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Police budget

where your money goes

The PCC is responsible for the Kent Police budget of £333.3m for 2018/19. He uses this money to make Kent a safer place to live and work and, as taxpayers, you have a right to see how he spends it.

The charts below show at-a-glance where this money comes from (on the left) and where it is being allocated (on the right).
Charts showing the percentages of where Kent Police's budget comes from, and how it is spent by the OPCC.

More detail is provided in the Medium Term Financial Plan for 2017/18 to 2021/22, and the Chief Finance Officer's accompanying report.

Council tax precept

The PCC is responsible for setting the police part of the council tax bill, known as the police precept.

Following local consultation with the public and partners, Mr Scott's proposal to increase the precept for 2018/19 was approved at a meeting of the Kent and Medway Police and Crime Panel on 8 February 2012.

The precept has been set at £169.15 for the year 2018/19 for an average (Band D) property. This is an increase of £1 a month, or 7.6%, on the 2017/18 precept and has empowered the Chief Constable to embark on Kent Police's biggest recuitment drive for a generation.
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