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Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne will be at Hailsham Library 10.30-6 on Tuesday 17 November. The PCC and members of her office will be consulting the public on the 2016/2017 Sussex Police Precept and want to hear your views and experiences of policing and crime in Sussex. 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.
A family is sharing their journey to finding closure following a burglary at their family home in Sussex.Watch Zoe and Andrew’s story and find out how restorative justice has led to positive communication between them and Ollie, the offender: https://youtu.be/WTBuE8Ipr44.
Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne will be attending the opening of the Sussex Police Community Hub in Ferring on Thursday 12 November. The local Neighbourhood Policing Team now have a new space and will continue to offer local residents a great service and support the community, especially the most vulnerable.On Thursday, the PCC and members of her office will also be consulting the public on the 2016/2017 Sussex Police Precept and want to hear your views and experiences of policing and crime in Sussex. The team will be at Asda in Ferring from 10-4, 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.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne has welcomed news that the Government is delaying proposed changes to the way that police funding is allocated, following an admission from the Policing Minster that there was a statistical error in the data that had been used.“The initial, indicative, funding proposals have caused a great deal of concern to PCCs across the country and I am pleased that a decision to delay changes for the 2016/17 funding allocation has been taken.”
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne has reassured residents and police officers that she is lobbying hard to secure a fair funding deal from Government.“I have spoken to Ministers and officials directly and briefed our local MPs on how the proposed police funding formula could further disadvantage the force.“Other PCCs and forces are making similar representations depending upon how they interpret the likely impact of the new formula.”
During National Hate Crime Awareness Week a bespoke hate crime reporting app will be launched that will make it easier to record and report all strands of hate crime in Sussex.The one-year pan-Sussex pilot is in partnership with Sussex Police, Brighton & Hove City Council Safer City Team, Victim Support and local authorities across Sussex.Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, said the following about the need to invest in technology in the fight against hate crime: “No one should be singled out and victimised because of their sexuality, gender, race, faith or disability.
The Chief Constable of Sussex Police has received a recommendation from Assistant Chief Constable Robin Smith that two probationary police officers, investigated in relation to their inappropriate behaviour following the tragic Shoreham air crash, should be dismissed.
As part of UK Older People’s Day this week one Bexhill woman has spoken out on behalf of older people in Sussex. Pauline Jackson is a trustee of Age UK East Sussex and a member of the Sussex Elders’ Commission (SEC). The SEC is a new initiative from Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne which offers an opportunity for older residents to support, challenge and inform local policing priorities.
Members of the Sussex Elder’s Commission (SEC) are marking UK Older People’s Day this week (Thursday 1 October) by putting this year’s theme ‘Full of Life’ into practice and reaching out to older citizens across the county to capture their views on policing, crime and community safety.
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