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Sussex Police Federation

Welcoming DCC Jo Shiner as Chief Constable of Sussex police

3 June 2020

Congratulations to DCC Jo Shiner on her appointment as the new Chief Constable. We look forward to working with her

Our Chair, Matt Webb was contacted by PCC Katy Bourne and informed of the decision of the promotion panel to announce that the current DCC JO Shiner was their preferred candidate to replace CC Giles York.

Matt made contact with DCC Shiner and congratulated her on behalf of the Branch and wished her well in her new role.

DCC Shiner takes on her new role at a similar time as Daren Egan takes over the Chairmanship of Sussex Police Federation and it is hoped they continue to enjoy a professional relationship that is beneficial for all parties.

DCC Shiner has been Deputy Chief Constable for Sussex Police for the last 18 months. Previously, she was Assistant Chief Constable for Kent Police.

PCC Katy Bourne said: “Jo Shiner has a wealth of operational policing experience at all levels and has already demonstrated a passion for Sussex, its people and police force, in her role as Deputy Chief Constable over the last 18 months.

“Throughout this time she has really impressed me with her commitment to making our county an even safer place in which to live and work.

“She believes in achieving this through proactive policing, tougher enforcement, successful community engagement and a greater policing presence in our towns and villages. These are all the things the public have told me they want.

“She has already demonstrated strong leadership within the force and a deep understanding of the complexities facing our communities, with a passion to protect the most vulnerable.

“I am confident that, going forwards, Jo will be an inspirational, hard-working and hands-on Chief Constable for Sussex Police.”

The Police and Crime Panel will be formally notified of the proposed appointment in due course. This will be subject to a confirmation hearing at their meeting on Friday 26 June 2020.