The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is responsible for agreeing the budget for Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and for 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.
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.
We want our decision making to be transparent, so whenever a decision is made where there is a significant public interest we publish the reason for that decision and any supporting evidence required to understand it.Discloseable Interests, Expenses, Gifts and Hospitality.
Whilst it is a requirement under legislation, the Police and Crime Commissioner is happy to publish all offers of Gifts and Hospitality whether accepted or declined.
You can find the list by clicking on this box.Items of Expenditure.
As Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, I am committed to providing details of all items of police expenditure over £500 in an open and transparent manner, on a monthly basis.Audit Committee.
The terms of reference for the Joint Audit Committe of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex and the Chief Constable of Essex can be found in this page.