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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SUPPORT FOR SUSSEX FRAUD VICTIMS

These days, scammers are finding it easier to masquerade in our lives, using all our personal information that is too often readily available online, as the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne OBE explains:

SUSSEX ROAD SAFETY SUMMIT

A policing update from the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne OBE 

On Wednesday I convened the first Road Safety Summit for Sussex, bringing together experts in this area to hear the concerns of the public.

101 WAITING TIMES SLASHED

A police update from the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne OBE ...

NEW PCSOs ARRIVE ON OUR STREETS

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne OBE, has given a huge welcome to our new named Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) who began being assigned to their designated areas this week.

LOCAL SUPPORT FOR SEXUAL ABUSE VICTIMS

Sussex Police are investigating an increasing number of missing people every year. Since 2018 the number has doubled from around 4,500 to over 9,500.

SUSSEX POLICING UPDATE

An update from the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne OBE on the Gatwick drone investigation and on more police officers arriving to serve the county.

MORE POLICE FOR SUSSEX

A report from the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne OBE, as Ministers confirmed that funding to recruit the first tranche of 6,000 police officers is now allocated to forces and Sussex will be able to recruit 129 over the next 18 months.

101 CALL-WAITING CUT BY MORE THAN HALF

An update from our hard-working Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne OBE who this week addressed the Police Superintendents’ Association National Conference.

SUPPORTING OUR FARMING COMMUNITIES

A report from the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner following her meeting with local members of the National Farmers Union and the High Sheriff of West Sussex for a discussion about rural policing.

EXTRA POLICE FUNDING WELCOMED

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield has welcomed the announcement of an extra £880,000 by the Prime Minister for Sussex Police.