Funds get last check

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POLICE chiefs have ensured their finances are in good shape as a new leader begins his work.

Members of Durham Police Authority have carried out a review of its funds as Ron Hogg, who was voted in as Police and Crime Commissioner in last week’s elections after standing as the Labour candidate, takes on the role.

The authority’s work will help set priorities, set future budgets and could lead to a decision on what precept on the council tax.

Peter Thompson, chair of the authority, said: “The Medium Term Financial Plan figures are a best estimate at present due to uncertainties relating to government grant funding and precept levels.

“Careful financial planning helps to ensure that Durham Constabulary has the resources it needs to provide policing services to the people of County Durham and Darlington.”

The commissioners will take over policing governance from police authorities from tomorrow.