Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner -  
01234 842064
PCC launches consultation on change to precept to boost the frontline
As you may be aware I have consistently informed those in the highest position in our Government and the public in Bedfordshire that the level of funding and, therefore, police officers we have in Bedfordshire Police are far too low for the level and type of demand we face in protecting the public. The Chief Constable is operating with approximately 380 less officers than he needs. To address this balance, I am consulting with you to understand whether or not you would be prepared to contribute an extra £2 per month through your Council Tax to increase the number of officers the Chief Constable would have to police Bedfordshire and create further capacity in his ability to protect the public of Bedfordshire. I intend to fund recruitment of 160 officers in 2019/20 with these funds.  

I would like to invite you to share your opinion on this decision by completing a short survey - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/precept2019
 
The results will be collated and presented to the Police and Crime Panel on 5 February 2019 which is the authoritative body which holds the Police and Crime Commissioner to account.
 
I appreciate your time and consideration regarding this issue and look forward to receiving your response.

Kathryn Holloway