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Tackling the challenges of local police funding

I support low taxation but I also have the responsibility of ensuring that Essex Police is fit to face the challenges of the future.  I will continue to make the case with the new government for the removal of the cap on any policing precept increase for 2016-17.

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Tackling the challenges of local police funding

As Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, I take full responsibility for ensuring that we raise the necessary money to fund high quality policing in our county, keeping our communities safe.
I believe Essex Police has the budget to continue to deliver professional policing throughout 2015-16, but beyond that – as I have said before – the funding situation is perilous. Essex Police receives less money from local council taxpayers than almost any other force in the country. In my first years of office I have raised the policing precept, the amount of council tax paid to fund policing, by the maximum allowable amount. Last year, this was around six pence per week for a Band D property. However, the gap between the local funding that Essex Police receives compared with the funding of forces receiving the average precept continues to grow in size.