The amount you pay for policing and public safety services in Northamptonshire depends on which of the eight council tax bands your property falls into, based on the capital value in 1991. This should be clearly stated, along with your district or borough rate, in your council tax bill.
Council tax payers in Northamptonshire will pay an average of 8p a week more for improved policing from April 1st. This is a 1.99 per cent rise in the policing precept – the amount of the council tax bill paid directly to fund policing.
Below is a detailed breakdown of the policing precept for both the last financial year and the new financial year:
Total policing precept 2015/16: £119,980,000
Total policing precept 2016/17: £121,995,000
Crime and justice command
Services provided under this area include: Major crime and homicide units, forensic sciences, public protection issues such as child abuse investigations, criminal investigation departments (CID) and Special Branch.
- 2015/16 budget: 25,892,000
- 2016/17 budget: 19,346,000
Services provided under this area include: local policing, safer responding to 999 and non-emergency calls and the police control room.
- 2015/16 budget: £46,829,000
- 2016/17 budget: £45,034,000
Regional and Multi Force Shared Services (MFSS)
Services provided under this area include: The sharing of back office and operational functions with other Forces and PCCs.
- 2015/16 budget: £8,553,000
- 2016/17 budget: £14,500,000
News and publishing
Services provided under this area include: Public facing communications supporting the Chief Constable.
- 2015/16 budget: £596,000
- 2016/17 budget: £548,000
Other departments and functions
Services provided under this area include: Human resources, finance, training, ICT and corporate development.
- 2015/16 budget: £22,032,000
- 2016/17 budget: £21,789,000
- 2015/16 budget: £10,925,000
- 2016/17 budget: £11,098,000
Contributions to reserves
- 2015/16 budget: £1,123,000
- 2016/17 budget: £5,771,000
Office of the PCC
Services provided under this area include: The Police and Crime Commissioner, governance and resources functions.
- 2015/16 budget: £1,039,000
- 2016/17 budget: £1,181,000
Public involvement and policy
- 2015/16 budget: £388,000
- 2016/17 budget: £180,000
Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice
The Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice carries out research and evaluations to improve training and practice across agencies.
- 2015/16 budget: £520,000
- 2016/17 budget: £520,000
Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives
The Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives aims to support the development of local faith based and community initiatives that will help to reduce crime and increase community safety
- 2015/16 budget: £71,000
- 2016/17 budget: £83,000
- 2015/16 budget: £2,012,000
- 2016/17 budget: £1,945,000
- Policing precept 2015/16: £119,980,000
- Policing precept 2016/17: £121,995,000