PCC to question Chief Constable on police resources following change to precept funding


Katy Bourne, the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner, will question Sussex Police Chief Constable Giles York on how the force will further transform its services following the change to precept funding in Sussex.

WHAT: Monthly Performance & Accountability Meeting

WHEN: Friday 26 January 2018 at 1pm

WHERE: Watch live online or catch up in the archive: http://www.sussex-pcc.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

SOCIAL MEDIA: Join the conversation on Twitter using #SussexPoliceScrutiny

Other topics under discussion include:

• The findings of a recent independent inspection report on how legitimately the Force keeps people safe and reduces crime.
• The results of Sussex Police’s Christmas Drink-Drug-Drive campaign;
• How the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme – known as Clare’s Law – is being used in Sussex;
• Sussex Police’s Investigations Framework and the prioritisation of criminal investigations;

Commenting ahead of the meeting Mrs Bourne said: "I have been lobbying hard to secure the best possible funding arrangements for policing in Sussex and I am pleased that my decision to increase the police precept in 2018/19 by £12 a year (for a Band D property) has been supported by the majority of residents who took part in my public consultation and the Police & Crime Panel.

"I recognise that any increase in taxation will be challenging for some of our residents and this is not a decision I have taken lightly. However, I believe it’s the right one to protect police officer and staff posts. I will be asking the Chief Constable how he plans to use these resources to sustain local policing and meet increases in demand.”


Notes for editors

MEDIA INVITATION: If you would like to stream the meeting on your own news site please contact rosie.gooch@sussex-pcc.gov.uk for the embed code. For interviews with the PCC please contact the communications team on 01273 335634.

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