The most recent HMICFRS inspection report into Sussex Police custody was published on Thursday March 5. In light of the findings, Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne visited Crawley custody with Acting Chief Inspector, Mark Evans to see improvements that have already been made. Two of her Independent Custody Visitors accompanied her to speak with detainees and report on the protocols in place to keep them safe and ensure their human rights are upheld.
New PCSO apprentice Chloe Wakeford joined Sussex Police to make a positive impact on people’s lives, so when she was alerted that a seven-year-old was missing during her second day in the job, the 25-year-old was determined to track him down.
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne OBE, visited Beacon Academy Sixth Form last week to consult A-Level Government and Politics and Criminology students on policing in the local area and how the new police station to be opened in Crowborough can serve the community in the future.
Over £4.7 million worth of fraud - often targeting vulnerable and elderly customers - has been prevented in Sussex through the Banking Protocol, a UK-wide scheme that enables bank branch staff to spot potential fraud victims and request an immediate police response.
More Tasers confirmed for Sussex Police
It has been announced today (Monday 2nd March) that Sussex PCC Katy Bourne has been successful in her bid, to the Home Office, to equip more officers across Sussex and Surrey with Tasers. A total of £462,000 has been awarded to fund 560 devices between both Forces.
PCC addresses national policing conference
Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne's opening speech to the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners and National Police Chiefs' Council Partnership Summit.
Today (Tuesday 25 February) Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, is giving Sussex residents an opportunity to have their say on their new local police station.
One of the first cohorts of police officers in the country funded by the Government’s 20,000 officer recruitment campaign are joining policing teams across Sussex this week; making a proactive difference to communities across the county.
This month Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) published their annual report looking into the performance of Sussex Police. Mrs Bourne will be dissecting the findings of this report and seeking assurances from Chief Constable Giles York that a plan is in place to progress every recommendation of improvement.