ePetition - Neighbourhood Policing

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Neighbourhood Policing

We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to express support for ‘Neighbourhood Policing’ and to oppose decisions by the Police and Crime Commissioner, together with senior officers of the Sussex Police, to reduce the number of police officers delivering local policing. Brighton & Hove City Council is also requested to confirm its policy on, and commitment to, Local Action Teams (LATs) as initially agreed by Cabinet on 21 May 2009.

Katy Bourne, Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner has confirmed there will be 700 fewer police officers delivering local policing over the next 5 years, and a further 300 posts elsewhere in the force will go. In particular, Sussex will lose more Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs). 58 (out of 347) have already left and there are another 69 to go. The police often don't have the time to attend Local Action Team meetings and accountability to local communities is being lost. A significant change in policy is being implemented without consultation and against the clear wishes and needs of local citizens.

Started by: STEVE PARRY

This ePetition ran from 13/08/2015 to 17/11/2015 and has now finished.

294 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

The petition is due to be presented to the full Council on the 22nd October 2015.

 


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