Sussex Resilience Forum declares major incident to maximise Covid response

This week Sussex Resilience Forum declared a ‘major incident’ in Sussex as emergency services worked out a plan to best respond to the unprecedented pressures that Covid-19 is placing on the county’s resources. The same decision has been taken by several other local resilience forums in the South East. The Sussex Resilience Forum (SRF) which […]

Assaults on officers ‘will not be tolerated’ says Sussex Police

Assaulting a police officer is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated Sussex Police said this morning. The message was issued after a ‘significant number’ of officers were assaulted on duty on Christmas Day. Detective Chief Superintendent Steve Rayland said: “Over the past 24 hours, we’ve seen at least 16 police officers assaulted while on […]

Police sergeant’s indiscretions deemed ‘unacceptable’

Hastings based police sergeant Rob Adams has been given a final written warning after he appeared at a misconduct hearing at Sussex Police headquarters last week. He was found to have breached standards of professional behaviour in respect of equality and diversity; authority, respect and courtesy; duties and responsibilities; challenging and reporting improper conduct and […]

Knife crime and violence are top priorities for Sussex Police

Sussex Police is highlighting its ongoing activities in tackling knife crime and violence as part of the national week-long campaign. Operation Sceptre is set to bolster the work done by Sussex Police throughout the year in its bid to keep residents safe from knife-related harm. “Sussex is a safe place to live, although in line with […]

Chief Constable pledges to ‘turn up the dial’ to enforce Covid rules

Breaching rules designed to protect us from the spread of Covid-19 is not just disappointing it’s also ‘selfish’ according to Sussex’ Chief Constable Jo Shiner. Speaking as the new lockdown rules come into force this morning Ms Shiner said police enforcement activity would be stepped up to address the behaviour of people knowingly breaking the rules […]

Police: Drive to tackle knife crime and violence in Sussex gets underway today

A campaign to tackle knife crime and serious violence in Sussex has been launched today (September 14th).  Sussex Police, local authorities and community groups are joining forces to educate young people on the legal and personal consequences of carrying blades. Images and animations  will appear at busy locations around the county and close to schools to help raise awareness of the potential […]