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Ho Ho Ho! The festive season has begun, but don't let crime ruin Christmas! 01/12/2015 18:29:58

Safe containing cash stolen from #SpringBarnFarm in #Lewes. Witnesses urged to come forward. 01/12/2015 14:50:08

Don't be a victim of crime this Christmas! Stay alert this season in #Sussex with some top prevention tips 01/12/2015 14:27:16

Three horses killed and tack destroyed in #Hailsham barn fire. Can you help? 01/12/2015 14:26:48

@change_is_life The best advice is to speak with the officer in charge of the investigation, they will be best placed to explain 01/12/2015 13:34:15

@change_is_life if you'd like to make a complaint please visit to find our online complaint form 01/12/2015 13:30:28

Have you been offered valuable craft jewellery stolen from Lewes shop ? - 01/12/2015 13:18:10

If it’s too good to be true then it probably is It’s not a steal if it’s stolen.Think before you buy #SafeChristmas 01/12/2015 13:00:00

The Christmas drink/drug driving campaign starts today. Follow #opdragonfly for Sussex activities. #DrinkOrDrive 01/12/2015 12:24:11

@MrFerna if you'd like to make a complaint please visit to find our online complaint form 01/12/2015 11:40:04

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Tuesday December 01



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:


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

Volunteer Court Recorder, Brighton

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