Open and Transparent Quality Mark 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20

Commissioner to confirm 2020/21 budget following Police and Crime Panel meeting

Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez is due to confirm Devon and Cornwall Police's 2020/21 budget following a meeting today of the Police and Crime Panel today.

The final budget is expected to be approved within the next fortnight.

It will see band D households in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly pay an additional £9.36 on their precept - the tax raised locally to pay for policing. It will raise an additional £5.7m for Devon and Cornwall Police’s 2020/21 annual budget.

The budget makes an allowance for a Violent Crime Prevention Centre to be established to tackle the violence that the commissioner and chief constable say blights lives and has widespread repercussions for society.

The budget also makes available £500,000 for investment in greater collaboration with other emergency services, £150,000 for an innovation fund and £400,000 for improvements in the police estate.

Increases in relation to council tax bands are laid out in the table above.