Hospital patients in a Sussex medium secure hospital will be able to testify in magistrates courts as part of a network of ‘live link’ video connections across the county that is helping to make justice swifter and more accessible. Under the Video Enabled Justice programme, led by Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, police officers and witnesses already provide evidence to court through 14 live link rooms and a new live link is now up and running in the Hellingly Centre. Police officers in Sussex spend an average 5 and a half hours at court per appearance so the new rooms save significant time.
PCC, Katy Bourne, to question Chief Constable about what the police are doing to catch those who use mobile phones when driving, how many drivers have been stopped, arrested and charged in Sussex this year as well as how the police are responding to the increase in burglary recordings.
Nine in 10 Sussex residents (90%) who voted in a Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner poll want tougher penalties for people caught texting, answering a call or using an app on their mobile whilst driving.
Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne’s in-house communications team have scooped a national award recognising their #NoPlaceForHate campaign. The win came for Best Public Sector Campaign at the UK Social Media Communications Awards where they were up against five other public sector organisations including the Greater London Authority’s campaign to promote the mayoral elections, and the Met Office’s Name Our Storms campaign.
Twelve new Restorative Justice (RJ) facilitators have come on stream after completing a three day course to prepare them for assisting in RJ conferences where victims of crime communicate with perpetrators.
Residents can now feed their views into Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne's consultation on the Sussex Police Precept 2017/2018. This proposes to increase the police element of council tax by around £5 per household to fund over 100 new police officers and specialist staff. Take part here...
Sussex PCC Katy Bourne announced today (3 November 2016) that she wants to hear residents’ views on proposals to raise the police element of council tax by around £5 per household to fund over 100 new police officers and specialist staff.
How is Sussex Police handling rape reports and why does it take so long for rape cases to be heard at court?
These are just some of the questions that the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne will ask Chief Constable Giles York, at this month’s Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM).WHEN: Friday 21 October, 1:00PMWHERE: Watch live online or catch up in the archive: http://www.sussex-pcc.public-i.tv/core/portal/homeMEDIA INVITATION: if you would like to stream the meeting on your own news site please contact email@example.com for the embed code. For media interviews contact the media team on 01273 335 634SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow the meeting on Twitter using #SusPolScrutiny.
Commenting on new reported rape figures by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) which shows reports, prosecutions and convictions are up in Sussex, the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said:
Commenting on the news that incidents of fraud have doubled to one million in the first six months of 2016 compared to the same period last year, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: