Survey regarding policing element of your council tax

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore has just published his proposals for the policing element of the council tax precept for the next financial year. More officers and better communications are at the heart of Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s plans as he asks the public to comment on his proposal to raise the policing element of the council tax by 30p a week for the next financial year for a Band D property.

Full details are here: pcc-proposes-more-officers-for-the-county-through-policing-precept.

He is asking Suffolk residents for their thoughts on his proposals through an electronic survey which can be accessed through the website or directly here: Suffolkpreceptsurvey

The survey is open until 9am on Thursday 28th January.

 

Dog Thefts – Update from Suffolk Police

Suffolk Constabulary is conscious of dog owners naturally being concerned following four separate dog theft incidents. Owners should be reassured that enquiries are ongoing to locate the offenders. The loss of any pet can be devastating and we advise all owners to be vigilant and take extra care surrounding crime prevention measures. In particular, we would advise working dog owners and breeders to review security of any outdoor kennels.

It is also important you know the law and what to look out for when purchasing a pet and in particular a puppy. For more information please visit the RSPCA website.

These incidents are happening in daylight. If dog owners, breeders or kennel owners receive unexpected visitors that cause suspicion, officers would be grateful if descriptions, footage or images of the individuals and/or their vehicles could be reported.

Anyone with information, including on any previous incidents, is asked to contact police by calling 101 or by reporting online at https://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org.