PCC starts search for next Chief Constable of Sussex


Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has opened recruitment for the next Chief Constable to lead Sussex Police.

Commenting on the qualities she is looking for in the new Chief Constable, Mrs Bourne said: “I care passionately about Sussex and the people and communities living within the county, which is why I am looking for a candidate who is highly motivated and who acts with the utmost professionalism and integrity.

“I want to ensure that residents have access to the best possible policing services when they need them. Policing has changed and I am looking for a Chief Constable who will be innovative and bold in their approach to deliver an effective service that reflects the priorities within my Police and Crime Plan.

“The successful candidate will be a strong leader with the ability to develop new partnerships, strengthen existing ones and engage with a resident population of more than 1.5 million people.”

The Police & Crime Panel will review Mrs Bourne’s decision to appoint a preferred candidate at a confirmation hearing on Friday 27 June.

 A video message from the Police & Crime Commissioner to applicants can be viewed online: http://youtu.be/6IcvyWQRIJU.

For more information about the application process visit: http://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/join-us/

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