High Sheriff of Oxfordshire
2023 - 2024
The Office of High Sheriff
The Office of High Sheriff is an independent non- political Royal appointment for one year. Apart from the Monarchy the office of the High Sheriff is the oldest in the land. The origins of the office date back to Saxon times, when the “Shire Reeve” was responsible to the King for the maintenance of law and order within the shire or county, and for the collection and return of taxes due to the Crown.
The Current High Sheriff
During her term as High Sheriff, Sally aims to raise awareness of the many issues that result in crime – addiction, homelessness, etc, and to support initiatives that help address the causes before the involvement of the Criminal Justice System.
Sally’s focus on this issue results from her upbringing as a policeman’s daughter and her concern that the public often fail to recognise the enormous contribution to all our lives that the police make.