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Sussex Police has today unveiled its vision for policing.It will make significant changes over the next four years to ensure local police services are directed to where they are most needed.Chief Constable Giles York said: “Our vision for policing Sussex in 2020 is that it will be a service that protects the community, is relentless in the pursuit of criminals and has an empowered workforce with integrity at its core.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, lent her support at the launch of a new initiative to provide more suitable places in Sussex for people detained under the Mental Health Act.The Home Secretary met with the Commissioner and other partners including the Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust, in Horsham at the Richmond Fellowship residential care home, which will run the Home Office-funded pilot.
Twenty new members of the Sussex Youth Commission (SYC) recently held a workshop in Brighton, the aim of which was to develop their consultation and interviewing skills in preparation for 2015’s Big Conversation.Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has challenged the new cohort to exceed last year’s 2000 conversations with young people across the county about their ideas and concerns on policing and crime.
Registration has now opened for West Sussex residents to have their say at the next Police and Crime Community Conversation when the county’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, will host Chief Constable Giles York and new West Sussex Divisional Commander Steve Whitton.
John Willett, Strategic RJ Manager for the Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, has been selected to join the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) new Experts in Restorative Justice Group. The Group will inform the government’s policies and activities in relation to restorative justice in England and Wales.In November 2014, the MoJ invited applications from stakeholders interested in being members of the Group. A total of 45 expressions of interest were received before being narrowed down to a group of 18.
Sussex Police is set to improve the outcomes for victims of low-level crime and anti-social behaviour.Following the introduction of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 each police force in England and Wales is required to publish a Community Remedy document. This provides victims with a choice of activities and sanctions for offenders to complete.The county’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, carried out a public consultation in August and September 2014 to find out what out-of-court sanctions residents wanted to see included within the Community Remedy document for Sussex.
Motorists who get behind the wheel after taking drugs are to be targeted in a new road safety crackdown across Surrey and Sussex.Legislation that comes into force on 2 March sets legal limits for how much of a substance – both illegal drugs and prescription medication – motorists can have in their system while driving.A new device has also been approved that will allow officers at the roadside to test if a motorist has taken cannabis or cocaine.The DrugWipe system allows officers to determine in less than 10 minutes whether motorists have the illegal substances in their body, using a swab from inside a driver’s cheek.
Motorists who get behind the wheel after taking drugs are to be targeted in a new road safety crackdown across Surrey and Sussex.Legislation that comes into force on 2 March sets legal limits for how much of a substance – both illegal drugs and prescription medication – motorists can have in their system while driving.A new device has also been approved that will allow officers at the roadside to test if a motorist has taken cannabis or cocaine.The DrugWipe system allows officers to determine in less than 10 minutes whether motorists have the illegal substances in their body, using a swab from inside a driver’s cheek.
The county’s Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne, has allocated over £100,000 to support Sussex Police in safe-guarding against domestic abuse.The funding will extend the force’s use of dedicated ‘Operation Ribbon’ domestic abuse patrol cars until the end of April 2015 and will also enable the purchase of 200 specialist smart phones with enhanced technology to support high-risk victims of domestic abuse.Commenting on her commitment to tackle domestic abuse in Sussex, Mrs Bourne said: “Continued investment in the right technology to support victims of domestic abuse is crucial.
The county’s Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne, has allocated over £100,000 to support Sussex Police in safe-guarding against domestic abuse.The funding will extend the force’s use of dedicated ‘Operation Ribbon’ domestic abuse patrol cars until the end of April 2015 and will also enable the purchase of 200 specialist smart phones with enhanced technology to support high-risk victims of domestic abuse.Commenting on her commitment to tackle domestic abuse in Sussex, Mrs Bourne said: “Continued investment in the right technology to support victims of domestic abuse is crucial.
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