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Thames Valley Police Budget Consultation

Monday, November 27th, 2023

The Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner sets the budget for Thames Valley Police. Residents are invited to contribute their views on the budget setting for the coming year (April 2024 to March 2025).


This is a complex process of balancing priorities, delivering the level of service residents expect, addressing concerns and priorities of communities within a framework that delivers value for money.

This exercise is being conducted at a time when continued investment in local neighbourhood policing is promised. The PCC comments: “There have already been significant improvements made, but I am determined to increase visible policing within our communities and to tackle issues such as shoplifting and keep burglaries low.”

Improvements in the current financial year are listed as:

  • Strengthened local community policing to tackle neighbourhood crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Development of a Thames Valley-wide CCTV Partnership
  • Embedding crime prevention with a focus on hotspot patrols and tackling known offenders
  • Support to recruit additional Special Constables and other police volunteers
  • Recruited an additional 80 police officers

Final decisions on council tax and the policing budget will be made at the end of January. If you would like to share your views on the policing budget for 2024/25, the survey will be open until 2pm on Friday 5th January 2024.

Questions are arranged in the following sections:

  • If council tax increases, which areas would you most like to see your contribution used for? (select from a list)
  • A bit about you (demographics)
  • Do you wish to continue and complete our ongoing Local Crime Survey, providing you with an opportunity to share your views on local crime and policing across Thames Valley?
  • Feelings of safety
  • Experience of crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Victims of crime
  • Policing in your local area
  • Decisions about future funding
  • Policing in your local area
  • Opt for e-mail signup

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