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Rob's (@WSCCNews) final thought from today's broadcast about #HateCrime. Find the full vid on #Periscope. #HCAW15 13/10/2015 17:56:48

Police concerned for missing Norman Mitchell from Littlehampton 13/10/2015 15:52:06

@lloyd_lloyd1 Hello. We are finding out for you and will let you know. Thank you 13/10/2015 14:50:58

Tony, victim of hate crime: "I've been treated with the utmost respect by the police." Call 101 or report online. 13/10/2015 13:59:57

Catch up with our #HCAW15 #Periscope broadcast here: Next one this Fri at 7.30pm #NHCAW #Sussex #HateCrime 13/10/2015 13:53:47

@AdamLiterally It would be considered careless driving.Please report this to Operation Crackdown here: 13/10/2015 13:51:08

@VN_UK @SgtPeterAllan you can watch again here: Also, email for more info 13/10/2015 13:48:38

@VN_UK Hi Viktoria - did you catch the answer to your question on Periscope? 13/10/2015 13:28:35

Our hate crime #Periscope chat has now finished. Pls do keep asking us questions though, we're still here to talk about hate crime #NHCAW 13/10/2015 13:12:29

Fiona rep for Jewish Community "Hate comes out of fear and ignorance. We need to educate about the beautiful difference in diversity" #NHCAW 13/10/2015 13:06:54

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Tuesday October 13

Police and Crime Commissioner

Katy Bourne

On 15 November 2012 voters across Sussex elected Katy Bourne as their first Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Sussex. The PCC took office on 22 November 2012, replacing the previous Police Authority.

The Policing Protocol sets out how the new policing governance arrangements will work. It clarifies the role and responsibilities of PCCs, Chief Constables, and police and crime panels. It outlines what these bodies are expected to do and how they should work together to fight crime and improve policing.

The PCC provides the local link between the police and the communities it serves, working to translate the priorities of the public, in terms of policing and crime reduction, into action.

The PCC has responsibility for:

  • Setting the strategic direction and aims for Sussex Police through the Police and Crime Plan.
  • Setting the police budget, including the local police precept (the amount residents pay for policing in their Council Tax).
  • Holding the Chief Constable to account for the performance of Sussex Police.
  • Commissioning support services for victims of crime, and delivering community safety initiatives and crime reduction grants

The PCC is also responsible for the appointment, suspension and, if necessary, dismissal of the Chief Constable.

Further information about the role of the PCC and their responsibilities can be found on the Sussex PCC website.

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 ( PRSRA) established police and crime panels within each force area in England and Wales. These panels consist of at least one representative from each local authority in that area, and at least two independent members co-opted by the panel.

Panels are responsible for scrutinising the PCC's decisions and ensuring this information is available to the public. Further information about the Panel's role can be found on the West Sussex County Council website.