People who live and work in the county are able to suggest objectives for policing in their particular area. These can be suggested in a variety of ways, including by attendance at local meetings or taking the time to reply to online polls and surveys by the Commissioner or the Constabulary, or writing, emailing or calling in. This process enables people to have an ability to truly affect policing at a local level and also allows the Commissioner to highlight achievements in tackling previously-set priorities in a publically accountable way.
A recent survey on the Commissioner’s draft Police and Crime Plan received over 3,500 responses with many confirming they want to the issue of police visibility included as a priority.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite explained:
“Cambridgeshire Constabulary remains one of the lowest costing police forces in the country however maintaining an efficient and effective force costs money.
“With budgetary pressures set to continue over the next few years and the need to save a further £6 million by 2020/21, I am considering a small increase in the policing element of the council tax for 2017/18. This would be just under 7p per week (£3.60 per year) for an average Band D property which equates to an increase of 1.97%.
“Your opinion counts and I would be grateful if you could take a moment to complete this short survey and let me know your views.”
Click on the link here to complete the survey.