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Vacancy Information

*Launching January 2021*


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The Role

Do you think strategically have a passion for proactive policing and investigation and want to lead an exciting new team within Sussex Police?


As part of Sussex Police’s precept and government funded Uplift, an exciting opportunity has emerged for a substantive Inspector within the planned force wide proactive team - Specialist Enforcement Unit. Focussing on force priorities, including acquisitive crime and killed or seriously injured collision (KSI) reduction strategies.


Your role is key to ensuring we deny criminals the use of the road network in Sussex.

Key Responsibilities


  • Monitor workload including taskings and investigations for quality and compliance with legislation/policy. Ensuring the escalation of complex investigations for review.

  • Focus and prioritise team activity in line with force priorities and the Control Strategy.

  • Working closely with internal and external partners, and continually horizon scanning for new methods and ways of working, to tackle key issues.

  • Direct line management of uniform / detective supervision and second line management of the unit officers ensuring the highest standards of support and welfare management are afforded the team.

  • Providing strategic oversight to drive unit priorities, ensure unit performance is monitored and reported at a departmental and force level.

  • Manage the profile of the unit through engagement via corporate communications and media channels both internally and externally.

  • Maintain operational competence as part of the most appropriate force Inspector cadre.

  • Being an inspiring and positive leader, supporting and motivating the unit as you direct and devise a range of enforcement methods to support our mission to; protect communities, catch criminals and delivering an outstanding service to victims, witnesses and the public.

Skills & Experience


  • Proven track record of leading teams in operational proactive policing.

  • Demonstrate sound decision making in an intelligence driven environment.

  • Knowledge of intelligence models and evidence of their use within teams to their maximum potential.

  • Demonstrate time management skills and ability to prioritise and manage competing demands.

  • Demonstrate investigative competence through evidence of strategies, prioritising lines of enquiry and decision making. Identifying when wider expertise is required.

  • Strong problem-solving and multi-agency partnership working experience.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to engage effectively with stakeholders and senior teams


The Specialist Enforcement Unit will be dedicated to proactive policing at a force level, working with other units to deny criminals the use of the roads and support the joint force Control Strategy, specifically; acquisitive crime and the reduction of killed or seriously injured collisions on our roads through visible presence and enforcement. Targeting high risk, high harm offenders thereby protecting the people of Sussex and the most vulnerable, making our roads and county safer.


The team will consist of:



  • One Inspector

    • Three uniform Sgt’s managing 27 police officers

    • Three of the 24 PC’s will be Liaison Officers developing taskings for the unit

    • Operational Dog handlers will support the team



  • One detective sergeant managing an investigation team of six

Contact Details

For further information and to discuss the role, please contact T/Insp Mark Baker CB007 mark.d.baker@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Diversity Statement

We are only as good as our people. It's really important to us that our officers and staff can be themselves in the workplace and we believe that as an organisation we'll benefit from the variety of thinking, approach and skills that diversity can bring; all of which helps us to deliver a better policing service.


We have worked really hard to create a safe, open and inclusive culture. We have a range of staff networking groups to provide specific support and advice and we are proud to be members of Stonewall and Disability Confident, and to be aligned with the Armed Forces Covenant and the HeForShe movement.


We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities so, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, disability, social status or religious beliefs, we would love to hear from you.

Additional Information

Please note that all expressions of interest must be agreed through your Line manager prior to applying. To be eligible to apply officers must not be subject to any live misconduct investigations.


The role will carry a tenure of 2 years.


We welcome applications from transferees and rejoiners. Any applications from officers outside of Sussex Police will be processed on a transferee basis. Transferees and rejoiners will need to upload a copy of their last 2 PDRs and driving record.


We are keen to promote diversity and flexibility in line with the role profile. You can find out more about flexible working here.