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"My work-life balance, workload and job satisfaction has considerably improved as a direct result of my move. I would absolutely recommend a transfer to Sussex for anyone considering it.”  
Transferee PC Rob Very, Chichester Response

Are you a police officer looking for a new challenge?

We are looking for experienced police officers to join our response and tactical firearms teams; helping us make a difference to rural villages, vibrant cities, a national park, 90 miles of coastlines and the UK’s second busiest airport.

Our officers are highly valued by the force, and the people of Sussex, which is why we’re looking for people who have the confidence, compassion and desire to help keep communities safe and feeling safe, identify and protect vulnerable people and prevent and respond to harm.

There’s been no better time to join our force. As a result of the precept increases over the past two years, you will be joining in a period in of transformation and growth. We are investing in our policing teams across Sussex, with large scale recruitment drives for police officers and PCSOs. We’re also focused on developing cutting-edge technological solutions as well as the specialist skills we need to catch the most serious criminals.

If you’re looking for a change, want to develop your skills and build an exceptional career then contact us at now to arrange an informal conversation.

Current vacancies

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.

To transfer to Sussex Police, you will need to:

  • Be serving in a Home Office force.
  • Have successfully completed your probation.

The transfer process involves an application, interview, medical questionnaire and vetting. Once you have completed this process and accepted our offer, we will contact your existing force for information including pension, salary, service, training and unpaid leave.

View our current transferees opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact us at

How long does the transfer process take?

It can take approximately six months from applying to appointment.

Can I apply if I’m in a disciplinary process?

If you have any ongoing complaints or disciplinary procedures, you can still apply however these must be concluded with a satisfactory outcome in order to be appointed within Sussex Police.

What will my salary be?

We use the national pay scale and will put you on the same pay scale as you are currently on. You’ll also receive £1,500 South East Allowance.

What happens with my pension?

Usually your pensionable salary is directly transferable from one force to another as long as there are no gaps in your service.

If you have any further questions about the transfer process, please contact our recruitment team at