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 […]

Operation Magpie – helping Sussex keep the threat of burglary at bay

Sussex is one of the safest places to live and to keep it that way Sussex Police launched Operation Magpie on Tuesday – it’s a week-long crime prevention and awareness campaign designed to keep your home safe from burglars this summer. Sussex has low rates of burglary compared to other counties across England and Wales. There […]

Police get tough in battle against ‘County Lines’ drug dealers

Viewers to BBC’s South East Today last night will have seen Police officers at work in Hastings making arrests as part of Sussex Police’s offensive against so-called ‘County Lines’ drug dealers – Operation Fortress. Police across Sussex have made scores of arrests in the last ten days as the force looks to keep up the […]

Stop it now! Sussex Police join bid to clampdown on sexual abuse of children

At the end of last week Sussex Police announced it was joining police forces across the South East in supporting a leading child protection charity around the launch of a campaign to tackle the growing demand for sexual images of children online. The regional campaign represents a multi-agency approach to tackling the growing demand for […]

‘My blood ran cold’ are the police losing control of the streets?

Yesterday’s Guardian carried a column written by an anonymous Metropolitan Police Officer, in it he says he no longer feels safe going to work, feels he and his colleagues are being stretched beyond their capabilities, he does not feel valued and he is seeing colleagues quit from exhaustion and frustration. While the piece in The […]

Lock it when you leave it!

Sussex Police are encouraging moped and motorbike riders to protect their vehicles from would-be thieves. The campaign, advises riders to ‘lock, chain and cover your bike’, whenever they are parked. Moped and motorbike thefts saw a rise in Sussex during last summer and towards the end of 2018, with various operations being put into action […]