Performance and Accountability Meeting - June

16/06/2022

WHAT: Monthly Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM) 

WHEN: Friday 17 June @ 13:00

WHERE: Watch it live or in the archive at our webcast portal

This month’s Performance and Accountability Meeting (PAM) will be held on Friday 17 June.

Safeguarding victims and tackling violence against women and girls are key priorities in Mrs Bourne’s Police & Crime Plan so the PCC will ask what action Sussex Police has taken over the last 12 months.

She will also ask the Chief Constable why she thinks there have been reductions in domestic abuse (DA) crimes recorded in April and May 2022 and what the Force are doing to give victims confidence to report all offences of DA.

Mrs Bourne will raise a question about Clare’s Law which enables members of the public to ask the police for information about their partner’s criminal history to understand whether their partner poses a risk to them. She will ask how this is promoted across Sussex and how many applications the force received in 2021/22.

The PCC will be asking what the force is doing to raise awareness of stalking and harassment and whether the Stalking Screening Tool – developed and piloted by Sussex Police, Surrey Police and Cheshire Constabulary - has been a helpful resource for frontline officers?

Sussex Police’s arrest and solved rates for these crimes will also be scrutinised, along with how officers work with partners and specialist support services for victims as well as the effectiveness of stalking perpetrator programmes.

Mrs Bourne said:I want to be reassured that Sussex Police is focused on achieving the best arrest and solved rates and outcomes for victims and to see they are using all the tools in place to spot the signs of stalking, harassment and domestic abuse and to intervene earlier.”

The full agenda for Friday’s meeting is:

CODE OF PRACTICE FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME

DOMESTIC ABUSE

STALKING AND HARASSMENT

OUTSTANDING WARRANTS

The next PAM will take place on Friday 22 July 2022