Newly elected Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne swore an oath of impartiality this week (12 May 2016) witnessed by the High Sheriffs of East and West Sussex Michael Foster and Mark Spofforth respectively.Mrs Bourne, re- elected as the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner for a further four year term on an increased majority and elector turnout of 23%, set out her key priorities.
Katy Bourne has been re- elected as the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner for a further four year term of office. The election, which saw a rise in turnout to 23%, went to a second count with Mrs Bourne running against Labour's candidate Michael Jones. The total number of valid votes for the two candidates who went...
A live stream of the election results for the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner will be shown on the Periscope video platform tomorrow afternoon (6 May). Find out when to watch by following us onPeriscopeThe count, which is being held at the...
The PCC’s monthly performance and accountability with Chief Constable Giles York will take place on Friday (15 April) at 1pm. It can be watched live online or later in the archive: Due to the pre-election Purdah period the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner will not be tweeting, issuing a press release or facilitating...
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne has confirmed that funding for Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) across Sussex will be protected for the fourth year running. CSPs bring together a range of organisations including community safety officers, local councillors, Sussex Police, Fire and Rescue, and members of the Police and Crime Panel.A combined total of over £505,000 has been committed by Mrs Bourne for work which reflects the priorities of her Police and Crime Plan, with £86,000 specifically earmarked for work focussing on victims’ services and over £100,000 for drug intervention programmes.
The vision for virtual courts across Sussex, where evidence is provided via video live link, took a step closer after Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne secured a £1.2m grant for the Video Enabled Justice (VEJ) programme. This programme is one of four initiatives that will improve collaboration and the use of digital technology and...
The first ‘live link’ room for police officers to give video evidence to magistrates’ courts is being unveiled in a move that will streamline justice across Sussex and ensure police officers spend more time on the beat.
Next month will mark one year since Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, (PCC) took responsibility for commissioning victims’ support services across Sussex.Since April 2015 Mrs Bourne has provided over £1 million of funding to specialist service providers and partners to create the best support for victims, survivors and witnesses of crime in Sussex. This includes developing effective referral and partnership working between the police, the public and the voluntary and community sector.
Today is National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day and Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne will ask Chief Constable Giles York what the key risks are across the county and how Sussex Police is responding to these.WHEN: Friday 18 March, 1-3pmWHERE: Watch live online or catch up in the archive: INVITATION: if you would like to stream the meeting on your own news site please contact for the embed code.SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow the meeting on Twitter using #SusPolScrutiny.Other topics under discussion at the meeting include burglary, Elder Abuse and a recent crackdown on anti-social driving.
On Tuesday 8 March the Sussex Elders’ Commission, (SEC), will present the findings of their year-long consultation at a launch event in Portcullis House Westminster, hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Ageing and Elderly people, Chaired by Wealden MP Nus Ghani.The keynote speaker will be Paul Greenwood, Deputy District Attorney in San Diego, California, an experienced prosecutor and a leading authority on Elder Abuse. He will be joined by Action on Elder Abuse, Age UK representatives, senior police officers and partners from voluntary and statutory agencies.Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, said: “I asked older people in Sussex to help me set up an Elders’ Commission to build on the successful model of our award-winning Sussex Youth Commission which engaged with 4000 young people to inform, support and challenge my work and local policing priorities.
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