The office of Sheriff of Sussex became obsolete in 1974 when the county was divided into the counties of East Sussex and West Sussex. The current High Sheriff of East Sussex is Christopher J M Gebbie and of West Sussex is Jonathan Charles Lucas.
Some of the functions of the office of High Sheriff are:
- representing the sovereign in all judiciary matters
- maintenance of law and order
- supporting the Lord-Lieutenant on royal visits
- acting as a returning officer for Parliamentary Elections
You can read the full list of High Sheriffs on the website of the Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex here.