Police continue to focus efforts on investigating and preventing the sexual and physical abuse of vulnerable people in Sussex, as news comes of the increased reporting of rapes country-wide.
On 23 May 2018 a new package of measures - introduced by the CPS and the National Police Chief's Council (NPCC) were published to help further improve the way that the criminal justice system deals with stalking and harassment.
Getting tough on burglars
This week sees Sussex Police launch their third Operation Magpie campaign – to remind people to be vigilant and how to safeguard their property and reduce the chance of being burgled.
Katy Bourne, the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner, praises Sussex Police for adopting a new protocol that will help speed up the search for missing people living with dementia.
Sussex PCC, Katy Bourne is delighted that there will soon be more support for victims of serious sexual assaults via a newly established team of Sexual Offence Investigation Trained (SOIT) officers.
Following her recent attendance at the St. James’ Street Local Area Team (LAT) General Meeting, where members of the public and local business owners raised issues about open drug dealing and drug taking in certain areas of Brighton, Katy Bourne, the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner, will question Sussex Police Chief Constable about this including: what are the key challenges for Sussex Police regarding drugs in Brighton & Hove; what specific powers the Force has to deal with drug dealing and drug taking; and how is Police proactively working with partners to reduce drug use in the City.
Young People Matter
This week Katy Bourne, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) visited Xtrax, a small charity in Hastings that helps transform the lives of vulnerable young people. Mrs Bourne was there to present a cheque for £25,000 from her Safer in Sussex Community Fund, which awards grants to organisations that provide a positive and lasting impact on the local community.
Helping to keep our roads safe
Katy Bourne, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner recently joined volunteers from Hastings Community Speed Watch as they recorded vehicles exceeding the speed limit. Hastings Community Speed Watch was set up in October 2013 and is part of a national initiative where local people volunteer to support the Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices.
Come to Crawley’s Volunteer Recruitment Fair this Summer to volunteer as an Independent Custody Visitor
Sussex PCC’s Independent Custody Visiting (ICV) scheme has secured a place at the Crawley Volunteer Recruitment Fair this summer.
Sussex Police has created animated scenarios to reinforce how to contact them and support their commitment to keep communities safe and feeling safe. In the two 90 second animations, members of the community share their experiences in choosing the most appropriate way to contact the police be that via their local prevention team, reporting online, calling 101 or 999. The animations include incidents of anti-social behaviour, drink driving, household burglary and distraction burglary.