A new police unit has been set up in Surrey and Sussex to help combat on-line crimeSurrey and Sussex Police are operating a joint Cybercrime Unit (CCU), which started in November this year and is based at Haywards Heath Police Station.The unit, partly funded through an increase in the police precept in 2014/15, secured by the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has been brought together across both forces and is building on findings from a pilot study in Brighton & Hove CID to help shape new processes and initiatives.
PCC signs HIV Stigma Statement
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne has pledged her support in the fight against the discrimination of people living with HIV.Mrs Bourne, who visited the Terrence Higgins Trust in Brighton on Friday (28 Nov) and joined others in making a stand against HIV stigma, said: “Today (1 Dec) is World AIDS day. Despite huge progress in care and treatment for people living with HIV, it is still a stigmatised illness, and discrimination and prejudice remain issues of concern to many people living with HIV.”
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.
HMIC report shows focused investment in cutting crime and supporting victims is working says PCC Katy Bourne
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.
Meet your PCC in Bognor
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:
Webcast Available Here :http://www.sussex-pcc.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/148905...
Sussex Youth Commission; Taking it forward
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.”