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Nine months after a dedicated post was put in place to help tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE), the work of the county’s police force to respond to CSE has been cited as good practice by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC). Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne, put funding in place last year for a new analyst post to work directly with partners to build a ‘rich picture’ of intelligence to help safeguard vulnerable children.
Members of the Youth Justice Board (YJB) for England and Wales visited Sussex this week to meet with the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne and members of her Sussex Youth Commission (SYC).
Webcast Available Here :http://www.sussex-pcc.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/206278...
That’s just one of the questions the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne, will be putting to Sussex Police Chief Constable Giles York at their monthly Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM) this week.WHEN:Friday 15 January 2016, 1-3pmWHERE:Watch live online or on catch up in the archive:http://www.sussex-pcc.public-i.tv/core/portal/homeSOCIAL MEDIA:Join the conversation on Twitter using#SusPolScrutiny.
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PCC Katy Bourne met with Service by Emergency Rider Volunteers (SERV) this week (Thursday 7 January), a registered charity that provides night time transportation of blood, blood products and other urgent medical items for NHS Hospitals across Sussex.This important service is provided free of charge to the NHS between the hours of 7pm and 6am, 365 days of the year via a committed team of volunteer riders and drivers often using their own vehicles.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne is currently consulting the public on the 2016/2017 Sussex Police Precept and wants to hear your views and experiences of policing and crime in Sussex. Members of the PCC’s office will be in the Crawley branch of Asda on Tuesday 22 December 10.00 – 4.00. Residents are invited to share their thoughts on how safe they feel in their community and the priorities they would like to see the police focus on.
“The Grant looks to be broadly in line with the Chancellor’s Spending Review announcement that there would be no further cuts to police budgets. It also confirms increased flexibility for PCCs to raise local funding contributions through the police precept.“The Chief Constable will be considering the impact of the funding announcement on current plans and presenting options to me in January. Whilst it is too early to speculate on the flexibility that might deliver on planned savings, we both agree that the current model of policing needs to adapt to modern challenges, at the same time as it faces significant new costs.”
Webcast Available Here :http://www.sussex-pcc.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/192167...
An HMIC (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary) Inspection Report, published today (15 Dec) has shown that Sussex Police and the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, have shown a strong commitment to protecting vulnerable people from harm and supporting victims.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has acknowledged proposals to give PCSOs new skills to help support Sussex’s 21stcentury policing model and deal with evolving criminal and terrorist threats:“The Local Policing Programme led by the Chief Constable aims to make the most effective use of available resources to provide Sussex with local policing, emergency response and successful investigations.“In a post-Paris world with the threat level in the UK remaining at severe, now is the right time to review PCSO’s roles and ask if they have the right skills to keep our communities safe.”
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