It is the Police and Crime Commissioner’s responsibility to set the level of council tax you pay towards policing, known as the precept.
For the financial year 2021/22 – PCC David Munro’s proposal for a 5.5% increase was accepted by Surrey’s Police and Crime Panel meaning the precept has been set at £285.57 for a Band D property.
This amounts to around an extra £15 on last year’s figure. 4,464 people took part in our public consultation survey which asked whether residents would support the proposed rise to add ten further officers and 67 operational staff. Of those who responded, 49% were in support of the increase.
PCC David Munro said: “This year’s precept rise will allow the Force to invest in 77 additional officer and operational staff roles, to add to the 73 extra officers that will be paid for by central government.
Asking the public to pay more for policing during this really difficult time is one of the toughest decisions I’ve faced as your Police and Crime Commissioner, but I believe the role our police teams play in Surrey’s communities is more important now than ever as we continue to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.”