Knife crime and violence are top priorities for Sussex Police

Sussex Police is highlighting its ongoing activities in tackling knife crime and violence as part of the national week-long campaign. Operation Sceptre is set to bolster the work done by Sussex Police throughout the year in its bid to keep residents safe from knife-related harm. “Sussex is a safe place to live, although in line with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beware conmen who’re hoping to capitalise on Coronavirus crisis

Conmen have already persuaded people to part with almost £1m in scams related to Coronavirus. Now Sussex Police has issued a warning asking local people to remain alert to the threat of fraud related to the current Covid-19 coronavirus issue. Nationally there have been more than 100 reports to Action Fraud since the start of February, with […]

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 […]