Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Policing Council Tax Rises

police 2
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

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.

9:18am 9th February 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
bank notes money

Cornwall's Council Tax Rise Moves Closer

Officials have backed a budget plan to save £120 million by 2020

burglary pelynt

PHOTOS: Police Release New Images After Burglary Near Looe

Officers think the man in the photo may be able to help them with enquiries

Most read
police line

BREAKING: One Person Cut Free After Crash

It closed stretch of A30 near Bodmin, sparking long delays

mannequin challenge 1

WATCH: Firefighter's Death Sparks Mannequin Challenge

Cornish crews staged this video as a road safety warning

Top articles

One Person Treated As Car Ends Up On Its Roof

Cornwall News: Firefighters scrambled to reports they were trapped in St Ives

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Final Brexit deal needs MPs' backing, says senior Tory Dominic Grieve

National News: A Brexit deal hammered out between the UK and Brussels would have to be approved by Parliament, a former government legal chief has told Sky News.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

AA Gill's last article reveals life-extending drug was too expensive

Showbiz News: Revered critic AA Gill described in his final article how the NHS was unable to give him potentially life-extending cancer treatment.

Paolo Gentiloni named as Italy's new prime minister

World News: Italy has gotten its fifth prime minister in as many years - after the resignation of Matteo Renzi in the wake of a crushing referendum defeat.

Russian Olympic team 'corrupted London 2012 on unprecedented scale'

Sports News: The Russian Olympic team corrupted the London 2012 Games on an "unprecedented scale", an independent investigation has found.

Fancy a snooze? Edinburgh University students back £10k 'nap pods' on campus

Strange News: Students at Edinburgh University have voted in favour of installing "nap pods" in an effort to beat sleep deprivation.

Newer article

Cornish Pirates vs. Doncaster

Cornwall News: Pirates say they're 'chomping at the bit'

Older article

Warning Over Future Of Cornish Coast

Cornwall News: Calls for more protection, before it is too late

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Escape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.