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.

News

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.

NEWHAVEN'S NEW INITIATIVE TO TACKLE CRIME

An update from our Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne OBE on her visit  to Newhaven to meet the new multi-agency team there who are working together to tackle crime, including anti-social behaviour (ASB) and drug supply.

MP JOINS CALL FOR POLICE COVENANT

Maria Caulfield MP has joined forces with Sussex’s Police and Crime Commissioner to demand the next Prime Minister commits to giving police officers a guarantee in law they will be looked after both in and out of the job.

POLICE RECRUITS SWORN-IN

An update on police recruitment from the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne OBE ...

REHAB IN THE COMMUNITY

An update from the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne OBE who met with local charity Reformed East Sussex (RES) to award them £15,000 from my Community Safety Fund.

SUSSEX POLICE RECRUITMENT

Monday saw the launch of Sussex Police’s latest round of officer recruitment.  This recruitment drive will see more officers working where they are needed most - in our communities.