It is reassuring that the report recognises that police forces across the country, unlike their local partners, are a 24/7 service which is regularly and often unfairly relied upon to ‘pick up the pieces’. It also rightly raises concerns around the impact on police resources when responding to mental health call outs.
Analysis by Brake, the road safety charity part-funded by Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, has found that the South East had the highest number of bike deaths and serious injuries in the UK in 2017. This comes from an average of five bike riders killed or seriously injured every day.
This week marks International Restorative Justice Week which sees events take place all over the globe from 19-25 November to raise awareness and promote the benefits of restorative justice (RJ).
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne has secured £890,616 from the government’s Early Intervention Youth Fund to help steer local young people away from a life of crime and inject positive youth projects back into the communities.
Following a recent report from the Home Office which published figures on the national decrease in arrests, Sussex PCC, Katy Bourne will be questioning the Chief Constable on what the report highlighted for Sussex.
Rural Crime Day of Action
Today marks the National Rural Crime Day of Action. So, what actions are being taken by Sussex Police to keep our rural communities safe?
Last week, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne held a discussion on local policing in East Grinstead. It was an opportunity for residents to raise particular issues and the improvements they would like to see made.
Police Pension Scheme Revaluation
HM Treasury (HMT) undertake valuations of the public service pension schemes every four years to ensure that the full costs of the schemes are understood by the Government. This is the first time that a full assessment of the pension schemes has been undertaken since the Government introduced the new pension scheme of governance including local pension boards in 2015.
I welcome the Strategy to Combat Serious Organised Crime that the Security Minister has launched, following the recommendations in this year’s National Security Capability Review to create a co-ordinated and more effective whole system response across local police forces and national agencies.
Independent charity Crimestoppers is supporting a campaign this week that appeals for information from the local pubic, which is being led by the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner’s office.