Seventy new officers for Sussex Police
Seventy new police officers Sussex have joined Sussex Police, the largest intake in more than ten years. They will be patrolling the streets from December after their training is complete.
A ground-breaking new team of Sussex Police officers and staff has been established to help support victims of serious sexual assaults.
Neighbourhood policing capacity in Sussex was called into question last weekend after the Sunday Times quoted official workforce figures which appeared to show Sussex Police had the lowest number of neighbourhood police officers per head of population in the country.
15 specialist victims’ services gathered in the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner’s office in Lewes today to show how they can help adults and children cope and recover from crime, supported by nearly £600k of funding over two years.
New reception at joint Sussex Police and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service HQ is officially open
A new, welcoming and accessible reception area is now open at the joint Sussex Police and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service HQ in Lewes.
PCC moves towards a greener police fleet
Sussex PCC Katy Bourne has announced that electric cars will be used for non-response, unmarked police vehicles across Sussex and Surrey.
Following the success of the CrimeStoppers County Lines Awareness Campaign, Sussex Police in Crawley have requested the Advan visits the town centre on Monday and Wednesday to raise awareness of London drug gangs exploiting vulnerable people in the area.
Organisations across Sussex are being invited to bid for funding from the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for groups that provide a positive and lasting impact on the local community in Sussex.
At a ceremony in Brussels on 26 June, the EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc presented the Excellence in Road Safety Awards 2018 to six European organisations for their inspirational and innovative initiatives to improve road safety and save lives on our roads. CSW Online was this year’s only UK winner, receiving their award in the category of Small to Medium sized Enterprises.
PCC supports World Day Against Trafficking
Today has been marked by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as World Day Against Trafficking. UNODC encourages all nations to step up its activity to stem the trade in people for exploitation. Sussex Police are at the forefront of this fight and, thanks to funding made available by Katy Bourne the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, they have recently appointed a pan-Sussex Modern Slavery Manager.