Commissioner Katy to quiz police chiefs

Katy Bourne. PCC for Sussex. 13/12/13
Katy Bourne. PCC for Sussex. 13/12/13

Police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne is to quiz force bosses on local policing priorities this week.

The Performance & Accountability Meeting, where Ms Bourne will question deputy chief constable Giles York, is on Friday January 17 and will be broadcast live on the web.

Katy Bourne said, “As PCC, it is my role to hold the chief constable or his representative to account on behalf of the public. I know Sussex residents appreciate hearing the issues that matter most to them being put to the Chief Constable during these live webcasts.

“Items for discussion this month include the Christmas Drink-Driving Campaign, which for the first time saw Sussex Police publicly name drivers charged for being over the limit on alcohol and/or drugs and attracted national media coverage.

“I will also be questioning Mr York about Sussex Police’s stop and search figures. Again, due to the recently published report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, stop and search has been on the national agenda. Police enforcement of 20mph prompted a large amount of correspondence to my office. I will be asking Mr York to explain the approach that Sussex Police are taking to enforce these limits. Other items on the agenda include the rape detection rate; victim satisfaction and officer recruitment.”

The meeting begins at 1pm at