Put your questions to Sussex Police Chief Superintendent Wayne Jones

The Argus: Put your questions to Sussex Police  Chief Superintendent Wayne Jones Put your questions to Sussex Police Chief Superintendent Wayne Jones

Sussex Police is taking positive steps to address hate crime and this week the force has been named as one of only three police forces in England and Wales to record an increase in reporting across all five forms of hate crime monitored by police - disability, race, religious belief, sexual orientation and transgender.

With this in mind The Argus has set up an interview opportunity with Chief Superintendent Wayne Jones.

Put your questions to Chief Superintendent Jones.

Write a question below or email Anna Roberts.

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6:19pm Wed 18 Dec 13

clubrob6 says...

Officially crime is down in B&H but in reality crime is only down because after dark we have very few police on duty to record any crime,the local police stations have closed down so public wanting to report crime at night cant,the police online report form just gets ignored as I found out last year I did not even get a response.In reality crime is massively up in B&H away from the nightlife which is policed by private security backed up by private security in cars parked where police cars used to park you are basically on your own on the streets of B&H at night.Police even admit that after the cuts they cant even answer all 999 calls at night so how can the police really expect people to report HATE crime when they are struggling to deal with serious crime.For the hazzle of reporting to the police a hate crime which will be ignored as police no longer have the man power I think it is pointless.I think areas such as St james street where hate crime is common place the community should be allowed to have private security patrols as after the police cuts our police are no longer fit for purpose.Even serious sexual assaults and attacks its usually months after the event before the police go to the public for help via the argus etc it makes you think if they are really trying to catch serious offenders or hope they don't get information so they don't have to spend man hours on cases.
Officially crime is down in B&H but in reality crime is only down because after dark we have very few police on duty to record any crime,the local police stations have closed down so public wanting to report crime at night cant,the police online report form just gets ignored as I found out last year I did not even get a response.In reality crime is massively up in B&H away from the nightlife which is policed by private security backed up by private security in cars parked where police cars used to park you are basically on your own on the streets of B&H at night.Police even admit that after the cuts they cant even answer all 999 calls at night so how can the police really expect people to report HATE crime when they are struggling to deal with serious crime.For the hazzle of reporting to the police a hate crime which will be ignored as police no longer have the man power I think it is pointless.I think areas such as St james street where hate crime is common place the community should be allowed to have private security patrols as after the police cuts our police are no longer fit for purpose.Even serious sexual assaults and attacks its usually months after the event before the police go to the public for help via the argus etc it makes you think if they are really trying to catch serious offenders or hope they don't get information so they don't have to spend man hours on cases. clubrob6

7:13pm Wed 18 Dec 13

twonk says...

Why has the standard of driving fallen so much among the police force? Apart from all the crashes this month I've seen a police car hit a kerb, several turn off without indicating and last week in Shoreham I saw one policeman using his mobile phone while pulling away.
Why has the standard of driving fallen so much among the police force? Apart from all the crashes this month I've seen a police car hit a kerb, several turn off without indicating and last week in Shoreham I saw one policeman using his mobile phone while pulling away. twonk

9:24pm Wed 18 Dec 13

brightonwhatwhat says...

twonk wrote:
Why has the standard of driving fallen so much among the police force? Apart from all the crashes this month I've seen a police car hit a kerb, several turn off without indicating and last week in Shoreham I saw one policeman using his mobile phone while pulling away.
I think the cops respond to a thousand urgent calls every month and the odd collisionb is pretty standard odds. As for using a phone, could it have been an emergency? Radical suggestion I know, considering the cop is a member of the 'emergency services'. And as for indecating, you only have to IF it benifits other road users, it is not manditory...Yawn.
[quote][p][bold]twonk[/bold] wrote: Why has the standard of driving fallen so much among the police force? Apart from all the crashes this month I've seen a police car hit a kerb, several turn off without indicating and last week in Shoreham I saw one policeman using his mobile phone while pulling away.[/p][/quote]I think the cops respond to a thousand urgent calls every month and the odd collisionb is pretty standard odds. As for using a phone, could it have been an emergency? Radical suggestion I know, considering the cop is a member of the 'emergency services'. And as for indecating, you only have to IF it benifits other road users, it is not manditory...Yawn. brightonwhatwhat

9:25pm Wed 18 Dec 13

brightonwhatwhat says...

