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Tuesday 21st December 2021

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Sussex Police support for national police action on violence against women and girls
Sussex Police has welcomed the new national police framework on Violence Against Women and Girls published 15th December, which aims to deliver a fundamental shift in priorities and give victims a consistently high standard of service.
The new framework launched in England and Wales by the College Of Policing and the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) sets out action required from every police force designed to make all women and girls safer.
The force is already working on plans for improved action on violence against women and girls, and Detective Chief Superintendent Steve Rayland, Head of the force’s Public Protection Command said; “We already have comprehensive plans in place to tackle violence against women and girls in Sussex and we enjoy really strong partnerships with local authorities, victim services, and charities, working together to seek to address the root causes of gender inequality. This work was recently recognised through our 'White Ribbon' accreditation.
Advice to victims:
- At home shouldn’t mean at risk of domestic abuse - #youarenotalone 
If you are controlled or physically, sexually, economically or emotionally abused by a partner, ex-partner or family member, this is Domestic Abuse. Contact us at or find support at
- Going for a night out shouldn’t mean at risk of sexual assault - #nomeansno
If you experience or witness a sexual assault, contact us on 999. You can find support at

- Walking in the street shouldn’t mean intimidation - #youarenotalone
If you feel unsafe, contact Sussex Police on 999. You can also report non-emergencies online. You can find support at
To read this quite long but very informative story, please click on the link or go to our website.

People in Sussex urged to be vigilant when booking Covid vaccine appointment
Police are reminding people booking an appointment for a coronavirus vaccination to be vigilant after scammers targeted two vulnerable people in Sussex.
The first incident happened on Tuesday (14 December) where the victim, received a text message to her mobile phone from what appeared to be the NHS.
The message stated that she was now eligible for her Covid booster with a link.
She filled out the form which included all her personal details such as her address and her banking details, where the form stated there was a £1.99 fee for the booster hence the need for banking details.
All incidents of fraud should be reported to Action Fraud which is the UK’s national fraud reporting centre, here or by calling 0300 123 2040 Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm.
If you do receive a suspicious text message, forward it to 7726. This free-of-charge short code enables your provider to investigate the origin of the text and take action, if found to be malicious.
Where the victim of fraud is elderly or vulnerable, reports can be made directly to Sussex on 101 or by email
For all the details on this story, please click on the link or go to our website.
Sussex Police officers commended for their outstanding achievements
The outstanding achievements of those working on the frontline for Sussex Police to keep our communities safe have been recognised at a ceremony on Monday (13 December).
Each accolade underlines the pride, commitment, dedication to duty and service while also showcasing the selfless acts of bravery and extraordinary acts to protect others.
The nominations ranged from officers putting their lives in danger to detain a suspect, working with young people to deter them from committing crime and preventing someone taking their own life
The recipients at Monday’s event were presented with a Chief Constable’s Commendation, Judge’s Commendation or Royal Humane Society award.
There were also long service award certificates for officers who have served 20 years in the force and they received a medal in recognition of service and good conduct.
To see the full story, please click on the link or go to our website.

Police plan extra support for domestic abuse victims over holiday period
Sussex Police are launching a scheme to bring extra reassurance to victims of domestic abuse during the Christmas and New Year period.
In the week leading up to Christmas a number of known high risk perpetrators of domestic abuse will be receiving visits from police to remind them of the consequences of their conduct and that this behaviour will not be tolerated.
The scheme will also see officers visiting a number of people assessed as at high risk of becoming victims of further offending.
Operation Hope is part of the policing response for what can be a particularly tough time of year for those in controlling and abusive relationships.
To read the full story and how our officers work with other agencies, please click on the link or go to our website. 
Crime summary
Glebelands Close, Shoreham – between 1800hrs 13th December and 0830hrs 14th December, a Suzuki Carrier Van was stolen. Cad 0267 14/12/21.
Summerdeane, Southwick – between 1400hrs and 1830hrs 16th December, an attempt burglary was made, no entry gained and nothing was stolen. Cad 1129 16/12/21.
Clifton Road, Worthing – between 1700hrs 15th December and 1000hrs 16th December, a Seat Leon was stolen and then later found. Cad 0363 16/12/21.
Ashdown Road, Worthing – between 2300hrs 16th December and 1030hrs 17th December, a motorcycle was stolen. Cad 0491 17/12/21.
Old Salts Farm Road, Lancing – between 0200hrs and 0215hrs 20th December, a garage was entered and a quantity of motorbikes and other were stolen. Cad 0735 20/12/21.
Sompting Avenue, Broadwater – between 15th & 20th December, entry was made via a window, jewellery and a laptop was stolen. Cad 0131 21/12/21.
Ivydore Avenue, Durrington – between 1745hrs 20th December and 0740hrs 21st December, items including a bank card were stolen from an insecure vehicle. Cad 0206 21/12/21.
New Year, New Career: Our latest officer recruitment drive
There are two routes for applications to join us:
The three-year Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) programme, which combines practical “on the job” training with academic learning and

The Police Constable Degree Holder Entry Programme (PC DHEP).
Sussex Police are holding a virtual recruitment event on Tuesday 21st December so that potential applicants can find out about the recruitment process and our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applicants can register their interest at Current Vacancies – Police Jobs Surrey and Sussex (, they will then be sent details of the event.
If you are interested in joining the Sussex police family, please click on the link above.
The next bulletin
This will be the last weekly bulletin for 2021, the next bulletin will be on or around the 4th January 2022.
Thank you for reading these bulletins and sending comments, always nice to hear from you. I would like to personally wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy & Healthy 2022.
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