Sussex Police are currently closed to applications
for the role of Police Constable. Please keep checking this page
for further updates.
Police Constables work as part of a team and under
general supervision, but will often operate independently.
Their responsibilities include protecting life and property,
preventing and detecting crime
and maintaining public order through a range of sworn
powers in line with organisational standards.
Police Constables are at the frontline of the criminal justice
system. They are required to deal with crime, missing people,
sudden deaths, family feuds, child abuse, community tensions and
The role is a challenging and varied one. The training you
receive will assist you to deal with these situations successfully
but you will need to be comfortable in dealing with a variety of
incidents day-to-day as they occur. To excel, you will need to
be resilient, patient and a strong team player.
- Must be aged 18 years or over
- Must have lived in the UK for three continuous years
immediately prior to application
- Must reside in Sussex at the time of application
- Must possess a Full UK Manual Driving Licence
- Must have achieved a standard of education equivalent to A
Level (see Qualifications in recruitment pack)
- 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
- Two or more motoring offences within the three years prior to
the application date will result in rejection.
What we offer
- A place on the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing Course run
by Sussex Police should stages one to four of the recruitment
process be successfully completed. This course is part-time and
completed in your own time over a 20 week period
- On successful completion of the Certificate in Knowledge of
Policing Course your starting salary will be £19,191 + £1,000 South
- Annual Leave of 22 days increasing with length of service
- Police pension
- 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.
For further information around our PC recruitment process
download the briefing pack.