2017/18 Sussex Police Precept Consultation

Would you like to see over 100 more police officers and staff in Sussex?

Message from Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne
One of my responsibilities as Police and Crime Commissioner is to set the overall budget for policing in Sussex. This is mainly funded by the Government’s policing grant and by a part of council tax called the police precept which I am also responsible for setting.

Modernising our police services: Sussex Police has a long term programme to modernise and improve the services they deliver to meet the local policing and security needs of the 21st century. This transformation programme has been acknowledged as ambitious and positive by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.

Strengthening your local policing: Whilst transformation is under way across all areas of policing and will take time, I want to make sure Sussex residents can see local policing being strengthened now.

We need the right people, with the right skills in the right place to protect you and fight crime. That is why I support the business plan to invest in 100 new officers and staff in the specialist teams. You can see which areas I propose to support and please give me your feedback here.