PCC proposes 6.8% increase to the policing element of the council tax
Tim Passmore has announced today (Thursday 18th January) that he is proposing a 6.8% increase in the policing element of the council tax, which will add an average of £12 a year per household extra towards policing in the county in the next financial year.
The PCC will present his precept proposal to the Police and Crime Panel meeting at Suffolk County Council’s HQ on Friday 26 January for their consideration.
Raising the precept by 6.8% would add £2.9m to the Constabulary’s budget in the next financial year and help maintain police visibility on the county’s roads to prevent criminal access to the county and keep road users safe. It will provide further investment in technology to help tackle the changing profile of criminality and improve the proactive capability of the constabulary to help combat drug misuse and youth gang violence. The extra cash will also help to improve emergency response and enhance the effectiveness of the Safer Neighbourhood Teams. more…
The Police and Crime Panel meets on Friday 26th January at Endeavour House to discuss the PCC’s proposal. This is a public meeting which starts at 10.30am. Papers here.
Suffolk’s Office of the PCC awarded for openness and transparency
Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore is delighted to announce that his team has been awarded a prestigious national award for openness and transparency for the third successive year.
Christopher Jackson, Chief Executive of Suffolk’s OPCC said, “We were commended for excellence for openness and transparency, which is down to the hard work and application of the OPCC in ensuring we comply with our statutory obligations concerning making information available to the public.”
He added, “It is really important that this office complies with the statutory obligations placed upon the Police and Crime Commissioner. This includes making sure we publish all the information we are required to publish in a clear and accessible way. We are determined to make sure anyone looking for information finds what they need quickly and easily and I am pleased that CoPaCC has acknowledged this by making this award.”
The Quality Mark was presented to Christopher Jackson by Bernard Rix, Chief Executive of CoPaCC on Tuesday 9th January.