For the first time in two years Sussex Police are recruiting police constables.
The force is looking to fill new positions, after the increase in the police precept, with passionate and dedicated people to serve the community.
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said:
I am delighted to approve a budget that enables the Chief Constable to recruit up to 100 new police officers.
I have always maintained that protecting neighbourhood policing is a top priority because it matters so much to communities across our county.
The news that the Chancellor would protect police budgets was very welcome but we have had to wait until now to understand exactly what this means for Sussex.
Sussex Police will continue implementing its Local Policing Programme in order to meet existing and future savings requirements.
These new officers will be a welcome addition in helping to keep us all safe.
Chief Constable Giles York said:
Being a police constable is an incredibly challenging and rewarding job. They work closely with the community and undertake activities to help make communities safe, protect vulnerable people and reduce crime.
I plan to recruit at least 70 new officers this year.
We are looking for people who understand and share our values and have the drive and dedication to deliver the very best public service. Policing is changing to match the changing demands from the public and we need a breadth of new constables who are willing to meet that challenge. We want a workforce who represent the diverse communities across Sussex and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups.