PCC to quiz Chief Constable on rural crime
WHAT: Monthly Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM)
WHEN: Friday 21 September 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
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.
It is recommended in the National Rural Crime Network’s 2018 survey that Chief Constables need to change the policing of rural communities and that police and partner organisations need to do more to understand rural crime and its impact.
Commenting ahead of the meeting, Mrs Bourne said: “I remain strongly committed towards ensuring that rural crimes are taken as seriously as urban crimes in Sussex. I will be asking the Chief Constable to explain Sussex Police’s revised strategy for tackling rural crime and helping residents feel safer.
“Another issue which affects rural residents is that of unauthorised encampments so I will be asking the Chief Constable what specific powers Sussex Police have to deal with these encampments and how this responsibility is shared with partners.”
Other questions on the agenda at the September PAM include:
• Policing of large scale events
• Non-emergency call handling times
• Update on the Investigations and resolution centre
• Progress on new Police Officer Recruitment
• Sussex Police Transformation Strategy 2018/22
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