Katy Bourne To Sign Oath As PCC

Thursday 12th May 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Katy Bourne
 

The newly elected Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner will read and sign her accpetence to the role today.

Katy Bourne, who won the election a week ago, will be witnessed into the position by the High Sheriffs of both East and West Sussex, along with the Sussex Police Chief Constable, Giles York.

The Swearing of the Oath is a declaration of the acceptance of Office under the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Declaration of Acceptance of Office) Order 2012.

This includes a range of commitments such as to act with integrity, representing all members of the public and giving voice to the public, especially victims of crime. It also includes ensuring the police are able to cut crime, protect the public but not interfere with the operational independence of the police.

In her role the commissioner holds the Chief Constable to account for the performance of the police force, effectively making the police answerable to the communities it serves. She is responsible for setting the strategic direction and priorities for Sussex Police through the Police & Crime Plan.

Mrs Bourne 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.

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