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Obviously, because of my disability, I need assistance. But I have always tried to overcome the ... http://t.co/QdpMLwYLHA #sussexpolice 21/12/2014 19:44:08

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The Friday evening before Christmas has historically been very busy for us. Lots of office parti... http://t.co/L92hcWvgtj #sussexpolice 19/12/2014 19:06:34

@DLangley999 Is there any connection to Sussex? 19/12/2014 19:03:13

UPDATE: A27 at Brighton now open: The A27 is now open between the A23 and the A270 at Brighton. ... http://t.co/KNbw3lsORx #sussexpolice 19/12/2014 17:13:56

Operation Dragonfly: Drink-driver caught after running out of petrol: A 28-year-old man drink-dr... http://t.co/h55fuvSLYh #sussexpolice 19/12/2014 17:13:55

A27 remains closed eastbound at Brighton: Police are warning drivers about significant delays on... http://t.co/AIzvmxp4Gw #sussexpolice 19/12/2014 16:34:09

Don't get the police 'taxi' this Christmas: As Christmas week approaches, the distinctively mark... http://t.co/ToBWKAiYo1 #sussexpolice 19/12/2014 16:34:08

Hairdressers and convenience store burgled in St Leonards: Police are appealing for witnesses af... http://t.co/NgtyYafyVb #sussexpolice 19/12/2014 15:54:14

New Pegasus scheme will speed up emergency communication: A creative new scheme will make contac... http://t.co/gkJKJ7fxwf #sussexpolice 19/12/2014 15:54:14

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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.