Commenting on today’s report by MPs on the Public Accounts Committee that the justice system is failing victims and witnesses with the average length of time between an offence being committed and the case coming to a conclusion in court being 418 days in Sussex, the region’s Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said:
Recognition for women in policing
The 2015/16 Sussex Police Evolve Awards, which recognises women in policing, were held last month.Jackie Cooper, the longest-serving volunteer on PCC Katy Bourne’s Independent Custody Visiting Scheme was recently honoured with the Evolve Award for Volunteers. Mrs Bourne nominated Jackie because of her volunteer work in custody centres, helping the public feel reassured that there is independent oversight of detainees’ welfare and the conditions in which they are kept. Commenting on recommending Jacquie she said: “I am delighted for Jackie. She is a valued and highly-respected panel member and co-ordinator who is held in the highest esteem by all she comes into contact with.”
Sussex Neighbourhood Watch Federation has been awarded £57,029 of ‘Safer in Sussex’ funding from the County’s newly-elected Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne today (18 May) welcomed the conviction of Osmon Koroma and Max N’Gasa for their involvement in Child Sexual Exploitation, (CSE) offences against 12 young girls in the Littlehampton area.“I want to send a clear and unequivocal message to those who seek to exploit our children and our most vulnerable: the people of Sussex will not tolerate your depravity and Sussex Police, with the help of the public, is getting better at finding you and bringing you to justice as they have shown today.
A partnership of 27 organisations in Sussex which offers services to victims of crime has won a prestigious national award for their outstanding work.The Sussex Restorative Justice Partnership (SRJP) won the ‘Communities Award’ at the Restorative Practice UK National Awards ceremony in London for making an outstanding contribution to their communities through restorative practices.
When is revenge porn a criminal act?
This is one of many 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 20 May, 1-3pmWHERE: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the embed code.SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow the meeting on Twitter using #SusPolScrutiny.
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...
Live stream of Sussex PCC election results
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...
Performance & Accountability Meeting
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: http://www.sussex-pcc.public-i.tv/core/portal/home Due to the pre-election Purdah period the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner will not be tweeting, issuing a press release or facilitating...