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Missing Brighton girl found safe and well: A 16-year-old girl from Brighton, Reem Abu Sharma, wh... http://t.co/zExcdnIuTh #sussexpolice 28/08/2014 17:38:50

Bank scam fraudsters target Worthing and Lancing: Police are warning people living in Worthing a... http://t.co/uCdfJyZWvT #sussexpolice 28/08/2014 17:38:50

Second "All Out Day" is a success: Officers across the Force swapped their usual places of work ... http://t.co/Ve6pKxGGf8 #sussexpolice 28/08/2014 16:30:41

Boat stolen from outside Bognor home: Police are appealing for information after a theft of a bo... http://t.co/Q2oevTgrEY #sussexpolice 28/08/2014 16:30:41

APPEAL ON BEHALF OF SURREY POLICE - Are any of these items yours?: Surrey Police officers are ap... http://t.co/pN0hwWP6Xw #sussexpolice 28/08/2014 16:30:41

@icpav @SurreyPolice Yes it was cleared by 3.30pm. 28/08/2014 16:19:11

Appeal for witnesses to dog attacks in Rustington (1): Police are appealing for information afte... http://t.co/Rop3vvM94Z #sussexpolice 28/08/2014 15:57:27

@opinion8ed_dyke Oh no sorry. It is on our website too. 28/08/2014 15:40:14

@SamJUK @nhornsby5 Apparently it was a search for a suspicious person. 28/08/2014 15:37:59

@nhornsby5 @SamJUK Apparently it was a search for a suspicious person. 28/08/2014 15:37:58

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Police and Crime Commissioner

On 15 November 2012 voters across Sussex chose the first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Sussex. The PCC took office on 22 November. The PCC has a democratic mandate to hold Sussex Police to account and tackle crime across East and West Sussex and Brighton & Hove. The PCC will work with, and commission services from, a wide range of partners to respond to the priorities of local people.

The PCC has responsibility for:

Appointing the Chief Constable and holding them to account for the running of their force

Setting out a 5 year Police and Crime Plan (in consultation with the Chief Constable determining local policing priorities

Setting the annual local precept and annual force budget

Making community safety grants to make a difference to local communities.

Further information can be found on the Sussex PCC website.

The PCC will be held to account by a Police and Crime Panel (PCP), composed of 17 locally elected councillors and two independent members. Details of its role to scrutinise the PCC, to promote openness and to support the PCC in the effective exercise of their functions can be found on the West Sussex County Council.