Independent scrutiny of policing is an essential part of maintaining public confidence. Today’s HMICFRS Effectiveness Inspection report comes at a critical time for Sussex Police - straight after the major modernisation of the force’s approach to local policing.
Is Sussex prepared for a nerve agent attack?
This is one of the questions the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, will be asking Sussex Police chief officers this Friday (23 March) at her monthly police scrutiny meeting.
Sussex PCC Katy Bourne has welcomed moves to lobby for changes in planning legislation to ensure that police forces get a fair share of funding from new building developments.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has successfully secured government funding to help develop a new approach to addressing the complex needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged women encountering the Criminal Justice System.
Katy Bourne, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, will question Chief Constable Giles York on how many pending cases relate to Sussex, what impact this could have on the evidence presented by the Force in any live and ongoing cases and how Sussex Police manages the risks associated with outsourcing the provision of forensic services.
Following an eight month consultation with all the Sussex Community Safety Partnerships, (CSPs), Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, this week that she intends to re-balance the allocation of funds for CSPs, whilst maintaining the total county-wide investment at the same levels they have been for the past six years.
New police base at Selsey Town Hall
Officers and PCSOs are now working from Selsey Town Hall, in the heart of the community. Officially opening the base on Friday, February 2 were Chief Constable Giles York, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, Chichester District Commander Kris Ottery, MP Gillian Keegan, Town Hall Clerk Becky White and local VIPs from partner agencies and local government.
Katy Bourne, the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner, will question Sussex Police Chief Constable Giles York on how the force will further transform its services following the change to precept funding in Sussex.
PCC welcomes support from scrutiny panel to increase council tax to protect local policing
Katy Bourne, the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner has welcomed the support of local Councillors on the Sussex Police & Crime Panel who have today (Friday 19 January) backed her decision to increase the police precept by £12 per year (for an average band D property).
New funding boost to help keep Sussex safer
Fourteen local organisations supporting community safety have been awarded Safer in Sussex funding totalling more than £68,000. The Community Safety Fund, established by Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne, awards grants of up to £5,000 for groups that provide a positive and lasting impact on the local community.