Ooooh it aggravates me how petty we can be trying to pick out the smallest faults with people probably on their way to put their safety on the line for a total stranger. And probably one who posts stuff like what what what did....
Ooooh it aggravates me how petty we can be trying to pick out the smallest faults with people probably on their way to put their safety on the line for a total stranger. And probably one who posts stuff like what what what did.... brightonwhatwhat

10:02pm Wed 18 Dec 13

emma_barnes says...

brightonwhatwhat wrote:
twonk wrote:
Why has the standard of driving fallen so much among the police force? Apart from all the crashes this month I've seen a police car hit a kerb, several turn off without indicating and last week in Shoreham I saw one policeman using his mobile phone while pulling away.
I think the cops respond to a thousand urgent calls every month and the odd collisionb is pretty standard odds. As for using a phone, could it have been an emergency? Radical suggestion I know, considering the cop is a member of the 'emergency services'. And as for indecating, you only have to IF it benifits other road users, it is not manditory...Yawn.
The Airwave radio terminal also looks like a mobile..
[quote][p][bold]brightonwhatwhat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twonk[/bold] wrote: Why has the standard of driving fallen so much among the police force? Apart from all the crashes this month I've seen a police car hit a kerb, several turn off without indicating and last week in Shoreham I saw one policeman using his mobile phone while pulling away.[/p][/quote]I think the cops respond to a thousand urgent calls every month and the odd collisionb is pretty standard odds. As for using a phone, could it have been an emergency? Radical suggestion I know, considering the cop is a member of the 'emergency services'. And as for indecating, you only have to IF it benifits other road users, it is not manditory...Yawn.[/p][/quote]The Airwave radio terminal also looks like a mobile.. emma_barnes

10:07pm Wed 18 Dec 13

emma_barnes says...

In relation to the new Sussex single room for communications, would not a virtual link with Surrey control room have been more cost effective?
In relation to the new Sussex single room for communications, would not a virtual link with Surrey control room have been more cost effective? emma_barnes

11:47pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Seventh Circle says...

Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.'
Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off.' Seventh Circle

8:25am Thu 19 Dec 13

Quiterie says...

Has Sussex Police now got it's appalling sickness absence record under control? Does Sussex Police now meet Home Office sickness absence targets or do they continue to waste taxpayers money?
Has Sussex Police now got it's appalling sickness absence record under control? Does Sussex Police now meet Home Office sickness absence targets or do they continue to waste taxpayers money? Quiterie

8:26am Thu 19 Dec 13

Quiterie says...

Some of your Police Officers are driving top of the range BMWs worth up to £63,000. Surely a better use of public money would be to buy cheaper, but still perfectly adequate vehicles?
Some of your Police Officers are driving top of the range BMWs worth up to £63,000. Surely a better use of public money would be to buy cheaper, but still perfectly adequate vehicles? Quiterie

5:06pm Thu 19 Dec 13

medianscore says...

It's about time that you Police officers started to walk the streets day and night. Get back out and start meeting local residents and speak to the people who pay your wages.

You serve us and NOT the government!
It's about time that you Police officers started to walk the streets day and night. Get back out and start meeting local residents and speak to the people who pay your wages. You serve us and NOT the government! medianscore

5:32pm Thu 19 Dec 13

emma_barnes says...

