Thirty five volunteers, who have successfully completed over six months of training, will become warranted police officers at an ‘Attestation’ ceremony, held at Sussex Police headquarters on Friday (9 May) evening.Attestation is a process by which a newly appointed recruit to Sussex Police becomes a Special Constable with all the powers and responsibilities which that entails. The evening ceremony will see all thirty five officers make a declaration in the presence of a Magistrate, before receiving their warrant cards.
Katy Bourne “encouraged” by Parliamentary Committee’s recognition of PCCs’ successes
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne has welcomed the publication of the latest Home Affairs Select Committee’s report looking at the progress of Police and Crime Commissioners across England and Wales.Mrs Bourne said it was “very encouraging that the Committee recognised the early successes already achieved by some PCCs, especially on collaborative work with neighbouring forces leading to better deployment of assets and expertise and reducing costs, with Sussex and Surrey’s operational alignments mentioned in particular.”
PCC donates to local charity
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, and Chief Constable Giles York, helped to load some much needed bedroom furniture into a van destined for Furnihelp, a local Mid Sussex charity.The furniture, which is not suitable for re-sale, belongs to Slaugham Manor, a police training centre which is in the process of being sold.Commenting on the donation of furniture, Mrs Bourne said: “I am delighted that some of the unwanted furniture in Slaugham will be put to good use by Furnihelp, which helps local people who for various reasons are unable to purchase basic furniture for their homes.”
On Friday 25 April Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, questioned two senior officers about Sussex Police’s handling of victims of domestic abuse during a themed PAM (Performance and Accountability Meeting).The PAM followed recent national reports into how polices forces are still failing victims of domestic abuse, and Mrs Bourne wanted to know what Sussex Police is doing to improve its interaction with, and support for, victims of domestic abuse.The Commissioner was accompanied by her Chief Executive, Mark Streater and questions were put to the temporary Chief Constable of Sussex Police, Giles York, and the Assistant Chief Constable of Surrey Police, Stuart Cundy, who oversees Specialist Crime in Surrey and Sussex, which includes domestic abuse.
This month the Commissioner's monthly Performance & Accountability Meeting with temporary Chief Constable Giles York will focus on Sussex Police's response to victims of domestic abuse. Watch the meeting live at 1pm on Friday 25 April:Loading...Webcast Available Here :http://connect.sussex-pcc.public-i.tv/site/player/index.php?a=134773
Sussex Police & Crime commissioner Katy Bourne has spoken out in support of the College of Policing’s Code of Ethics for officers and police staff, which has been sent to forces.The Code sets out what the high standards of behaviour within policing looks like and includes practical examples for officers and staff to use in their everyday jobs. Commenting on the Code of Ethics Mrs Bourne said: “In developing and delivering the Code of Ethics the College has worked with police industry bodies and representatives including Police & Crime Commissioners. The Code sets out the expected standards for all police officers and staff, emphasising the importance of personal integrity and professional conduct and making it clear what happens when those expectations are not met.”
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne has produced a short animation video to summarise the objectives in her revised Police & Crime Plan:
WATCH LIVE: PCC questions temporary Chief Constable over police response to dealing with victims of domestic abuse
Following recent national reports into how polices forces are still failing victims of domestic abuse, this month’s Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM) will focus on what Sussex Police is doing to improve its interaction with, and support for, victims of domestic abuse.Commenting ahead of the meeting, which will be webcast live at 1pm, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, said: “I am committed to ensuring Sussex Police follows the recommendations set out in the March report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC). It is clear there is more work to be done to improve Sussex Police’s response to domestic abuse and that is why I will continue to hold the Chief Constable to account for performance and delivery in this area.”
Policing Minister Damian Green praised Sussex Police after it announced it will be one of the first forces to recruit officers using the new direct entry scheme.Alongside the Metropolitan Police, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Avon and Somerset and the City of London police forces, Sussex has today launched two new recruitment programmes to bring people with more diverse backgrounds and new perspectives into policing.Sussex Police will advertise a Superintendent position, which will be open to leaders from other professions and a graduate fast track programme.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has opened recruitment for the next Chief Constable to lead Sussex Police. Watch the video below to find out more about the qualities the Commissioner is looking for in the new Chief Constable.