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A national campaign reminding the public to call 101 for a police non-emergency response has been welcomed by the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne.“More than three quarters of 999 calls received by the police [nationally] are for non-emergencies”, Mrs Bourne said. “To help the police tackle crime effectively, this campaign reminds the public to call 101 to speak to the police when there isn’t a crime in progress or an immediate risk of violence or harm. It also encourages the public to remind their family and friends of the service.
Brighton Women’s Centre has secured funding from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to support a new project that is helping women offenders turn their backs on a life of crime.The organisation received a £30,000 grant from the MoJ which match-funded a a previous grant from the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, (PCC) Katy Bourne.
Sussex PCC Katy Bourne thanked the Police & Crime Panel for their unanimous support of an average £5.00 police precept rise on Friday 22nd January.“I asked Panel members to consider my proposal to invest in digital forensics and in protecting vulnerable people from sexual and domestic abuse.“The Chief Constable made a business case for investment in these areas to ensure Sussex Police can more quickly analyse and retrieve digital information to speed investigations, and to better protect victims of abuse and prosecute offenders.
If you’ve ever been a victim of cyber crime in Sussex please share your experiences in theSouth East cyber crime survey, which will help inform how local police forces tackle this issue and prevent those who are most vulnerable being targeted.
Nine months after a dedicated post was put in place to help tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE), the work of the county’s police force to respond to CSE has been cited as good practice by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC). Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne, put funding in place last year for a new analyst post to work directly with partners to build a ‘rich picture’ of intelligence to help safeguard vulnerable children.
Members of the Youth Justice Board (YJB) for England and Wales visited Sussex this week to meet with the county's Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne and members of her Sussex Youth Commission (SYC).
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That’s just one of the questions the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne, will be putting to Sussex Police Chief Constable Giles York at their monthly Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM) this week.WHEN:Friday 15 January 2016, 1-3pmWHERE:Watch live online or on catch up in the archive: MEDIA:Join the conversation on Twitter using#SusPolScrutiny.

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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.
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