Sussex Police given extra cash to tackle serious violence

Sussex Police is to receive £514,500 as part of an extra funding package to tackle serious violence – it’s one of the 18 areas across England and Wales selected for targeted police action. The total £130.5 million funding package announced by the government includes £30 million to support the police to take targeted action in […]

Sussex Police pledge to continued commitment to racial equality

Sussex Police has continued its commitment to racial equality by signing up to the Race at Work Charter. The force is now a signatory of the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter, which launched in partnership with the UK government in 2018 with a view to improving the experiences of Black, Asian and […]

Actions have consequences, or do they when it comes to local government?

Welcome to The Sunday Supplement a new column that will appear on the last Sunday of each month and consider some of the big issues confronting our town. This month we’re asking what will happen when local council elections take place in May and whether an apparent dissatisfaction with the running of Hastings Borough Council […]

The Assistant Chief Constable implores people of Sussex to make good choices…

Since February 2020, Assistant Chief Constable Dave Miller has been leading Operation Apollo, Sussex Police’s Covid-19 response. He is also Chair of the Sussex Resilience Forum; a multi-agency partnership including local authorities, emergency services, the NHS, volunteers and other key agencies which prepares, responds to and recovers from emergencies and major incidents. In this open […]

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 […]