Would you pay more for policing? Take a short, easy survey to have your say and help Sussex Police. Find it here
The Government has increased the funding for counter-terrorism, including an amount for policing. Residents of Sussex do support Sussex Police in preparing for threats like terrorism and cyber crime. However issues closer to home, such as anti-social behaviour, are affecting local people.
Money has previously been contributed to the Sussex Police, which has built its capacity to deliver a more effective service to the public. Now, Katy Bourne, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner is asking for your help to sustain this service. The force has already saved £76m since 2010 and the Chief Constable’s local policing model is working towards delivering further savings over the next four years.
Katy Bourne said “I have carried out a review of the amount of money Sussex Police holds in its reserves and released £15m to reduce the impact of reductions in police officer numbers. I recognise the scale of the impact that these changes are having on the police and the public, and I remain committed to investing in local policing. I am also seeking further sources of external funding, including contributions from new building developments. I – and other Police & Crime Commissioners – continue to negotiate with the Government for more funding for policing, as well as asking for the removal of the current ‘cap’ on the police precept.
Please take a minute to complete my online survey to tell me whether you would be prepared to pay more, through your council tax, for policing in Sussex.”
For more information and to take the survey click here