Fighting Crime

I want to ensure that the people of Hastings and Rye have a peaceful and safe place to live.

This starts by ensuring that Sussex Police have the funds they need to recruit officers and are fully aware of local crime.

I have been working with the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner to increase the number of police officers operating in the Hastings area and have also held several multi-agency meetings to ensure that issues such as anti-social behaviour are flagged and dealt with by the police.

You can read recent updates to this campaign below:


Hastings Observer Column - 30 August

Speaking to residents in our towns, I know that street drinking and anti-social behaviour are some of the most visible concerns which people have.

E Newsletter 5 December - A safe and happy Christmas

I firmly believe that everyone in our towns should feel comfortable and safe – this starts with ensuring order and peace within our communities. Sussex Police do a great job keeping our streets safe, but there are always challenges for the police as they cannot be in all places at all times.

E Newsletter 27 July

Our community is home to many fantastic places to socialise; from bustling bars to unique pubs with fantastic character, there is certainly no shortage of places for people to enjoy themselves after a day at work.

Vote for the police force you want

In less than 3 weeks voters across Hastings and Rye will go to the polling station to pass judgement on the inaugural Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the first time.

Amber on the beat at opening of new Police Hub in St. Leonards

Amber Rudd, MP for Hastings and Rye, joined Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne, Chief Inspector Paul Phelps, and Cllr Bruce Dowling, Mayor of Hastings, at the official launch of the new Police Hub in Silchester Road.