In many cases of FGM, the police are not even aware of the protection orders in place and are therefore are acting late, or not taking action at all, when breaches occur – this is a national issue.
As part of a £970m police funding settlement, the Home Office has announced today that Police and Crime Commissioners will be able to raise the police element of council tax - the precept - above the current £12 limit.
Celebrating International Volunteers Day
To celebrate International Volunteer Day here’s a look at a volunteer who works for a charity funded by the Sussex PCC.
It is reassuring that the report recognises that police forces across the country, unlike their local partners, are a 24/7 service which is regularly and often unfairly relied upon to ‘pick up the pieces’. It also rightly raises concerns around the impact on police resources when responding to mental health call outs.
Analysis by Brake, the road safety charity part-funded by Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, has found that the South East had the highest number of bike deaths and serious injuries in the UK in 2017. This comes from an average of five bike riders killed or seriously injured every day.
This week marks International Restorative Justice Week which sees events take place all over the globe from 19-25 November to raise awareness and promote the benefits of restorative justice (RJ).
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne has secured £890,616 from the government’s Early Intervention Youth Fund to help steer local young people away from a life of crime and inject positive youth projects back into the communities.
Following a recent report from the Home Office which published figures on the national decrease in arrests, Sussex PCC, Katy Bourne will be questioning the Chief Constable on what the report highlighted for Sussex.
Rural Crime Day of Action
Today marks the National Rural Crime Day of Action. So, what actions are being taken by Sussex Police to keep our rural communities safe?