NORTH Yorkshire Police have launched a recruitment campaign for Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs).

The force is looking for community-minded people who want to improve the quality of life in their neighbourhoods.

Posts are available in locations across the county but police are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with a desire to work in the Scarborough, Filey and Whitby areas.

North Yorkshire Police currently have 179 PCSOs and the new recruitment campaign is designed to increase this to 183 - and maintain numbers as PCSOs progress their careers or leave the force.

In Scarborough there will be a small increase in the number of PCSOs.

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said: “PCSOs make a real difference to local people and are significant in making our area one of the safest places to live in England.

“They work closely with local residents and businesses, and are proactive in tackling crime and anti-social behaviour.

“They also provide an essential link with councils, schools and other partner agencies to address issues that matter most to residents.”

For more information visit or call 01609-789642.

The closing date for applications is Monday, December 31 at 4pm.