Quiterie wrote:
Some of your Police Officers are driving top of the range BMWs worth up to £63,000. Surely a better use of public money would be to buy cheaper, but still perfectly adequate vehicles?
All Police cars have to be "type approved".
Police do not pay list for vehicles, they are heavily discounted from the manufacturer.
"Better" cars have higher residuals when they are sold at the end of their service.
It's not just the cost of the car, it's the cost of servicing etc over the life of the vehicle.
Certain vehicles are required to carry certain loads, which require the ability to do so.
Reliability is taken into account, so brand X may cost £more than brand Y, but if half the fleet of brand Y is off the road, you'll need twice as many vehicles. So for example 3 BMW X5 at £20k each works out cheaper than 6 Vauxhall Fronteras at £12k each.
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: Some of your Police Officers are driving top of the range BMWs worth up to £63,000. Surely a better use of public money would be to buy cheaper, but still perfectly adequate vehicles?[/p][/quote]All Police cars have to be "type approved". Police do not pay list for vehicles, they are heavily discounted from the manufacturer. "Better" cars have higher residuals when they are sold at the end of their service. It's not just the cost of the car, it's the cost of servicing etc over the life of the vehicle. Certain vehicles are required to carry certain loads, which require the ability to do so. Reliability is taken into account, so brand X may cost £more than brand Y, but if half the fleet of brand Y is off the road, you'll need twice as many vehicles. So for example 3 BMW X5 at £20k each works out cheaper than 6 Vauxhall Fronteras at £12k each. emma_barnes

6:59pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Quiterie says...

emma_barnes wrote:
Quiterie wrote:
Some of your Police Officers are driving top of the range BMWs worth up to £63,000. Surely a better use of public money would be to buy cheaper, but still perfectly adequate vehicles?
All Police cars have to be "type approved".
Police do not pay list for vehicles, they are heavily discounted from the manufacturer.
"Better" cars have higher residuals when they are sold at the end of their service.
It's not just the cost of the car, it's the cost of servicing etc over the life of the vehicle.
Certain vehicles are required to carry certain loads, which require the ability to do so.
Reliability is taken into account, so brand X may cost £more than brand Y, but if half the fleet of brand Y is off the road, you'll need twice as many vehicles. So for example 3 BMW X5 at £20k each works out cheaper than 6 Vauxhall Fronteras at £12k each.
Thanks for that Emma.

Anyway... back to the question..... do Police Officers need to drive £63,000 BMWs or not?
[quote][p][bold]emma_barnes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: Some of your Police Officers are driving top of the range BMWs worth up to £63,000. Surely a better use of public money would be to buy cheaper, but still perfectly adequate vehicles?[/p][/quote]All Police cars have to be "type approved". Police do not pay list for vehicles, they are heavily discounted from the manufacturer. "Better" cars have higher residuals when they are sold at the end of their service. It's not just the cost of the car, it's the cost of servicing etc over the life of the vehicle. Certain vehicles are required to carry certain loads, which require the ability to do so. Reliability is taken into account, so brand X may cost £more than brand Y, but if half the fleet of brand Y is off the road, you'll need twice as many vehicles. So for example 3 BMW X5 at £20k each works out cheaper than 6 Vauxhall Fronteras at £12k each.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that Emma. Anyway... back to the question..... do Police Officers need to drive £63,000 BMWs or not? Quiterie

5:58pm Fri 20 Dec 13

emma_barnes says...

Quiterie wrote:
emma_barnes wrote:
Quiterie wrote:
Some of your Police Officers are driving top of the range BMWs worth up to £63,000. Surely a better use of public money would be to buy cheaper, but still perfectly adequate vehicles?
All Police cars have to be "type approved".
Police do not pay list for vehicles, they are heavily discounted from the manufacturer.
"Better" cars have higher residuals when they are sold at the end of their service.
It's not just the cost of the car, it's the cost of servicing etc over the life of the vehicle.
Certain vehicles are required to carry certain loads, which require the ability to do so.
Reliability is taken into account, so brand X may cost £more than brand Y, but if half the fleet of brand Y is off the road, you'll need twice as many vehicles. So for example 3 BMW X5 at £20k each works out cheaper than 6 Vauxhall Fronteras at £12k each.
Thanks for that Emma.

