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In this month’s Performance and Accountability Meeting with the Chief Constable, Sussex PCC Katy Bourne will be seeking reassurance on the force’s planned response to the new ‘three-tier’ system of restrictions to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
A new initiative has been launched today (13 October) to help tackle knife crime and raise awareness of the dangers of knife possession.
Crawley residents are being given the chance to pose questions to Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, Chief Inspector Shane Baker (District Commander for Crawley & Mid Sussex), Henry Smith MP, and Ashwin Soni of the Crawley Interfaith Network.
Today, Sussex Police launches a two-week campaign to focus attention on our work with partner organisations to tackle modern slavery offences in our communities.
In its first six months of operation the Sussex Hate Incident Support Service, funded by Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, has offered support to 1557 victims of hate crime – 50% more than the service was expecting, as Hate Crime figures rise locally in lockdown.
Results from the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners (APCC) road safety survey have revealed that Sussex residents want drivers who speed to face higher penalties and that the money raised from fines should be invested in enforcement on our roads.
In April, Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne awarded a three-year £200,000 contract to Sussex Mediation Alliance to provide an alternative to the criminal justice route for neighbourhood disputes. The group now receives referrals from Sussex Police and works to reduce conflict between parties, helping to lessen the burden on police time and resources.
Sussex Police welcomes the first trainees on its new fast-track detective development programme this week. The 19 new officers are amongst the first nationally to undertake the intensive two-year Detective Constable Degree-Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) which offers specialist training in investigations.
Crowds gathered on Sunday 27 September at East Grinsted Rugby Club to pay tribute to Head Coach Matt Ratana. Sergeant Ratana was shot and killed while on duty at Croydon Custody Centre on Friday 25 September.
A virtual panel meeting has been held to address road safety concerns in communities across Sussex.