POLICE CONTACT NOS.

Operation Blitz notification of this weekend’s phone number

This weekend’s phone number/s is: 07785372050 (unchanged)

Please use the above number/s to contact the team direct to report anti-social behaviour between the hours of 6pm and midnight on Friday and Saturday.

This phone number/s should not be used to report any other crime or incident. To report crime and incidents please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.

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

Meet your Wealden Neighbourhood Prevention Team

What keeps you awake at night? Do you have concerns about anti-social behaviour in your neighbourhood, or is burglary and car crime a particular issue where you live?

Sussex Police has joined forces with Wealden District Council to host monthly drop-in sessions with the Wealden Neighbourhood Prevention Team.

Informal drop-in sessions will be at Wealden District Council’s Vicarage Lane office in Hailsham which run between 10:00am – 11:00am on the following dates:

Wednesday 1 May
Monday 3 June
Monday 1 July
Thursday 1 August
Tuesday 3 September
Thursday 3 October

It’s your chance to raise your concerns with the Police, and report crime and anti-social behaviour directly to them.

Inspector Jon Gross from Sussex Police said: “These drop in sessions provide a great opportunity for the public to meet their local prevention officers and District Council representatives. They are very informal sessions offering a chance for residents to discuss issues affecting their communities, and for the Police and District Council colleagues to share details of current initiatives. No appointment required!”

John Stalley, Senior Investigations Officer at Wealden said: “The Council’s Audit and Investigations Team work closely with Sussex Police to help crack down on fraud and anti-social behaviour in the District. Cold calling scams and internet fraud can be particular areas of worry for our residents. Working together, we’ve seen a reduction in crime and anti-social behaviour in the last year. We hope that by offering the public an opportunity to share information and concerns with both the Police and the Council can help to keep it that way.”

To find out more about the various ways you can contact the Police, visit the Sussex Police website: https://www.sussex.police.uk/

Further information about the Council’s Investigations Team, together with details on how to report fraud can be found on the Wealden website: http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Residents/Community_and_Safety/Crime_and_Disorder/CounterFraud_Hub.aspx

A New Way To Report Crimes And Information Across Sussex

Police Forces across England & Wales are using a new system called Single Online Home (SOH). This is a policing portal which allows the public to easily report crimes, incidents and information online.

The police non-emergency phone number 101 remains available if personal contact is required. However, using SOH significantly reduces wait times for those reporting crimes or incidents, or if you simply wish to provide some information to the police. Reporting online via SOH is easy and effective. It has been positively endorsed by a number of Neighbourhood Watch members who have had the opportunity to use it.

The new portal can be found on the home page of the recently updated Sussex Police website www.sussex.police.uk. In addition to the Report area, here you will find a new box “Tell us about …”. There is a drop down from which you can select, for example, “Something you’ve seen or heard”.

We have given you this information as we know that some people are rightly cautious about clicking on links in E-mails. However, there are some shortcut links available as below, which we have tested for you.

If reporting a crime or incident which has occurred in Sussex, SOH is available directly via https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/. You can scroll further down that page to see other options.

If reporting a crime or incident which has occurred outside of Sussex, SOH is available via https://report.police.uk.

If it’s something that you’ve seen or heard the link is https://www.sussex.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/soh/something-youve-seen-or-heard/.

SOH should not be used for an emergency – dialling 999 remains the means of contact if there is danger to a person or if a crime is being committed.

All reports submitted via SOH will receive an immediate acknowledgement message. Reports are reviewed in live time, and within 48 hours Sussex Police will provide a personal response from a named staff member.

Neighbourhood Watch members are encouraged to use SOH when required and importantly, to promote and support its use amongst the communities we support through our NHW schemes. Co-ordinators are encouraged to pass on this information to their members, and of course to other members of the public.

To contact Sussex Neighbourhood Watch please E-mail enquiries@sussexnwfed.org.uk or visit www.sussexnwfed.org.uk.