The budget for the running of the Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is £1.3million for the year 2019/20. This is £200,000 less than when the PCC came into office, and also less than the cost associated with the old Kent Police Authority which was replaced by the OPCC in 2012.
The PCC has handed this £200,000 annual saving over to Kent Police to help boost frontline policing. Any further underspend will be invested in community safety initiatives which support the PCC's Safer in Kent Plan.
In addition, the OPCC receives money from Government to use to commission services which support victims and witnesses of crime in Kent.
spends and grants over £500
The Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to delivering an open and transparent service.
Below you will find details of all outgoings from the OPCC worth more than £500, including any commissioned services and grants awarded dating back to April 2013.
All outgoings listed are considered necessary for operational purposes and to support the PCC's priorities. All are conducted in line with the financial standing orders which help to ensure value for money.
gifts and hospitality
The Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner must publish a register of gifts or hospitality received by the PCC, the Chief of Staff and OPCC staff. The register is updated when necessary.