The fight against child sexual exploitation (CSE) has been given a boost by the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne.Mrs Bourne has put funding in place for a new post within Sussex Police that will see the role-holder work directly with partners to build a ‘rich picture’ of intelligence from the police, education, health, and social care, to help safeguard vulnerable children.The post holder, who is due to start in the role this month, will advise and assist in all aspects of police investigations into CSE, providing strategic and tactical analysis of CSE intelligence to senior officers. This will help identify offenders and trends allowing problem-solving, prevention and disruption opportunities to be put in place.It will also support evidence-gathering and the production of post-charge materials relating to CSE investigations for cases going through the courts.
Commenting on the new site, Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, said: “The facilities available at this new site will help to alleviate the problems faced by the travelling community across Sussex. Transit sites have the purpose of meeting the needs of gypsies and travellers as they visit an area or need to use a site as a temporary resting place as they travel through the county.
Watch Live: missing sex offenders and policing fox hunts to be discussed at police scrutiny meeting
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne will question Chief Constable Giles York on a number of local and national policing issues at their monthly Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM) next week.WHEN: Wednesday 18 March, 1pm.WHERE: Watch the meeting live online at: http://www.sussex-pcc.public-i.tv/. A recording will be available to view online shortly afterwards.SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow #SusPolScrutiny on Twitter.
Sussex Police has today unveiled its vision for policing.It will make significant changes over the next four years to ensure local police services are directed to where they are most needed.Chief Constable Giles York said: “Our vision for policing Sussex in 2020 is that it will be a service that protects the community, is relentless in the pursuit of criminals and has an empowered workforce with integrity at its core.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, lent her support at the launch of a new initiative to provide more suitable places in Sussex for people detained under the Mental Health Act.The Home Secretary met with the Commissioner and other partners including the Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust, in Horsham at the Richmond Fellowship residential care home, which will run the Home Office-funded pilot.
Second Big Conversation gets underway
Twenty new members of the Sussex Youth Commission (SYC) recently held a workshop in Brighton, the aim of which was to develop their consultation and interviewing skills in preparation for 2015’s Big Conversation.Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has challenged the new cohort to exceed last year’s 2000 conversations with young people across the county about their ideas and concerns on policing and crime.
Registration has now opened for West Sussex residents to have their say at the next Police and Crime Community Conversation when the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, will host Chief Constable Giles York and new West Sussex Divisional Commander Steve Whitton.
John Willett, Strategic RJ Manager for the Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, has been selected to join the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) new Experts in Restorative Justice Group. The Group will inform the government’s policies and activities in relation to restorative justice in England and Wales.In November 2014, the MoJ invited applications from stakeholders interested in being members of the Group. A total of 45 expressions of interest were received before being narrowed down to a group of 18.
Sussex Police is set to improve the outcomes for victims of low-level crime and anti-social behaviour.Following the introduction of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 each police force in England and Wales is required to publish a Community Remedy document. This provides victims with a choice of activities and sanctions for offenders to complete.The county’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, carried out a public consultation in August and September 2014 to find out what out-of-court sanctions residents wanted to see included within the Community Remedy document for Sussex.
Motorists who get behind the wheel after taking drugs are to be targeted in a new road safety crackdown across Surrey and Sussex.Legislation that comes into force on 2 March sets legal limits for how much of a substance – both illegal drugs and prescription medication – motorists can have in their system while driving.A new device has also been approved that will allow officers at the roadside to test if a motorist has taken cannabis or cocaine.The DrugWipe system allows officers to determine in less than 10 minutes whether motorists have the illegal substances in their body, using a swab from inside a driver’s cheek.