The Police and Crime Commissioner is responsible for agreeing the budget for Essex Police and overseeing how it is spent. As well as receiving funding from Government grants, the PCC is also responsible for setting the amount of money you will pay for policing – known as the policing precept – as part of your annual council tax bill.
Since 2014/15 the PCC has taken on responsibility for commissioning support services for local victims of crime to meet the requirements set out in the national Victims’ Code of Practice.
The PCC’s Community Safety Fund (CSF) provides core funding in the form of community safety grants to statutory organisations for activities that meet locally identified priorities priorities aligned to the Police and Crime Plan.
In addition to agreeing the budget for Essex Police, the PCC also scrutinises spending by Essex Police and the force’s financial performance and ensures maximum value for money is secured in all areas.
If your enquiry relates to operational policing or a crime please contact Essex Police here