Sussex Police Launch Recruitment Drive

Monday 17th June 2019

Sussex Police launches Police Officer recruitment drive, applications now open (closing date 01/07/2019)

As a result of the increased funding to the precept from the Police and Crime Commissioner, Sussex Police launch their latest recruitment drive today and are looking for people who have got what it takes to join them on the front-line as a Police Officer.

Being a Police Officer is one of the most personally rewarding, challenging and diverse careers available. Tackling crime, taking knives off the streets, engaging and educating young people and being the person everyone looks towards for help; no two days are the same.

Officers are dedicated to keeping communities safe and feeling safe, identifying and protecting vulnerable people, preventing and responding to harm. It is a vital role in our mission to protect and serve the people of Sussex. Which is why we are looking for people who have the judgment to make quick decisions; are confident to be the first person in; have the compassion and empathy to help those in need; who will have their colleagues back no matter what and the resilience to serve our community every single day.

In return, successful recruits are promised a good starting salary, great training experiences, opportunities for progression through the ranks or within specialist fields such as detective, firearms and public protection and the pride that comes from helping others.

A first for Sussex Police, individuals can now join as an officer through one of two new entry routes, created by the College of Policing with the demands of modern day policing in mind. Launching in Sussex in December 2019, the police constable degree apprenticeship offers three-year apprenticeship programme where individuals will study towards a degree in professional policing practice. The Degree Holder Entry Programme is aimed at existing degree holders of any subject area and will launch in early 2020. Offering a two-year practice based programme, individuals receive a level six graduate diploma in professional policing practice.

Chief Constable Giles York said: I am delighted Sussex Police is launching this recruitment drive for the next three years to find the next generation of police officers. As a result of the precept increase, I am pleased to welcome applications for our 2020 police officer cohorts. The public will see more policing where it is needed most, always prioritising areas where communities face the greatest challenges.

I believe being a police officer is one of the most personally rewarding, challenging and diverse careers available. It will appeal to those who want to make a difference, offering a lifetime of opportunities and I am particularly appealing to those who may never have thought policing was for them.

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: I am pleased that the recruitment window is open again for police officers in Sussex, continuing our biggest recruitment drive in 10 years. It is also encouraging that every successful applicant will be accepted through the new entry routes, making them even better equipped to face the challenges of modern day policing.

I know from speaking extensively to residents that they value their police force very highly and they want to see more visible policing in the areas where they live and work. Sussex residents deserve the very best police force and I am confident that we will attract high calibre candidates who will serve all our communities well. If you feel you have what it takes and want to play your part, we look forward to receiving your application.

For more information, and to apply today, visit:

Sussex Police

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 Our village luncheon club, a HUB where our seniors from the village and surrounding areas can meet once a week.

 We have guest speakers, entertainment, refreshments and a 

Two-course meal, prepared at our beautiful Village Hall.

 Here comes the crux of the matter: we are struggling to find a replacement cook at short notice, so a plea is going out to the village and anyone reading this who may know of a person, possibly a retiree who would want a part time job, a day a week, to cook for up to 40 people and be involved in the community. This is a paid post. The project has a dedicated team assisting the cook in the kitchen, with the preparation and cleaning up.

 The cook works from 8am to 1.30pm on Tuesday and would be required to shop for the materials the night before, there is renumeration for this as well.

The applicant would need to be a driver unless they are within walking distance of the Hall and have a Food and Hygiene certificate, Level 2.

 So, Parishioners would you please wrack your brains, if you know of anyone who may fit the bill. We have advertised, networked and are struggling to find a cook. It may be an ex school cook, someone from the services or the hospitality industry. Please help!


Ann Nicholls  

Chairman, Pett Older People’s Project 


01424 813043   


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Bogus phone calls and visits: advice from Sussex Police

Sussex Police urge residents to remain vigilant to bogus phone calls and visitors.
Police have received nine reports in just under two weeks of people falling victim to courier fraud.
In each case residents have been called or visited by someone purporting to be from Dyno-Rod, a national plumbing and drainage company, claiming emergency work was required on tree roots that are causing damage to sewers and a cash deposit was needed to hire the required equipment.
On Monday, June 3 a woman in Hove received a phone call asking for payment for the equipment. A man came round shortly after to collect her card and £250 was withdrawn.
On the same day a woman in Hove received a similar phone call with the request for payment. No money was handed over.
On Tuesday (June 4) two Worthing and a Brighton woman were targeted both on the phone and in person. No money was handed over. On the same day a Worthing man handed over £450 to a man who stated money was required to fix a drainage issue.
On Wednesday (June 5) a Brighton woman received a phone call asking for payment but she checked with the council who confirmed it was a scam. No money was handed over..
On Thursday (June 6) a disabled woman in Worthing handed over her card and PIN to pay for the deposit of the equipment. A total of £1,800 was taken from the account before the card was stopped.
Police have been providing support, including advice and assistance on prevention measures.
PC Bernadette Lawrie, the Sussex Police Financial Abuse Safeguarding Officer said; “Remember – no police officer, or bank staff on the phone, will ever ask for your bank details or for cash. Don’t give your details or cash to anyone in these circumstances!
“Luckily the majority of the victims realised something didn’t feel quite right and made contact with a professional body who confirmed the matter was a scam.
“For further advice and information on preventing this type of fraud, click the link for the Sussex Police website.”

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Seen something suspicious or have information about a crime or incident? Please contact us online, email us at or call 101.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at