The police precept is a payment by residents to help cover the cost of local policing.
The precept is collected as part of the Council Tax payments in Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland.
Money from the precept goes to the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC,) who gives it to Cleveland Police.
The PCC has a duty to consult residents before making recommendations on precept levels to Cleveland’s Police and Crime Panel.
Just 26.3% of the PCC’s £155m annual budget comes from the policing precept. Most police, community safety and victims’ services funding comes from an annual Government grant.
Less than 1% of the budget is spent on staffing in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC.)
Consultation on 2021/2022 Police Precept
The OPCC’s consultation on the 2021-22 budget for policing, community safety and victim services has now concluded.
The Government said PCCs could increase the policing precept by up to £15 a year for a Band D property in 2021-22.
Cleveland Police and Crime Panel supported the Acting PCC’s recommendation to raise the precept by £5.19 for Band D properties – or 1.99% – in 2021-22.
PCC Policing Precept Leaflets and Information
Annual PCC Policing Precept Consultations and Presentations
- 2017-18 Hartlepool
- 2017-18 – Middlesbrough
- 2017-18 – Redcar and Cleveland
- 2017-18 – Stockton