PCSO Powers

In the interests of ensuring clear understanding of the role of our Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), the powers available to PCSO’s in the Northamptonshire Constabulary are:-

  1. To issue fixed penalty notices for obstruction (not for parking offences).
  2. To issue penalty notices for disorder.
  3. To seize drugs alcohol and tobacco.
  4. To deal with multiple anti-social behaviours.
  5. To arrange removal of abandoned vehicles*.
  6. To issue Community Protection Notices.
  7. To enforce bylaws.

* This is done using ELVIS (End of Life Vehicle Impound Scheme). The scheme is also available to any resident via the West Northants Council website.