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The vision for virtual courts across Sussex, where evidence is provided via video live link, took a step closer after Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne secured a £1.2m grant for the Video Enabled Justice (VEJ) programme. This programme is one of four initiatives that will improve collaboration and the use of digital technology and...
The first ‘live link’ room for police officers to give video evidence to magistrates’ courts is being unveiled in a move that will streamline justice across Sussex and ensure police officers spend more time on the beat.
Next month will mark one year since Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, (PCC) took responsibility for commissioning victims’ support services across Sussex.Since April 2015 Mrs Bourne has provided over £1 million of funding to specialist service providers and partners to create the best support for victims, survivors and witnesses of crime in Sussex. This includes developing effective referral and partnership working between the police, the public and the voluntary and community sector.
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 clarissa.hawthorne@sussex-pcc.gov.uk 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.
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.
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.
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