Brighton and Hove police hit the road

Police officers from Brighton and Hove are hitting the streets with a series of prevention roadshows in a first for Sussex Police.

Police will be visiting locations across the city to give members the opportunity to meet their local prevention teams and ask any questions they have around local policing.

The roadshow will be at George Street, Hove on Thursday (6 December), outside Churchill Square on Western Road, on Friday (7 December), New Road, Brighton on Saturday (8 December), and Brighton Marina on Sunday (9 December). Each of the shows will begin at 10am.

Alongside meeting the public, prevention officers will be giving their advice on staying safe this festive season and talking about drug issues, focusing on the problem of county lines supply, knife crime and burglary.

Chief Inspector Rachel Swinney said: “Our prevention officers, who are crucial to tackling local issues, have had a fantastic success in reducing crime at The Level, following a number of community engagement activities.

“Public support in local policing is vital to building stronger communities. Please come and say hello and find out what we are doing locally for you and how we are working to keep the city safe.”

Police will be posting about the roadshows on their social media channels.