Proposed new investment in Policing and cut in precept
Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, David Lloyd, has proposed a police budget for next year which includes additional spending plans and a cut in the police precept.  New investments are in areas such as cybercrime, victim services as well as a new fund to promote road safety.  The police element of the council tax, which has been frozen for four years will be cut by just over half a per cent.
Commissioner Lloyd said, “Hertfordshire Constabulary is not only a top performing force but is in a very strong financial position compared to most others in the country.  This is thanks to sound financial management, a well-developed efficiency programme and the decision by the government to protect the national police grant for the next four years. As a result I am able to propose a budget which not only allows for new spending but also makes a modest reduction in the burden on local taxpayers – who will now pay less for policing than they did five years ago.”
A fuller explanation of the PCC’s rationale for his budget decisions can be viewed by clicking on the links below:
Covering Letter
Public Response to Open Letter
Full Budget Report 

Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Panel will discuss the budget proposal at its meeting at 7pm on 28th January at East Herts District Council. Members of the public are welcome to attend.