What is Sussex Police doing to tackle drivers using mobiles?


PCC, Katy Bourne, to question Chief Constable about what the police are doing to catch those who use mobile phones when driving, how many drivers have been stopped, arrested and charged in Sussex this year as well as how the police are responding to the increase in burglary recordings.

These are just some of the questions that the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne will ask Chief Constable Giles York, at this month’s Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM).
WHEN: Friday 18 November, 1PM
WHERE: Watch live online or catch up in the archive here
MEDIA INVITATION: if you would like to stream the meeting on your own news site please contact clarissa.hawthorne@sussex-pcc.gov.uk for the embed code. For media interviews contact the media team on 01273 335 634
SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow the meeting on Twitter using #SusPolScrutiny

Commenting ahead of the meeting, Mrs Bourne said:
“With the clocks going back last month I want to find out how Sussex Police is responding to reports of domestic burglaries and how they are raising awareness to communities on how to keep their homes safe in the darker evenings.

“I will also be questioning Mr York on what Sussex Police are doing to prevent and catch those who use mobile phones when driving and how many drivers have been stopped, arrested and charged for using a mobile phone whilst driving in Sussex this year.

“Earlier this month HerMajesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) published their findings for Sussex Police in the “Efficiency” strand of its annual inspections into Police Effectiveness, Efficiency and Legitimacy. I am pleased to confirm that the inspection report judged the Force to be “good” in respect of keeping people safe and reducing crime. I want to find out what Sussex Police’s reaction has been to the report.

“The HMIC report also acknowledged that Sussex Police has undertaken only limited work to understand and manage hidden demand. For the benefit of Sussex residents I will be asking the Chief Constable to explain what hidden demand means and how they are planning to raise awareness, both internally and externally of hidden crimes in order to increase recognition and reporting.

“Other topics under discussion include non emergency call handling times and the performance and effectiveness of the Joint Force Vetting Unit.”

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