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A man has been charged with the rape of a woman in a Worthing street - 26/11/2015 13:52:30

Continuing our search for missing Jill Barnes today. Call 999 if you see her. Visit for info 26/11/2015 12:40:11

@CliveAndrews @BrightonNewsJo @scottjlawson @peterkyle We'll enforce speed limit in 20 zones when officers see offences being committed. 26/11/2015 11:48:57

@genderfreeDV We also work with local LGBTQ groups. In short, we're doing as possible. Always keen to hear suggestions! 26/11/2015 11:39:25

@genderfreeDV encourage reporting and offer advice. We also have training for officers and staff around LGBT issues. 26/11/2015 11:33:23

@HughJuanCoeur Try this link 26/11/2015 11:33:15

@IJSbignose We are continuing to search for Jill. We ask that anyone who sees her call 999 immediately. 26/11/2015 11:31:26

@yorkist1980 We are still searching for Jill. 26/11/2015 11:29:52

@genderfreeDV We are always keen to improve our service. We have LGBT Liaison Officers who build relationships within the LGBTQ community.. 26/11/2015 11:29:43

RT @SussexRoadsPol: Did you witness a crash on the #A272 #Shipney yesterday at 4.50pm? Two people have been seriously injured. Details: htt 26/11/2015 11:08:50

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Thursday November 26

Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs)

Sussex Police are currently closed to applications for the role of Police Community Support Officer. Please keep checking this page for further updates.

Click the window below to view a short video about being a PCSO in Sussex.


PCSOs are the heart of neighbourhood policing teams and work closely with local authorities, the business community and Neighbourhood Watch to ensure local issues are tackled effectively and knowledge and best practice is shared.

PCSOs are the face of local policing; patrolling on foot or by bicycle, they fulfil a number of important roles - from dealing with low-level nuisance and anti-social behaviour, to forging links with the public and businesses. Providing reliable support to frontline police, PCSOs help to reduce crime and reduce the fear of crime. They have the authority to remove vehicles and issue fixed penalty tickets, and to conduct other duties that do not require the powers of a police officer, such as directing traffic and guarding crime scenes.

To be equal to the responsibility, you'll need to demonstrate that you share our values. Committed to public service and open to change, you'll act with courage and compassion, taking pride in doing your bit to champion justice.

PCSOs are trusted to build links with the community, so it's essential that they have excellent communication skills and a caring, considerate approach to dealing with others. Confident in challenging situations, PCSOs are team players with proven initiative and problem solving skills.

Eligibility Criteria


  • Must be aged 18 years or over
  • Must have lived in the UK for three continuous years immediately prior to application
  • Cannot be a member of the British National Party (BNP)
  • Must not have tattoos which could cause offence
  • Motoring offences
    • Must not have more than 6 penalty points on their driving licence (a driving licence is not required)
    • Two or more motoring offences within the three years prior to the application date will result in rejection.

What we offer

  • Annual Leave of 24 days increasing with length of service
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Grade SPA7: £18,525 - £20,220 + Shift Allowance
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme covering a range of health, wellbeing and lifestyle issues
  • Support and advice from Occupational Health and a range of staff associations and access to a range of services - Charitable Trust, Police Mutual
  • Childcare Vouchers. You can use the vouchers to pay for registered or approved childcare, this includes nurseries, childminders, breakfast and after school clubs, and can be used for children up to the age of 16
  • Access to subsidised gym depending on location