Since 2010/11 Merseyside Police has seen a reduction of 624 police officer posts and 177 police staff posts.*
Jane Kennedy said: “Today I am sending my precept proposal to the PCP for scrutiny.” “I propose to increase the precept by 2%, which enables me set a balanced budget, maintain police officer numbers and protect frontline services.
This 2% increase would cost a Band A council tax payer £2.01 a year which is 4p a week. “I am also reducing the costs of my own office by £800,000 over the next two years in order to contribute to keeping the precept as low as possible and defend the police budget from further cuts.”
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