The government has acted to give police forces across the country new powers to tackle the misuse of unmanned aircraft, including drones, as the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill has its second reading in Parliament today (27 January 2020).
Have your say on Sussex Police funding
Mrs Bourne is now in a position to consult with residents on how much they contribute locally to Sussex Police. She has launched a snap survey today to find out how the public would feel about a proposed average increase of 20p a week, equating to an extra £10 a year, per household.
Sussex PCC Katy Bourne has welcomed the biggest funding boost for policing in a decade after the Government’s announced a £1.1billion increase today.
Sussex Police have stepped up patrols across the county to reassure and protect the public after a recent spate of violent incidents that led to the launch of several murder inquiries.
Police in Sussex are leading the way to enforce a new law aimed to helping victims of stalking.
The Home Office announced this week (13th January) a £10m ring fenced fund to better protect officers in the line of duty. Police & Crime Commissioners have been invited to apply for part of this funding to equip more frontline officers with Taser devices.
Sussex Police’s new Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU) has made 10 arrests in a week, taken drugs off the streets off the county and protected vulnerable victims of ‘cuckooing’.
Police, supported by local agency and charitable partners, have carried out vehicle checks on a major trunk route as part of an ongoing operation aimed at helping people at risk of modern slavery in East Sussex.
Could you uncover the truth?
Monday (6 January) sees the launch of Sussex Police’s first fast-track detective development programme and the force is looking for degree holders who are tenacious, inquisitive and want to seek justice for victims of crime.
An early intervention scheme that aims to find a new avenue to reduce reoffending has launched as a 16-month pilot across East Sussex today (Monday, 6 January).