Tony Hogg backs national fair funding campaign
Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg is supporting a national campaign for fairer funding for rural areas.
The National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) is urging the Government to reconsider proposed changes to the way police forces are funded.
The NCRN argues that:
- Crime in rural areas is significantly under-reported
- Trust in policing is much lower than it is in urban areas
- Only one third of people living or working in rural areas believe the police are responding to issue of concern to them
"I am very happy to support this campaign.” said Tony Hogg
“We have been saying for years that rural forces have been disadvantaged when compared to large metropolitan forces. The new government proposals do little to change this bias.
“Our local fair funding campaign is going well and it is great that others are also pushing hard on many of the same issues."
The National Rural Crime Network wants to make sure that any new formula recognises the particular needs of rural police forces.
The Government’s consultation ends on Tuesday September 15th, and Mr Hogg is repeating his call for people to make their views known
The consultation document is available here >