The Budget and the Police and Crime Plan 2013/14 both need to be determined and before taking important decisions that affect you and your family, where you live and where you work, in your community, the new the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire wants to hear about your priorities for policing and crime prevention across West Yorkshire.
There are difficult choices to be made. Government spending cuts mean our policing grant will be reduced by 20% between 2010/11 and 2014/15. Savings of £64m have already been made - but a further cut of £18m will be needed in 2013/14. 80% of our budget is spent on people, however, they are firmly committed to reducing the impact on front line policing.
Working together we can make sure your priorities are reflected in the Budget and Police and Crime Plan. It is vitally important that your voice is heard and your community needs are identified.
The link below is to the questionnaire where you will be able to give your views. Please feel free to forward the link to anyone you know who would also be interested in expressing their views.