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

MP WELCOMES SUSSEX POLICE FUNDING BOOST

Maria Caulfield MP has welcomed news that Sussex Police will receive an extra £22.2 million to tackle crime and keep our streets safe – an increase of 7.7% from last year.

NEW POLICE INITIATIVES FOR 2020

All police forces - including Sussex - need to improve their solved rates to provide justice for victims and improve community confidence.

TACKLING SERIOUS VIOLENCE IN SUSSEX

Last week the Government made a welcome announcement, confirming future funding for Violence Reduction Units (VRUs), as Sussex's Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne OBE explains:

CRACKING DOWN ON CHRISTMAS CRIMINALS

This week Sussex Police launched their Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU) to target those behind serious violence, county lines drugs running and organised crime, as the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne explains: 

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.