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Webinar: Policing and Police Budgets 2024/25 with Giles Orpen Smellie.

We’re hosting a new event, and we’d love to see you there. Join us for

Police Budget in Norfolk 2024/25, 11 October 2023 at 7:00 PM.

Giles Orpen-Smellie, Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk, is in the process of setting budgets for 2024/25.

This year he is facing unprecedented pressure on budgets due to:

  • An increase in police officer pay of 7 per cent set nationally, with police staff pay increases yet to be agreed.
  • The impact of inflation on the costs of supplies and services purchased.
  • The volume of high harm crimes such as domestic abuse and sexual offences, which require a highly skilled, high-tech response to successfully investigate crimes and provide support to victims.

“The decision I must make is not straightforward or easy and involves balancing several complex factors, including your views.

To do this, I have decided that during this year’s consultation, we must have an open and frank conversation about the funding challenges that policing faces.

I would specifically like to hear which areas of policing and services you think should be priorities in my spending plans, and if you are prepared to pay more to ensure these are protected in the future.”

Register soon because space is limited. We hope you’re able to join us!