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Police appeal for witnesses to fight in Burgess Hill: Police are asking witnesses to come forwar... http://t.co/ecFIB7f6nq #sussexpolice 19/04/2014 14:08:22

Police investigating aggravated burglary in Hastings: Police are appealing for witnesses to an a... http://t.co/W9YfgTB73r #sussexpolice 19/04/2014 13:16:30

Appeal for witnesses to Hastings park assault: Police are appealing for witnesses after a 17-yea... http://t.co/KgIG01iQxd #sussexpolice 19/04/2014 12:30:07

Appeal for witnesses after a spate of break-ins at Peacehaven sports clubs: Burglars have target... http://t.co/5oyStQ6kvZ #sussexpolice 19/04/2014 11:42:11

Police donation to help Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards: Sussex Police have awarded a £400 chari... http://t.co/UwVQbm86kc #sussexpolice 19/04/2014 10:05:20

Appeal for witnesses to dog attack in Horsham: Police are appealing for witnesses after a dog at... http://t.co/BgaAvG5Dlv #sussexpolice 19/04/2014 10:05:20

Not much to report so far this morning. You? 19/04/2014 05:14:15

Morning all, hope you enjoyed your Good Friday. Looks like a proper British Bank Holiday weekend is in store. Rain. And lots of it. 19/04/2014 05:13:49

@SC_S2905 @SC2522 @SC_S2719 Careful of that Jennings fellow. He looks shifty. 19/04/2014 04:45:45

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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.