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CCTV image of Bexhill store robber: Police investigating a robbery at a Bexhill Newsagents have ... http://t.co/w5k2Kcr41U #sussexpolice 28/07/2014 21:46:34

Appeal for witnesses after sexual assault in Littlehampton shop: Police are appealing for witnes... http://t.co/W8I2tka4Ei #sussexpolice 28/07/2014 16:30:05

Eastbourne men charged with shoplifting in East Sussex: Two Eastbourne men have recently been pr... http://t.co/8c7taQOdAt #sussexpolice 28/07/2014 15:55:12

RT @BrightonHoveCC: For the latest of our storm & flooding updates see our webpage at http://t.co/tCbP9s8Z9V #Brighton #Hove 28/07/2014 14:54:07

Bike stolen from St Leonards: Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a garage in Ca... http://t.co/LpfsQ2hzYT #sussexpolice 28/07/2014 14:41:35

Woman, 25, is raped in Chichester alleyway: Police are investigating the rape of a 25-year-old w... http://t.co/c8lHEkfdXD #sussexpolice 28/07/2014 14:41:34

Reminder from @NewhavenBridge - have your lights on when driving in the sort of bad weather we saw this morning http://t.co/BMKIjzKGxc 28/07/2014 14:30:11

RT @Horsham_police: People still leaving their vehicles insecure whilst unattended. Please don't make it easy for criminals... #lockitorloseit 28/07/2014 14:14:49

Police appeal for witnesses to Bexhill collision: Police were called to a collision between a bl... http://t.co/znZdN9rZeR #sussexpolice 28/07/2014 12:54:18

@TwoWheeledTank Hello, thanks for this. If you have the vehicle's details, please could you report this to us at http://t.co/ZLLPE8V7O2 28/07/2014 12:48:07

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Sussex Police serves a resident population of over one and a half million people: as well as people who live and work in our county, we welcome millions of visitors each year from the UK and overseas, including over thirty million passengers travelling through Gatwick Airport each year. Our county is very diverse including rural and urban areas as well as cosmopolitan cities like Brighton & Hove.

Our defining statement, 'Serving Sussex', means we're committed to keeping people safe (catching criminals, cutting crime and dealing with critical incidents), strong neighbourhood policing and making best use of our resources. Sussex Police demonstrates a firm commitment to equality and diversity, both within the organisation and through the service we provide to our public.

We have almost 3,000 police officers and over 2,200 police staff, including Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), who perform a wide range of operational and support roles. We are also lucky to have a team of volunteers that includes over 350 Special Constables and around 180 Police Cadets. The roles of uniformed officers who respond to calls and PCSOs that work out in the community are probably familiar to most people. But policing involves a wide range of different functions, many of which aren't visible to the public but are nonetheless an essential part of how we police.

For example, we have specific teams for public order, roads policing, serious and organised crime and counter terrorism. Within these areas there are a range of specialist, operational and support roles, carried out by a mixture of officers and police staff.