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 […]

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 […]

Jury ‘saw through the lies’ – rapist jailed for 13 years

A man who viciously attacked and raped a young woman he met in Hastings Old Town in the early hours of the morning has now been jailed for 13 years. Luke Smith, 27, a labourer of no fixed address was tracked down by police within hours of the offence with the help of swift forensic analysis. […]

Cash boost for local Guides troop

The 10th Hastings Guides have received a £350 donation from Sussex Police. Community Support Officer Daryl Holter made the successful bid to raise cash for the Guides with the money coming from the Police Property Act Fund, PPAF. This money, for use in the community, comes from the sale of property that has been confiscated […]

Have YOU got what it takes? Sussex Police want to know

Yesterday saw Sussex Police launch its latest round of recruitment for new police officers. The force has a target to increase frontline officer numbers by a net 250 by next year. In a  campaign that asks: “Have you got what it takes?” Sussex Police says that ‘careers don’t come more personally rewarding that this’. “Tackling […]

Why lions need other lions to be their leaders

Kevin Moore was one of Sussex most senior police officers – he was head of CID. He retired from the force at the beginning of 2018 and since then he has been pretty blunt in expressing his views about how, in his view, the force is under performing today. Last year he took part in […]

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner awarded an OBE

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has been awarded an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for public and political services. A statement from Sussex says: “Since being elected in 2012, Katy Bourne has used her role to bring police and communities together to better understand and address local policing issues. “She arrived with […]