Sussex Police cash boost for Combe Valley warden service

Friends of Combe Valley have received a £500 donation from Sussex Police.  The donation is through the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF) and comes from monies received by the police from property confiscated by order of the courts and then sold.   PCSO Daryl Holter, the Heritage Crime Officer and Advisor who secured the donation for Combe […]

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 […]

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 […]

Could you give a police puppy a home?

Do you have what it takes to be a police puppy foster carer? Then keep reading. The Surrey Police and Sussex Police Dog Unit is seeking applications from families to look after their four-legged friends until they are ready to step up their careers. In return, you could receive all the care and cuddles you […]

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 […]