At a ceremony in Brussels on 26 June, the EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc presented the Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2018 to six European organisations for their inspirational and innovative initiatives to improve road safety and save lives on our roads. CSW Online was this year’s only UK winner, receiving their award in the category of Small to Medium sized Enterprises.
PCC supports World Day Against Trafficking
Today has been marked by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as World Day Against Trafficking. UNODC encourages all nations to step up its activity to stem the trade in people for exploitation. Sussex Police are at the forefront of this fight and, thanks to funding made available by Katy Bourne the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, they have recently appointed a pan-Sussex Modern Slavery Manager.
This week CrimeStoppers launched a campaign across Sussex to raise awareness of London drug gangs exploiting vulnerable people in our county.
The Ministry of Justice has announced a new drive to encourage 50 new Registered Intermediaries (RIs) to sign up across Sussex and the South East to help vulnerable victims and witnesses testify.
Abuse of authority
The abuse of authority for a sexual purpose is currently seen as one of the biggest corruption threats to policing in England and Wales by the IOPC and HMICFRS. Katy Bourne, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, will question Chief Constable Giles York on what the key challenges and preventative measures are for Sussex Police in this area.
For over 30 years Neighbourhood Watch has endured to become one of the biggest voluntary organisations in the country, this week, the Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, is celebrating its success in reducing crime and making our areas in Sussex safer.
Modern technology was the focus of a multi-agency operation to crackdown on road-related crime in Sussex.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June marks National Scams Awareness Month and it is fitting, especially given the demographic of areas in Sussex, that it also coincides with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Sussex PCC to question Chief Constable on criminals using road networks; gypsies and travellers; rape monitoring and tackling burglary and elder abuse
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne to question Chief Constable on criminals using road networks; gypsies and travellers; rape monitoring and tackling burglary and elder abuse at her monthly Performance and Accountability Meeting.
Police continue to focus efforts on investigating and preventing the sexual and physical abuse of vulnerable people in Sussex, as news comes of the increased reporting of rapes country-wide.