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5 February 2020

Sussex Police makes Stonewall’s Top 100 empolyers

Stonewall names Sussex Police one of Britain's Top 100 LGBT inclusive employers. 
Sussex Police ranks 68 on LGBT charity’s annual list of inclusive employers
Stonewall index receives a record 503 submissions
Sussex Police demonstrates consistent performance 
Sussex Police has been named as one of the most inclusive employers in Britain by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall in its Top 100 Employers list for 2020. It was placed 68th on this year’s list. It has also gained Stonewall's Public Sector of the Year Award in the South East of England.  Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne said: “Sussex Police has done some fantastic work internally to promote diversity and LGBT inclusivity. I’m proud that they have once again achieved this recognition and that they continue to lead by example in this area. I believe that, by creating a Force that is welcoming and understanding you are automatically in a better position to engage with and protect the community you serve.Read the full story here.

Do you recognise these pieces of jewellery?

Police are looking to reunite these pieces of jewellery with their owners. 
The distinctive items were found in a stream near Copthorne, and officers are keen to find out who they belong to. 
If you think they are yours, or if they belong to someone you know, contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 116 of 02/01.
To see more pictures click here

Protect your home by protecting your garden
Protecting your garden and outbuildings not only keeps bikes and other valuables in your shed safe, but can also stop burglars getting into your home.

  1. Low front boundary; keep hedges and walls at the front of your house low (under one metre) so burglars have nowhere to hide.
  2. Secure side gate; keep side gates locked at all times. Open gates mean burglars can easily access your home without being seen by passers-by or neighbours.
  3. High side and rear boundaries with trellis and spiky defensive planting; keep hedges, walls and fences around your back garden high (over 1.8 metres). Add lightweight trellis to gates and fences and plant some prickly plants to make it harder for burglars to climb over.
  4. Gravel driveway and path; gravel driveways and paths make it harder for burglars to go undetected.
  5. Security light; install an outside security light so that intruders can’t approach without being seen.
  6. Intruder alarm system; install a burglar alarm system.
  7. Secure shed door and window; always keep your shed locked and secured. Often sheds contain valuables such as power tools and bicycles.
  8. Never leave tools lying around; never leave tools lying around as they can be used as a way of breaking into your home.
See our website here 


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, quoting the reference number provided.

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


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Anna Habdas (Police, Prevention Support and Engagement Officer, Sussex)

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