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Body at Beachy Head believed that of missing Surrey man: The following Release is issued on beha... http://t.co/IFnjKnD4U4 #sussexpolice 20/09/2014 22:33:12

@neiljaynes70 Happy to help and glad they've all been reunited! 20/09/2014 10:29:28

RT @highwaysagency: RT @HAtraffic_seast #A27 eastbound is closed near #Lewes btwn the #A277 & #A26 due to an accident @sussex_police on… 20/09/2014 08:48:30

@gjstephens Hi Gareth, apologies for the delay on 101. Please report suspected drink drivers on 999, if it is happening now / imminently 20/09/2014 08:31:53

@Jess1995x The A21 is now open. 20/09/2014 05:31:41

RT @DC_Police: Now check your units! #knowyourlimits #alcoholharm pic.twitter.com/1hQuiQ8UrC 19/09/2014 23:50:06

RT @ESPolLicensing: #alcoholharm licensing officers will conduct a number of licensed premises visits across east sussex tonight. 19/09/2014 22:42:00

CCTV image released of missing Surrey man believed to be in Sussex: RELEASED ON BEHALF OF SURREY... http://t.co/VcavXlezCa #sussexpolice 19/09/2014 17:17:35

Man robbed on way home in Brighton: Police are appealing for witnesses after a 30-year-old was r... http://t.co/6lK0wJCrjQ #sussexpolice 19/09/2014 16:01:07

Concern for missing man in west Sussex: Police are searching for 31-year old Oliver Ryan, who ha... http://t.co/lODZMbqDUu #sussexpolice 19/09/2014 15:21:38

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Sussex Police serves a resident population of over one and a half million people: as well as people who live and work in our county, we welcome millions of visitors each year from the UK and overseas, including over thirty million passengers travelling through Gatwick Airport each year. Our county is very diverse including rural and urban areas as well as cosmopolitan cities like Brighton & Hove.

Our defining statement, 'Serving Sussex', means we're committed to keeping people safe (catching criminals, cutting crime and dealing with critical incidents), strong neighbourhood policing and making best use of our resources. Sussex Police demonstrates a firm commitment to equality and diversity, both within the organisation and through the service we provide to our public.

We have almost 3,000 police officers and over 2,200 police staff, including Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), who perform a wide range of operational and support roles. We are also lucky to have a team of volunteers that includes over 350 Special Constables and around 180 Police Cadets. The roles of uniformed officers who respond to calls and PCSOs that work out in the community are probably familiar to most people. But policing involves a wide range of different functions, many of which aren't visible to the public but are nonetheless an essential part of how we police.

For example, we have specific teams for public order, roads policing, serious and organised crime and counter terrorism. Within these areas there are a range of specialist, operational and support roles, carried out by a mixture of officers and police staff.