“I sought to become a PCSO to benefit the community I come from, and the wider Sussex community we’re all a part of. I grew up seeing some vulnerable kids exploited so I’ve used this role and my experience to engage with young people and reassure them that we’re all here to support and protect them against hurt and harm.” 
Mohamed, PCSO

As a PCSO you will be a key part of our local policing service – helping to solve local issues by getting out into the towns and villages of Sussex, meeting people and offering advice and support.

You will deal with minor offences and mainly seek to prevent crime and disorder in communities.

But you won’t make arrests, conduct interviews, deal with prisoners or investigate serious crimes.

Where do PCSOs work?

Our PCSOs are based in the following areas:

  • East Sussex - Hastings, Battle, Eastbourne, Lewes and Hailsham
  • Brighton & Hove - John Street, Brighton; Hove Town Hall; and Crowhurst Road, Hollingbury
  • West Sussex - Bognor, Chichester, Worthing, Crawley and Haywards Heath

We will ask for your preferred location as part of the application process. 

What hours do PCSOs work?

PCSOs work 37 hours per week in shifts between 8am and midnight that include some weekends and bank holidays.

We aim to offer part-time and flexible options and are currently reviewing how this can be done. For further questions please contact recruitment@sussex.pnn.police.uk

What's the job like?

Listen to new PCSOs talk about the role.

Listen to PCSO Isobel Tugwell as she talks about her day and what motivated her to be a PSCO