HMIC report shows focused investment in cutting crime and supporting victims is working says PCC Katy Bourne
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne says she is pleased with Sussex Police’s progress on cutting crime and preventing corruption as shown in two HMIC’s reports published today, and welcomes praise for its victim-focused approach.
Meet your PCC in Bognor
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, will be in Bognor next Thursday (4 December) to meet residents.Where: Morrisons, Bedford Street.When: Between 12pm and 2pm.Commenting ahead of the event, Mrs Bourne said: “I am looking forward to meeting people and hearing first-hand their views on local policing and crime.“It is also an opportunity for residents to ask me about my role and responsibilities.”
Tuesday 25 November marks International White Ribbon Day, which focuses on the obligation for men to speak out against domestic abuse and violence to women. It is also the start of Sussex Police’s 2014/15 domestic abuse campaign, ‘Talk to us, we can help.’Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, explains that although Sussex Police was the first police force in England and Wales to gain White Ribbon status, the fight to make domestic abuse a socially unacceptable crime and encourage more victims to come forward continues:
Webcast Available Here :http://www.sussex-pcc.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/148905...
Sussex Youth Commission; Taking it forward
The Sussex Youth Commission has published its final report. This follows a nine month pilot project where 24 members (aged 14-25) gathered and recorded the views and opinions of over 2,000 young people across Sussex on policing and crime.
Following the publication of HMIC’s inspection report on Sussex Police’s recording of crimes, PCC Katy Bourne said: “Every victim of crime in Sussex who has made the sometimes difficult step to report an offence quite rightly expects the police to record it accurately and take the right action.“In the past Sussex was not getting it right often enough achieving an 83% level of compliance with national crime reporting standards which was below the national average. So I am pleased to see the current levels of 97% following a major review and programme to make ethical and accurate crime recording business as usual for the force.”
PCC tackles Chief Constable on Force’s equality and diversity training and value for money profile
When: Friday 21 November from 1pmWhere: The meeting will be webcast live: http://www.sussex-pcc.public-i.tv/core/ and a recording will be available to view online shortly afterwards.Follow the conversation on Twitter: #SusPolScrutiny.This month’s Performance & Accountability Meeting will see the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, challenge Sussex Police Chief Constable, Giles York, on the Force’s response to a number of local and national policing issues. Items on the agenda include officer training; the Force’s ability to demonstrate value for money; burglary; reducing violence against women; and meeting national threats.
Ahead of this year’s International Restorative Justice (RJ) Week (16-23 Nov), Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, explains why she supports the benefits of communication between victims and offenders. She also hears from a burglary victim on how the RJ process has helped her and her family move on with their lives.
PCC reflects on the role two years on
Saturday 15 November will mark two years since Katy Bourne was elected as the first Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex. The former business woman explains why she feels passionate about the role and why she will stand again in 2016:Two years on I still feel hugely privileged to have been elected as PCC for Sussex during what is, and has been, a very difficult time for policing. I wholeheartedly believe that this role is a vast improvement on the much less transparent, accountable and extremely bureaucratic, Police Authority which it replaced.I believe that Sussex residents prefer to have a single, elected, go-to person as their voice on policing and crime; one person who can hold the Chief Constable to account for the effectiveness and efficiency of their police force.
Get involved in the community conversation
Registration has now opened for East Sussex residents to have their say at the next Police and Crime Community Conversation event with PCC, Katy Bourne, Chief Constable Giles York, Divisional Commander Neil Honnor and guest panelist, Christina Ewbank, from Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce.The debate, chaired by Herald editor, Keith Ridley, will be held at the Winter Garden in Eastbourne on Tuesday 9 December.