|Andrew Snowden, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire is seeking views from Lancashire residents to inform his decision making ahead of setting next years local policing budget.
In 2021/22 Lancashire Constabulary cost £311m a year, with 69 per cent of funding coming from Central Government and the remainder £99.8m being raised by the policing element of your Council Tax bill – known as the Precept.
The Commissioner is responsible for setting the amount of money you contribute to local policing through your council tax bill. The precept is an essential part of police funding. It helps Lancashire Constabulary have enough money to resource an efficient and effective response to community policing needs.
Andrew Snowden’s recently launched Police and Crime Plan sets out his ambition for more visible front line police officers, together with the critical investment into crime fighting cyber and digital technology and physical infrastructure to ensure the force is fit for the future to stay one step ahead of criminals.
Your feedback is needed to ensure additional investment into next year’s budget is being targeted into where you, the public, want it. This is in addition to the 500 police officers that will be recruited into Lancashire Constabulary by 31 March 2023 as part of the Government uplift programme.
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This survey will close on Wednesday 26th January 2022.