||<p>The Home Office does not mandate specific levels of police financial reserves as
it is a matter for Police and Crime Commissioners to determine appropriate levels
of reserves required to support their financial plans. As at March 2017 PCCs held
usable resource reserves of over £1.6bn. This is public money and the public are entitled
to more information around police plans for reserves and how those plans will support
more effective policing. The Home Office has therefore published guidance to PCCs
requiring them to publish their reserves strategies in plain English, with a clear
justification for each reserve held. This is available at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/police-financial-reserves"