Police & Crime Commissioner
Office of Sussex 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 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.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
21st Century Policing: adapting to the changing nature of demand
Theatre: Hot Seat
Policing is facing powerful challenges in the form of financial constraints, a shrinking workforce, and the changing demands placed on police services. For this session, Katy Bourne will provide insights into some of the initiatives that are transforming the way police forces engage with local communities and deliver real value for money.