Police & Crime Commissioner
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 (approx £250m) 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 a non-Executive Director of the national College of Policing Board and Chair of the national Police ICT Company. She is also Chair of the Sussex Criminal Justice Board, a member of the Home Secretary’s National Domestic Abuse Oversight Group and Chair of the Association of PCC’s Police, Technology & Digital Portfolio.