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The Sussex Police Federation exists not only to promote the welfare of its members but also to help ensure that the Sussex Police Service operates to the highest professional standards and that it is fully accountable.

The Federation therefore scrutinizes Service policy on a wide range of activities, from the police use of firearms to officer training and uses its expertise to advise and help the Service to continuously raise standards in all its operations.

The Sussex Police Federation is affiliated to the Police Federation of England and Wales, which was established by the Police Act of 1919. The Act was passed in response to a strike by officers over pay - which they won - and forbade the police ever again to withdraw their labour or for officers to join a trade union (which, legally, the Federation is not).

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