Hastings is a bustling and historic seaside town with a diverse population of around 92,000 residents. The town is best known for the Battle of Hastings which took place following the Norman invasion of Britain back in the year 1066. The old town of Hastings is home to the largest beach -aunched fishing fleet in the country and markets take place on a daily basis where fresh fish can be bought alongside the boats they were caught on.

Throughout the year Hastings is normally busy with events and traditions that have been taking place for many years. With these events and the heritage around Hastings it is a popular location for tourists and students to come and visit.  

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Chief Inspector Sarah Godley

After joining Sussex Police in 1999, Sarah worked as a PC in Hastings on Response, where she spent her first three years. She then moved to Brighton & Hove Division and was promoted to Sergeant in 2004 and then Inspector in 2007. Although Sarah spent time in other uniformed roles, her passion was for Response policing and she remained as a Critical Incident Inspector in Brighton until moving back to East Sussex Division in 2012.

Sarah gained experience in a detective role, which gave an insight into a different area of policing before returning to be a Critical Incident Inspector in East Sussex. In February 2018 she was successful in being promoted to Chief Inspector and later that year took up her current role as District Commander for Hastings and Rother, where her career had started 20 years previously.

Alongside her current role, Sarah is an accredited Tactical Firearms Commander having spent time as the Force Incident Manager and running spontaneous firearms incidents, to now commanding planned firearms incidents across the force area.

  • Inspector Aidan Cornwall

  • Sergeant Robert Hanson
  • Sergeant Jayantha Mendis-Gunasekera
  • Sergeant Joanne Seabridge

  • PC Robert Shaw
  • PC Daniel Smith
  • PC Derek Poole
  • PC Grant Freeman
  • PC Scott Elliott
  • PC Richard Wilkes 
  • PC Alan Simes
  • PC Richard Laws
  • PC Vicki Elliott

  • PC Graeme Donaldson
  • PC Jade Kennedy
  • PC Paul Eastes

Old Hastings, Castle, Tressell, Ore

  • PCSO John Tucker
  • PCSO Julia Hutchison
  • PCSO Ash Ghoorun
  • PCSO Danielle Lucas
  • PCSO Ruth Seal
  • PCSO Maria Barraclough

Conquest, St Helens, Braybrooke, Baird

  • PCSO Josh Bone
  • PCSO Dave Gibbins-Jones
  • PCSO Tara Reid
  • PCSO Cassie Yates
  • PCSO Neale Adams
  • PCSO Claudia Wood

Hollington, Wishing Tree, Silverhill, Ashdown

  • PCSO Louise Kingsmill
  • PCSO Sonya Shah
  • PCSO Liam Janman
  • PCSO Lauren Gilbert-Brown
  • PCSO Jacob Heneke

West St Leonards, Maze Hill, Gensing, Central St Leonards

  • PCSO John Tytherleigh
  • PCSO Amir Nasir
  • PCSO Chloe Wakeford
  • PCSO Dominik Paszkowski