The overall budget for 2020/21 is £366.698 million. This year the additional funding raised through the increase in the policing element of the council tax will provide £7 million of essential funding. All of this money will help to protect local policing.
The budget set by the Police and Crime Commissioner will deliver:
The Commissioner determines the priorities for the Chief Constable, and also how the funding received is allocated between policing and wider prevention and intervention work that supports victims, reduces offending, protects the vulnerable, and reduces the demand on policing. The vast majority, 99%, goes directly to support policing our area.
Within policing it is up to the Chief Constable to determine how police resources are allocated and which incidents are investigated. Decisions on individual service changes are based upon the professional judgement of the Chief Constable.
The PCC has additional statutory responsibilities from 1 February 2020 to take on reviews of complaints against Hampshire Constabulary. £55k has been assigned to cover the costs of these duties.
Policing: an overview of how Hampshire Constabulary plan to spend their budget.
Statement of accounts: the detail of past spending by Hampshire Constabulary and the PCC.
Financial information: monthly spending by the Constabulary and PCC over £500, contracts and standing orders, and the gift register.