New Community Support Officers join Gwent Police

Gwent Police have welcomed 36 new Community Support Officers (CSOs) into the force.

The new officers will join more than 120 existing CSOs currently operating across Gwent.

Community Support Officers fulfil a wide variety of roles, including supporting neighbourhood policing teams, patrolling within the community, and delivering crime prevention and personal safety advice.

Police and Crime Commissioner Jeff Cuthbert said: “Community Support Officers are the link between the police and our communities, helping to develop trust and building greater community cohesion across Gwent. It is not an easy job and CSOs are often supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

“Starting a new career in the emergency services, working on the front line during a pandemic, takes bravery and commitment. These new officers are dedicated to supporting and serving our communities and they will be a welcome addition to Gwent Police at a crucial time. I wish them all the best in their new careers.”