Rother is a rural area with three major towns; Battle, Bexhill and Rye, in addition to a number of villages.

The coastline offers miles of beaches, attracting a high number of visitors and tourists throughout the year.

Local policing teams look to tackle matters that affect many urban locations as well as working with colleagues in other areas and forces to tackle cross border criminality.

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Chief Inspector Sarah Godley

Sarah is the policing commander for East Sussex and is responsible for the local policing of Hastings and Rother 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, Sarah is also an accredited Tactical Firearms Commander and the force lead for Suicide Prevention. She has recently taken up the role of working with Public Protection in the prevention of rape and serious sexual offences for the force, demonstrating her dedication to protect some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

  • Inspector Jonathan Hartley

  • Sergeant Simon Barden
  • Sergeant Brett White

  • PC Paul Fielder
  • PC Jason Kemp
  • PC Dan Turk
  • PC Nadia Foy
  • PC Ed Booth

  • PC Charlotte Williams  

Bexhill, Little Common, Sidley, Ninfield, Hooe, Crowhurst, Battle, Netherfield, Ashburnham, Penhurst

  • PCSO Neil Holden
  • PCSO Darren Owen
  • PCSO Rachael Scott
  • PCSO Roy Collins
  • PCSO Sarah Hunt
  • PCSO Sam Kemp

Burwash, Brightling, Mountfield, Dallington, Whatlington, Robertsbridge, Salehurst, Hurst Green, Etchingham, Ticehurst, Stonegate, Flimwell, Cripps Corner, Sedlescombe, Ewhurst, Staplecross, Bodiam, Northiam, Beckley, Peasmarsh

  • PCSO Daryl Holter
  • PCSO Emma Phillips
  • PCSO Laura Harrison

Playden, Iden, Rye, East Guildeford, Camber, Jurys Gap, Winchelsea, Winchelsea Beach, Pett, Fairlight, Guestling, Icklesham, Three Oaks, Doleham, Westfield, Brede, Broad Oak

  • PCSO Becky Unicombe
  • PCSO Joe Winchester
  • PCSO Demetrius Georghiou
  • PCSO Orla Lindsay