Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore has announced that he will be asking council taxpayers to pay an average of just under 1p* a day extra towards policing in the county in the next financial year.
The PCC presented his precept proposal to the Police and Crime Panel meeting on Tuesday 31st January for their consideration; the panel unanimously supported the proposal.
Raising the precept by 1.972% will add approximately £830K to the Constabulary’s budget in the next financial year. Fuller detail here.
* based on Band D property
PCC proud to support the British economy
Since my election as your PCC I have made clear my ambition to support the British economy, so I’m very proud to announce that the Constabulary has placed an order for 33 vehicles which are built at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port and Luton plants at a cost to the Constabulary of £338K.
Supporting the local economy is key to my ambition to make Suffolk a safer place to live, work, travel and invest and it is a significant element of my Police and Crime Plan.
I appreciate that we can’t always purchase British made goods but I am totally committed to making sure the Constabulary’s buying power supports the local community where possible.
It is well documented that if the economy suffers, you get more crime and where there is a problem with crime, it is more difficult to attract inward investment and new businesses; it’s a vicious circle and one that I want to do all we can to avoid.
As Police and Crime Commissioner, I work with the Constabulary to deliver policing that positively contributes to our local economy and I regularly engage with Suffolk businesses to see what can be done to cut crime and improve the local economy. I believe local businesses all have a part to play in helping to create a thriving community and make Suffolk a safer place in which to live, work, travel and invest.
Suffolk Constabulary is one of 34 police and emergency services working together to deliver the largest vehicle collaboration contract of its kind ever delivered.