New powers set out in the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 have come into force today (20 October 2014).In preparation the Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Katy Bourne, established a working group of representatives from Sussex Police, local authorities and other partners to consider the implications of the new Act, including the use of the Community Remedy and the Community Trigger.“These mechanisms will ensure that repeat and vulnerable victims of ASB and hate crime receive a service that better meets their needs, as well as enabling authorities to deal more effectively with offenders, helping make them less likely to reoffend in the future”, Mrs Bourne said.
Undercover policing, Islamist extremists and ASB are on the agenda for the next PCC meeting
This month’s Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM) will take place on Wednesday 22 October between Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, and Chief Constable, Giles York. The meeting is webcast live from 9-10am.Items on the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting include Sussex Police’s new action plan to tackle domestic abuse and violence; improvements on keeping victims of crime updated; the Ebola epidemic and how Sussex Police is using the additional funds from the precept rise to tackle child sexual exploitation and cyber crime.
PCC welcomes debate on cycling safety
Following media reports about identifying road users who break the law, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne said:“Cycling is a healthy and environmentally friendly way to get around our county. However, with over 1,700 incidents involving cyclists in Sussex in the last three years, it’s vital that all road users behave responsibly. This means respecting each other’s chosen mode of transport – be that on four wheels or two.”
One hundred and fifty Brighton and Hove residents attended the first Community Conversation event at Hove Town Hall on Monday (6 Oct) and had their say on policing issues that mattered to them.Argus editor, Michael Beard, chaired the lively debate and directed a host of questions from the floor as well as pre-submitted ones to Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, Chief Constable, Giles York and Brighton & Hove Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp.
Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has praised the dedication of a local resident who has been congratulated by the Prime Minister for his services to volunteering.David Scott, 70, from Brighton, began his volunteer career in 1972 as a Special Constable. He has been a volunteer manager at the Southwater Community Police Station for over 18 years. On 14 August David was named as one of the UK’s Points Of Light and was recently presented with a letter from the Prime Minister as national recognition for over forty years’ service.
Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne was joined by Roger Daltrey at a cheque presentation for local charity, Heathfield Works! The Who singer was speaking at the Tomorrow's People awards ceremony at the Heathfield Youth Centre on Friday 20 September. Mrs Bourne,...
Best use of stop & search powers and child sexual exploitation are some of the issues that will be discussed at the Performance & Accountability Meeting
This month’s Performance & Accountability Meeting (PAM) will take place on Friday 26 September between Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, and Chief Constable, Giles York. The meeting is webcast live from 1-3pm.Items on the agenda for Friday’s meeting include, unannounced inspections of police custody in order to ensure that vulnerable members of society are being dealt with appropriately; best use of stop and search powers; Sussex Police’s planning for the Lewes Bonfire particularly around public safety; child sexual exploitation; the increase in the number of recorded violent crimes as well as the Superintendent Direct Entry programme.
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne comments on the important role of PCCs:Today’s proposal to scrap PCCs and return to unelected, invisible police authorities is vague at best, and threatens a backward step in accountability, and a kick in the teeth for democracy for the thousands of Sussex people who voted in the PCC elections.
Community Conversation comes to town
Registration has now opened for Brighton & Hove residents to have their say at the first Community Conversation event with Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, Chief Constable, Giles York and Brighton & Hove Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp.The debate, chaired by The Argus editor, Michael Beard will be held at Hove Town Hall on Monday 6 October.
Katy Bourne has welcomed a new law announced by Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary that would give crime victims in England and Wales legal rights for the first time.The proposal will see the current victim’s code, which allows victims to share with the sentencing judge and offender how a crime has impacted their life, laid down in law in the next Parliament.Sussex PCC, Katy Bourne said: “Giving victims legal rights is a huge step towards ensuring their voices are heard and their needs are fully recognised.