'Welcome, i'm PCSO 420, how may I help you?'
While Searching 'PCSO' on Google.co.uk, you found the above photo. You have now confirmed that God moves in mysterious ways, bloody beautiful.
The role of a PCSO is to provide a high visibility presence on the streets, as you have seen, it is going quite well. You are not 'anti pcso', because you have worked with one or two, and they were good at their job.
According to the Policecouldyou.co.uk website they are:
1. Contributing to the regeneration of local communities
2. Increasing public safety
3. Dealing with truants, graffiti, abandoned vehicles, litter, missing persons enquiries
4. Helping to support crime victims
5. Controlling crowds at major events, such as football games or concerts.
Now they are going to put behind desks. 350 are going to be replacing Civilian Counter Staff in the Metropolitan Police and they are even considering putting them in call centres.
Therefore a complete U-Turn from their original purpose.
When the hell is someone going to make a decision and stick to it?
How can they be out in the community if they are sat behind desks? They can't have a 'Police COMMUNITY SUPPORT Officer' sat in a Police Station, wake up Sir Ian Blair!
"I hate this bastard place, it's a bloody holiday camp for thieves and weirdoes, all the rubbish. You nail a villain and some ponced up pin stripe Hampstead barrister screws it all up like an old fag packet and pops off for a game of squash and a glass of Madeira. He's taking home 30 grand a year and we can just about afford 10 days in Eastbourne and a second hand car. Nah, it's all bloody wrong, my son."