Wealden MP Nus Ghani says she is happy to give burglary victims assurances that the police are “well equipped to deal with their cases, and, more importantly, deter any future criminal activity”.
The MP has circulated a press release after meeting the new district police commander DCI Alasdair Henry and Insp Jon Gross.
She said they discussed rural crime across Wealden and anti-social behaviour in Uckfield, Crowborough, and Hailsham, She also shared residents concerns about organised crime, county lines, and domestic violence.
Ms Ghani said she raised individual cases of constituents, farmers, and local businesses who had reached out to her.
She sought assurances that the police are ready to deal with incidents speedily and effectively and also highlighted the need for cooperation between police operating in Sussex, and their counterparts in Kent and Surrey, to track moving crime gangs.
The MP was assured that the incidence of crime in the constituency “remains relatively low”, with police resources focusing on reducing response times and increasing visibility on the ground, to act as a deterrent.
The MP said the meeting came at a positive time for East Sussex And Wealden after the Government announced an extra £22.2 million in funding for East Sussex Police who were recruiting 129 new officers this year and 100 PCSOs by March.
Ms Ghani said Wealden was set to see six more PCSOs patrolling “very soon” and one new prevention sergeant in place by autumn.
She said in the press release: “I meet regularly with constituents who have been the victims of crime, particularly burglary, and am happy that I can now give them further assurances that the police force is well equipped to deal with their cases and, more importantly, deter any future criminal activity.
“I also work very closely with Sussex Police and the local force who, I am happy to say, are on the same page as I, when it comes to making Wealden one of the safest places in the country.”
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