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Alert message sent 11/02/2020 11:11:00

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Tuesday 11th February 2020

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Sussex Police ‘good’ at reducing crime and keeping people safe

Sussex Police has welcomed an annual inspection report published today by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS).
The report reflects an inspection from nearly a year ago, in April 2019, and HMICFRS recognise the progress the force has already made against their findings.
The Inspectorate found that Sussex Police is effective at reducing crime and keeping people safe and in how it treats the public and its workforce.
While the report acknowledges that Sussex Police has improved its ability to identify vulnerable people and that officers and staff assess vulnerability well, it has asked for further improvements in this area and in its efficiency overall.
The inspection team found that the force:
has a clear plan for neighbourhood policing with on-going investment in increasing its presence in local communities and in its investigative capabilities

has a good understanding of public demand, including uncovering ‘hidden demand’, and at planning future demand using innovative technology but could do more to address current lower risk issues

is ethical and good at treating its employees and the public fairly
Responding to the report, Chief Constable Giles York said: “We are absolutely committed to delivering the highest possible quality of policing to our local communities in Sussex.
“The report recognises the overall quality of the service we provide but, being published almost a year after the inspection, does not reflect the huge strides that have been made since.
“During this period we have significantly reinvested in our neighborhood policing presence and in our investigative capacity, as well as launching new rural crime and proactive policing teams, both of which will be expanded further.
“We have reduced 101 call waiting times by more than 70%, to an average of under five minutes, and cut the number of callers who hang up before getting through by more than 60%. This is all making a difference now.
“In the coming weeks and months we will be further enhancing our service to victims of domestic abuse and the specialist support available for victims of sexual violence, among a range of growth plans.
“The recent and long overdue investment in policing is beginning to ease the pressure and lead to better outcomes for victims and for our local communities and we will build upon this.
“We welcome independent scrutiny for HMICFRS and recognise there is always more we can do. I remain incredibly proud of the work that our officers, staff and volunteers do every day to keep the people in Sussex safe."
The full report is available here . 

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Crime summary

 Reference: 0693 08/02/2020
Location: Belsize Road, Worthing
Date and time: Between 7th and 8th February
Details: It is unknown how entry was gained to a property. A laptop was stolen.
Burglary other than Dwelling
Reference: 0392 09/02/2020
Location: First Avenue, Lancing 
Date and time: Between 6th and 9th February
Details: A padlock was broken to gain access to a shed. A pedal cycle was stolen.

Reference: 0497 09/02/2020
Location: First Avenue, Lancing 
Date and time: On the 9th February
Details: A garage door was forced to gain entry. Tools and two pedal cycles were stolen.

Reference: 1005 09/02/2020
Location: First Avenue, Lancing 
Date and time: Between 8th and 9th February
Details: A pedal cycle was stolen from a shed.

Reference: 1488 09/02/2020
Location: First Avenue, Lancing 
Date and time: Between 8th and 9th February
Details:  A garage was broken into by forcing the padlocks. Tools and a DVD player were stolen.
Catalytic Convertors
We have received some reports of catalytic convertors being stolen from cars in North Shoreham and Southwick in the last few days.
If you saw any one acting suspiciously around cars and have any dash cam or CCTV footage please contact us
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