The extra police consultaion is now over.


Surrey carried out a consultation on whether you would be prepared to pay an extra £2 a month in council tax for an additional 100 police officers in the county.
The survey closed at midnight on Monday 28 January 2019.

The Police and Crime Commissioner David Munro is asking the county’s residents to fill in a brief online survey on whether or not they would support a proposed £24 increase for the next financial year based on a Band D property.
The proposed rise would mean doubling the number of officers in our dedicated neighbourhood teams which support area policing teams across the county. It would also help Surrey Police invest in specialist officers to tackle serious organised crime gangs and drug dealers in our communities.

PCC David Munro said:

“I believe my proposal provides a real opportunity to help put more officers back into our communities which is what I believe the public of Surrey want to see.

“But I want as many residents as possible to let me know what they think before the survey closes on Monday night.

“We have had a fantastic response already and I want to thank all those who have taken part so far. If you haven’t had time to complete it yet – it only takes a couple of minutes to fill it in and will really help me make my decision on this year’s precept.”

One of the PCC’s key responsibilities is to set the overall budget for Surrey Police including determining the level of council tax raised for policing in the county known as the precept.

In December, the Home Office gave PCCs across the country the flexibility to increase the policing element of a Band D Council Tax bill by up to £2 a month – the equivalent of around 10% across all bands. In Surrey, every 1% rise in the police precept equates to around £1m in additional income.

To read more about the PCC’s proposal and the reasons for it – click here:

The text of this post has been copied from a recent Neighbourhood Watch communication.

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