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 […]

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 […]

Sussex Police confirms new Deputy Chief Constable

Julia Chapman has been confirmed as Sussex new Deputy Chief Constable. DCC Chapman joined Sussex Police from Kent in 2019 as the Assistant Chief Constable for local policing, her appointment was announced by Chief Constable Jo Shiner, who formerly held the role. Speaking about her promotion, DCC Chapman said: “I am immensely proud to have […]

Deputy Chief Constable set to take on the top job later this month

Sussex’ current Deputy Chief Constable Jo Shiner is set to step up to the top job later this month. She has been announced as Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne’s preferred candidate to be the new Chief Constable of Sussex. The Police and Crime Panel will be formally notified of the proposed which will […]

Wait time for 101 police call to be answered is ‘down’ to eight minutes…

It now takes an average of eight minutes for a call to the police 101 non-emergency number to be answered. Speaking after her Performance and Accountability Meeting with the Deputy Chief Constable (DCC) Jo Shiner, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: “I was pleased to hear that waiting times for the 101 non-emergency […]