LETTER: Paying extra would set a precedent

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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.

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.


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