What are our priorities

Strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews, including the Police and Crime Plan and Annual Report.

Police & Crime Plan

The Police & Crime Plan is a living document and is reviewed and refreshed periodically to ensure it continues to accurately reflect local and national priorities. You can view the current Police & Crime Plan here.

Annual Report

The PCC is also required to present an Annual Report for each financial year. You will find all of them here on or accountability page. 

Reports presented to the OSPCC indicating service provision and performance assessments of the police force

During the Police Accountability Meetings, the PCC questions the Chief Constable on Sussex Police’s performance against the priorities and objectives set out in the Police & Crime Plan. You can view archived meetings here and minutes of the meetings here.

Information on the performance of the OSPCC

The PCC is directly elected every four years by the public.

The Police & Crime Panel has been established to examine the actions and decisions of the Commissioner and to make information available to the public so that they in turn can hold the Police & Crime Commissioner to account.

You can also find information on the work of the Commissioner, her salary and expenses and how to invite her to speak to your community group here.

Reports by external inspectors and auditors

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary                                                                        

Annual Audit Letter

Statistical information provided to the OSPCC

Where statistical information is provided to the PCC, details will be published here as appropriate.

There are also a number of publically availably sources of data and information about policing, crime, community safety and criminal justice that you may be interested in, including:

Police.UK for neighbourhood level crime maps, police performance and information and advice

Office for National Statistics (ONS) – for statistics relating to crime, criminal justice, offenders and the police

Crime Survey for England & Wales – measuring the extent of crime in England and Wales by asking people whether they have experienced any crime in the past year

Home Office – statistics on hate crime, racist incidents, crime detection and crime against businesses

Ministry of Justice – statistics relating to the operation of the criminal and civil justice systems

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) – independent policing inspectorate

Privacy Impact Assessments

Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) are a tool that can be used to identify and minimise the privacy risks of projects. In particular, a PIA can reduce the risk of harm to individuals through the misuse of personal information. It can also help in the design of more efficient and effective processes for handling personal data.

Any PIAs used by the OPCC will be published here, either in full or summary format, as appropriate.

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