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Horsham Weekly Bulletin

Alert message sent 16/02/2018 10:05:00

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We're looking for new police officers to join the force

Ever dreamed about being a dog handler, firearms officer or detective? Now is your chance.

Recruitment has opened for the third time in two years to join Sussex Police as a police officer. Being a police officer is a unique job making a real difference to people’s lives on a daily basis. It offers the chance to specialise in many areas including working in public protection or specialist investigations.

Deputy Chief Constable Laurence Taylor believes recruiting to high standard and the best talent means attracting candidates from all communities.

He said: “I have found being a police officer an incredibly rewarding job and am proud of the difference Sussex Police makes to people’s lives when they need us most. I would encourage you to consider a career with us.

“Policing is a fantastic career which is varied and rewarding. Ensuring we have a police force which truly represents our communities is essential and will mean we continue to keep our communities safe. By joining our team of highly motivated people, the new recruits will focus on protecting those who are vulnerable and catching those who commit crimes.”

Commenting on the recruitment drive, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, said:  “I have always maintained that protecting neighbourhood policing is a top priority because it matters so much to local people. It’s about keeping the community in policing and the police in the community and providing a reassuring police presence. These new officers will be a welcome addition in helping to keep us all safe.”

Applicants who may have any questions about the process should look at the comprehensive FAQs. If a question is not covered then applicants can email

Find out about why becoming a police officer might be the job for you 

Eligibility Criteria:
To apply for the role of police constable, you will need to:

  • be aged 18 years or over (on the day you submit your application)
  • have lived in the UK for three continuous years, immediately prior to application
  • have leave to enter or leave to remain in the UK for an indefinite period
  • have achieved a standard of education equivalent to Level 3 or above
  • not be a member of the British National Party (BNP) or other relevant organisations, such as Combat 18 or The National Front
  • not have tattoos which could cause offence
  • have no more than six penalty points on your driving licence and/or two more motoring offences within the last three years prior to application
  • have a driving license before appointment but not necessary at application
    The application window for the role opens on Monday, 12 February and will remain open, 24 hours a day, until midnight Monday 5 March. Applicants will not be at any disadvantage if they apply towards the end of the window, as long as their application is received by the deadline

Teenager injured in Horsham attempted robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Horsham.

At about 8.30pm on Tuesday 6 February, the 18-year-old victim was walking in an alleyway between Victoria Street and Park Terrace East, when he was approached by two unknown men, who demanded his wallet and mobile phone.

The victim refused and continued on his journey, before he was punched to the face several times, sustaining facial injuries.

The offenders then ran off back in the direction of Victoria Street.

Both suspects were white and wearing all black clothing, with hoods over their heads, and gloves. One of them wore black Nike trainers with a white tick.

Anyone with any information is asked to report it online or call 101 quoting serial 1214 of 06/02.

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Vehicle Crime in Horsham

Last week a plea was sent out to motorists to secure unattended vehicles. Our Officers and PCSO’s have been patrolling various areas of Horsham in the early hours of the morning to reduce vehicle crime. Whilst patrolling our officers have come across over 50 cars that had been left unlocked by their owners.

All the vehicles owners have been sent a letter to alert them

The message is ‘keep your belongings safe – Don’t be a victim’.


Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.


Crime summary
There have been no burglaries to note this week.
Help us keep Sussex safe

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at

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