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The Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP) is structured around National Occupational Standards (NOS), against which new officers will be trained and assessed. This book, written by police officers, introduces student officers to the key competency areas and elementary skills required. It introduces the key policing skills and guides the reader through typical scenarios, addressing issues in the context of modern policing, and of the relevant professional competencies and occupational standards. This latest edition has been expanded with chapters on the core policing skills, and includes references to the NOS.
The role of the Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) is increasingly demanding and challenging, requiring constant learning and application of practical skills. This book is written as a practical guide for prospective or newly-recruited PCSOs, as well as established officers who want to refresh and develop their knowledge. Linked throughout to the National Occupational Standards, this book introduces the key, universal areas of competency for PCSOs and guides the reader through incidents typical of those PCSOs will encounter. Throughout, these scenarios are addressed with up-to-date policing methods, relevant procedure and legislation.