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
Police Support Volunteers are extremely important to us, helping
develop Neighbourhood Policing and, therefore, helping Sussex
Police engage and interact more effectively with local
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,
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 roles.
For example, one of the many successful roles 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
Read our Volunteer FAQs.
Police Support Volunteers - Current
Community Police Office
Seaford Community Speed
Southwater Community Police
Other volunteering vacancies
Lewes NWA Search Team
North Sussex Search Team
West Downs Search Team
Search and Rescue
Lowland Search Dogs