PCC shows support for Stephen Lawrence Day
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne is committed to stamping out racial abuse and hate crime of any kind. The PCC recognises the importance of engaging with all communities so, ahead of this day, her office met with the Racial Harassment Forum in Brighton to listen to their concerns.
Sussex PCC Katy Bourne announced today that she has secured a £1million funding commitment from the Home Office to support a law enforcement surge in Sussex to tackle serious violence.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne hosted a stalking summit in Parliament on the same day that HMICFRS findings were published on how Sussex Police investigate stalking and harassment cases (10th April).
During National Stalking Awareness Week (8-12th April), Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne is encouraging her PCC colleagues and national leads to come together, for the first time, and help provide victims of stalking with the greatest possible protection and support. She will be joined on the day by two female victims of stalking in Sussex whose experiences will help to inform the national recommendations made on the day.
Earlier this week, Mrs Bourne chaired a rural crime roundtable discussion in Billingshurst with local parish councils, farming and estate representatives, Sussex Police, Neighbourhood Watch and the High Sheriff of West Sussex. A similar event was held in January in Battle, addressing rural crime in East Sussex.
At the end of 2018 the results of the UK Youth Parliament consultation ‘Make Your Mark’ were announced outlining the priorities for young people up and down the country. 17 schools across East Sussex took part in the survey which equated to over 12,000 total votes.
Two members from the Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne met with the Crawley Interfaith Network to discuss their perceptions of policing and community safety. This meeting took place a week after the terrorist attacks in New Zealand and media reports of a lack of police response nationally to hate crime.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne and her PCC colleagues across the UK recognise the significant challenges around knife crime and serious violence and are determined to work with government and partners to tackle it.
Barnardo’s ‘Dice’ programme, which was set up following a grant from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Safe Space Sussex Funding Network, is welcoming referrals from families whose children may be at risk of exploitation.
Cats Protection’s Paws Protect project, which provides an essential service for victims of domestic abuse, has received a grant of over £11,000 from the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner’s Safe Space Sussex Funding Network.