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Efit of man who exposed himself in Crawley: Police are hoping someone can identify this man who ... http://t.co/MPyzOVxN4S #sussexpolice 24/04/2014 15:53:23

Ford waste centre body investigation - man identified: Police are not treating the death of a ma... http://t.co/ZSF2M7Mo5I #sussexpolice 24/04/2014 14:12:09

Thanks to retiring PCSO Tom McAspurn: Rother Neighbourhood Policing Team would like to thank rec... http://t.co/n3PI297nmT #sussexpolice 24/04/2014 14:12:09

Man charged with shouting racist abuse at shop staff in Hove: A man is to appear in court accuse... http://t.co/WAhe78cKqN #sussexpolice 24/04/2014 13:22:24

Rother residents invited to learn about scam mail: Rother Neighbourhood Policing Team would like... http://t.co/XQf7YZCmau #sussexpolice 24/04/2014 12:29:59

@BeckiMarsh1 @suzycasuals The man arrested was not charged with the offence. 24/04/2014 11:44:17

@BeckiMarsh1 @suzycasuals I promised an update on the woman with the eye injury last year. She, thankfully, made a full recovery. 24/04/2014 11:42:23

Sussex Police donate £6000 to Bexhill Street Pastors: Bexhill Neighbourhood Policing Team have d... http://t.co/Kpf0H83d6q #sussexpolice 24/04/2014 11:35:06

@gitagovinda We do follow up all reports like this. Thank you. 24/04/2014 11:04:55

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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.