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Two die in car crash on A280 at Long Furlong, Patching: A man and a woman - respectively the dri... http://t.co/6Puil2Z5lN #sussexpolice 25/10/2014 05:32:57

Tyre safety promoted in Chichester and Selsey: More than 20% of vehicles tested by Chichester ne... http://t.co/BjUFlB3Msq #sussexpolice 24/10/2014 15:40:34

Have you seen convicted burglar Simon Bercowitz?: Have you seen convicted burglar Simon Bercowit... http://t.co/9HaIgYJuDp #sussexpolice 24/10/2014 15:00:13

Man could be key witness to Eastbourne rape: Police are hoping to trace this man who could be a ... http://t.co/2qqtPiSpkp #sussexpolice 24/10/2014 15:00:13

Man sentenced to 21 years for historic sexual abuse: A man was found guilty of sexual offences a... http://t.co/o8cAHPKsAj #sussexpolice 24/10/2014 15:00:13

Police investigate criminal damage in Hughenden Road, Hastings: Police are investigating an inci... http://t.co/yg2aMgy9XS #sussexpolice 24/10/2014 15:00:13

Be Bright, Be Seen as the nights draw in: With the clocks going back this weekend, road policing... http://t.co/RPhYiJtSIa #sussexpolice 24/10/2014 13:35:02

Wanted man linked to burglaries across four counties: Police are appealing for help to find a ma... http://t.co/cI9o5PRnvo #sussexpolice 24/10/2014 12:57:43

Polegate man remanded in custody on attempted murder charge: Joseph O'Riordan, of Guardian Court... http://t.co/EnrsklWujb #sussexpolice 24/10/2014 12:57:43

Man sentenced to 20 years for Brighton rapes: A rapist, robber and thief has been sentenced to 2... http://t.co/mC20sACHfP #sussexpolice 24/10/2014 12:57:43

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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.