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RELEASED ON BEHALF OF SURREY POLICE: Appeal for help to trace man missing from Surrey but could ... http://t.co/lDRDd6DlnV #sussexpolice 23/07/2014 16:24:28

Four men charged for Bexhill attack: Four men have been jointly charged with GBH with intent for... http://t.co/Lw1Ge2s0Wk #sussexpolice 23/07/2014 15:07:40

Operation Dragonfly: Four more motorists charged with drink or drug-driving: Another four motori... http://t.co/9Z8uoZc0z4 #sussexpolice 23/07/2014 15:07:40

Sussex Police achieve their highest ever Proceeds of Crime confiscation orders: Sussex Police ac... http://t.co/VYwsPCa7M8 #sussexpolice 23/07/2014 14:28:26

Bike thefts in Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea prompt police advice: Since the start of the mont... http://t.co/KCaKRb07Mb #sussexpolice 23/07/2014 14:28:25

Robber jailed after attack is heard over the internet: A man who forced his way into a flat and ... http://t.co/Fh1bHc5zqb #sussexpolice 23/07/2014 14:28:25

Police investigate opportunistic burglaries in St Leonards-on-Sea: Police are investigating thre... http://t.co/fz5IUm4gvk #sussexpolice 23/07/2014 13:51:40

Vandals damage cars in Stonegate and Robertsbridge: Police in Rother are investigating three inc... http://t.co/wQXcgFiuyB #sussexpolice 23/07/2014 09:57:33

Remember you can now submit your entries for the Sussex Police People 24 Hours Live Competition. Find out more here: http://t.co/X4pNwmtPpO 23/07/2014 07:30:18

Robbers stole £10,000 of camera equipment from a Crawley shop: Police have secured this closed c... http://t.co/bGJlxx0hYa #sussexpolice 23/07/2014 06:47:10

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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.