Sussex Countrywatch scheme will be launched at the Autumn Show and Game Fair at the South of England Showground, Ardingly at the weekend (October 6/7). Sussex Countrywatch is a partnership initiative to help strengthen and protect our rural communities against crime by sharing information and providing practical prevention advice.
PCC to quiz Chief Constable on rural crime
Sussex PCC Katy Bourne has made tackling rural crime a key priority following consultation with residents across the county. This week, Sussex Police will release its Rural Crime Strategy setting out how it will provide reassurance to rural communities and target criminals.
Sussex Police are supporting a national knife crime campaign which aims to reduce the number of people carrying a weapon.
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.