Sussex Policing costs – consultation

Horsham-Farmers-Market-006-300x225Here is another consultation that Brightlingers may want to be aware of.  It reached me in the form of a message from Katy Bourne, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex (our police force covers East and West Sussex) as follows:

One of the responsibilities of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) is to set the budget for policing.

A small proportion of the cost of policing is paid from your council tax with the rest coming directly from Government. This  local council tax element is called the precept, and it is set by the locally elected Police and Crime Commissioner [ie Katy Bourne for Sussex].

The Sussex PCC is currently consulting with residents to find out if they would be prepared to pay an additional amount, per household, to enable investment in two priority areas:

  1. Protecting children and vulnerable adults in Sussex from exploitation and abuse.
  2. Digital forensic capability to retrieve, analyse and store information held on computers, mobiles and tablets.

Details of the proposed extra spending, and a link enabling you to take part in the consultation, are here.  The consultation remains open until Friday 8th January 2016.

I have done the consultation myself and I can say that it is very short and quick.  Have your say.