Have Your Say!
PCVC Ron Hogg is consulting with residents across County Durham and Darlington as part of his annual consultation on the police budget, for 2017-18.
Ron said: "In the 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR), the Government stated that they will protect the overall policing budget. However the amount of funding coming to local policing from Government is still reducing year on year. In 2017-18 I will receive £1.1m less to fund your local police force than I did in 2016-17.
"I am therefore consulting residents on a proposal to increase their contribution to local policing, which for most people will mean paying 4 to 6 pence more a week. Despite the reductions in officer numbers since 2010, I remain fully committed to maintaining neighbourhood policing and keeping Durham Constabulary as the best police force in the country. Your views are important, so please take a few minutes to complete the survey before it closes later in January.”
CLICK HERE to access the survey, which closes on Sunday 29 January 2017.