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.
On National Anti-Slavery Day this week, Sussex PCC, Katy Bourne will be questioning the Chief Constable on one of the several forms of modern slavery currently happening in Sussex - County Lines.
This week criminal justice consultancy Crest Advisory held a panel discussion in London to launch their latest report, developed in partnership with IT business and consulting services provider CGI, identifying ways to address the 21st century challenges to tackling domestic abuse.
Sussex Countrywatch scheme will be launched at the Autumn Show and Game Fair at the South of England Showground, Ardingly at the weekend (October 6/7). Sussex Countrywatch is a partnership initiative to help strengthen and protect our rural communities against crime by sharing information and providing practical prevention advice.
PCC to quiz Chief Constable on rural crime
Sussex PCC Katy Bourne has made tackling rural crime a key priority following consultation with residents across the county. This week, Sussex Police will release its Rural Crime Strategy setting out how it will provide reassurance to rural communities and target criminals.
Sussex Police are supporting a national knife crime campaign which aims to reduce the number of people carrying a weapon.
Seventy new officers for Sussex Police
Seventy new police officers Sussex have joined Sussex Police, the largest intake in more than ten years. They will be patrolling the streets from December after their training is complete.
A ground-breaking new team of Sussex Police officers and staff has been established to help support victims of serious sexual assaults.
Neighbourhood policing capacity in Sussex was called into question last weekend after the Sunday Times quoted official workforce figures which appeared to show Sussex Police had the lowest number of neighbourhood police officers per head of population in the country.