As your Police and Crime Commissioner it is my duty to ensure your police force has what it needs to protect you and serve our communities. A key part of that role is to set the police precept, which is the amount you pay for policing in your council tax.
Northumbria Police has faced severe budget reductions since the start of Government austerity measures in 2010. This has led to budget cuts for the police totalling £144 million and a greater reliance upon the police precept share of your overall council tax bill to fund services.
Both myself and Northumbria Police are committed to fighting crime, preventing crime & improving lives – but without appropriate and suitable funding, we will face challenges and difficult decisions ahead.
Despite the challenges faced in 2020, we have continued to deliver on your priorities, reduce crime, and begin the biggest digital transformation the force has ever undertaken. This however, comes at a cost, and we need suitable funding to maintain the excellent level of service Northumbria Police provides.
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Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria