Seventy new officers for Sussex Police

13/09/2018

Seventy new police officers Sussex have joined Sussex Police, the largest intake in more than ten years. They will be patrolling the streets from December after their training is complete.

The recruitment to local teams has been made possible by this year’s rise in council tax.

Commenting on the latest recruitment, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said:

“I want to thank local taxpayers across our county for helping Sussex Police invest in the recruitment of 70 new police officers this week.

"This is just the start of an exciting, four-year recruitment drive that will add 200 more officers to our current numbers. It gives reassurance to residents that Sussex Police values our neighbourhoods and sends criminals a strong message that they won’t get an easy ride in Sussex.

"I really look forward to welcoming the first cohort of new officers and following their training and deployment as they acquire the unique skills and experience that makes police officers so valued by local communities.”

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