Sussex Police has announced that it will be showing its support for Pride “more publicly than ever” this time around.

The Pride flag will be flying at Brighton’s John Street police station and for the first time police cars will be showing the rainbow colours.

Brighton and Hove divisional commander Nev Kemp said police had been working hard for months with Pride organisers in order to make sure as many people as possible get to have “an enjoyable and safe weekend”.

He said the force aimed to “keep disruption to the local community to a minimum” while maintaining a visible presence with officers on the beat to “reassure and keep people safe”.

A warning has also been issued to anyone planning unlicensed and unofficial outside parties to celebrate the momentous weekend.

Sussex Police will be hosting a stand in Preston Park attended by LGBT officers and volunteers while Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne will also have a stand.

Important details

Tickets for the park and pledgebands for the street party can be bought at Preston Park and ticket booths in Marine Parade outside Harry Ramsden's and in the Old Steine close to the junction with St James's Street.

For everything you need to know about Brighton and Hove Pride, including information on travel and wristbands, go to For routes and road closures visit A new, free Brighton Pride iPhone app with all the details of the parade route, the park map, the line-ups and timings for every stage is available to download from iTunes.