Sussex Police response to terrorism threat level under PCC spotlight

18/11/2020

WHAT: Monthly Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM)

WHEN: Friday 20th November 13:00

WHERE: Watch live or in the archive: https://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/watch-live/

SOCIAL MEDIA: Join the conversation on Twitter using #SusPolScrutiny

In this month’s remote Performance and Accountability Meeting with the Chief Constable, Sussex PCC Katy Bourne will be seeking reassurance on the force’s planned response to the UK’s recent increase in terrorism threat level from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’. Questions will also be asked about the policing of the second lockdown period and the issuing of fines across the county.

PCC Katy Bourne says: “The public are rightly concerned about the recent terrorist attacks in France and Austria, with the United Kingdom (UK) increasing its terrorism threat level to ‘severe’ earlier this month, meaning an attack is highly likely.

“I want to seek reassurances on behalf of residents that appropriate additional protective measures have been put in place across Sussex.

“As we are all in the middle of a second lockdown period and with the recent press on the issuing of large fines I also will be asking the Chief to explain how she is ensuring powers available to the Force are used proportionately and consistently throughout Sussex.”

In this meeting, PCC Bourne will also be seeking reassurances on the preparedness of the Force for an EU-exit, and following an increase in correspondence on the matters, questions will be asked around the policing of hunts and responses to freedom of information requests.