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Adur and Worthing Bulletin

Alert message sent 07/05/2019 13:27:00

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Tuesday 7th May 2019

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Man wanted in connection with Shoreham incident found and arrested
Ernie Taylor, 28, wanted in connection with an incident in Shoreham on Thursday 2 May has been found. Later the same day he was located at an address in Brighton and arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and attempted grievous bodily harm. He currently remains in police custody.
Join the force as a contact handler
Our Force Contact, Command and Control Department isn’t a call centre, it’s the start of our front line. If you’re looking for a change in career, look no further.
Our Contact Handlers are an essential part of policing and have a key role in keeping Sussex safe and we’re hiring now.
The contact centre is bustling with activity, our contact handlers deal with a vast variety of emergency 999 calls, non-emergency 101 calls, online and social media communications and often are the first point of contact for the public with police.
We’re looking for people who are quick thinking with an enquiring mind, able to multi task, pay attention to detail and have excellent communication skills.
Chief Superintendent Jane Derrick, who is responsible for the contact centre, said: “For many people you’ll be the first point of contact with the police, whether it’s over the phone or by email. Versatility is crucial in this role as no two days are the same, no two calls are the same – our contact handlers will agree.
"Our contact handlers are that calm voice in someone’s hour of need. They listen and record vital detail to ensure that the caller receives the right response. One moment you could receive a call from a distressed parent reporting their child missing and the next call a report of a dispute between neighbours. The role is striking the right balance between meeting the needs of the caller, giving the right advice for each situation, all the while showing empathy while not becoming too emotionally involved when dealing with sometimes difficult circumstances.
"This is our second recruitment campaign this year as we continue to invest in our public contact service, in order to enhance our ability to respond quickly and decisively to those who call us for help.”
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne commented: “Our contact handlers play a key role within Sussex Police. Every time I visit the contact centre I’m always impressed by the level of service provided by the staff and by their knowledge and expertise. I welcome the fact that new recruits are to be added to the team, as part of ongoing improvements to the Force’s contact with the public, and look forward to meeting them when they start.”
The role is based at our headquarters on the outskirts of Lewes. You’ll need to be able to work shifts, including nights, weekends and bank holidays.
In return we offer a great starting salary with enhancements to reflect the shift and weekend/bank holiday working. We also provide excellent ongoing training, opportunities for continued personal development and professional progression.
We seek to recruit local people, with local knowledge and whatever your background, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation, we welcome you and your application.
If you’re looking for a new career where you can make a difference, choose a job that matters and become a contact handler.
Recruitment is open today (Friday 3 May) to Monday 27 May.
We are also offering Recruitment Tours on specific days throughout May to provide an insight into the role of a contact handler by seeing first hand what they do daily. Details of when the Recruitment Tours are and how to book are on our Contact Handler webpages in the ‘Recruitment Tour’ drop down menu.
Visit here for more details.
Stop It Now! Campaign to help reduce viewing of indecent images of children
Sussex Police today, Thursday (2 May), join police forces across the South East in supporting a leading child protection charity around the launch of their campaign to tackle growing demand for sexual images of children online.
The regional campaign represents a multi-agency approach to tackling the growing demand for sexually explicit images of children. It will bring together robust law enforcement work with work already being undertaken by UK child protection charity, The Lucy Faithfull Foundation.
To see the full story, please click on the link or see our website.
Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.

Crime summary

Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0533 30/04/2019
Location: Angola Road, Worthing
Date and time: On 30th April
Details: A padlock was removed from a shed. Kitchen equipment was stolen.

Reference: 0228 01/05/2019
Location: West Beach Road Shoreham by sea
Date and time: Between 22nd and 28th April
Details: An attempt was made to break into a beach hut. No access was gained.

Reference: 1243 03/05/2019
Location: The Broadway Lancing
Date and time: On 1st May
Details: A garage was broken into by forcing the door. Tools were stolen.

Reference: 0142 07/05/2019
Location: Brighton Road Shoreham
Date and time: Overnight between 05th May and 6th May
Details: A bicycle was stolen from a bike store.
This month’s fraud newsletter. We want to alert you to a fraudster using a particular name and a text message dating service scam that we’ve had reported to us in the last month.
As ever, please help us spread the word and stop these criminals by passing this information on to friends, family and especially elderly and vulnerable people you know.


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