Senior Command Team Meeting
Monday 16th April 2012
CC David Crompton (Chair)
DCC Bob Dyson
ACC Max Sahota
ACO Ian Watson
DF Nigel Hiller
DECLARATION(S) OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
ACC Sahota gave an Olympics overview giving an insight of the current preparations taking place for the Olympic Torch in YaTH and a general appreciation of the full scale involved with this event. Aspects that were covered in the presentation included convoy make up, key challenges, resources and impact on local forces.
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 2 APRIL 2012
RESOLVED – These were approved as an accurate record.
ACTION SCHEDULE AND WORK PROGRAMME
Item 1 – Ongoing
• Raised and discussed a list of issues which were raised following visits to Districts between 2nd – 6th April 2012.
RESOLVED – SCT provided an update to the CC.
• Flagged up the issue of a potential security issue relating to PND. The company going into administration puts the confidential network at risk and with it a number of our most important operational systems. Due to the high risk involved, it was necessary to expedite resolving the problem.
RESOLVED – ISD have been alerted of the situation and are looking into this.
• Brief update on the SYFR response in relation to a Marauding Terrorist Firearms Attack (MTFA).
ACTION – CC’s PA to b/f correspondence for CC’s forthcoming meeting with the SYFR Chief Officer.
• Requested better coordination of SCT Annual Leave/Time Off in respect of ‘Holiday’ cover during the Olympics period, to avoid any clashes and ensure sufficient cover to match operational demands. Some restrictions had already been placed on officers and should also be applied to Uniformed Chief Officers.
ACTION – CC’s Staff Officer to produce a planner to oversee and monitor the holidays and time off of SCT.
• The issue of PSU Command Training being delivered by WYP/SYP was discussed. The NPIA have confirmed they will await further details from both forces as to their proposals for training Commanders.
• Provided an update in relation to the rationale behind the decision to purchase BMWs. This is part of the national procurement project and as such, SYP cannot purchase any alternative vehicles.
All Crime -19.0%
Burglary in a dwelling -19.9%
Theft from a vehicle +23.5%
Serious Acquisitive Crime -7.5%
THE REINSTATEMENT OF POLICE WIDOWS’ / WIDOWERS’ PENSION
This paper was presented by DF Hiller. The Force has received a recent request from a police widow asking that it reinstate her pension. In this instance Bob Dyson as Temporary Chief Constable determined that this would not be appropriate. This paper aims to establish an approach to any future requests.
The paper put forward the recommendation:
1. SCT consider all future requests for the reinstatement of police widows’ / widowers’ pensions based on individual reports to be submitted by the ACO (HR).
RESOLVED – Paper was agreed as per recommendation subject to having general principles in place, which would give us the opportunity to consider each case independently and exercise appropriate discretion. ACO Watson to work with Head of Finance in defining these principles.
NOTIFICATION TO THE FORCE
ANY OTHER BUSINESS