PCSOs are currently not allowed to take statements or investigate crimes but in the future they will be plus they will have powers to tackle antisocial behaviour caused by alcohol.Like you, I value the work of our PCSOs and local neighbourhood policing teams.However, a PCC cannot influence operational decisions (this includes where and how police officers are recruited and deployed in Crowborough) as these are the responsibility of the Chief Constable.
The Electoral Commission has produced a 30 second video to help with the ballot paper: The count for the whole of Sussex (East, West and Brighton & Hove) will be co-ordinated from the East Sussex National near Uckfield.
The counting of votes will start on Friday 6th May and a result is expected around mid-afternoon. The results will be announced on the Life‘s Facebook page.
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On Wednesday 11th May the term of the current PCC ceases with the newly or re-elected PCC taking office on Thursday 12th May.
The candidates for Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner are as follows (click to find-out about each candidate): The challenge of keeping people safe is becoming more difficult – every day the police uncover the true scale of complex crimes (like child abuse) while technology has created new ways to commit old crimes (cyber-enabled crime).
This changing nature of crime requires a different policing response, new methods of investigation and forensic analysis, and all officers need the requisite skills and training to support this.It is against this backdrop that Sussex Police has designed a new, local policing model that will meet the modern demands on the service and deliver further savings expected by Government.Neighbourhood policing in Sussex has remained unchanged for 15 years so the role of PCSOs has also been reviewed.There are five candidates standing for election for the post of Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner – whoever is elected on 5th May will be in charge of the Police Force’s budget and will set the objectives for the fight against crime for the next four years.The candidates for Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) are as follows (click to find-out about each candidate): In the Police and Crime Commissioner Election, you are allowed TWO votes, one for your FIRST choice candidate, one for your SECOND choice.On the ballot paper you can vote for your first and second choice candidates: mark a cross in the first column for your first choice, mark a cross in the second column for your second choice.