An HMIC (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary) Inspection Report, published today (15 Dec) has shown that Sussex Police and the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, have shown a strong commitment to protecting vulnerable people from harm and supporting victims.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has acknowledged proposals to give PCSOs new skills to help support Sussex’s 21stcentury policing model and deal with evolving criminal and terrorist threats:“The Local Policing Programme led by the Chief Constable aims to make the most effective use of available resources to provide Sussex with local policing, emergency response and successful investigations.“In a post-Paris world with the threat level in the UK remaining at severe, now is the right time to review PCSO’s roles and ask if they have the right skills to keep our communities safe.”
It is eight months since the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, took on the statutory responsibility for commissioning specialist services for victims of crime in Sussex.
Recruitment has now opened for 14-25 year olds from Sussex who have an interest in joining the Sussex Youth Commission (SYC) in 2016.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne is currently consulting the public on the 2016/2017 Sussex Police Precept and wants to hear your views and experiences of policing and crime in Sussex. Members of the PCC’s office will be in Uckfield Library on Tuesday 15 December 10 – 4 and Lewes Library Thursday 17 December 10 – 4. Residents are invited to share their thoughts on how safe they feel in their community and the priorities they would like to see the police focus on.
At this month’s Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM) Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne will ask Chief Constable Giles York, what his reaction was to the recent announcement on police budgets and what it means for Sussex residents.
Sussex Police are working with businesses to crack down on crimes in shops.New business wardens are being launched as a pilot in Littlehampton and Eastbourne to help reduce crime affecting shops and businesses in the towns. It is hoped business wardens will also be extended to Bognor Regis and Arundel during the pilot period.
Responding to the Chancellor’s Comprehensive Spending Review announcements today (Wednesday 25 November) Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said the protection of the policing budget was a very welcome recognition of the vital work of the police in keeping the public safe.“This announcement delivers some much needed stability for police forces in England and Wales at a time when public reassurance is critical. For the individual police officers, I also hope that it demonstrates how highly regarded they are.”
A new launched improving direct access to help and support for victims and witnesses of crime in Sussex.The site, developed by the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex, provides an online directory of local specialist support services as well as information about different types of crime and what happens at each stage of the criminal justice system, helping to ‘demystify’ the process for people when they may be at their most vulnerable.
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