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Adur and Worthing Weekly Bulletin

Alert message sent 23/02/2018 10:37:00

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Friday 23rd February 2018

News and appeals

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 

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.

Appeal for witnesses after man smashes windows in Shoreham

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man armed with a baseball bat smashed a number of windows at a property in Shoreham.

The incident happened on Saturday (17 February) at about 6.30pm in Old Shoreham Road on the corner of Freehold Street. The suspect who is white and described as being aged in his late 40s and bald, damaged the windows of a ground floor flat and then made off from the scene.

A 52-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and released under investigation.

​Sussex Police spokesman said: "The location of the incident is close to a set of traffic lights and there may have been witnesses sitting in their vehicles queuing in traffic there. We want to hear from anyone who may be able to help us with our investigation."

Contact police online or ring 101 quoting serial 1035 of 17/02 if you have any information

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Crime summary



Reference: 0331 21/02/2018

Location: Lansdowne Road Worthing

Date and time: Between 1pm and 9:45 pm on the 21st February

Details: A property was broken into a lap top and I pad were stolen.

Reference: 1111 21/02/2018

Location: Rugby Road Worthing

Date and time: Between 12:00 -18:00 on 21st February

Details: Entry was gained to a property by forcing a lock. Cash and jewellery were stolen.


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