Sussex PCC comments on Front Line Policing review

10/07/2019

Sussex PCC Katy Bourne discussed the first national Frontline Review of policing with the Policing Minister and PCC colleagues yesterday.

“The Front Line Review was a unique opportunity for all operational staff in police forces in England and Wales to feedback on their experiences, concerns and ideas.

It clearly shows the increased demands and pressures of 21st century policing, especially the physical and mental impact this can have on police officers and police staff. I welcome in particular the recommendation to ensure consistent and ready access to wellbeing support and professional development and I am reassured that Sussex Police is working to tackle the concerns expressed regarding officer numbers and has already begun a significant recruitment programme for new police officers and PCSOs.

All forces need to listen and welcome ideas from their frontline staff to help redesign and refocus processes and ensure they are supported with the right technology so I am pleased to see the Home Office’s plans for a national infrastructure - through the Front Line Innovation project - to facilitate this.”

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