After much thought, I have decided once again that it is right to seek an increase in the portion of council tax used to fund policing by six pence per week for a Band D property. I welcome your views.
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TWO specially designed knife amnesty bins are now in place on the streets of two Essex towns.
The Essex Police estate totals 1.25million square foot and some 80 properties. Many of the current buildings are old, in need of extensive and expensive maintenance and no longer fit for the demands and purposes of modern policing. This is a legacy I have inherited.
Essex Police, Only Cowards Carry, the Essex Police and Crime Commissioner, Tendring District Council and Colchester Borough Council are delighted to announce the launch of knife amnesty campaigns in the north of Essex on January 28, 2015.
Provisional figures suggest the policing grant from central government for Essex will be £172.8m for 2015/16. This is an £8.5m (4.7%) reduction on the figure of £181.3m for 2014/15.