SUSSEX Police has begun accepting applications for 60 new police community support officers (PCSOs).
A spokesman for the force said the search for new officers began as police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne reinforced her pledge to increase the visibility of frontline policing in Sussex.
Mrs Bourne said: “I am very pleased to see recruitment open for 60 PCSOs, which will maintain the number of visible frontline officers in Sussex.
“PCSOs are the heart of neighbourhood policing teams and residents constantly tell me they value these officers in their communities. PCSOs work closely with local authorities, the business community and neighbourhood watch to ensure local issues are tackled effectively and knowledge and best practice is shared.
“I hope this opportunity attracts applicants from a wide range of backgrounds who want to make a difference in the communities they serve. It is important that PCSOs reflect the diversity of our local communities so that Sussex Police can continue to improve its policing response.”
New recruits are set to join the force by next summer.
Visit www.sussex.police.uk for details on how to apply.