Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate


Police Accredited Patrol Officers required to work at various locations across London. These are full time permanent opportunities.

Red Snapper Recruitment (RSR) are working in partnership with Parkguard Limited for this recruitment process.

RSR Police is a market leading recruitment business dedicated to supplying experienced practitioners on a temporary, contractual or permanent basis to the Law Enforcement, Regulatory, Local and Central Government talent markets.

Parkguard is a service provider to local authorities, police and provide a wide range of services. This is specifically designed to support and improve the communities they work in. Services are delivered on behalf of public bodies and as an organisation they are regulated by the individual authority and the Police as part of the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme to ensure accountability and transparency. Parkguard’s methodology draws upon an array of approaches and has been developed over 15 years, building extensive experience and expertise specifically in relation to community safety, managing antisocial behaviour and addressing quality of life issues.

Parkguard have immediate opportunities available in North, East and West London locations.

Working Days: 5 day week variable (Friday, Saturday & Sundays priority days)

Shifts: Working hours vary between 11:00 and 02:00 (Primarily between 12:00 and 00:00)

Total hours per week: Average around 45hrs p/w but extra hours available.

Successful applicants will be employed as a Patrol Officer working as part of a team responsible for patrolling parks, open spaces, housing estates.

These roles are street-based (public realm) uniformed patrol, deployed in a Police and Local Authority support capacity, to manage public nuisance within parks, open spaces and housing estates through presence patrolling and enforcement. To support the public and other partner agencies in the overall management of anti-social behaviour, nuisance and quality of life issues. The area of responsibility is borough wide and the locations of work within the borough are determined by intelligence-led tasking, call response and Police briefings.

Duties include

Assist the public on behalf of the Local Authority with regards to safety and welfare.

Gather information and intelligence for directed and further action against offenders, share information and facilitate a range of harm reduction and enforcement initiatives.

Provide uniformed patrols in the public domain to manage and reduce ASB and other forms of nuisance in a borough/area wide setting.

Deploy to hot spot localities identified by the Local Authority, Police and the public and actively prioritise low level and quality of life issues.

Work in partnership with Local Service providers: Police, Intelligence Units, Crime Reduction and Community Safety Units.

Provide a reduction in the fear of crime and improved reassurance through committed public liaison and by attending various Council, Police and public meetings in relation to this role.

Key Requirement and Essential Skills

Acceptance to undergo a process of criminal record or security vetting checks

A valid driver’s licence and own means of transport to and from the work base, the location of which may change from assignment to assignment.

Proficiency levels in spoken and written English and other language desirable

Conversant using Microsoft office and demonstrate the ability to learn other computer programmes and systems as required for the role.

Live within a commutable travelling distance of North, East and West London (no more than 1/1.5hrs) or means to stay locally during each period of work

A good level of understanding of criminal law and an ability to learn policy, process and role specific legislation

Be physically fit and able to patrol on foot and work from a vehicle for the duration of each shift.

Be able to wear body armour and manage physical altercations.

Be compassionate and motivated to support and help the public.

Be willing to work in close partnership with Police and other organisations

Excellent communication, negotiation and mediation skills.

Be able to deal with confrontational, volatile and potentially physical incidents.

Excellent personal presentation.

If you would like to be considered for this position and have the relevant experience, then please email your CV to

Alternatively, if this role is not for you but you do know somebody who would be interested please refer them to ourselves. We have a referral bonus scheme and will pay up in retail vouchers of your choice, for referrals who are not already known to us.

Due to the high volume of applications received, if you do not hear from us within 7 working days your application has been unsuccessful.

RSR Police is member of the Red Snapper Group.

The Red Snapper Group acts as an employment agency (permanent) and as an employment business (temporary) - a free and confidential service to candidates.

The Red Snapper Recruitment Group is an equal opportunities employer.

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