Sussex Police celebrated its 50th anniversary last year

These 13 pictures show the fascinating history of Sussex Police

From horses to helicopters, a lot has changed at Sussex Police over the last fifty years.

With 2018 now behind us, the force is saying goodbye to a fascinating year of celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Newly qualified police dog Shadow measures up for the long jump and waits for the word of command from his handler PC Tom Bowles in 1978
Newly qualified police dog Shadow measures up for the long jump and waits for the word of command from his handler PC Tom Bowles in 1978
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Police sniffer dogs Lucy and Oscar pictured at their retirement ceremony in May 2008
Police sniffer dogs Lucy and Oscar pictured at their retirement ceremony in May 2008
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Two officers and their dogs from Sussex Police's modern day dog unit
Two officers and their dogs from Sussex Police's modern day dog unit
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Chief Constable Giles York said: Im really grateful to all of the team and all of you who have contributed to recognising and remembering 50 years of Sussex Police.
Chief Constable Giles York said: Im really grateful to all of the team and all of you who have contributed to recognising and remembering 50 years of Sussex Police.
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