Sussex Police cash boost for Combe Valley warden service

Friends of Combe Valley have received a £500 donation from Sussex Police.  The donation is through the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF) and comes from monies received by the police from property confiscated by order of the courts and then sold.   PCSO Daryl Holter, the Heritage Crime Officer and Advisor who secured the donation for Combe […]

St Leonards drug arrests after sharp eyed cops become suspicious

Sharp-eyed officers from Hastings police prevention team who stopped a suspect car on Sea Road, St Leonards, on Tuesday afternoon noticed an occupant hiding something inside the vehicle as they approached. A check revealed it to be a quantity of what is suspected to be heroin and crack cocaine. The driver and passenger were arrested […]

Police in Sussex to lead the way over new Stalking Protection law

“In Sussex we are already recording the second highest number of stalking reports anywhere in the UK after the Met…” Police in Sussex are leading the way to enforce a new law aimed to helping victims of stalking. New Stalking Protection Orders (SPO’s) come into effect tomorrow (Monday January 20th) as an additional tool for […]

Looking for special people to be Special Constables

A new recruitment campaign for special constables has been launched in Sussex. Sussex Police has a team of specials who come from all walks of life and fit their volunteer work around full-time day jobs and family lives. Special Constable Julie Rainey has a busy full-time job as regional communications manager for the RNLI, but […]

Officers doing ‘remarkable job in challenging circumstances’

The two sides of Sussex Police The good Officer numbers up by 176 100 extra PCSOs The bad Cancelled rest days Lack of career development Forced postings Internal investigations taking too long to reach a conclusion In the same week that Sussex Police has announced it’s on track to see an additional 176 police officers […]

Ex-cop says officers – not the PCC – should be high profile in the media

The role of Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) was created to allow the government to take control of policing – that’s the opinion of Kevin Moore, one-time head of Sussex CID. Mr Moore says: “The role of PCC is fundamentally flawed, developed by Theresa May in order to secure political control of policing.” In recent […]

PC: “drugs destroy people’s lives”… Hastings dealer jailed

Drug dealer Sharon Anne Gould is now serving a 34-month prison sentence following an appearance at Hove Crown Court earlier this month at which she pleaded guilty to possessing crack cocaine and heroin, with intent to supply. Gould, 38, unemployed, of Eversfield Place, St Leonards-on-Sea, was arrested on April 30th this year after prevention team […]

Suspected ‘illegal immigrants’ land on Hastings beach

Hastings Police believe that a small group of suspected illegal immigrants may have left the beach near Rock a Nore this morning after crossing the channel overnight in two rigid inflatable boats. It is thought they came ashore at Hastings and further east near Winchelsea Beach. In total 17 migrants, including men, women and children, have […]