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Friday 13th September 2019

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National World Suicide Prevention Day 2019

Officers across the Force took part in events as part of National World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 this week, September the 10th.

Alongside colleagues from Southern Rail, British Transport Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, officer’s helped support and share this year’s Samaritans message, ‘Small Talk Saves Lives’ to over 2000 passers-by and commuters inside Eastbourne Rail station.

A little small talk can be all it takes to interrupt someone’s suicidal thoughts, and help start them on a journey to recovery.

If you think somebody might need help, trust your instincts and strike up a conversation.

If you don’t feel comfortable or safe doing so, speak to staff where you are, or a police officer by calling 999.

You can find more information on this campaign and support by visiting:

Help and support is available right now if you need it. You don't have to struggle with difficult feelings alone.

Cold Calling

Following reports of males pertaining to be from British Gas knocking on resident’s doors in areas across the District, please be advised of the following crime prevention advice to help keep you, those around you, and your property safe.

Although many legitimate businesses sell products door-to-door; gas, electricity and water companies need to visit to read your meters; fraudsters may also knock on your door to part you from your money, or get into your home to steal from you.

If someone knocks at your front door claiming to be from a company, first check their ID. If you’re not happy, don’t let them in.

Never call the phone number on their ID card to check them out. Ask the salesperson to wait outside, shut the door and find the company number on the internet. If they’re genuine, they’ll understand.

If you have witnessed, or been victim to similar, please report via 101, or online here.

Keep your money safe

Surrey and Sussex Police Fraud Newsletter September 2019

Each month we see many incidents of fraudsters targeting our residents in an attempt to defraud them. We’re working hard to prevent this and support vulnerable victims of fraud or scams. By following our tips and encouraging family, friends and colleagues to do so too, you can reduce the risk of becoming a victim.

For the Surrey and Sussex Police Fraud Newsletter September 2019 Click here.

Contact handler recruitment CLOSING SOON

When the going gets tough, contact officers are there to help. Whether it’s taking a report of a missing person, responding to a burglary or supporting someone in crisis; our contact officers play a vital role in helping keep our communities safe, identifying and protecting the most vulnerable and preventing harm.

For many people, you’ll be the first point of contact with the police. You’ll be a calm, reassuring voice in people’s hour of need. Asking the right questions, listening for vital details and recording information; all while monitoring two screens.

Being a contact officer is certainly not your typical nine-to five call centre role; no two calls are the same. You will deal with emergency 999 calls, non-emergency 101 calls, online reporting and social media. In return, we promise you a good starting salary, plus an unsocial shift allowance, great training experiences, opportunities for progression and the pride that comes from helping others.

We would encourage candidates to visit our website, to browse our FAQs and either book a tour online to visit the contact centre to assist you in your application.

To apply today click here!

Police Officer Recruitment CLOSING SOON

This month the Home Office launches their campaign – Be A Force For All – helping to recruit an additional 20,000 police officers across England and Wales.

Tackling crime, keeping the streets safe and protecting our most vulnerable – being a police officer is challenging yet rewarding. We’re once again looking for those who have what it takes to join us on the front-line.

We’re looking for people who have the judgment to make quick decisions; are confident to be first person in; have the compassion and empathy to help those in need; who will have their colleagues back no matter what and the resilience to serve the community every single day.

In return, we promise a good starting salary, great training experiences, opportunities for progression, the chance to achieve a professional qualification in Policing Practice and the pride that comes from helping others.

You will become part of our policing family; dedicated to keeping communities safe and feeling safe, identifying and protecting vulnerable people, preventing and responding to harm.

Apply now and help make a difference, together today!

Crime summary

A business address on Terminus Road, Eastbourne was broken into in the small hours of the 5th September, whereby 4 young males on white moped have used forced to enter the premises. If you heard or witnessed anything that may assist our investigation please contact us, quoting 0074 o 05/09. Thank you.
A further business address off Carlisle Road, Eastbourne reported overnight on the 6th September, a male caught on CCTV entering the premises after removing part of the window. (0389 of 06/09 relates)

An attempted burglary was reported when homeowners noticed footprints and a hole in their conservatory roof at a property off Woodgate Road, Eastbourne.

Overnight on the 9-10th September, a business address off Terminus Road, reported finding the door frame to their property damaged and glass removed from the pane, fortunately no entry was made. (0266 of 10/09 relates)

A residential burglary occurred sometime during the afternoon of the 10th September, where suspects have entered an insecure rear door of a property off Whitbread Close and stolen personal items including a purse. (1337 of 10/09 relates)

Overnight on the 9-10th September a business address of Seaside had their property broken into whereby suspects have smashed glass doors to gain entry and steal items from the store. (0379 of 10/09 relates)

Please visit our crime prevention pages on home security, for ways you can protect your homes and belongings.

Help us keep Sussex safe

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at or call 101.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online.

You can also visit our website at where you can find our easy to use online forms to report all non-emergencies to us.

You can also find police advice to keep you safe and help you understand the law, and also browse our crime prevention pages for first-hand knowledge, industry best practices and practical crime prevention advice from officers and specialist teams all across the police.
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