Share Your Views on the Policing Precept for 2015/16

Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, Marytn Underhill, has today launched a public consultation on the precept (the policing part of the council tax) for 2015/16.

Share Your Views on the Policing Precept for 2015/16

The PCC has a statutory obligation to set the police budget and is looking at freezing the precept for 2015/16, however he would like people to have their say in his public consultation survey. Despite financial challenges ahead, Dorset Police is on track to achieving the savings required by 2015.

Martyn Underhill said: "I have sought to balance the needs of our police service with the demands on families across Dorset. I am proposing to freeze the precept for the next financial year, however it is important that I collect people’s views in a public consultation which I will then feed back to the Police and Crime panel in the New Year, so I can make a considered decision.”

An online survey can be accessed HERE by Dorset residents. This survey will close at the end of January 2015. The PCC is duty bound to inform the Police and Crime Panel of his deliberations and the consultation will help inform a decision in January 2015, which will be reviewed by the Panel.

Hard copies of the survey are also available from the OPCC. T: 01202 223966 or email

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