Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner.  
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Additional 2pounds a Month proposed to Invest in Hertfordshire Police
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire wants to hear your views on his proposal for an increase of £2 a month on the average household council tax rate to build on his investment in more officers, bringing the total to over 2000.

Following last week’s announcement by the Home Office, David Lloyd will be able to raise an additional £10.7m for policing in Hertfordshire in 2019/20.

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

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.”

Full details can be viewed in his open letter to Hertfordshire.

If you would like to send comments, please email them to your.views@herts.pcc.pnn.gov.uk or by letter to: The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, 15 Vaughan Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4GZ by 7th January 2019.
 
Background

The government has provided PCCs 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.