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

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 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