The police precept is paid by residents to help cover the cost of local policing and victims’ services.
It is collected with Council Tax payments in Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland.
Money from the precept goes to the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC,) who then allocates funds 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% of the PCC’s £169m annual budget for 2022-23 came from the policing precept. Most police, community safety and victims’ services funding came from Government grants.
Cleveland’s annual policing precept in 2022-23 is £275.73 for Band D properties. Most houses in Cleveland pay much less as they are rated Band A or B.
Just 1% of the budget is spent on staffing in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC.)
Policing Precept for 2023-24
PCC Steve Turner is currently consulting residents, business rate payers and their representatives on Cleveland’s policing precept for 2023-24.
To take part in the consultation, use the following link:
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