Sussex Police launch recruitment drive

The force have opened police officer recruitment for the first time this year, in a bid to increase officer numbers by 2022.

Applications are open to join a three year programme, where candidates will study for a degree in professional policing practice while undertaking training.

Between now and March 2022, Sussex Police will recruit over 250 officers, which includes an increase of 121 as a result of the government’s Operation Uplift (to add 20,000 new officers nationally) and 30 additional officers funded by the precept.

Director of People Services Adrian Rutherford said, “I have been really pleased to have seen the quality of new officers that we have been recruiting over the past few years, in this time of growth for Sussex Police. This has been enhanced by the new entry routes into policing including the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship programme which has proved highly popular and will equip our new officers with the skills and attitude to provide an excellent service to the public of Sussex.

We are particularly looking to attract candidates from communities who are underrepresented in policing – this is essential to ensure that we can be an effective and high performing force.”

Visit their website for more information and to apply.