Over 60% of those who responded were in support of the larger increase with around 40% preferring the 2% rise.
PCC David Munro said: “The combination of this year’s precept and the officer uplift promised by government means Surrey Police can strengthen their service by 150 officers and staff over the next year.
“After a decade where police resources have been stretched to the limit – this is really good news for Surrey meaning we can put more officers back into our communities tackling those issues that matter to our residents.
“Asking the public for more money is one of the hardest decisions I have to make as the Police and Crime Commissioner for this county. But I believe this increase approved by the Panel today will make a big difference in helping boost both the visible presence that the public rightly value while providing the resources to tackle growing issues such as cyber-crime.
“I would like to thank all those members of the public who took the time to fill in our survey and give us their views. We received over 1,700 comments from people on policing in this county and I promise I will be reading each and every comment. I will then discuss those issues raised with the Force to see how we can work together to address them.
“We must of course now make sure we provide the very best value for money for residents and to get these new officers and staff recruited, trained and serving the Surrey public as soon as possible.”