Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Katy Bourne is inviting organisations across Sussex to bid for funding of up to £5,000 to help keep Sussex safe.
In Essex last month, a tragic incident occurred which has rightly pushed human trafficking, people smuggling and modern slavery to the forefront of public consciousness.
The Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne has welcomed government proposals announced Monday to consult on giving police further powers to deal with unauthorised encampments.
Tackling burglary in our rural communities
From Monday 28 October to Sunday 3 November, the force is running Operation Magpie, its bi-annual burglary prevention and awareness campaign, providing timely advice to people on securing their property.
A number of high-profile speakers will be joining Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne as she hosts a Listen Live summit in Chichester. This event will address public concerns around road safety and shine a light on the partnership working in Sussex to tackle criminal behaviour on our roads.
A new team of Sussex Police officers and staff, the Sexual Offences Investigation Team (SOIT), has already supported 1500 victims of rape and other serious sexual assaults in just one year since it’s inception.
Research shows that breaking the cycle of vulnerability and harm caused by domestic violence is harder to achieve unless the root causes are properly addressed. By engaging with perpetrators at the earliest stages, there is a greater chance of changing their behaviours and challenging their mind-sets.
Over the last year PCC Katy Bourne has invested a total of £470k into sexual abuse support services across Sussex. This includes a recent uplift of £135k to fund specialist projects within these services, including outreach workers and additional counselling support.
Sussex Police are investigating an increasing number of missing people every year. Since 2018 the number has doubled from around 4,500 to over 9,500. This means that our volunteer search teams are becoming increasingly important.
Modern Slavery - Its Closer Than You Think
Today, Friday 18 October, is Anti-Slavery day and Sussex Police is showing support and continuing commitment for stopping all forms of slavery, human trafficking and exploitation.