Police

Contacts, crime reports

Police

In an emergency, dial 999. Ask for police, fire or ambulance.

Only call 999 if...

• A crime is being committed now
• The offender is still there or nearby
• People are injured or in danger.

It's now possible to report a crime online. Do this only if not in an emergency. Sussex Police say: 'All reports submitted online will receive an immediate acknowledgement message. Reports are reviewed in live time, and within 48 hours Sussex Police will provide a personal response from a named staff member.'

For less urgent business there are two options:

Ring 101 if you prefer to speak to a person, or you can report something you've seen or heard online.

Local Policing

To contact the parish's local policing team, visit the Hamsey, Barcombe and Newick page of the Sussex Police website. There you'll also find a round-up of crimes committed locally in the last month. For police station opening times and a host of other useful information, the best source is again the Sussex Police website.

Crime reports

A monthly map of local crime in the Barcombe area is published by Sussex Police.

At police.uk you can search for a location and view limited detail of crimes committed in that area.


Historically, an interesting 2014 report compared crime in the Lewes district with other similar areas nationally. Click below to read it.

Crime 2014

For a few years the then-Police Community Support Officer prepared a month-by-month summary of crimes in Barcombe Parish. The originals, unedited, are below. Reports stopped when the PCSO service was reorganised during 2016, and Barcombe became served by a team rather than by an individual.