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@neiljaynes70 Happy to help and glad they've all been reunited! 20/09/2014 10:29:28

RT @highwaysagency: RT @HAtraffic_seast #A27 eastbound is closed near #Lewes btwn the #A277 & #A26 due to an accident @sussex_police on… 20/09/2014 08:48:30

@gjstephens Hi Gareth, apologies for the delay on 101. Please report suspected drink drivers on 999, if it is happening now / imminently 20/09/2014 08:31:53

@Jess1995x The A21 is now open. 20/09/2014 05:31:41

RT @DC_Police: Now check your units! #knowyourlimits #alcoholharm pic.twitter.com/1hQuiQ8UrC 19/09/2014 23:50:06

RT @ESPolLicensing: #alcoholharm licensing officers will conduct a number of licensed premises visits across east sussex tonight. 19/09/2014 22:42:00

CCTV image released of missing Surrey man believed to be in Sussex: RELEASED ON BEHALF OF SURREY... http://t.co/VcavXlezCa #sussexpolice 19/09/2014 17:17:35

Man robbed on way home in Brighton: Police are appealing for witnesses after a 30-year-old was r... http://t.co/6lK0wJCrjQ #sussexpolice 19/09/2014 16:01:07

Concern for missing man in west Sussex: Police are searching for 31-year old Oliver Ryan, who ha... http://t.co/lODZMbqDUu #sussexpolice 19/09/2014 15:21:38

Operation Magpie: Serial St Leonards burglar jailed for four years: A serial burglar has been ja... http://t.co/Cfd8bn1buE #sussexpolice 19/09/2014 15:21:38

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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.