Fair Funding for our Police
As Devon and Cornwall police prepare for more budget cuts, Commissioner Tony Hogg is demanding fair funding for the force.
This page explains why the the two counties are uniquely disadvantaged, and how the Commissioner is fighting for a better deal. The campaign, supported by the Western Morning News, seeks support from the region’s 18 MP’s, key influencers and the public to send a clear, unequivocal, message to the Home Secretary.
We would like to thank everyone those who signed the petition for their support. The petition has been delivered to Downing Street by Tony Hogg. You can read the full story here >
What's wrong with the Police funding formula?
Rural forces like Devon and Cornwall are consistently disadvantaged compared to large metropolitan forces
No account is taken of our tourist influx (1.5m visitors in July and August) - the equivalent of a second Plymouth
Traffic volumes across the south west increase by 10% between May and August. In Devon and Cornwall that increase is even greater.
The Metropolitan Police get additional millions to take account of the daily influx of commuters
EU funding recognises financial deprivation in Cornwall - there is no such measure in the police formula
Devon and Cornwall has the second highest number of police mental health detentions in the country. No account is taken of this
Only 61% of our Police funding is supplied by government, this means that Devon and Cornwall is deprived of £12m a year