Cambs Police Budget Calculator

19 November 2010, 14:14 | Updated: 19 November 2010, 14:21

Cambridgeshire Police has put a budget calculator on it's website, designed to show people the difficult financial decisions the force faces.

It allows people to "spend" money on policing services they feel is important, and cut services which they don't believe are as vital.

The results of the survey will then be presented to Chief Constable Simon Parr and the Police Authority, who have joint responsibility for resources and budgets.

After a user has decided which services they want to "spend" money on, hypothetical consequences of their actions are shown.

Deputy Chief Constable John Feavyour said: "Balancing the police budget over coming years will mean making choices between competing priorities.

This online tools allows anyone to 'make' these difficult decisions and we are very interested in people's opinions.

The tool is designed for ease of use so it has a limited range of options.

However, if you have something specific you want to say, such as a view about spending on a particular service, you can tell us about this in the comments box on the summary page.

The Chief Constable and police authority will take the responses into account during their work to find the most cost effective way to manage the force."

Click here to visit the Cambridgeshire Police website and try the tool out.