Recruitment has now opened for 14-25 year olds from Sussex who have an interest in joining the Sussex Youth Commission (SYC) in 2015-16.Building on the success of the 2014 pilot project, the PCC in partnership with the SHM Foundation, wants to give up to 30 young people from across the county an opportunity to have a voice on policing and crime.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne attended the annual Volunteer Cadet Corps (VCC) parade last Friday( 21 November), where devotion, hard work and community spirit were rewarded.The evening was a chance to recognise cadets for their outstanding dedication to their units, communities and Sussex Police.The PCC presented Jack Dunsmore, of Brighton and Hove VCC, with the Sue Elliott memorial award for his exceptional community work with a vulnerable elderly neighbour.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne says she is pleased with Sussex Police’s progress on cutting crime and preventing corruption as shown in two HMIC’s reports published today, and welcomes praise for its victim-focused approach.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, will be in Bognor next Thursday (4 December) to meet residents.Where: Morrisons, Bedford Street.When: Between 12pm and 2pm.Commenting ahead of the event, Mrs Bourne said: “I am looking forward to meeting people and hearing first-hand their views on local policing and crime.“It is also an opportunity for residents to ask me about my role and responsibilities.”
Tuesday 25 November marks International White Ribbon Day, which focuses on the obligation for men to speak out against domestic abuse and violence to women. It is also the start of Sussex Police’s 2014/15 domestic abuse campaign, ‘Talk to us, we can help.’Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, explains that although Sussex Police was the first police force in England and Wales to gain White Ribbon status, the fight to make domestic abuse a socially unacceptable crime and encourage more victims to come forward continues:
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The Sussex Youth Commission has published its final report. This follows a nine month pilot project where 24 members (aged 14-25) gathered and recorded the views and opinions of over 2,000 young people across Sussex on policing and crime.
Following the publication of HMIC’s inspection report on Sussex Police’s recording of crimes, PCC Katy Bourne said: “Every victim of crime in Sussex who has made the sometimes difficult step to report an offence quite rightly expects the police to record it accurately and take the right action.“In the past Sussex was not getting it right often enough achieving an 83% level of compliance with national crime reporting standards which was below the national average. So I am pleased to see the current levels of 97% following a major review and programme to make ethical and accurate crime recording business as usual for the force.”
When: Friday 21 November from 1pmWhere: The meeting will be webcast live: and a recording will be available to view online shortly afterwards.Follow the conversation on Twitter: #SusPolScrutiny.This month’s Performance & Accountability Meeting will see the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, challenge Sussex Police Chief Constable, Giles York, on the Force’s response to a number of local and national policing issues. Items on the agenda include officer training; the Force’s ability to demonstrate value for money; burglary; reducing violence against women; and meeting national threats.
Ahead of this year’s International Restorative Justice (RJ) Week (16-23 Nov), Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, explains why she supports the benefits of communication between victims and offenders. She also hears from a burglary victim on how the RJ process has helped her and her family move on with their lives.
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