LETTER: Paying extra would set a precedent

NO, NO, NO! That is my response to Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Hardyal Dhindsa asking if I would be prepared to pay extra for the police budget.

Thursday, 4th January 2018, 3:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th January 2018, 3:45 pm

This does not mean that I do not think the police need more money, but it would set a precedent.

If it is only £12 this year it would be easy for it to be done year after year and also the council would still want an increase. But I suppose as he has been given the power to raise the police section of the council tax, he will do it anyway.

I would suggest scrapping the role of PCC, which I believe was a created job, and leave the running of the police force to the Chief Constable. The money saved on salary could be put into the police funds.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise


By email