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APCC Chair responds to “Policing for the future” report by Home Affairs Select Committee

APCC Chair, Mark Burns-Williamson PCC responded to the Home Affairs Select Committee Report “Policing for the future”

“Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have been clear that policing is under huge pressure, that demand on the service is increasing as is the complexity of the cases that forces are having to deal with.

“Our police officers and staff do a fantastic job keeping our communities safe, often going above and beyond, so we need to ensure that the service is funded appropriately going forward. PCCs are working closely with Chief Constables and partners locally, the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the Home Office nationally to review our demand and resources in preparing a comprehensive submission in the run up to the next Government spending review.

“We will examine the recommendations in the Report in detail over the coming days some of which I’m sure will resonate.”

Read the “Policing for the future” report by the Home Affairs Select Committee here.

Mr Burns-Williamson also added:

“In addition, this week we have expressed our considerable concern directly to the Chancellor about the huge impact of changes to the employer pension contributions for policing, costing £165m nationally. If this issue is not addressed for 2019/20, the additional monies raised by PCCs through the £12 extra on the Police Council Tax will be all but wiped out to pay for this. We need a quick resolution as we know the public want to see more investment and support for policing services.”

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