Police and crime chief's precept increase approved

Dorset Echo: Police and crime chief's precept increase approved Police and crime chief's precept increase approved

THE POLICE’S share of the council tax is set to increase despite objections from members of the Dorset Police and Crime Panel.

A proposal to increase the precept by 1.96 per cent in 2014/15 has been considered by the panel this morning.

Although nine members of the panel voted against the rise and just seven voted in favour, a total of 12 votes were needed to veto the proposal from Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill so the increase will go ahead.

The rise will take the police precept up by £3.60 for a Band D mid range property to £187.11.

Mr Underhill said: “I would like to thank the Dorset Police and Crime Panel for supporting my precept proposals and everyone who has taken part in our precept consultation.

“The budget I will now be setting will secure the additional recruitment of sixteen new police officers, 300 body worn cameras for officers across Dorset, a cyber-crime awareness campaign and seven rural community vehicles.”

He added: “My decision to recommend raising the precept has not been made lightly.

“The 1.96 per cent option represents the best balance between sustaining the force and seeking to limit the impact on council tax payers, in the context of reduced central funding.”

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1:42pm Thu 6 Feb 14

dorsetspeed says...

Perhaps you could get some proper traffic police back on the road and sack the Dorset Road Safe parasites
Perhaps you could get some proper traffic police back on the road and sack the Dorset Road Safe parasites dorsetspeed

1:49pm Thu 6 Feb 14

cosmick says...

looking after oneself i think.
looking after oneself i think. cosmick

1:58pm Thu 6 Feb 14

David_divenghy2 says...

Comments have been censored on this article that only questioned the 100k a year being paid to a crime commissioner we never needed and the massive savings we could make by stopping thew 3rd sector and quango's from being given 13 billion a year much of which is wasted and abused, spending it on front line services instead.

Why has this paper censored a comment that is not at all offensive, for what one can only conclude as being on political grounds, personal agenda of the deleter or at the behest of corrupt police??

Do you mind explaining why you censored it?
Comments have been censored on this article that only questioned the 100k a year being paid to a crime commissioner we never needed and the massive savings we could make by stopping thew 3rd sector and quango's from being given 13 billion a year much of which is wasted and abused, spending it on front line services instead. Why has this paper censored a comment that is not at all offensive, for what one can only conclude as being on political grounds, personal agenda of the deleter or at the behest of corrupt police?? Do you mind explaining why you censored it? David_divenghy2

2:01pm Thu 6 Feb 14

albula40 says...

Plus the increase of the same last year. Almost 4% then. I wouldn't mind
If we saw more police around or they came when they were needed.
How much increase is Mr Underhill and assistants going to get I wonder?
Plus the increase of the same last year. Almost 4% then. I wouldn't mind If we saw more police around or they came when they were needed. How much increase is Mr Underhill and assistants going to get I wonder? albula40

2:46pm Thu 6 Feb 14

CoogarUK.com says...

What is is today's politicians don't get when it comes to upholding a majority view?
What is is today's politicians don't get when it comes to upholding a majority view? CoogarUK.com

7:05pm Thu 6 Feb 14

cosmick says...

CoogarUK.com wrote:
What is is today's politicians don't get when it comes to upholding a majority view?
Yes moaning about the number of votes at LONDON UNDERGROUND clear majorty low turn out. THEN THIS .
[quote][p][bold]CoogarUK.com[/bold] wrote: What is is today's politicians don't get when it comes to upholding a majority view?[/p][/quote]Yes moaning about the number of votes at LONDON UNDERGROUND clear majorty low turn out. THEN THIS . cosmick

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