257 new police officers have been recruited in Sussex in the past two years

It brings the number up to just over 3,000 across the county.

It is part of the government’s drive to get 20,000 officers on the streets in England and Wales by March next year.

Crawley MP Henry Smith said:
“From working with our local police force, I know just how valuable more police officers will be in helping crack down on crime in our local community.

“The 257 additional recruits mean there are now more than 3,000 police officers in Sussex, helping to pursue criminals, keep neighbourhoods safe, and reassure the law-abiding majority.

“In Parliament I’ll continue to support this Government’s important work to keep people safe and deliver on the priorities of the British people.”

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