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Katy Bourne

Police & Crime Commissioner, Sussex Police
Chair, Police ICT Company (Confirmed)

Katy Bourne is the Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex.  She was elected by the public to serve a second term in office in May 2016. As Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy sets the strategic direction and priorities for policing in Sussex.  She is also responsible for setting the police budget and the local police precept as well as holding the Chief Constable to account for the delivery and performance of the force.  In addition, Katy has a statutory duty to commission support services for victims of crime and deliver community safety initiatives and crime reduction grants. Katy is Chair of the national Police ICT Company and holds the national police, technology and digital portfolio on behalf of Police & Crime Commissioners.  She is also Chair of the Sussex Criminal Justice Board, a member of the Home Secretary’s National Domestic Abuse Oversight Group.

  • Securing £11m funding from the Home Office to develop the Video Enabled Justice Programme across criminal justice (CJ) partners in Sussex, Surrey, London and Kent
  • Increasing and improving video utilisation in order to enhance access of justice services to users and increase operational efficiencies
  • Using a technology-based booking and video connection solution (GTL) to process Overnight Remand Prisoners from Police Custody
  • Exploring the various applications of the solution amongst prisons, bail and police to facilitate live court appearance via a court video link