• Full Time
  • UK

Vacancy Information

Chief Constable Jo Shiner:
I am immensely proud and privileged to lead Sussex Police. Every day I see our teams achieving phenomenal results – preventing crime, leading successful operations and complex investigations, making arrests, and often putting themselves in danger in order to go the extra mile to keep our local communities safe. Together, we work on the following three priorities that underpin everything we do. As a member of our policing family, you will play your part to:

•Protect our communities
•Catch criminals
•Deliver an outstanding service to victims, witnesses and the public

To protect our diverse communities, we listen and engage. Whether people are in our cities, our towns or in our villages, in person or online, residents or visitors, we work to understand community issues and concerns and demonstrate we are acting on them in both our words and actions.

We catch criminals, with prevention and deterrence as the starting point. With additional officers, skills and capacity, and working with our partners, our teams are empowered to put the public first.

And we strive to deliver an outstanding service, getting it right first time, to grow trust and confidence in Sussex Police. It is only with the help of our local communities that we can succeed in our duty to keep people safe, starting with our very first interaction, right through to the quality of the evidence we present to secure a conviction or positive outcome.

This is underpinned by a professional, healthy, diverse and inclusive workforce that take pride, and are valued, for the work they do.

There’s been no better time to re-join policing and to do so with Sussex Police.

As a result of the precept increases over the past two years, you will be joining in a period in of transformation and growth. We are investing in our policing teams across Sussex, with large scale recruitment drives for Police Officers and PCSOs. We’re also focused on developing cutting-edge technological solutions as well as the specialist skills we need to catch the most serious criminals.

We welcome applications from former Police Constables who wish to re-join and have the desire to help keep communities safe and feeling safe, identify and protect vulnerable people and prevent and respond to harm.

If you were a Police Constable and are thinking about re-joining policing, then we want to hear from you.

For any queries please contact [email protected]

What Sussex Police can offer you…

•National salary plus £1,500pa South East allowance paid monthly.

•The opportunity to indicate your preferred division, whilst we cannot guarantee any posting we will take your preference into consideration.

•25 days annual leave per year, rising to 30 days depending on your length of service.

•Opportunity to progress through promotion and/or specialism.

•A competitive benefits package and flexible and part-time working patterns available to help you achieve a work-life balance.

•Free bus travel across Sussex and discounted rail travel.

•Incredible colleagues who will support your return.


You must:

•Have served in a Home Office Force or British Transport Police (BTP).

•Have completed your probation period prior to leaving the force and achieved independent patrol status.

•Have had no disciplinary, integrity or performance issues.

•Have a full UK manual driving licence.

•Not have any cautions or convictions.

•Have not made another application to re-join another police force at the same time.

•Have resided in the UK for three years immediately prior to submitting your application (exceptions to this are considered on a case by case basis).

•Declare any business interests.

•Not be a member of the British National Party (BNP) or similar organisation.

•Not have any existing County Court Judgements (CCJs) outstanding against you or have been registered bankrupt and not have been discharged for the past three years.

•Not have any tattoos which cause offence.

Applications from re-joiners who have been out of the role for more than 5 years, will be considered on a case by case basis dependent on skills and experience.

Please complete and upload the Re-Joiner Learning Needs Questionnaire to your application before submitting. The document can be found at the bottom of this page.

Diversity Statement

We are only as good as our people. It’s really important to us that our officers and staff can be themselves in the workplace and we believe that as an organisation we’ll benefit from the variety of thinking, approach and skills that diversity can bring; all of which helps us to deliver a better policing service.

We have worked really hard to create a safe, open and inclusive culture. We have a range of staff networking groups to provide specific support and advice and we are proud to be members of Stonewall and Disability Confident, and to be aligned with the Armed Forces Covenant and the HeForShe movement.

We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities so, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, disability, social status or religious beliefs, we would love to hear from you.


  • Equality and Diversity FAQs.pdf
  • Re-Joiner Learning Needs Questionnaire 2020 (002) SX.docx
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