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Tuesday 11th January 2022
News and appeals Shoreham man sentenced over international drugs supply operation
A West Sussex man convicted of running an operation supplying materials to create cocaine has been sentenced to six and a half years imprisonment after an investigation by Sussex Police detectives and financial investigators.
New Year, New Career? Sussex Police launches latest officer recruitment drive
Sussex Police has started the New Year by opening applications for new police officers, as part of its continued commitment to bolster officer numbers across the county.
The force’s latest recruitment window opened on Wednesday 5th January and will remain open for two weeks.
It’s part of the national Uplift campaign to recruit 20,000 additional police officers, which has surpassed the halfway stage and resulted in 182 extra officers so far recruited in Sussex.
During this round of recruitment, applications will be sought for cohorts to join the force via the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) or the Degree Entry Holder Programme (DHEP). For further information, check the full eligibility criteria.
Pursuing a career as a police officer provides a wide range of policing including safeguarding, community engagement, investigations and anti-terrorism.
Recruitment will close on Wednesday 19 January and it is expected there will be a high volume of applications. Therefore apply now and help make a real difference to your community.
Annual crackdown on drink and drug drivers sees hundreds of arrests in Sussex
Sussex recorded a 20 per cent rise in the number of people arrested for drink or drug driving during this year’s annual winter crackdown by police.
Hundreds of motorists ignored the risks posed and were arrested as part of the month-long campaign which runs from December 1 to January 1.
There were 137 arrests for drug-driving, 111 for drink-driving, and nine arrests for both drink and drug-driving.
Chief Constable Jo Shiner, who is also the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for road policing, said it was alarming that 58 of the arrests were made following collisions on our roads.
“Our officers have heard all the excuses but there is no excuse for drink and drug-driving - 58 arrests were as a result of collisions demonstrates the behaviour and its link to roads safety,” she said.
“The selfish minority who do so are putting their own safety and the safety of everyone else at risk.
“The arrests we have made in our campaign show our officers are determined to catch offenders, and those suspected, and keep our roads safe.”
Sussex Police is determined to reduce the number of people who are killed or seriously injured on our roads each year, with drink or drug-driving being one of the “fatal five” causes of fatalities.
It has also invested extra resources in roads policing with additional officers in 2020 and the introduction of the Specialist Enforcement Unit, a dedicated team to target criminals using the road network.
Those that have been arrested and convicted as part of this campaign will be publicly named on our website and social media platforms.”
Sussex Police officers’ work to stop drink and drug drivers continues all year round, and officers will continue to be on patrol to stop selfish motorists who put the safety of themselves and other road users at risk.
Canterbury Road, West Tarring – at approximately 0500hrs 5th January, someone has entered a property via the rear door, car keys and a car were stolen from a driveway. Cad 0251 05/01/22.
Birkdale Road, Durrington – overnight between 8th and 9th January, items were taken from a glove box. No damage to the vehicle. Cad 0384 09\01\22.
Gratwicke Road, Worthing – at approximately 1209hrs 9th January, items such as a mobile phone, driving licence and financial cards were stolen from a van. One of the bank cards was then attempted to be used at a local store, investigations continue. Cad 0473 09/01/22.
Victoria Court, South Street, Lancing – at approximately 2115hrs 6th January, damage was caused to a communal door and entry has been gained, however, no entry was gained to other properties within and nothing was stolen. Cad 0339 07/01/22.
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