The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is responsible for agreeing the budget for Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service overseeing how both of these budgets are spent. As well as receiving funding from Government grants, the PFCC is also responsible for setting the amount of money you will pay for policing – known as the policing precept – and fire and rescue – known as the fire precept – as part of your annual council tax bill.
Since 2014/15 the PFCC has taken on responsibility for commissioning support services for local victims of crime to meet the requirements set out in the national Victims’ Code of Practice.
The PFCC’s Community Safety Development Fund (CSDF) provides core funding in the form of community safety grants to statutory organisations for activities that meet locally identified priorities priorities aligned to the Police and Crime Plan.
In addition to agreeing the budget for Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, the PFCC also scrutinises spending by both services and their financial performance and ensures maximum value for money is secured in all areas.
If your enquiry relates to operational policing or a crime please contact Essex Police here