Undercover policing, Islamist extremists and ASB are on the agenda for the next PCC meeting


Katy BourneThis month’s Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM) will take place on Wednesday 22 October between Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, and Chief Constable, Giles York. The meeting is webcast live from 9-10am.

Items on the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting include Sussex Police’s new action plan to tackle domestic abuse and violence; improvements on keeping victims of crime updated; the Ebola epidemic and how Sussex Police is using the additional funds from the precept rise to tackle child sexual exploitation and cyber crime.

Commenting ahead of the meeting Mrs Bourne said: “With the UK threat level against British police officers and staff from Islamist extremists being raised to severe this summer and more recently to substantial, I will be asking the Chief Constable what effective measures have been put in place to deal with this potential threat in Sussex.

“Anti-social behaviour blights the lives of many people. This week marked the introduction of Community Triggers under the new Anti-Social Behaviour Act, which is aimed at ensuring the most vulnerable victims in our society are better protected. I want to know what this will mean for the ASB victims in Sussex and how the Community Trigger will be applied by Sussex Police.

“With the escalation of the Ebola epidemic now threatening the UK, it is important that Sussex residents know what contingency planning Sussex Police and health partners have put in place to deal with any potential cases in Sussex.”

“Please view the PAM live online at http://www.sussex-pcc.public-i.tv/core/ and/or follow the conversation on Twitter using #SusPolScrutiny. A recording will be available to view online shortly after the meeting.”

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