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Our #SussexPolicePeople blog about what they're up to. Here's the latest from @Armstrong26455: http://t.co/L8IaEAQHzz pic.twitter.com/hKBR7k3ODK 16/09/2014 11:13:24

Man wanted for child abuse tracked down to London and jailed: Father jailed for abusing vulnerab... http://t.co/Gt2zMxK0V2 #sussexpolice 16/09/2014 11:13:02

Student who caused bomb hoax at Gatwick Airport sent to prison: A student who claimed there was ... http://t.co/FFIiSz0w3T #sussexpolice 16/09/2014 11:13:02

@oldunderground sorry to hear you've had a disappointing experience. Please be assured we do take reports of hate crime extremely seriously. 16/09/2014 11:10:56

On 10 Oct we'll take you behind the scenes as part of #SussexPolicePeople. Here's what you'll see: https://t.co/wz2u2AU0eS #24HoursLive 16/09/2014 11:02:36

@WorstOfBrighton thank you for letting us know. 16/09/2014 10:07:42

Missing Crawley man is found: Abid Shafi, 41, who had not been seen since Monday (September 15) ... http://t.co/kA7UJAF5ru #sussexpolice 16/09/2014 09:52:37

Have you seen missing Abid Shafi from Crawley?: Have you seen Abid Shafi? The 41-year-old has g... http://t.co/qj2Y0v2FoM #sussexpolice 15/09/2014 21:29:56

RT @MrGloverman: Have you seen Abid Shafi? He has gone missing in Crawley and we need your help to find him. If you do please call 999 httppic.twitter.com/U8NRoFtQTz 15/09/2014 20:38:46

Once upon a busy September...: http://t.co/N9w3oabaoG #sussexpolice 15/09/2014 19:15:53

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Volunteers

 

Want to get involved with your community and help serve the people in it?

Have you considered becoming a Police Support Volunteer?

Volunteering is fun and challenging and offers a unique opportunity to develop your skills and experiences, try things you've always wanted to do and learn more about how Sussex Police works. Plus, you'll be rewarded with a diverse and supportive environment that can bring personal benefits and a huge sense of community involvement.

Police Support Volunteers are extremely important to us, helping develop Neighbourhood Policing and, therefore, helping Sussex Police engage and interact more effectively with local communities.

We advertise all of our volunteer vacancies here when they become available. If there are no current vacancies but you would like to know more about volunteering please contact the Force Neighbourhood Watch and Volunteer Manager Mark Rendall by calling 101, extension 540111.

Watch a short video about volunteering at Sussex Police by clicking the window below:

WorkWithUsVolunteers 

What to expect

The Sussex Police Support Volunteer Programme was launched in January 2009, with the aim of encouraging individuals to get involved and serve their community by becoming a volunteer.

We currently have over 100 Volunteers who assist in police stations across the county in a range of roles. We hope to increase these numbers by welcoming you to the team.

All kinds of people volunteer, across a wide age range, with a variety of different backgrounds, skills and life experiences. A Police Support Volunteer is a member of the community who assists at police stations or administrative centres, conducting a variety of tasks.

For example, one of the many successful tasks which Volunteers are performing is the staffing of rural police stations, dealing with enquiries and calling back members of the public and letting them know the result of their call. This provides reassurance and helps build public confidence in the Police.

You can learn more about the kind of opportunities available by looking at our current vacancies.

The role of Volunteer is designed to enhance the work of the police and provide additional support in the area where the Volunteer lives or works, by working with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT). NPTs work with partner organisations and the local community to identify and tackle issues of concern within the neighbourhood.

One of Sussex Police's objectives is to have local Volunteers working with NPTs, which enables officers to benefit from their knowledge of the area and community in addition to the skills and experience they bring with them.

Volunteers play a vital role in assisting police officers and staff, who are then able to concentrate on core policing duties. As a result there are more officers on the streets and improved community support.

Read our Volunteer FAQs.

Police Support Volunteers - Current Vacancies

Ferring Community Police Office

Eastbourne NHW Coordinator

Billingshurst Community Police Office

Seaford Community Speed Watch

Southwater Community Police Office

 

Other volunteering vacancies

Lewes NWA Search Team

North Sussex Search Team

West Downs Search Team

Sussex Search and Rescue

Lowland Search Dogs