
Schedule 4 to the Police
Reform Act 2002, it now comes from Section 72 of the Road Traffic Act 1835, same as a PCs power.

Also, there is now no such thing as Standard Powers, all powers are at the discretion of the Chief Constable.

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