Budget simulator to count the coppers

people in Derbyshire are being given the chance to put themselves in the shoes of the decision makers with the launch of a police budget simulator.

The interactive tool on Derbyshire Police Authority’s website enables residents to momentarily put themselves at the helm of the police budget and decide where to spend Derbyshire’s £170.31 million funding.

Police authority members are responsible for setting the budget every year and must decide not only the proportion of the council tax bill to be allocated to policing but also how this funding should be spread across its resources and operational departments.

To make your views known go to http://www.budgetsimulator.com/derbyshirepa or visit the Derbyshire Police Authority’s homepage and click on the Budget Simulator icon.