Sussex Police to get 129 more police officers in first phase of 20k uplift
Sussex PCC Katy Bourne has announced that Sussex Police will get funding for an extra 129 Police officers as part of the Government’s programme to recruit 20,000 more police officers across England and Wales.
“At the National Policing Board yesterday, Ministers confirmed that funding to recruit the first tranche of 6000 police officers is being allocated to forces and Sussex will be able to recruit 129 over the next 18 months.”
“This is on top of the 250 extra police officers that Sussex Police have already started recruiting over the next four years. It is great news and means that Sussex Police numbers will have risen by 379.
“I know that Sussex residents will welcome the prospect of even more police officers that will further strengthen local policing and provide a visible deterrent in our communities.
“The additional capacity for Sussex Police prevention, response and investigations teams will also help them to better allocate their resources and tackle local crime.”