Senior Command Team Meeting

Senior Command Team Meeting
Monday 19th March 2012


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

 

DECLARATION(S) OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.


PRESENTATION
None.

 
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 5 MARCH 2012
RESOLVED – These were approved as an accurate record. 

ACTION SCHEDULE AND WORK PROGRAMME
Item 1 - Ongoing
    
PORTFOLIO ISSUES

T/CC B Dyson

• Gave an update on NPAS.
• Brief reference to MP Tom Brake’s correspondence.


T/DCC Holt

• Discussed collaboration opportunities for SYP and SYFR, in particular the co-location of operational teams from both authorities, where some concerns were raised and have to be further discussed with SYFR. 

ACO Watson

• Gave an update on current Employment Tribunal (ET) cases.
• The Workforce Planning Report and Recruitment Strategy, as well as the QRD findings of the Corporate Recruitment & Resource Allocation, will be discussed at SCT on the 26th  
    March. 
    ACTION – ACO Watson to get report and figures ready for Monday’s discussion.


DF Hiller

• The Dedicated Security Posts (DSP) have been cut by the Home Office. ACC Sahota is informed and been asked what measures will be taken to contain this reduction when the 
   same level of staff is required to be dedicated to this and without increasing the savings target.  A response has been received which requires further discussion and clarification.
   RESOLVED – ACC Sahota to raise this with SCT.
• A summary detailing full costings has been sent to district commanders, in response to their queries around the further overtime cuts.
• Finance Review update – some corporate finance staff have already been moved, with the Management Accounts Section now occupying the large open plan area previously
   occupied by HR on the 4th floor.  Remaining finance staff will be moving shortly to join colleagues.
• Raised and discussed issues surrounding the reinstatement of widows’ pensions in relation to an application SYP have received. Pension Regulations require that consideration be
   given to such applications for reinstatement, however, the Regulations give no guidance as to the factors to be taken into account.  Under Regulation C9 the Police Authority has
   the discretion to reinstate this benefit, this power has been delegated to the Chief Constable and was last exercised by the Head of Corporate HR.
   RESOLVED – Head of Finance, to prepare a SCT report with a recommended framework and approach to future applications.
• Work on Joint Service with Humberside on VFM is ongoing.
• Further progress achieved within ICT Shared Service for SYP and HP.
• Tender is going out for the work required on Carbrook.
• West Bar sale is due for completion on Monday, 2nd April 2012.


T/ACC Sanderson

• Gave an update on the potential strike by tankers drivers including the planned contingency plans in place for this.
• Brief update on the progress of the new build – Adwick Police Station – with an expressed interest for the Building to be named after him. Expected completion date is 22th June.  
• Informed that through the Superintendent Association, officers have been encouraged to apply for bonus payments, and that there was the need to discuss   further how this 
   would be managed.
• Flagged the need to discuss succession planning for senior posts soon.
• Asked for a PCSO powers update.  SCT agreed that a decision will be made by CC Crompton Elect when he takes up his post shortly.  T/CC Dyson recommended that planning the
   training and incorporating additional training time for extended powers now would be useful.
   RESOLVED – A paper to be presented to SCT at the earliest opportunity when CC Crompton is in post.

 

FORCE PERFORMANCE

All Crime    -2.2%
Serious Acquisitive Crime -3.5%
Criminal Damage   -6.1%
Burglary in a Dwelling  +5.2%

 

Decision Paper
None

 
Discussion Information/Items

POLICE AND FIRE SERVICE MTFA RESPONSE

T/CC Dyson presented a paper on behalf of ACC Sahota, giving background information and the expected outcome of the proposal. 

ACTION – T/CC Dyson to speak to the Police Authority before a response letter is sent to the parties involved outlining SYP’s position.

 

Audit Reports


TM MANAGEMENT SUMMARY
Noted.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE MANAGEMENT SUMMARY
Noted.

POLICE TVs & LUMP SUMS MANAGEMENT SUMMARY
Noted.
 
NOTIFICATION TO THE FORCE
None.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS
None.

Date: 

Monday, 19 March, 2012 - 10:00