Eastbourne district is best known as being a seaside resort. It covers an area of 17.05sq mi, including 4 miles of shingle beach stretching from Sovereign Harbour in the east to Beachy Head in the west. The district is divided into the nine police beat areas which mirror the local council ward boundaries.

The majority of the district is urban and includes the traditional seaside promenade with its iconic pier and numerous Victorian hotels. As a seaside resort, Eastbourne derives a large and increasing income from tourism, with revenue from traditional seaside attractions augmented by conferences, public events and cultural sightseeing with its strong history of tourism it has a high transient population due to its popularity as a holiday destination, this includes foreign language students and university students based at the University of Brighton campus located in the town.

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Chief Inspector Di Lewis

Di is the policing commander for Eastbourne and Lewes and is responsible for the local policing of these districts. She leads the local Neighbourhood Policing Team consisting of both police officers and Police Community Support Officers who are dedicated to protecting our communities, catching criminals delivering an outstanding service in the locality.

Alongside her current role, Di is also an accredited Tactical Firearms Commander and the force lead for Problem Solving. This role demonstrates her passion for ensuring that we reach far and wide in order to seek opportunities to deal with local issues and support all community groups with the help of our local partners. We are passionate that our officers are representative of the community in which they serve.

  • Inspector Sarah Taylor
  • Inspector Rachel Barrow

  • Sergeant Dave Sands
  • Acting Sergeant Martin Theelke
  • Acting Sergeant Ed Faulkner

  • PC Scott Franklin-Lester
  • PC David Elliott
  • PC Chris Holmes
  • PC Sean Corbin
  • PC Matt Adam

  • PC Lee Willsher
  • PC Rachel Bourne

Old Town, Ratton, Motcombe, Rodmill

  • PCSO Jaki Walker
  • PCSO Mike Camille
  • PCSO Tracy Honey
  • PCSO Karrie Agnew

Hampden Park, The Hydneye, Willingdon Trees

  • PCSO Ania Raczynska
  • PCSO Jake Greathead
  • PCSO Mikki Gardner
  • PCSO Lisa Clarke

West Langney, Shinewater, North Langney, Langney Village

  • PCSO David May
  • PCSO David Kerr
  • PCSO Simon Crouch
  • PCSO Simon Turvey

Sovereign Harbour, Roselands & Bridgemere, St Anthonys & Langney Point, Kings Park & Kingsmere

  • PCSO Martin Hylands
  • PCSO Clare Gell
  • PCSO Katie Clarke

Lower Meads, Meads, Seaside Town Centre, Upperton, Summerdown & Saffrons

  • PCSO Kelly Wilkins
  • PCSO Jake Hopgood
  • PCSO Jo Furlong
  • PCSO Julian Williams
  • PCSO Chloe Quinnell
  • PCSO Joe Clements

Redoubt

  • PCSO Dan Brian-Davis