Police chiefs call on public to speak out about 'unfair' police funding
Simon Hayes, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Hampshire, and Andy Marsh, Chief Constable at Hampshire Constabulary, are urging the public to complete a Home Office consultation survey that will influence how police forces are funded by central Government.
With central government having already imposed unprecedented cuts on Hampshire Constabulary to the value of £80million, and significant further reductions expected to be confirmed by government in the coming months, the PCC and Chief Constable are encouraging members of the public with an interest in policing in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to complete the survey before 15 September, when it closes.
In a joint message to the public, Mr Hayes and Mr Marsh commented:
“The proposed changes to police funding must lead to a fairer system than the current model. The people of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight currently lose out by £10m, which, in simple terms, means fewer police officers to keep people safe. These plans look like making that situation even worse." Full story
> Click here to get involved and respond to the government survey