Friday, October 17, 2008

PCSO powers to be expanded


PCSOs, are to be given powers to detain members of the public, it was announced by Jacqui Smith yesterday.

PCSOs, introduced in 2002 by the Home Secretary David Blunkett, have previously been criticised and have been disparagingly referred to as "plastic policemen" and "Blunkett's bobbies".

In September 2007, two PCSOs were heavily criticised after 10-year-old Jordan Lyon drowned in a pond in Wigan.

The two officers stood on the bank and radioed for help instead of jumping in to rescue the child.

They told an inquest that they were not trained to do so.

3 Comments:

Blogger PCSO Bloggs said...

What is your point? Is it a good thing or a bad thing in your opinion?

Fri Oct 17, 02:31:00 pm GMT  
Anonymous PCSO said...

Ms Smith is only making this anouncement 6 years late. ive had the power to detain since I started

Sun Oct 19, 10:26:00 am GMT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PCSOs are ignorant, poorly-educated retards, who wouldn't get a job in the Salvation Army.

Sun Nov 02, 08:40:00 pm GMT  

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