A plan to raise the amount of council tax people pay for policing Devon and Cornwall has been approved.
The Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Panel agreed to raise the policing part of the Council tax precept by 2%. This equates to an increase, on average, of £3.19 per household per year.
Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg said: "We believed that not raising the police part of the council tax during the next financial year would have a major impact on policing in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It would have meant that officer numbers may have fallen to well below 3,000."
"We are working hard to maintain officer numbers at their current levels and there was a real need for the Force to increase funds to be able do this."