Sussex Police wants to recruit 80 new constables

JPCT 22-01-13 S13040736X Katy Bourne, Sussex Police Crime Commissioner visiting WSCT offices -  photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT 22-01-13 S13040736X Katy Bourne, Sussex Police Crime Commissioner visiting WSCT offices - photo by Steve Cobb
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SUSSEX Police wants to appoint 80 new constables after a three year recruitment freeze.

From 10am on Monday, men or women over 18 can apply for the position.

The drive forms part of new Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne’s plans to provide safer communities.

Applicants must live in Sussex, possess a full driving licence and have A-levels or equivalent.

Depending on experience starting pay for new constables is £19,000 per annum.

Mrs Bourne said: “I’m pleased to be able to open the recruitment window for Police Constables in Sussex.

“These officers will help us to achieve my Police and Crime Plan objectives of safer communities, greater police visibility, increased public confidence and a positive focus on victims. These are the things that residents have told me matter most to them.”

Assistant chief constable Robin Merrett added: “Police constables are an integral part of policing in Sussex.

“They work closely with the community and undertake activities to tackle crime and disorder at a local level, while also assisting to deal with the threat of organised crime and terrorism.

“We are looking for people who understand and share our values and have the drive and dedication to deliver the very best public service.”

The application window for PCs opens on Monday 3 June at 10am and will remain open, 24 hours a day, until 4pm on Friday 7 June.

To inform potential candidates about the process and what criteria an applicant must meet, a briefing pack has been prepared which is available to download at: www.sussex.police.uk/joinus/