Sussex Police Launches Latest Officer Recruitment Drive


Sussex Police has opened applications for new police officers as part of its commitment to bolster officer numbers across the county.

The force’s latest recruitment window opened yesterday (Mon 27th September), welcoming applications over the following two weeks and encouraging members of the community to consider a career in policing.

The campaign urges potential applicants to ‘Change your life. Change lives’, highlighting the incredible impact police officers have in their communities, alongside the wealth of career opportunities on offer.

This financial year, Sussex Police will grow by 117 officers, building on the additional 129 constables welcomed to the force in 2020/21. The growth in workforce comes as a result of the government’s Police Uplift Campaign, strengthened through a rise in the local council tax precept.

Now, applications are sought for recruits to join the force from June 2022 onwards as part of the three-year Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship programme, during which they will study for a degree in professional policing practice while undertaking their training. Applicants need 2 A levels comprising of one A level grade A* - C or Level 3 equivalent and one A Level Grade A*-E, or AS Level in a different subject, or Level 3 equivalent. You must have a minimum overall of 48 UCAS points.

With opportunities to specialise in a wide range of policing specialisms, a career as a police officer opens doors to roles in areas such as safeguarding, community engagement, investigations and anti-terrorism.

With this vast range of career opportunities to explore and diverse demands each day, police leaders are urging people from communities across Sussex and further afield to consider a career dedicated to making a difference.

If you 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 and the resilience to serve the community every single day; then being a police officer could be the career you've always dreamed of.

Recruitment will close on Monday 11 October and it is expected there will be a high volume of applications. Therefore apply now and help make a real difference to your community.

Visit our website here to find out more and to apply.

Notice Date: 28/09/2021