The Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez invites you to take part in a survey about increasing the precept for police funding in your area. 

Here is the Commissioner's message about this survey:

"In Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly 63% of the police’s total budget comes from central Government, with the remainder raised through council tax contributions, known as the policing precept.

As your Police and Crime Commissioner it is my decision whether to change the policing precept.
Previously, legislation has limited this increase to 1.99% but for 2018/19 the Government has announced that PCCs can now increase the precept by up to £12 per year (or 23 pence per week) for a Band D property.

(Click here to see what that means for your household).

This is the only opportunity we have to increase investment.
I know that policing is an essential part of maintaining safe, resilient and connected communities.
However, continued austerity, the increasing demands of policing and the changing nature of crime means that we need to do more to transform our workforce.
I want to give serious consideration to increasing the precept by £12 per year (Band D), in 2018/19.
This would provide Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Police with around £7m additional income which will help to ensure we can protect frontline policing."

 If you would like to take part in this survey, please follow this link to Survey Monkey, it takes less than a couple of minutes to complete.