PCC Offers More Officers on the Beat for Cumbria – CONSULTATION CLOSES 19 JANUARY
With just over a week to go to the closing date, Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall is reminding Cumbria residents that there is still time to take part in the consultation on whether they are willing to pay more towards policing through their council tax. He wants to boost the number of police officers visible and present in local communities and is asking for an additional £1 a month to do so.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall said: “ I know that increasing council tax is never popular, but your safety and security are more important to me. I believe that if you are to pay more, it is only fair to ensure that the police deliver an improved service in return. The increased council tax will contribute to funding:
- 25 additional police officers visible and present in your local community tackling the issues that are important to you including anti-social behavior and road safety.
- 95 PCSOs guaranteeing the delivery of a strong pro-active visible presence in your community.
- An increase in the number of armed officers available to protect and respond to any potential terror threat or dangerous individuals in Cumbria.
- Improved protection of our children from abuse especially online grooming and exploitation and greater protection for us all from new digital crime trends such as online crime and fraud.
- Easier and better ways to contact the police.
“Through this consultation I am seeking your support and asking that we together make a really important contribution to protect you and above all to keep us all safe.”
Chief Constable Jerry Graham said: “This relatively small amount of money will have a significant impact on the quality of local policing services we can offer in your communities. I fully believe that this money will secure a future for independent local policing in Cumbria to keep you and your family safe.”
The consultation can be found at https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/PCCsurvey
Alternatively a paper copy can be obtained by ringing 01768 217734, or emailing email@example.com.
The consultation closes on 19 January.