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Sussex Police command team's ice bucket challenge: Top officers at Sussex Police have joined tho... http://t.co/p4R6YqI1tG #sussexpolice 27/08/2014 14:51:49

Burglary of Shinewater area of Eastbourne: Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary i... http://t.co/3sjqFrgwvZ #sussexpolice 27/08/2014 12:10:14

Items stolen in Burgess Hill burglary: Police are appealing for witnesses after a house in Fox C... http://t.co/om7es9EQls #sussexpolice 27/08/2014 12:10:14

RT @InspGlenton: #OpMaximum #alloutdays in full swing across the force... Public order unit doing road checks with roads policing team 27/08/2014 11:51:51

RT @InspGlenton: #OpMaximum @sussexssu assisting West Sussex with search warrants #alloutdays 27/08/2014 11:51:35

21-year-old man attacked with a bottle and robbed in Brighton: Police are appealing for witnesse... http://t.co/0NnYI8j1im #sussexpolice 27/08/2014 11:29:51

Street drinker given ASBO: A prolific street drinker in Littlehampton and Worthing has been give... http://t.co/AIRqkt981m #sussexpolice 27/08/2014 11:29:51

RT @TashLampert: Well done to @Hastings_Cadets @samjarvis3 who completed his ALS ice bucket challenge today courtesy of @CCGilesYork http:/pic.twitter.com/lIjuBcCf90 27/08/2014 11:25:36

Do any of the items found hidden in a Worthing pond belong to you?: Police are hoping to reunite... http://t.co/4R4rV8Zxxq #sussexpolice 27/08/2014 10:42:58

@scrapperduncan Ah yes - we need to reply to a 'real' name so that's correct (ICO guidelines). Instructions are here http://t.co/Datkyt0ncN 27/08/2014 08:36:55

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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.