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Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner

November 28, 2012

The current Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) is Katy Bourne - elected on 15th November 2012. She was sworn in as Sussex PCC on 22nd November 2012.

The PCC role has 4 year term of office and she took over from the abolished Police Authority.
The Police and Crime Commissioner is responsible for:

  • Holding the police force to account

  • Setting priorities for policing - see Sussex Police & Crime Plan

  • Controlling a budget which covers policing as well as community safety

The Police and Crime Commissioner has duties to:

  • ‘Have regard’ to the priorities of local ‘responsible authorities’ and their Community Safety Partnerships

  • Consult with the community and to consult with victims of crime

The Police and Crime Commissioner has powers to:

  • Hire and fire Chief Constables

  • Set precepts (taxation added to Council Tax bill for policing)

  • Compel community safety partnerships within their force area to merge

The key change in powers and budgets from the previous arrangements is that the Home Office will grant community safety funds to the PCC.  This means that current grant arrangements for the Voluntary and Community Sector will move over to the new PCC.

2013/2014 budget for community safety services - Katy Bourne has passed on the funding to the Community Safety Partnerships for them to contiune the work and funding for the voluntary sector. She will be talking to the Partnership and the voluntary sector about best ways to commission services from 2014 onwards.

The Police and Crime Commissioner will be scrutinised by a county wide Police and Crime Panel which will meet approximately quarterly. This panel will be made up in a similar way to the outgoing Police Authority, with political representation from around the county and at least two independent members.


For more information go to the Sussex PCC website!
Katy Bourne
For most up to date priorities vist the Police & Crime Plan.
Katy’s manifesto focusses on cutting crime and catching more criminals, neighbourhood policing, putting the victims of crime at the heart of the justice system, tackling anti-social behaviour & domestic violence, delivering value for money and a Council Tax freeze. Katy also pledged to put emphasis on road safety and tackling rural crime. Voluntary & Community organisations can play an important role in achieving all of those priorities. To find out more have a look at the manifesto.


Contact Katy through her Office Manager and Executive Assistant:
Gina Marshall
t: 01273 481561 / 07825 452 518
or via the website

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