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Wednesday November 25


District Commander Chief Inspector Paul Phelps

Divisional Commander Acting Chief Superintendent Nick May


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  • Dear Rother residents,

    Sussex Police has been on a journey of considerable change for some time. Since 2010, financial and operational savings amounting to more than £50m have been identified and delivered through our comprehensive modernisation programme entitled ‘Serving Sussex 2015’. Further significant change, to meet future financial constraints, will see Sussex collaborate with Surrey Police and other regional and national partners however, core aspects of our service will continue to be provided locally.

    Our model recognises our role in working with a range of partners so that we can maximise the time our officers and staff can focus on protecting the vulnerable by catching criminals and preventing crime.

    Moving forward we are now starting to see some of these changes emerge, more specifically in regard to the district structures. As part of the modernisation programme a decision has been taken to have one District Commander leading Hastings and Rother. Chief Inspector Paul Phelps, currently the Hastings Commander, will take on this new role.

    Chief Inspector Phelps said: “While I can appreciate there may be concerns I can reassure the public that it will be business as usual, there will be no loss of resources in either area and wards will still have an allocated point of contact. This combining of resources is purely operational, so there are no immediate plans to alter the way the public get in touch with us. We will continue to serve and protect the public.”

    Throughout the autumn inevitably we start to see an increase in burglaries to properties, including break- in's to shed and outbuildings.
    Please think about your personal security, i.e consider vulnerabilities in home and business security, such as windows and doors being left insecure.

    In addition when you are out and about keep personal possessions out of sight, if they are to be left in your vehicle and keep your possessions safe on your person. For more tips on autumn crime prevention tips visit our website and look for Operation Magpie.

    We will continue to urge the public anyone who spots any suspicious activity, or behaviour to call us.

    Our best source of information is from your calls, so when you see something suspicious, call us on 101. Please look out for your neighbours, your call and observation could be the difference to catching offenders.

    I am please to report Rother residents are becoming more aware of the various scams out there, which proves that the work that Sussex Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other partner agencies is having a positive effect.

    We do still receive reports that the scammers are not giving up, and that they are still using the phone to try and trick people into handing over their bank details, or cards. However, more people are now recognising the signs and not falling for their lies and becoming a victim of crime.
    Please do be aware that they are still out there and make sure friends and family know that police will never call you and ask you for your bank details. More information on scams can be found on this website - as well as

    Another excellent source of information - on scams, or other forms of crime prevention - is your local police community support officer. Look for your town, village, or ward in the list above, click on it to get their details, and find out if there is a street meeting coming up. These are an excellent way for you to talk to your officer face to face about any local issues and receive crime prevention advice.

    Our website, continues to provide valuable information on crime prevention, latest news, details of your local policing team and has an option to report crime, in addition to calling 101, plus much more.

    Over the course of the year we focus on many different campaigns and as we move into winter , our focus is towards those that are affected by domestic violence. That isn't to say we do not support those victims all year round, but as the winter months and especially Christmas draws ever closer, we tend to see a rise in reported domestic violence incidences to us. I would urge anyone who is affected to get in contact with us, we can, with our partners support you.

    Click this link for more details,-who-else-can-help-me

    On a final note If you've not signed up already, visit , it's a free website where you can register the details of your property. It can be especially useful if you have been victim of theft. We have a better chance of reuniting items with their rightful owners, if they are property marked and registered.

    I hope you have a peaceful and restful autumn.

    Kind regards
    Paul Phelps

    Your local ASB Co-ordinator is PC Alison Puddefoot who can be contacted on 101 ext. 564242 or via email at: If you experience anti-social behaviour in your local area, contact PC Puddefoot who will be able to assist you.

    If you would like to receive weekly e-mail updates from your local Neighbourhood Policing Team, contact us at:

    Also consider following us on our various social media sites:

    Facebook: BexhillPoliceUK, BattlePoliceUK, RyePoliceUK.

    Twitter:@Bexhill_Police, @Battle_Police, @Rye_Police.

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