Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne and her PCC colleagues across the UK recognise the significant challenges around knife crime and serious violence and are determined to work with government and partners to tackle it.
Barnardo’s ‘Dice’ programme, which was set up following a grant from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Safe Space Sussex Funding Network, is welcoming referrals from families whose children may be at risk of exploitation.
Cats Protection’s Paws Protect project, which provides an essential service for victims of domestic abuse, has received a grant of over £11,000 from the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner’s Safe Space Sussex Funding Network.
PCC to question senior officers on the results from Police Federation's Demand, Capacity and Welfare Survey
Findings published from the Police Federation’s Demand, Capacity and Welfare survey have revealed that almost 90 per cent of Sussex Police officers have said morale within the Force was low and almost four out of five have faced mental wellbeing issues over the last 12 months.
Sussex PCC Katy Bourne has welcomed the Home Office's refreshed violence against women and girls (VAWG) strategy.
A football initiative offering sessions aimed at preventing anti-social behaviour and knife crime amongst young people in Crawley has received £5,000 from Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne.
17 hours in custody
In October of last year Independent Custody Visitor (ICV) manager for Sussex, Sarah Friend, spent 17 hours in custody to get a snapshot of the experience a detainee has from arrest to next day release. Since then she has made some radical changes to the standards of cells across the county, including the installation of drinking water and replacement mattresses.
The ongoing decline in call handling times to the non-emergency 101 number continues to remain a concern to Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne.
PCC shows support for LGBT History Month
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne and the police are supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans History Month as part of a continued countywide campaign to reduce hate crime.
To mark Sexual Violence Awareness Week, (4th–11th February), Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne is encouraging Sussex Police and partners to raise awareness of support available to survivors of sexual violence.