Suffolk Police is faced with delivering significant savings in the coming financial year and the following four years.
A range of initiatives are now being explored to provide policing services with less money, whilst finding ways of transforming the organisation to meet the policing challenges ahead. Demand on policing continues to increase and change.
The question that I would like to ask you is whether you would be prepared to pay a little bit extra each week towards the police service you receive. For a Band D property this would be 6p each week, bringing your precept payment to £3.26 each week.
Please take a look at our survey and tell me what you think.
* for a Band D property
This month’s Passmore Priority is: Mental health
As PCC my ambition is to make Suffolk a safer place in which to live, work, travel and invest.
Protecting vulnerable people is a crucial element of my police and crime plan. It is really important that we ensure vulnerable people in our society are receiving the support that meets their specific needs. Our police officers come into contact with people suffering from mental ill health on a daily basis and it is vitally important that we work more effectively together to protect the most vulnerable in our society. This month I am focusing on the needs of those with poor mental health to highlight the issue.
Countywide Independent Domestic Violence Advisor service secured
A major grant commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore to support victims of domestic violence and abuse, has today been awarded to Lighthouse Women’s Aid.
The three-year grant will secure a countywide Independent Domestic Violence Advisors service to provide specialist support dedicated to the individual needs of victims of domestic abuse.
This is a significant boost to the existing provision and responds to critical reports by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and CAADA (Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse) which highlighted that Suffolk had insufficient IDVA capacity to effectively support the levels of high risk victims in Suffolk. More…..
Plans for redesign of Constabulary announced
Plans have been announced for the re-design and future transformation of Suffolk’s policing service to achieve essential savings.
Following the second phase of the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR2), Suffolk Constabulary is faced with achieving savings and efficiencies of £16.4million by 2018. This is a reduction of 13.2% over four years.
Almost £10million of the savings required have been identified, which will be achieved over the next two years. This will leave a deficit of just over £6.7million to be found between 2016 and 2018. More…..