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Policing Council Tax Rises
9:18am 9th February 2013
Cornwall and Devon's new crime commissioner insists putting up our council tax will help stave off more police cuts.
Tony Hogg says without the 2% rise, which will mean us paying around £3.20 a year extra, officer numbers would have fallen well below three thousand.
He explains why the panel turned down options for government funding: "It's really important that we build the foundations of the funding base for policing going forward. This allows us to arrest the decline in officers. It also enables, therefore, higher visibility and these are the things that the public really want.
"It also enables us to invest in policing going forward, in technology, in training and in the public service that we offer. It's now up to us to deliver a high standard of policing across this policing area in Devon and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly."
The panel also officially confirmed Shaun Sawyer as the new Chief Constable for the force.
He has been in the position of Acting Chief Constable since Stephen Otter left in 2012.
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