Senior Command Team Meeting
Monday 30th April 2012
CC David Crompton (Chair)
DCC Bob Dyson
ACC Max Sahota
ACC Andy Holt
ACO Ian Watson
DF Nigel Hiller
DECLARATION(S) OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 16 APRIL 2012
RESOLVED – These were approved as an accurate record.
ACTION SCHEDULE AND WORK PROGRAMME
Item 1 – A brief update was provided on the ongoing issues with GRS. DF Hiller to bring recommendations to SCT.
Item 2 – ACC Sahota gave an update.
Item 3 – Actioned.
• SCT attendance at this year’s ACPO 2nd Leading Change in Policing Conference was discussed and given the entire Day 2 is devoted to PCCs, attendance was agreed as follows: CC attending Days 2 and 3; DCC attending Day 2 and ACC Sahota Day 1.
• Gave an update on ‘Funding of Regional Federation Posts’, an item raised and discussed at the Chief Officers NE Region Conference last week. There was general consensus that they were in favour for the funding of posts to be shared.
ACTION – DCC Dyson to write to all seven regional Chief Constables to ascertain their willingness to share the cost of funding.
• Flagged up an issue arising from a presentation given at the Conference above. HMIC is likely to inspect the force in autumn and will be looking at Integrated Operating Model. In preparation of this forthcoming inspection, can we obtain documentation and evidence ownership of all force OCGs as they will want to see clear governance at local, regional and national level.
ACTION – ACC Sahota to lead the inspection and get an action plan/checklist prepared.
• Discussed the issue of Atlas Court Heating and Cooling.
ACTION – DF Hiller to request a joint report from the Heads of Communications and Facilities Management respectively, detailing the unresolved issues together with a joint action plan illustrating the commitment to solve these issues.
• Attended the National FDs conference last week where ‘PCCs’ featured as the main topical discussion and provided some interesting information.
• Gave a brief Regional IT update surrounding data centre.
• Gave a Workforce Implementation Group update to SCT that covered a summary of key highlights from within the WIG report. Expressed concern over the completion of ‘sickness record details’ which are still not being closed down promptly. This has been raised at previous CHCs but remains an ongoing issue.
ACTION – ACC Holt to incorporate this concern and flag up at Corporate Health Checks.
All crime -11.5% change
Burglary in a dwelling -10.6% change
Criminal damage -22.6% change
Serious acquisitive crime -1.2% change
ACC Holt presented the paper for SCT to note the successful completion of the training contract and admission as a Solicitor of the Senior Legal Services officer, and propose that the current capacity and capability of the Department to provide a cost effective, successful and comprehensive legal advisory and advocacy provision to South Yorkshire Police is maintained and continued by creating an additional full time solicitor post at no additional cost. This would be through the disestablishment of the Senior Legal Services role, that post’s administrative and HR management aspects being absorbed into the new role, and the current Senior Legal Services Officer being effectively promoted to additional solicitor post.
SCT debated the above and taking into account the fluctuating nature of the demand on Legal Services, decided a wider review that presents a range of options for the provision of Legal Services – including some regional collaborative opportunities – would be an appropriate way forward.
ACTION – SCT have asked for a Diamond Review of Legal Services, to be led by the Head of CJAD.
ACC Holt briefed SCT on the current and future requirements for public order mutual aid mobilisation, making recommendations to enhance future capacity.
SCT decided as follows:
• SCT agreed that newly recruited officers should be trained in PSU tactics and should then remain on the PSUs for a period of 5 years.
• It was agreed that ISD would produce a report looking at the feasibility of linking GRS and ORACLE IT systems.
• SCT approved the production of a Force Mobilisation Policy.
• Deferred funding until the report from ISD is received.
ACO Watson presented a report to update SCT on the force’s current position in relation to the implementation of those determinations, and to seek decisions on those determinations where either a force position is required, or there are options for implementation.
RESOLVED - Paper was agreed.
ACTION – Item for discussion to be included on the next QRD agenda.
DCI PROMOTION BOARDS
ACO Watson presented a paper which summarised the proposed process, outlining the demand, proposed timelines, eligibility criteria, selection criteria, application form, interview, panel membership and familiarisation event. The proposed process demanded key decisions by SCT.
RESOLVED – Proposed dates were approved; Advert was approved; Panel Membership was approved. In terms of Application Form content – SCT agreed to Option 1, reducing the requirement to one piece of evidence per behavioural area and keeping evidence requirement for ‘Respect for Race and Diversity’ in.
Candidates are also to be informed that although only one piece of evidence will be asked in this process, the emphasis will be on the supplementary questions, which may or may not be related to the main piece of evidence given – Action by ACO Watson.
REVIEW OF PCSOS POWER
ACC Holt presented a discussion paper giving background information, an outline with expected outcomes and resource implications.
This was discussed at length and the view was the matter required further consideration and discussion.
ACTION – Paper to be deferred and discussed further in two weeks.
Paper has been deferred for two weeks.
POLICE AUTHORITY PAPER FOR REVIEW
Paper amended with minor changes made by the CC.
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LINCOLNSHIRE SEARCH AND RESCUE (YALSAR)
NOTIFICATION TO THE FORCE
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