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Over 30 new job vacancies at Sussex Police

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If you’ve ever dreamed about becoming a dog handler, firearms officer or detective, then Sussex Police want to hear from you.

Recruitment has opened for the third time in two years to join Sussex Police as a police officer with 36 vacancies available. Being a police officer is a unique job making a real difference to people’s lives on a daily basis. It offers the chance to specialise in many areas including working in public protection or specialist investigations.

“It’s about keeping the community in policing and the police in the community”

Deputy Chief Constable Laurence Taylor believes recruiting to high standard and the best talent means attracting candidates from all communities.

He said:

“I have found being a police officer an incredibly rewarding job and am proud of the difference Sussex Police makes to people’s lives when they need us most. I would encourage you to consider a career with us.

“Policing is a fantastic career which is varied and rewarding. Ensuring we have a police force which truly represents our communities is essential and will mean we continue to keep our communities safe. By joining our team of highly motivated people, the new recruits will focus on protecting those who are vulnerable and catching those who commit crimes.”

Commenting on the recruitment drive, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, said: 

“I have always maintained that protecting neighbourhood policing is a top priority because it matters so much to local people. It’s about keeping the community in policing and the police in the community and providing a reassuring police presence. These new officers will be a welcome addition in helping to keep us all safe.”

Applicants who may have any questions about the process should look at the comprehensive FAQs. If a question is not covered then applicants can email recruitment@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Find out about why becoming a police officer might be the job for you

Eligibility Criteria:
To apply for the role of police constable, you will need to:

  • be aged 18 years or over (on the day you submit your application)
  • have lived in the UK for three continuous years, immediately prior to application
  • have leave to enter or leave to remain in the UK for an indefinite period
  • have achieved a standard of education equivalent to Level 3 or above
  • not be a member of the British National Party (BNP) or other relevant organisations, such as Combat 18 or The National Front
  • not have tattoos which could cause offence
  • have no more than six penalty points on your driving license and/or two more motoring offences within the last three years prior to application
  • have a driving license before appointment but not necessary at application

The application window for the role opens on Monday, 12 February and will remain open, 24 hours a day, until midnight Monday 5 March. Applicants will not be at any disadvantage if they apply towards the end of the window, as long as their application is received by the deadline.

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Council have plans in place for ‘Beast from the East’

Salting operations are to continue throughout the period; snow ploughs will be fitted when required to ensure main roads are kept open.

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Yellow warnings for snow in Crawley have been issued by the Met Office until Wednesday. Photo: MetOffice

Snowfall will be effecting most of the country over the forthcoming week and the Met Office have issued yellow weather warnings for snow as well as amber warnings for some areas.

Following these warnings, West Sussex County Council have said they have plans in place to keep main roads open.

A West Sussex Highways spokesman said:

“Precautionary salting operations will continue throughout the period and snow ploughs will be fitted when required to ensure main roads are kept open.

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“We are therefore advising Town and Parish Councils to be prepared to enact their Winter Management Plans IF and when we issue an instruction to do so.”

A further update will be issued later today.

The County Council’s winter campaign website page has several sections giving advice on ‘staying warm’ please click here.

If you know or look after someone who may be susceptible to the effects of this cold weather period, please help ensure they stay warm and well and check in advance that they are prepared for this cold spell.

WSCC have offered some general advice including:

• Stay tuned in to weather forecasts.
• Check and maintain daytime room temperatures of 21°C.
• Check bedroom night-time temperatures and maintain it at 18°C or warmer.
• Keep warm and active and, if you have to go out, dress warmly and wear non-slip shoes.
• If you are concerned about your own health or welfare, or that of others, please alert the emergency services – details: emergency services.

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