Senior Command Team Meeting

Senior Command Team Meeting
Monday 9th January 2012

 

PRESENT:
T/CC Bob Dyson (Chair)
T/DCC Andy Holt
ACC Max Sahota
T/ACC Bob Sanderson
ACO Watson
DF Nigel Hiller

 

DECLARATION OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.

  
PRESENTATION
None.


MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 28 NOVEMBER 2011
RESOLVED – These were approved as an accurate record.


ACTION SCHEDULE AND WORK PROGRAMME

 Item 1 – Ongoing
 Item 3 – Ongoing
 Item 4 – Ongoing


PORTFOLIO ISSUES

T/CC Dyson

• Invited expression of interest and nomination for attendance at:

1. The New Order in Policing: Implications for Leadership and Society (27-29th April 2012)

2. The Leading Powerful Partnerships Programme (26-30th March 2012)

 

T/DCC Holt

• Invited additions and amendments to the CHC Agenda.  He added and agreed with DF Hiller that in view of  IT and HR Shared Services with Humberside, there may be changes to that effect and that a joint CHC meeting may be the way forward but for the time being, he still intended to run  a separate process.

• SCT was sighted on the issues surrounding ACPO national vetting policy guidelines.  T/DCC Holt said he was comfortable with the aspects including the none requirement to CTC all staff, nothing that this had already been adopted by ACPOS and some other forces across the county.

RESOLVED – SCT approved issues with the view of aligning SYP policy with ACPO guidelines.


DF Hiller

• A revised proposal has been received for Houndhill Park.
 
RESOLVED – SCT has agreed to extend for 10 years to give the necessary savings and as a consequence will enable progression with the works for the Safety Camera Partnership.

• Secured a deal with Vodafone.  The Vodafone Employee Advantage Scheme offers discount for Vodafone users and details of the scheme will be made available on the intranet in due course.


T/ACC Sanderson

• Gave a personnel welfare update.

 

FORCE PERFORMANCE

T/DCC Holt gave a brief update on performance figures.


Decision Papers

FUNDING DEFICIT FOR OVERNIGHT MUTUAL AID COMMITMENTS

T/ACC Sanderson presented the paper to outline SYP’s liability due to differences between ACPO guidance on Mutual Aid Charging and Police Federation advice to officers.

The paper put forward the following recommendations:

1. SCT to note the contents of the report and consider appropriate referral for national clarification on charging for pre-planned, overnight mutual aid deployments.

2. SCT to seek clarity from the Home Office regarding the rates to be paid for Olympic mutual aid deployments and to ensure that this has been negotiated and agreed by all parties.

3. SCT to advise whether they would wish to support mutual aid requests where there is a cost to the force and whether reasons for refusal should explicitly state financial reasons.

RESOLVED – At the last Chief Constables’ Council on 6th December, it was agreed that reimbursement for Mutual Aid Commitments would be according to the Hertfordshire agreement pending revision by the Winsor review.


DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS PROPERTY

DF Hiller presented the paper to advise SCT members of the current situation in relation to the disposal of Waveney House, Mexborough, and to seek approval to continue with the disposal via public auction.

The paper put forward the following recommendation:

1. The Head of Facilities Management is making the recommendation that the Senior Command Team endorse the sale, by public auction, of Waveney House and that the sale originally arranged does not proceed, in order to ensure that the best market price for the property is obtained, in the current depressed market conditions.
       
RESOLVED – Paper was agreed with the decision to auction off with a reserve  price being agreed.


REPLACEMENT OF SYP PERSONAL PROTECTION WEAPON

ACC Sahota presented this paper to seek Senior Command Team approval to replace the current personal protection weapon and to seek financial approval to fund the purchase from OSS’s current year underspend.

The paper put forward the following recommendations:

1. SCT to approve the procurement of the Glock 17 Generation 4 Self-loading pistol.
2. SCT approve the use of some of OSS’s current year underspend to purchase the pistols.

RESOLVED – SCT approved the paper as per recommendations.


FORCE CONTROL STRATEGY

ACC Sahota presented this paper to seek SCT approval for SYP Force Control Strategy Priorities for the period  2012/13.

The paper put forward the following recommendations:

1. SCT are invited to endorse:

(a) The identified areas for prioritisation by SYP, based on assessments of threat and risk.

(b) The identified over-arching theme areas continuing to require strategic and tactical focus and attention.

RESOLVED -  Paper was agreed as per recommendations.


SCT DETECTIVE DEVELOPMENT PAPER

ACC Sahota presented this paper to recommend a process for the management of senior detective development and succession planning.

The recommendation was:

1. That the SCT agree the proposed process to review and manage senior detective development.

RESOLVED - Paper was agreed but in addition to the 12 monthly meetings:

i)         Meetings will be convened as and when required
ii) The ACC (TO) is to be included on the panel
iii) SCT are to retain overall control of the movement of DCIs.

 

Discussion Information/Items

MERGING OF DIRECTOR OF INTELLIGENCE/CRIME OPERATIONS AND THE PILOT TO EXPAND THE ROLE OF DEDICATED FORCE AUTHORISING OFFICER 
 
ACC Sahota informed SCT of the decision to merge the posts of Director of Intelligence and Crime Operations, and to pilot a broader Dedicated Authorising Officer role.

The paper put forward the following recommendation:

1. That SCT note the proposal to merge the posts of Director of Intelligence and Crime Operations, and to pilot a broader Dedicated Authorising Officer role.

RESOLVED – SCT welcomed development of proposals to go forward and approved the paper.


Audit Reports

BUDGET MONITORING REPORT
Noted.

PAPERS TO REVIEW
None.

Standing Items

NOTIFICATION TO POLICE AUTHORITY
None.
    
NOTIFICATION TO FORCE
None.
  
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
None.

 

 

Date: 

Monday, 9 January, 2012 - 10:00