Suffolk police hiring control room operators and PCSOs

PUBLISHED: 09:03 12 September 2019 | UPDATED: 09:12 12 September 2019

Suffolk police Contact and Control room  Picture: LAUREN DE BOISE

Suffolk police Contact and Control room Picture: LAUREN DE BOISE


Suffolk Constabulary has launched a recruitment drive for 10 new control room operators and two PCSOs.

The 10 full time posts are based in the 24/7 Contact and Control Room, at police headquarters, Martlesham.

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Meanwhile, Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) are wanted for the Kesgrave and Rushmere, and Haverhill or Newmarket beats.

Control room operators will have to speak with emergency and non-emergency callers, make difficult decisions under pressure, give advice over the phone on various issues, learn to use a digital radio communication system to direct officers, and be able to audio type at 30 words per minute.

An advert for the job of Suffolk Constabulary's website says: "It's not an easy job working in our Contact and Control Room, but it can be hugely rewarding."

For full details of the roles of control room operator and PCSO, visit

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