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 […]

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 […]

Hastings custody centre reopens after £1.6m refurbishment

Hastings custody centre is re-opening, fully modernised and fit for the future after an investment of £1.6m. The centre becomes operational again on Monday having undergone significant refurbishment since it was closed in October 2017. The improvements that bring it up to Home Office standards, include a new air conditioning system and state-of-the-art CCTV as […]

Minding the recruitment gap – but why the change of heart asks former CID chief?

Retired senior Sussex police officer Kevin Moore has this week accused the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) of double standards. Earlier this week we reported that PCC Katy Bourne had said the future of policing was ‘being transformed’ with the new Prime Minister’s promise to recruit an additional 20,000 police officers nationwide. However Kevin […]

Sussex PCC hails ‘transformation’ of policing

The future of policing is being transformed according to Katy Bourne the Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex. Ms Bourne who was recently elected Chairman of the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners (APCC) says the Prime Minister’s announcement that 20,000 more police officers are to be recruited across the country is what is driving the […]