Essex's PCC is proposing a 3.25% increase in the Essex Police part of Council Tax.
Decision Made On Essex Fire Cuts
Plans which will see 138 full-time firefighter roles in Essex cut by 2020 have been approved.
The proposals will also see the number of fire engines reduced from 74 to 66.
In total it's meant to save £6.4 million.
It also means greater emphasis on the role of retained firefighters, with some full time crews becoming on-call ones.
Acting Chief Fire Officer Adam Eckley, has told HEART "it's a model that we know works... it's efficient (and) effective".
Essex one of the top ten places in the country for calls to the RSPCA about organised dog fighting.
Essex's Police and Crime Commissioner is launching a new initiative to prevent youngsters being exploited by gangs.
Abellio selling 40% of the Greater Anglia rail franchise.
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