Sussex Police has welcomed an annual inspection report published today by Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS).
Katy Bourne, the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner, has welcomed an overwhelming vote of support from the Sussex Police & Crime Panel members who have today (Friday 31 January) backed her decision to increase the police precept by an extra £10 per year (for an average band D property).
Disrupt, Enforce, Protect
The Tactical Enforcement Unit carried out a successful early warrant at an address in Eastbourne on Thursday (30 January). They broke down the front door and arrested a wanted man who had evaded capture for nearly a year after failing to appear at court in February 2019.
Stonewall names Sussex Police one of Britain's Top 100 LGBT inclusive employers.
The government has acted to give police forces across the country new powers to tackle the misuse of unmanned aircraft, including drones, as the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill has its second reading in Parliament today (27 January 2020).
Have your say on Sussex Police funding
Mrs Bourne is now in a position to consult with residents on how much they contribute locally to Sussex Police. She has launched a snap survey today to find out how the public would feel about a proposed average increase of 20p a week, equating to an extra £10 a year, per household.
Sussex PCC Katy Bourne has welcomed the biggest funding boost for policing in a decade after the Government’s announced a £1.1billion increase today.
Sussex Police have stepped up patrols across the county to reassure and protect the public after a recent spate of violent incidents that led to the launch of several murder inquiries.
Police in Sussex are leading the way to enforce a new law aimed to helping victims of stalking.
The Home Office announced this week (13th January) a £10m ring fenced fund to better protect officers in the line of duty. Police & Crime Commissioners have been invited to apply for part of this funding to equip more frontline officers with Taser devices.