Anyway... back to the question..... do Police Officers need to drive £63,000 BMWs or not?
Fair point but BMW were the Home Office approved supplier for 43 forces over recent years, not just Sussex. More recently forces have been allowed to procure other makes ie Hyundai for less arduous tasking. But remember that Roads Policing Units and firearms cars carry a lot of extra equipment, often 24hrs a day.
[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]emma_barnes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: Some of your Police Officers are driving top of the range BMWs worth up to £63,000. Surely a better use of public money would be to buy cheaper, but still perfectly adequate vehicles?[/p][/quote]All Police cars have to be "type approved". Police do not pay list for vehicles, they are heavily discounted from the manufacturer. "Better" cars have higher residuals when they are sold at the end of their service. It's not just the cost of the car, it's the cost of servicing etc over the life of the vehicle. Certain vehicles are required to carry certain loads, which require the ability to do so. Reliability is taken into account, so brand X may cost £more than brand Y, but if half the fleet of brand Y is off the road, you'll need twice as many vehicles. So for example 3 BMW X5 at £20k each works out cheaper than 6 Vauxhall Fronteras at £12k each.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that Emma. Anyway... back to the question..... do Police Officers need to drive £63,000 BMWs or not?[/p][/quote]Fair point but BMW were the Home Office approved supplier for 43 forces over recent years, not just Sussex. More recently forces have been allowed to procure other makes ie Hyundai for less arduous tasking. But remember that Roads Policing Units and firearms cars carry a lot of extra equipment, often 24hrs a day. emma_barnes

8:12am Tue 24 Dec 13

emma_barnes says...

Quiterie wrote:
emma_barnes wrote:
Quiterie wrote:
Some of your Police Officers are driving top of the range BMWs worth up to £63,000. Surely a better use of public money would be to buy cheaper, but still perfectly adequate vehicles?
All Police cars have to be "type approved".
Police do not pay list for vehicles, they are heavily discounted from the manufacturer.
"Better" cars have higher residuals when they are sold at the end of their service.
It's not just the cost of the car, it's the cost of servicing etc over the life of the vehicle.
Certain vehicles are required to carry certain loads, which require the ability to do so.
Reliability is taken into account, so brand X may cost £more than brand Y, but if half the fleet of brand Y is off the road, you'll need twice as many vehicles. So for example 3 BMW X5 at £20k each works out cheaper than 6 Vauxhall Fronteras at £12k each.
Thanks for that Emma.

Anyway... back to the question..... do Police Officers need to drive £63,000 BMWs or not?
Inspector Gadget (@InspGadgetBlogs) tweeted at 4:12 AM on Tue, Dec 24, 2013:
Ruralshire response cops trying to manage #UKstorm emergencies in Winsor 'national procurement' family saloon cars #epicfail #team999
(https://twitter.com
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[quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]emma_barnes[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Quiterie[/bold] wrote: Some of your Police Officers are driving top of the range BMWs worth up to £63,000. Surely a better use of public money would be to buy cheaper, but still perfectly adequate vehicles?[/p][/quote]All Police cars have to be "type approved". Police do not pay list for vehicles, they are heavily discounted from the manufacturer. "Better" cars have higher residuals when they are sold at the end of their service. It's not just the cost of the car, it's the cost of servicing etc over the life of the vehicle. Certain vehicles are required to carry certain loads, which require the ability to do so. Reliability is taken into account, so brand X may cost £more than brand Y, but if half the fleet of brand Y is off the road, you'll need twice as many vehicles. So for example 3 BMW X5 at £20k each works out cheaper than 6 Vauxhall Fronteras at £12k each.[/p][/quote]Thanks for that Emma. Anyway... back to the question..... do Police Officers need to drive £63,000 BMWs or not?[/p][/quote]Inspector Gadget (@InspGadgetBlogs) tweeted at 4:12 AM on Tue, Dec 24, 2013: Ruralshire response cops trying to manage #UKstorm emergencies in Winsor 'national procurement' family saloon cars #epicfail #team999 (https://twitter.com /InspGadgetBlogs/sta tus/4153340696278097 92) emma_barnes

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