Paris attacks prompt questions over security implications for Sussex


Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne will publically discuss the security implications for Sussex, following the recent attacks in Paris, at her monthly Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM) with Chief Constable Giles York.

WHEN: Friday 20 November, 1-3pm

WHERE: Watch live online or on catch up in the archive:

SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow the meeting on Twitter using #SusPolScrutiny.

Commenting ahead of the meeting Mrs Bourne said: “I joined people around the world in observing the minute’s silence for the victims of the Paris attacks and my thoughts remain with those affected by these horrific events.

“In the UK, the current threat level remains severe and it’s important that the police – and the public – continue to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour or activity immediately.

“I will be asking the Chief Constable what impact these kind of events have locally, both in terms of the demand on policing and in tackling any potential community tensions. I will also be seeking assurances that the Force is prepared and ready to contribute to any nationally co-ordinated response should the need arise.”

Other topics due to be discussed at the November PAM include:

• Progress under the new Local Policing Programme;
• Restorative Justice;
• Burglary prevention;
• Closer working between the police and academia.

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