Katy Bourne OBE was re-elected by the public in May 2016 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 overall police budget of £310m (2020/21) 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.

Read about the structure of our team and how the office works
Read about your PCC, Katy Bourne OBE, her work, how to meet her and the team in the office.
All our latest and archived news
Find out about budgets, accounts and the PCC's decisions
See how the PCC’s office works with your community and how we’ve funded great local projects
Read about some of the ways you can get involved, and have a say in local policing and crime in Sussex
Our events calendar, including public events
Read about the role of the Police & Crime Panel (PCP)
The PCC has an opportunity to respond to national consultations regarding policing and crime matters
Highlights from the Commissioner's work in the previous month
Interested in joining the team? All our current vacancies will appear here
An insight into the fascinating work of the Sussex ICV scheme