Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Steve Turner has started his consultation on how much Cleveland residents will pay towards policing next year.
The public will be asked what they think is good value for money when it comes to the cost of policing, community safety and victims’ services as part of annual council tax bills.
Residents will also be able to tell the OPCC how or where they would like to see any additional funding spent.
PCCs are required to consult with the public on must consult on .The public’s contribution – known as the Police Precept – forms part of council tax payments in Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland.
Throughout the summer, the PCC’s team attended a number of community events where they asked people exactly how much extra they would be willing to pay per month – from £0 to £2.50.
Residents will also be able to complete an online survey, which will be running until Friday 26 November.
PCC Steve Turner said: “Police funding – and council tax generally – are always going to be emotive topics and people will rightly have strong views.
“However, it’s vital that the public has its say on what it wants to see from our police force and the funding that supports it.
“Cleveland Police is an improving force but to maintain – and build on – those improvements, we must ensure we have the resources to do so.
“Residents’ views will be fed into recommendations on Cleveland’s Police Precept for 2022-23 ahead of council tax bills being issued next March.”
The online consultation can be found at the following link: