Protest Liaison Officers
Facilitating peaceful protest in Sussex
One of the core functions of the police service is to facilitate
peaceful protest. In Sussex we are always looking for ways to
develop our service in this area.
For this reason we have put in place a dedicated Protest Liaison
Officer team based in Brighton & Hove. This team's primary role
is to engage with protest groups prior to, during and after any
event. They will work alongside groups who wish to protest
peacefully, always balancing the needs of the wider
We hope that by having these nominated officers in place we will be
able to build relationships which will benefit protest groups,
businesses, residents, visitors and our service too. If protestors
share their intentions with us beforehand, this enables us to put
the right measures in place to facilitate a safe environment for
groups and provide a proportionate policing presence.
Two dedicated officers work in this team. They are on hand to talk
to groups about any events they may be planning. These could be
anything from a very small gathering to a large scale march.
PC Stephanie Franks DF386
- Stephanie has worked
in Brighton & Hove for five years. As well as working on the
Partnership Community Safety Team, supporting victims of
anti-social behaviour, Stephanie has also been part of the team
that works to tackle organised immigration crime, human trafficking
Sergeant Mark Redbourn CR278
- Mark has worked in
Brighton & Hove for the last nine years. He started working on
the Response Team which attends emergency calls and then moved
across to the local Investigation Team.
The team can be contacted Monday to Friday on:
101 extension 550800
Sussex Police Brighton & Hove Protest
Alongside this team we have additional officers to support protest
groups when events are taking place. These officers will always be
clearly identifiable as they will wear light blue tabards with
'Police Liaison Officer' on the back.
Anyone can make contact with the team or follow us on Twitter to
find out more about the work we are undertaking in the city, to
give us their views and to discuss any issues with us.