Today is National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day and Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne will ask Chief Constable Giles York what the key risks are across the county and how Sussex Police is responding to these.WHEN: Friday 18 March, 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.SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow the meeting on Twitter using #SusPolScrutiny.Other topics under discussion at the meeting include burglary, Elder Abuse and a recent crackdown on anti-social driving.
On Tuesday 8 March the Sussex Elders’ Commission, (SEC), will present the findings of their year-long consultation at a launch event in Portcullis House Westminster, hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Ageing and Elderly people, Chaired by Wealden MP Nus Ghani.The keynote speaker will be Paul Greenwood, Deputy District Attorney in San Diego, California, an experienced prosecutor and a leading authority on Elder Abuse. He will be joined by Action on Elder Abuse, Age UK representatives, senior police officers and partners from voluntary and statutory agencies.Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, said: “I asked older people in Sussex to help me set up an Elders’ Commission to build on the successful model of our award-winning Sussex Youth Commission which engaged with 4000 young people to inform, support and challenge my work and local policing priorities.
Applications are open for the role of police constable in Sussex Police for the first time in two years
The force is looking to fill new positions, after the increase in the police precept, with passionate and dedicated people to serve the community.Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: “I am delighted to approve a budget that enables the Chief Constable to recruit up to 100 new police officers.“I have always maintained that protecting neighbourhood policing is a top priority because it matters so much to communities across our county.
How safe do you feel in Brighton?
Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne is keen to hear your views on crime and community safety in Brighton.Residents are invited to come along to Brighton Jubilee library from 10am – 4pm on Tuesday 23 February to share their thoughts on how safe they feel in their community and the priorities they would like to see the police focus on.
Following widespread reporting from local and national media Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne will question Chief Constable Giles York about Sussex Police’s use of plain clothes officers to target homeless beggars.
Sussex PCC Katy Bourne welcomed today’s Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary Police Effectiveness report and the clear and concise message that Sussex Police is good at keeping people safe and reducing crime.
A national programme to challenge the behaviour of perpetrators of domestic abuse in order to reduce the number of victims is being piloted in West Sussex over the next three years.
1 in 6 residents scammed by cyber criminals
The largest ever regional cybercrime survey has revealed that over 1 million people could have fallen victim to cybercrime in the South East in 2015. With over 11,600 responses, the survey provides the first in-depth look at residents’ experiences and perceptions of cybercrime.
The fight against child sexual exploitation (CSE) was given a boost in 2015 when Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne, allocated funding for a dedicated CSE analyst post within Sussex Police.In March 2015, 34-year-old Aimee Streeter successfully applied for the post and in thisvideoshe explains her intelligence-led role, the immediate risks and what the emerging CSE challenges are for 2016.
Restorative Justice online
Victims of crime will now have access to a ‘one stop shop’ for information about Restorative Justice (RJ) in Sussex following the announcement of new pages on theSafe: Space website.The site, funded by Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne and developed by her office, provides an online directory of local specialist victim support services. It also offers information about different types of crime and what happens at each stage of the criminal justice system, helping to ‘demystify’ the process for people when they may be at their most vulnerable.