Friday 4 May - Friday 11 May
News and appeals
Additional officers to strengthen policing in Sussex
Sussex Police has an exciting opportunity to strengthen policing with an additional 200 police officers. These new posts are in addition to protecting nearly 500 police officer and staff posts it had planned to lose as part of its savings plans. The increase in the precept has put the force in a much stronger financial position. Chief Constable Giles York is determined that the public will feel the difference as he makes changes following the raise in local precept. Read more here
New police team to help support victims of sexual assaults in Sussex
A newly established team of Sussex Police officers and staff starts training this month (May 2018) for their roles as a dedicated resource to help support victims of serious sexual assaults. The 20 officers and staff will be working from locations right across the county, based alongside colleagues in the specialist Safeguarding Investigations Units.
The new Sexual Offence Investigation Trained (SOIT) officers will act as a single point of contact for victims and will be on hand to support victims throughout a criminal investigation from initial reporting right through to court proceedings and beyond.
The introduction of this dedicated role will help investigators to conduct high quality investigations in the knowledge that the victim will be receiving the level of care, support and information that they need. Read more here
Residential burglary crime summary
Between 8:00am and 4:00pm on Wednesday (9 May), a quad bike and trailer were stolen from a barn on Lewes Road in Hassocks (ref: 1145 09/05).
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