Council tax bills to pay for policing in Norfolk are to rise by more than 10pc, with the county’s chief constable saying the extra money is essential to keep communities safe.
People will today learn just how much of their money they will be asked to hand over to pay for Norfolk’s police force over the next 12 months.
The police and crime commissioner for Norfolk is set to visit two more towns as part of a consultation to discover how much residents of the county are willing to contribute through council tax to help fund the police service.
The police and crime commissioner looks poised to take a seat on the board tasked with scrutinising the county’s fire service - after opting against taking on responsibility for it.
Norfolk’s police chief has said freezing council tax next year would “inevitably” lead to fewer police officers.
A man who wanted to “put something back into society” has been praised for his volunteering efforts during the last two decades.
Norfolk’s police chief has said he will make a case for more police officers on the street, but it would mean a rise in council tax.
Norfolk’s police commissioner is concerned that only 5pc of people report being the victim of a scam.
Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner has announced that he will not be seeking re-election when his term ends in 2020.
Norfolk police could be in danger of hitting “an historic low” in officer numbers, if the government goes through with plans to change the way police pensions are paid.
Norfolk’s emergency services chiefs have welcomed a new law which will double the maximum sentence for anyone convicted of assaulting an emergency service worker to twelve months.
Norfolk’s chief constable has admitted the county’s rate of solving domestic abuse and rape crimes do not make good reading - with just one in 16 of the latter solved.
A number of responses to the consultation into the future governance of the fire service could be redacted, as their content is likely to be libellous.
Norfolk County Council leader Andrew Proctor discussed a range of key subjects in an interview with BBC Norfolk. Here is what he had to say:
A week-long crackdown on speeding drivers in Norfolk starts today as part of a Europe-wide campaign.
The chairman of a firefighter’s union has made a fresh plea for the police and crime commissioner to leave the service in the hands of the county council.
Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) is poised to decide whether to press forward with a possible takeover of the management of the county’s fire and rescue service.
Drink and drug drivers will be targeted by police over the course of the next month as part of a summer campaign in Norfolk and Suffolk.
More than 40 teams from across the county will be taking to the roads today to highlight the ways the public can come together to tackle speeding.
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