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.
Katy is the Conservative candidate in May's Police & Crime Commissioner election for Sussex.
To keep us all ‘Safer in Sussex’, if re-elected I will continue to:
- Tackle crime - ensure action is taken to catch more criminals, tackle drugs, knife crime and county lines and reduce re-offending, making everyone safer
- Put more police in neighbourhoods - 379 more police officers and a named PCSO in your community to improve the performance and efficiency of Sussex Police
- Support victims of crime - especially our elderly and young and protect our most vulnerable from all forms of abuse
- Provide action on rural crime - introducing a dedicated rural crime team to prevent crime, improve investigations and protect our countryside from criminality
- Invest in roads policing - tackling antisocial driving with a visible presence so our journeys are safer
- Make shops and businesses safer places to work and visit - with more visible policing, easier reporting and closer working through the Safer Sussex Business Partnership
A clear plan
A more secure future
VIEW Katy's election website