Katy Bourne OBE

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner

Katy Bourne has been the the Conservative Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner since winning the inaugural election in Sussex in November 2012. 

Katy's role is to hold the Chief Constable of Sussex Police to account for the performance of the police force, effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.

She is responsible for setting the strategic direction and priorities for Sussex Police through the Police & Crime Plan.  This includes setting the police budget and local police precept – the amount residents pay for policing in their council tax.  She also has a statutory duty to commission support services for victims of crime and to deliver community safety initiatives including restorative justice and crime reduction grants.

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SUSSEX RURAL CRIME DAY OF ACTION

An update from Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne OBE

On Monday I attended a Rural Crime Day of Action in north Wealden where residents in more isolated communities have previously expressed concern about burglaries, police engagement and response.

NO HIDING PLACE FOR CRIMINALS DURING LOCKDOWN

This week, the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioners joined a socially-distanced attestation ceremony to welcome 64 new officers to Sussex Police as they swore their oaths watched on video link by their families and friends. Katy Bourne OBE takes up the story ...

SUSSEX POLICE RECRUITMENT 'UP TO SPEED' DESPITE PANDEMIC

Sussex Police have deployed 34 Police Community Support Officers a few weeks early to help boost the county effort to protect the NHS and save lives during this crisis, as our Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne OBE, explains ....

SAFE SPACE SUSSEX

In 2016 the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner launched www.safespacesussex.org.uk - the first online directory of local victim services available in Sussex.  Since lockdown, many support services have reached out to Katy Bourne OBE and expressed

SUSSEX CRIMINAL JUSTICE DURING LOCKDOWN

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne OBE, on how the wheels of criminal justice in Sussex continue to turn during the Covid-19 lockdown:

THANK YOU TO ALL FRONTLINE WORKERS

A update from the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne OBE, t the end of our first week in ‘lockdown’.

MORE TASERS FOR SUSSEX POLICE

 

An update from the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne OBE on extra protection for Sussex police officers and the public.

PCC'S CONSULTATION WITH LEWES RESIDENTS

The Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne OBE reports on her ongoing engagement programme.

As part of this, staff from my office held a focus group meeting this week with residents from Lewes and the surrounding villages of Ringmer and Falmer.