Safer streets… funding to fight crime continues for St Leonards

The Safer Streets Project is continuing to provide support and funding for crime reduction schemes in the Central St Leonards area. Coordinated by Hastings Borough Council’s (HBC) Community Safety Team, the Project began when it became clear there was a significant problem of theft and burglary in the area. Following a successful grant application from […]

Cash boost for Sussex Police will help create safer streets

Sussex Police will receive almost £900,000 in extra funding as part of the Government’s £25 million Safer Streets Fund to spend on projects in Hastings and Eastbourne. The Safer Streets Fund forms part of the Government’s concerted action to tackle crime, and aims to stop offences that blight communities and cause misery to victims from […]

Hastings is the benchmark for Sussex Police custody provision

The successful completion of a two-year project to refurbish the custody suite at Hastings police station, re-opened in September last year, has benchmarked the standards Sussex Police now seeks to attain in custody provision across the county Following a major inspection of its custody facilities carried out in November last year Sussex Police has been […]

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 […]

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 […]