Sussex Police currently has a number of Wildlife Crime Officers (WCOs) working across Sussex, all of whom perform the role alongside their day-to-day policing duties.
Wildlife crime includes the persecution of protected native species of flora and fauna, the illegal snaring, trapping or killing of protected mammals, damage to the geophysical features of protected land, and the international trade in endangered species.
We rely on the assistance of the public to enable us to detect offences and prosecute offenders. Report any incidents/actions that make you suspicious.
The Wildlife Crime team would love to hear from anyone who has any information about wildlife criminality in the area. Please contact them on 101.
If a crime is currently taking place always dial 999