The annual public precept survey has been launched to ask local residents how much they are prepared to pay towards local policing in County Durham and Darlington, through their council tax in the upcoming year.

The Police and Crime Commissioner, Joy Allen, has a responsibility for setting the Force budget and determines the amount of council tax that goes towards policing for their area, called the policing precept. Joy is therefore seeking the views of the public and residents of County Durham and Darlington regarding the budget for Durham Constabulary for 2024/25, as she would like to know what people think is affordable and what their policing priorities are.  There is also a section in the survey inviting views and comments from residents.

PCC Allen is keen to cast the net widely in terms of trying to obtain views and opinions of residents of County Durham and Darlington especially hard to reach groups. The link below will allow you to submit your thoughts on this.