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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KNIFE CRIME CAMPAIGN

An update from the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne following news that in the last few weeks there have been a number of knife crime incidents across the country which have rightly raised public concern.

IMPORTANT ROLE OF PCSOs

The Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has noticed some negative speculation in the press and on social media recently on the relevance of PCSOs in policing and questioning the decision made by the Chief Constable to recruit 100 PCSOs from part of the rise in this year’s precept. 

STRONGER POLICING

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has welcomed the unanimous support from the Sussex Police & Crime Panel members who have today (Friday 1 February) backed her decision to increase the police precept by an extra £2 per month (for an average band D property) to further strengt

CELEBRATING SUSSEX VICTIM SUPPORT

On Monday, the 14th January, the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne will be launching a week-long photographic exhibition at the Jubilee Library in Brighton to celebrate locally-funded victim support services. Here she talks about the project.

POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER'S UPDATE

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, with an update on funding and much more ...

The first tranche of Community Safety Funding for 2019 is now open and I am inviting organisations across Sussex to bid for up to £5,000 each to help keep Sussex safe.

RURAL POLICING UPDATE

The Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has this update:"

RURAL CRIME ACTION

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne on yesterday's National Rural Crime Day of Action when she joined Sergeant Tom Carter and PCSOs Jackie and Chris at Stanmer Park, for one of the Force’s many planned activities across Sussex to tackle rural crime.