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Extra £10m Sought By Police

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Hertfordshire police are looking the increase funding by £10.7m in the coming financial year - equivalent to around £24 for an average  houshold.

The proposed increase of less than 50p a week per average household will help protect neighbourhood policing teams and investment in services for victims.

Herts Police & Crime Commissioner David Lloyd said: “Unlike many police forces that have been cutting back their frontline, I have continued to invest heavily in preserving and strengthening local policing.  It helps to create a police force that is embedded in, and supported by a community working together to cut crime. 

“My Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan focuses on putting victims of crime first and finding ways to improve the support they require and their journey through the criminal justice system. Further investment will be made in improving the service that victims receive and the outcomes for victims engaged with the criminal justice system.”

The government has recently provided Commissinoers with the ability to raise the police section of the council tax by an average of £2 per month.

The police precept accounts for around 40% of Hertfordshire Constabulary’s budget. Just under 60% comes from central government grant which has been frozen for the next year, and the rest is from constabulary reserves.

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