Organisations across Sussex have pledged to work together to improve care and support for people in crisis due to a mental health condition.On Friday (15 December) the PCC along with the Chief Constable and senior health leaders put pen to paper and signed the Sussex declaration of the national Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat.This declaration, which is part of the nationally shared Concordat, sets out how partners will work together to support people experiencing mental health issues in Sussex. Improved information sharing and partnership working, prevention and early intervention are some of the commitments set out in the declaration.
Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne will question Chief Constable Giles York about the Force’s seasonal campaigns during the final Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM) of 2014.WHEN:Friday 19 December, 13:00-15:00WHERE:http://www.sussex-pcc.public-i.tv/. A recording will be available to view online after the meeting or follow #SusPolScrutiny.
Community Conversation comes to Eastbourne
This Tuesday, the Police & Crime Commissioner, Chief Constable, and East Sussex Divisional Commander hosted the secondCommunity Conversationevent, held at the Winter Garden in Eastbourne.The purpose of these events is to set the context for policing in Sussex and, most importantly, provide an opportunity for residents to pose questions about topical issues directly to their police chiefs.
A new police unit has been set up in Surrey and Sussex to help combat on-line crimeSurrey and Sussex Police are operating a joint Cybercrime Unit (CCU), which started in November this year and is based at Haywards Heath Police Station.The unit, partly funded through an increase in the police precept in 2014/15, secured by the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has been brought together across both forces and is building on findings from a pilot study in Brighton & Hove CID to help shape new processes and initiatives.
PCC signs HIV Stigma Statement
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne has pledged her support in the fight against the discrimination of people living with HIV.Mrs Bourne, who visited the Terrence Higgins Trust in Brighton on Friday (28 Nov) and joined others in making a stand against HIV stigma, said: “Today (1 Dec) is World AIDS day. Despite huge progress in care and treatment for people living with HIV, it is still a stigmatised illness, and discrimination and prejudice remain issues of concern to many people living with HIV.”
Recruitment has now opened for 14-25 year olds from Sussex who have an interest in joining the Sussex Youth Commission (SYC) in 2015-16.Building on the success of the 2014 pilot project, the PCC in partnership with the SHM Foundation, wants to give up to 30 young people from across the county an opportunity to have a voice on policing and crime.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne attended the annual Volunteer Cadet Corps (VCC) parade last Friday( 21 November), where devotion, hard work and community spirit were rewarded.The evening was a chance to recognise cadets for their outstanding dedication to their units, communities and Sussex Police.The PCC presented Jack Dunsmore, of Brighton and Hove VCC, with the Sue Elliott memorial award for his exceptional community work with a vulnerable elderly neighbour.
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: