Thirty one volunteers became warranted police officers at an ‘Attestation’ ceremony, held at Sussex Police headquarters on Friday (9 May).
They became Special Constables and the evening saw all thirty one officers make a declaration in the presence of a Magistrate before receiving their warrant cards.
16 of the new recruits will be based in West Sussex, 12 in Brighton & Hove and seven in East Sussex.
Assistant Chief Constable Robin Smith said:
“It was wonderful to be able to welcome these new Special Constables to our team in Sussex. The variety of experience they bring to the service is exceptional and their enthusiasm and generosity are admirable. Special Constables are an integral part of our policing family, I would encourage anyone in applying.”
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, said:
“It was a pleasure to be able to witness 31 dedicated new Special Constables become warranted officers and join this unique group of people who give so much back to their local communities. I look forward to seeing them over the coming months when they start to put all their newly acquired skills into practice.”