Hello, my name is PCSO Rose Stainer, I am based at Lewes Police Station, and I will be the point of contact for a selection of rural villages which include, Chailey, Cooksbridge, Barcombe and Newick.

As a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) I will deal with all sorts of incidents, from dealing with antisocial behaviour, providing reassurance, and helping resolve community challenges. PCSOs play a critical and visible role in helping to keep our communities safe, identifying and protecting the most vulnerable, and preventing harm. While PCSOs do not have powers of arrest, they do have powers covering a wide range of situations including issuing fixed penalty notices, requiring contact details, seizing drugs and providing crime prevention advice.

We have a rural engagement van up and running which, we can park at various locations to enable people to come and visit us, the van will have lots of scam literature inside that we can give to people, and they can come inside and discuss any local issues with us in private.

We are currently looking for accessible locations within the villages where people can come meet us and for us to provide a greater presence within the rural and hard to reach areas of our district. We will advertise the dates / times and locations once they have been confirmed. Contact Details Non-emergency number – 101 or 01273 470101.