Your chance to question the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner

Have you got a question for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner?


Release date: 5 September 2019

Have you got a question for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner? For example, how does Sussex Police tackle anti-social behaviour? How does the police use video evidence in newly opened victim suites?

Residents are being given the chance to put questions to the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, at the September meeting of the Sussex Police and Crime Panel.

Questions can be about any policy issue relating to policing in Sussex as long as they avoid mentioning operational matters or live cases. We welcome questions about financing and policy priorities as well as recent announcements, for example:

• REBOOT and other youth projects – part of the early intervention youth programme keeping children off the streets and out of trouble – Agenda Item
• Death and injury of serving police officers
• £880k from Home Office fund to set up a specialist Violence Reduction Unit to tackle violent crime. – Agenda Item
• The Rita Project - a Rural Domestic & Sexual Abuse Recovery Project
• Front Line Policing Review
• Policing of Child Sexual Exploitation;
• Progress with development project to deliver South East Regional Integrated Policing (SERIP) – Agenda Item
• Investment and expected improvements in the 101 contact service,
• Outcomes of Operation Dragonfly - the summer targeted drink and drug driving campaign in Sussex.

Written questions should be submitted by 12 noon on Friday 13 September.

The Commissioner will then respond during the next meeting on Friday 27 September.

Chairman Cllr Bill Bentley said: “We welcome the opportunity to discuss with Commissioner Katy Bourne the topics that are of utmost importance to local people.

“Sussex Police & Crime Panel meetings are a fantastic chance to hear how Sussex residents feel about their local police service and put their questions and concerns to the commissioner.”

Questions about other issues are also welcomed providing they fall within the Commissioner’s responsibility.

Questions can be submitted in writing to or by telephoning 0330 222 2542.

The meeting will be held at County Hall, Lewes, starting at 10.30am. The meeting will also be webcast live.

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