2017/18 policing budget & precept

Information about the total police budget for 2017-18 can be found in the following links:

The PCC sought the views of Sussex taxpayers regarding the 2017/18 police precept (the amount you pay for policing in your Council Tax). The majority of respondents supported an increase of 3.36%. This proposal follows a business case set out by the Chief Constable for additional investment to provide over 100 additional police officers and specialist staff to strengthen four areas of local policing: Community Investigation Teams, Armed Response Officers, Public Protection Investigators and Expert Youth Teams.

The precept proposal was supported by members of the Sussex Police & Crime Panel at their meeting on 20 January 2017. This means that local taxpayers will pay an additional £5.00 for policing per year per household (for a Band D property).

Further information about how the policing element of your Council Tax will be spent in 2017/18 can be found on the following link:

In addition, a summary of the Frequently Asked Questions can be viewed through the following link:

The PCC approved the Council Tax Precept and Revenue and Capital Budget 2017/18 on 9 February 2017. This is all set out in the report here.

How Sussex Police uses its budget

Please click on the links to below to see how Sussex Police uses its budget, and independent assessment of its value for money from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.

  • The annual statements of accounts can be found at this link

If you would to participate in any future police and crime surveys and receive regular updates from the Office of the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner please click here.