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Tuesday 16th November 2021

News and appeals
Call for new Police Community Support Officers across Sussex
People aspiring to be a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) will be able to submit their applications to Sussex Police from now until Tuesday 23rd November.  
Becoming a PCSO offers a challenging, but incredibly rewarding career where every day is different.
PSCOs play a critical and visible role in helping to keep our communities safe, identifying and protecting the most vulnerable and preventing harm. There is a named PCSO for every ward in Sussex.
All new PCSOs who join in this wave of recruitment will start their training in June or October 2022 and will earn a Level 4 Diploma in Community Policing Practice, upon successful competition of a 12-month apprenticeship programme.
While each new recruit will be employed as a PCSO from day one, the training remains focused on practical policing, with the majority of learning taking place on the job and out alongside experienced colleagues.
As the face of local policing for the community, we are looking for great communicators: those who are calm, confident and compassionate. If you can listen carefully, think through challenges and find solutions, and you have the diplomacy, resourcefulness and desire to keep our community safe, this could be the career for you.
To read more about this opportunity please click on the link or go to our website.
To apply, visit our website: Police Community Support Officer (lumesse-engage.com)
Sussex Police launch new Business Crime Team
Sussex Police has launched its Business Crime Team (BCT) which is dedicated to tackling business crime and provide support to our business communities.
The team is made up of nine investigators and a sergeant, through existing resources to work smarter and investigate business crime, improve partnership working and tackle this crime type through innovative use of technology. 
It will support the business community by working closely with partners, businesses and customers to bring together intelligence from across the county so they can provide crime prevention advice and catch the criminals who are targeting and affecting businesses large and small.
To read more on this story and to see a video about how the team works and the experiences of one of the business we support, please click on the link or go to our website.

Horsham man Donald Mardell given Criminal Behaviour Order
Police have successfully secured a Criminal Behaviour Order against 59-year-old Donald Mardell, from Horsham.
The order, which is in place for two years, was obtained on 22 October after Mardell caused antisocial behaviour in the town towards businesses, residents and members of the public over an extended period of time.
It comes with a number of conditions aimed to prevent further offending and to provide reassurance to the community.

PC Jonny Walker, from the Horsham Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We are really pleased to be able to get a Criminal Behaviour Order for Mardell.
“For many years he has caused issues in Horsham town centre to businesses, local residents and members of the public. The order shows that we continue to actively target people who cause antisocial problems in our town to make it a safer place for all.
“Alongside other partner agencies, we are working with Mardell to support him and address the causes of his behaviour.”

Work to tackle knife crime will intensify during national week of action
A week of education and enforcement aimed at tackling knife crime and serious violence launched yesterday, Monday 15 November.

Operation Sceptre brings police forces across the country together for a national week of action against knife crime from November 15 to November 21.
In Sussex, the campaign provides an opportunity to highlight and enhance the proactive work going on all year round to keep local communities safe from knife-related crime and violence.
The Op Sceptre week of action will see our activity around knife crime intensify. People can expect to see officers carrying out high-visibility and plain-clothed patrols, as well as conducting knife sweeps in hotspot locations and engaging with the public. If you have any concerns, please contact us so we can offer support or signpost to the agency best-placed to help.

Young people can receive and report information around knife crime anonymously via Fearless.org.

Members of the public are also encouraged to report information to police either online or by calling 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency. Information can be reported anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Childline on 0800 1111.
To read more on this story, please click on the link or go to our website.

Crime summary
There are no residential burglaries or vehicle crime to report this week.
Help us keep Sussex safe

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org


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