Extra Sussex Police Officers By 2022

31 July 2018, 07:39 | Updated: 31 July 2018, 10:25

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Sussex Police is looking to recruit 8 hundred police officers across Sussex over the next four years. It's being made possible after a rise in council tax this year.

Sussex Police is recruiting additional police constables to strengthen local policing. This recruitment forms part of the drive to protect the most vulnerable by recruiting 800 police officers across Sussex over the next four years, following the rise in council tax.

Deputy Chief Constable Bernie O’Reilly believes this is a great time to join Sussex Police. 

“Policing is a fantastic career - interesting, varied and fulfilling. Our teams have a real sense of pride in the work they do every day to protect people. During the same shift you will protect victims of domestic abuse, respond to emergency incidents with only minutes to work out what’s happened and relentlessly pursue criminals. You will be brave, compassionate and professional at all times. Your values will be solid – you will be supported and trusted to make decisions that can have significant consequences. We only recruit the best – is that you ?”

Commenting on the recruitment drive, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: “This new round of police officer recruitment is excellent news for Sussex Police and for the communities they serve, acknowledging that the public need to see and feel a difference from strengthened local policing.”

The application window for police constables opens on Monday, 30 July and will remain open until midnight Monday 13 August