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 […]

Is a lack of facilities condemning local people to an early death?

Without the proper services to deal effectively with street drinking many local people are being condemned ‘to an early death’ according to Hastings Borough Council (HBC) leader Peter Chowney Street drinking he says has long been a problem in Hastings: “Earlier this year, large groups of street drinkers were congregating on the seafront and in […]

How a ‘REBOOT’ can change the course of a young person’s life

Sussex Police has been playing a major role in the county’s youth early intervention programme, which has accepted over 300 referrals since launching in April. The programme, called REBOOT, involves partnership working between the NHS Partnership Trust, the Youth Offending Service and local charities and the scheme has all been made possible through the funding […]

Well spotted – reader finds glaring error on Police station plaque

As publishers we undertsnad the pane of the ‘tyop’ and so out harts go out to the teem at Sussex Plice this week after an eagle-eyed reader spitted an error on the plaque that was unvailed last weed to mark the re-opening of the Hastings custard centre. The plaque, ceremoniously unveiled on Thursday by Sussex […]