Your PCC is responsible for setting the budget for policing in Norfolk, including how much you contribute through Council Tax, and for monitoring how that budget is used and holding the Chief Constable to account.
Regular reports on police spending are received by your PCC at public meetings with the Chief Constable.
Funding for both Norfolk’s police service and the work of the PCC comes from grants received from the Home Office, income from fees and charges, and the annual council tax precept that is levied on all households in Norfolk.
The PCC must determine the amount you pay through your council tax, following consultation with communities and business rate payers, and the county’s Police and Crime Panel must be briefed on the PCC’s precept proposals. Council Tax is collected by District Councils who are also responsible for Council Tax benefit, discounts and exemptions. For specific information about Council Tax, like banding, tax benefits or paying your Council Tax, please contact your local council.
Set at the start of the financial year, the council tax precept for 2016/17 was the responsibility of the former PCC. His decision was to implement an increase of 2% (equivalent to £4 per year for a Band D property).
The total budget under the control of the PCC in 2016/17 is £148,928,000. The total amount originally allocated by the PCC to the Chief Constable for operational spending was £145,172,000. On taking up office in May 2016, the PCC decided to delete the post of Deputy PCC and transfer an additional £75,000 from the budget to the Chief Constable to fund two additional police officers.
More budget detail is provided in:
Budget Breakdown: Including budget allocated to Norfolk Constabulary 2016/17 (PDF, 60.7 KB)
Budget Breakdown: Information on policing precept and other sources of income 2016/17 (PDF, 65.1 KB)