The Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping, has refreshed his Police and Crime Plan 2014-18 for 2015-18 to reflect his commitment to keep it under review. It has been adapted to take into account the Community Engagement feedback and the changing nature of the risk and threats that exist within Nottinghamshire. The work already undertaken this year to improve safety against his original pledges will be reported on in more detail in his forthcoming Annual Report in May 2015.
The Commissioner said:
"First of all I would like to affirm my commitment to delivering my key crime priorities despite next year’s policing grant being substantially reduced by a further 5.1%.
Overall police funding in England and Wales will be cut by 5.1% in 2015-16 which equates to a loss of approximately £11m in Nottinghamshire taking into account inflation.
A total of £718m will be top-sliced from the policing budget to fund national organisations such as the Counter Terrorism Unit. Of this £251m is set aside for specific policing initiatives including the Innovation Fund and PFI – an increase of 52% in comparison to 2014-15. Some of this funding will be returned to local police forces however many of the initiatives will require police forces to compete for grants.
This is another tough settlement, the consequences of which will be felt locally as we attempt to reduce our budget even further. The financial pressures we face will be exacerbated by the significant increase in top-slicing to fund national initiatives".
The refreshed plan has been informed by findings from the annual Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Needs Assessment, which can be downloaded below:
If you have any comments on this Refreshed Plan, please contact Philip Gilbert, as follows:-
Head of Strategy and Performance
Nottinghamshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
Arnot Hill House
Arnot Hill Park
0115 844 5998