Organisers of this year’s Pride festival have joined forces with Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne, to help make Sussex #NoPlaceForHate.In the run-up to this year’s event themed ‘Freedom to Live’, pubs and bars in St James’s Street, which are part of the Pride Village Party, will be using specially designed beermats to help publicise the Self Evident hate crime reporting app. The beermats all have a QR code on the back that, when scanned, quickly downloads the app onto the customers’ smartphones.
Commenting on the ONS figures showing overall falls in crime while fraud and cyber crime has increased, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne said:“These figures confirm the concerns that my Elders’ Commission consultation identified amongst older people across Sussex. Cyber crime and fraud is a growing threat with fraudsters becoming more sophisticated, using technology to industrialise their attacks across international borders and targeting vulnerable older people in particular.
Sussex PCC to chair Police ICT Company
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has been elected as chair of the Police ICT Company. The Police ICT Company is a private company limited by guarantee established by Police and Crime Commissioners to support policing to make the public safer through better ICT. The Company acts as a bridge between the policing, technological and commercial...
Tackling hate crime after the EU referendum
To what extent has hate crime increased since the European Union referendum result and what is Sussex Police doing to tackle it?This is one of many questions that the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne will ask Chief Constable Giles York, at this month’s Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM).
Scam Awareness in Lewes
Do you need advice about scams? The Police & Crime Commissioner’s Office will be joined by local PCSOs at Waitrose in Lewes from 11-2 tomorrow (Tuesday 19 July) to help you discover how to report scams, and tell you more about the support available.
Are you scam aware?
Are you scam aware? That’s the question being asked by Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne next week as part of Scams Awareness Month. Next Wednesday (13 July) Mrs Bourne will be joined by PCSOs at Tesco in Lewes from 12.30-2 to help answer your questions about how to spot scams, and what to do if you think you have been a victim of one.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne, says that she will continue to make sure that Sussex Police takes a zero tolerance approach to hate crime.Commenting on the reported national rise of hate crime incidents, Mrs Bourne said: “It deeply saddens me that, since the EU referendum, reports of hate crime appear to have increased nationally.“Throughout history the British have shown themselves to be a tolerant nation, and one which has been enriched socially and economically by the many diverse peoples who have made this island their home.
It’s a fact: restorative justice services for victims of crime in Sussex are one of the best in the country.After 12 months of submitting evidence and being continually evaluated and scrutinised by the Restorative Justice Council (RJC) the Sussex Restorative Justice Partnership (SRJP) has been awarded the Restorative Services Quality Mark (RSQM).
This is just one of many concerns that Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne, will raise at Action on Elder Abuse’s conference in London today (15 June), part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.Commenting on the abuse of the elderly, Mrs Bourne said: “Fraud against an older person is a calculated and deliberate crime. I want adult protection to be taken as seriously as child protection but I fear society has a long way to go before Elder Abuse is considered as despicable and damaging as child abuse.
This is one of many questions that the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne will ask Chief Constable Giles York, at this month’s Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM).WHEN: Friday 17 June, 1-3pmWHERE: Watch live online or catch up in the archive: http://www.sussex-pcc.public-i.tv/core/portal/homeMEDIA INVITATION: if you would like to stream the meeting on your own news site please contact email@example.com for the embed code. For media interviews contact the media team on 01273 335 634SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow the meeting on Twitter using #SusPolScrutiny.