Maria Caulfield MP welcomes good news on local policing as Home Secretary visits Sussex Police

Following a meeting with Sussex Police Maria Caulfield MP has thanked them for their hard work and welcomed good news on a number of local issues, as the Home Secretary visits Sussex Police HQ.

During the meeting Maria Caulfield MP was updated on policing matters in Sussex including: the Rural Crime Unit has been seeing success in retrieving stolen equipment and making arrests, the EnroChat raids saw 5 high level arrests in East Sussex and seizure of over £300,000 and 60kg of drugs, and police issued 613 fixed penalty notices in Sussex during June. Sussex Police are also increasing their response to anti-social driving, including racing, speeding, and cars with excessive noise.

This comes on the day that the Home Secretary, Priti Patel MP,(pictured) has visited Sussex Police HQ to speak with Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, and the new Chief Constable, Jo Shiner.

Maria Caulfield MP said “I was very encouraged by the update from Sussex police, highlighting all of their hard work over recent months, not just regarding Covid-19 but that they are making great progress in other areas at the same time.”

“It was good to see the Home Secretary back in Sussex today so that she can see first-hand the hard work that our local officers are putting in to keep the public safe.”