Finance

It is the responsibility of the Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner to set the budget for the Police force to ensure effective policing for the area.

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It is the responsibility of the Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner (PCVC) to secure an efficient and effective police force for the area.

This includes setting the budget for the police force. allocating funds and assets to the Chief Constable and setting the police council tax precept.

The Government only provides around 75% of the funding necessary to run the force, the rest is raised through part of Council Tax, known as the Policing Precept.

All information about the finance for the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner can be found here.

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It is the responsibility of the Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner (PCVC) to secure an efficient and effective police force for the area.

This includes setting the budget for the police force. allocating funds and assets to the Chief Constable and setting the police council tax precept.

The Government only provides around 75% of the funding necessary to run the force, the rest is raised through part of Council Tax, known as the Policing Precept.

All information about the finance for the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner can be found here.

The medium term financial plan is aligned to the Police, Crime and Vicitms’ Plan and takes account of affordability, risk, use of reserves and the Prudential Code for Capital Finance in Local Authorities.

The majority of police funding is received through government grants that are issued by the Home Office. In addition to this, PCVCs have been established as precepting authorities and can raise additional funding by setting a precept. This is charged to local householders as an element of Council Tax.

Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables are required under the Accounts and Audit Regulations to produce individual and group Statement of Accounts annually.

Budget Report 2021-22

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