A new Sussex Police hub has been opened in Selsey town hall. It was opened on 2 February by Sussex Police & other partners.
The shared facility is part of my wider £20m investment programme, designed to modernise and improve Sussex Police stations and provide key local bases across Sussex, giving geographical cover to respond to policing demands and help keep communities safe.
Residents regularly tell me that they really do appreciate seeing a police presence in their area, and feel reassured to know that officers are still working in the heart of their community. So, I am pleased that Sussex Police has worked in close consultation with Selsey Town Council to provide a police presence in the town for the benefit of local residents.
Sussex Police recognises that the public and partners still need – and want – to see officers regularly, so it makes economic and logistical sense to base officers in shared premises which the public are already familiar with.
Sussex Police are increasingly moving into the age of the ‘Digital Police Beat’, we continue to invest in new technology and online services so staff and officers can access information remotely or on patrol, as well as offering them the most suitable and convenient location to meet their needs.
On Tuesday (30 January) our Partnerships Team hosted a two-hour engagement event on Modern Slavery and Organised Crime Groups with key players from business and commerce groups including ‘Stop the traffic’ and Sara Clancy, Ethical Adviser to The Body Shop. They explored emerging trends and threats in Sussex, shared best practice and discussed how to collaborate going forward in the fight against this heinous ‘hidden crime’ that has a huge detrimental affect on our communities.
This is why Sussex Police have funded a new role to help tackle human trafficking and modern slavery in Sussex. On 26 February, Sussex Police’s first Anti-Modern Slavery Delivery Manager will take up their post. This role will be dedicated to working with partners to better understand the complexities and the scale of modern slavery and human trafficking across Sussex and provide the right level of interventions and support to the victims of this emerging crime.
The new police base in Selsey Town Hall is part of my wider £20m investment programme, designed to modernise and improve Sussex Police stations and provide key local bases across Sussex, giving geographical cover to respond to policing demands and help keep communities safe.
Sussex Police has launched its latest People’s Voice online survey, Policing Your Community. This new Panel aims to represent people’s views across Sussex and to sign up, you need to live in Sussex and be happy to complete up to four anonymous, confidential, online surveys a year.
Feedback from previous surveys has helped improve the way Sussex Police keeps victims informed and identifies priorities within communities. So you can be confident that by taking part you will be making a difference to policing in Sussex.