PCC Katy Bourne met with Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers (SERV) this week (Thursday 7 January), a registered charity that provides night time transportation of blood, blood products and other urgent medical items for NHS Hospitals across Sussex.This important service is provided free of charge to the NHS between the hours of 7pm and 6am, 365 days of the year via a committed team of volunteer riders and drivers often using their own vehicles.
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 the Crawley branch of Asda on Tuesday 22 December 10.00 – 4.00. 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.
“The Grant looks to be broadly in line with the Chancellor’s Spending Review announcement that there would be no further cuts to police budgets. It also confirms increased flexibility for PCCs to raise local funding contributions through the police precept.“The Chief Constable will be considering the impact of the funding announcement on current plans and presenting options to me in January. Whilst it is too early to speculate on the flexibility that might deliver on planned savings, we both agree that the current model of policing needs to adapt to modern challenges, at the same time as it faces significant new costs.”
Webcast Available Here :http://www.sussex-pcc.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/192167...
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.
How will the Government’s announcement on protecting police spending affect Sussex Police?
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.