What we're looking for
We are looking for people with the initiative and willingness to learn new skills and methods for combating crime and violence.
CSOs come from a wide variety of backgrounds, but all share certain attributes. They must, for example:
Be confident, level-headed and mature
Have experience and confidence in dealing with difficult people and complex situations
Be sensitive, but also thick-skinned
Have good communication skills
Work well as part of a team
Have the stamina for long stretches on foot patrol
Exhibit excellent communication skills
Be patient in dealing with all types of people, some of whom may be drunk or hostile
As a CSO you will be solving problems and making sound decisions every day and:
Must be a good communicator, have good interpersonal skills and stay calm under pressure
Should be innovative and highly motivated
Be reasonably fit to carry out your duties properly - a fitness test forms part of the recruitment process
All CSOs must be able to speak and write English fluently.