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Neighbourhood Policing Constable

Role Purpose

Neighbourhood officer, working as part of a neighbourhood policing team, to provide a presence that is accessible to, responsible for, and accountable to that community.

Working collaboratively to address community issues through the use of problem-solving by integrated working with a range of public and private partners, building trust and confidence and developing a detailed understanding of the community.

Key Accountabilities


  • Identify threat, harm and risk through developing an understanding of local issues in order to best protect the community.


  • Engage with partners to support and safeguard vulnerable individuals and groups within the community to prevent them becoming victims or repeat victims of crime or disorder.


  • Identify a range of approaches, including partnership working, to manage and divert those at risk of reoffending to reduce their impact on the community.


  • Support community engagement and participation in policing by aiding in the development of a range approaches to support crime prevention, building social cohesion and building community confidence in policing.


  • Use recognised problem solving techniques to develop targeted approaches to reduce the impact of crime and disorder on the community.


  • Use policing powers to solve community problems in a just and fair way and explain their use to support the principles of procedural justice and build trust and confidence in policing.

  • Able to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of a local community including society composition, the needs of the vulnerable and local safety issues.

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to set out logical arguments clearly and adapt language, form and message to meet the needs of different people/ audiences.

  • Good team working skills demonstrating awareness of individual differences and providing support as required.

  • Able to proactively develop effective working relationships with colleagues, partners and other stakeholders, understanding their needs and concerns.

  • Able to identify the drivers of behaviour, acting with discretion and emotional intelligence to manage conflict and defuse difficult situations.

  • Problem solving skills with the ability to identify cause and effect and develop a course of action designed to target root causes as well as manage impacts.

  • Able to interpret and apply guidance to a specific activity.

  • Able to critically question and identify potential opportunities to enhance efficiency and/or effectiveness within own area of work.

  • Able to identify, analyse and manage risk to inform balanced, proportionate, evidence based decisions.

  • Able to review and reflect on own performance objectively and to take steps to maintain and enhance competence and professional standards appropriate to the role.

  • Good time management skills with the able to appropriately prioritise and plan own work.

  • Skilled in the use of standard IT packages, systems and/or databases to fulfil role requirements.

  • Skilled in applying personal safety tactics, including the use of equipment and restraints.

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