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How much would you pay for Cambridgeshire policing?


By Adrian Curtis


Jason Ablewhite, Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commisioner, has backed plans by chief constable Alec Wood to put 50 more officers on the frontline. Picture: Keith Heppell
Jason Ablewhite, Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commisioner, has backed plans by chief constable Alec Wood to put 50 more officers on the frontline. Picture: Keith Heppell

PCC Jason Ablewhite asks residents how much would they pay for the region's policing

Police and crime commissioner Jason Ablewhite has urged the public to demonstrate how much they are willing to pay to support the police force as part of their council tax bill for 2018/9.

The commissioner launched a short survey to establish how the idea of paying more for policing resonated with Cambridgeshire residents.Mr Ablewhite said:"One of my duties is to ensure that Cambridgeshire constabulary has the resources it needs to keep people safe.

"The constabulary is already a very efficient force with savings of £17.2million made over the last five years to meet budget reductions. As we look forward and plan our budget for 2018-19, it is important for me to understand views on how much people are willing to pay towards policing the county

"Changes in crime types and an overall increase in calls for service means that more officers are needed to keep people safe.



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