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What will this new unit do?

In Sussex we’re introducing the new Specialist Enforcement Unit in January 2021, who will deliver proactive and targeted operational activity where our communities need it most, to disrupt, enforce and protect.

The Specialist Enforcement Unit will concentrate on the Sussex road network to make the county’s roads an inhospitable place for offenders to carry out their criminal activities by denying them the opportunity with visible and robust policing.

They’ll focus on key areas of illicit criminal activity committed by organised crime groups to disrupt their activity, bring offenders to justice and reduce harm to our communities by doing so.

The team will be made up of experienced uniformed officers and detectives whose combination of specialist skills will create an agile, flexible and effective unit focussing on intelligence led policing. They’ll run high profile disruption and enforcement activity across Sussex, targeting serious, organised and high impact crime.

The team will be led by one inspector who will oversee four teams, three uniformed and one investigative team. Three police sergeants will lead three teams of nine PCs including a dedicated Liaison Officer with support from a dog handler. A detective sergeant will lead an investigative team of six, providing investigative support. They’ll be based at the Burgess Hill hub which permits easy access to the Sussex road network.

Investment in the new Specialist Enforcement Unit is as a result of precept increases and the Government uplift funding. Sussex Police is in a period of growth and expansion which enables us to enhance our officers’ skills and offer career development opportunities.

When you join Sussex Police, you can expect a career with variety, diversity, challenges, rewards and the opportunity to progress through the ranks and/or specialist roles. You’ll play a vital role in helping us achieve our policing priorities and serving our communities.

We will give you:

  • National salary plus £1,500 South East allowance.
  • The opportunity to select your preferred Division and location and we will take this into consideration with postings.
  • 22 days annual leave per year, rising to 30 days depending on your length of service.
  • Opportunity to progress through promotion and/or specialism.
  • A competitive benefits package and a progressive approach to flexible and part-time working.
  • Free bus travel across the county and discounted rail travel.
  • Incredible colleagues who will support your transfer.


Read more about what you can expect from us as an employer.

We’re getting prepared to ensure the team are ready, willing and able to deploy with all the skills they need by providing additional training to make the difference for our communities in Sussex.

Substantive Detective Sergeant role 

Investigative PC team role 

Investigative DC team role

If you have any questions, please contact us at recruitment@sussex.pnn.police.uk