Senior Command Team Meeting

Senior Command Team Meeting
Monday 14th May 2012


PRESENT
CC David Crompton (Chair)
DCC Bob Dyson
DCC Whyman
ACC Max Sahota
ACC Andy Holt
ACO Ian Watson
DF Nigel Hiller

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

PRESENTATION
The Regional Operations Manager, gave a regional update on the Regional Confidential Unit and TSU.  The presentation gave an outline of the aim, structure, resources, benefits and threats.
RESOLVED – SCT held lengthy discussions voicing and highlighting some areas of concern.  SCT, however, in principle accepted the direction of travel but felt that further work was required around the details presented including savings, baseline and assets prior to any formal agreement.


MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 30 APRIL 2012
RESOLVED – These were approved as an accurate record. 

ACTION SCHEDULE AND WORK PROGRAMME
Item 1 – Ongoing. 
Item 4 – Ongoing. 
Item 5 – Actioned.
Item 6 -  A joint update will be brought to SCT on 9th July.
Item 7 – Actioned.
Item 8 – Review of Legal Services will now be done by Rotherham District Superintendent.
Item 9 – PCSO paper will be presented at the next SCT business meeting, 28th May.

 

PORTFOLIO ISSUES

CC Crompton

• Flagged up that the final Retention of Human Tissue Audit Report will be published next week.

ACTION -  ACC Sahota to clarify with Head of OSS if there are any samples of retention and to liaise with Corporate Communications about a press statement.


DCC Dyson 

• Discussed the invitation to put a bid together to join the next round of Trailblazer. 

ACTION – Head of BCD to explore possible work streams that would meet the criteria and to obtain further details from the Home Office in relation to  project criteria and suitability.


DF Hiller

• Gave a brief Audit update in relation to Joint Secretariat proposals. Will arrange meeting to discuss further audit issues and the transition from the Joint Secretariat.

 

FORCE PERFORMANCE
All Crime  -12.2% (This is the lowest level of recorded crime for 20 years)
Shoplifting +26.6% (Has seen an increase and ACC Holt has spoken to colleagues and district commanders for options to tackle this area)


Decision Paper


COMMAND AND WELFARE VEHICLES

ACC Sahota briefed SCT on the need current position regarding the provision of mobile facilities for command and welfare requirements at remote / out of hours incidents, particularly in the light of recommendations arising from the Overend Road siege. To make recommendations for the further integration of command, technical and intelligence facilities currently becoming available to provide a fully integrated solution.

The paper put forward the recommendations:

1. Senior Command Team approve the acquisition development and commissioning of new Command vehicle and separate welfare vehicle.
2. Senior Command Team approve the funding of capital requirements from OSS under-spends in 2011/12 year and the proposal that revenue requirements will be met by fleet savings within OSS, including the decommissioning of the Underwater Search Unit dive vehicle.
SCT raised concerns over the frequency that such a vehicle will be used and were the view that shared resources and support could perhaps be sought regionally within Yorkshire and the Humber.  SCT felt that further available opportunities be explored.  
ACTION -  OSS Superintendent to investigate regional options, including emergency services like the Fire Service.

ROTHERHAM RANGE

ACC Sahota presented the paper to seek ratification from the SCT in respect of the decommissioning of Rotherham Range, and seek agreement for options for future use to be reviewed by Facilities management.

The paper put forward the recommendations: 

1. SCT to approve decommissioning of  Rotherham Range.
2. Facilities Management to review options for the future use of the Rotherham Range facility.

RESOLVED – SCT agreed paper as per recommendations.


SKILLS AND ABSENCE

DF Hiller presented this report to assist the Senior Command Team (SCT) in arriving at a decision to proceed with the recommendation based on performance improvement.
The paper put forward the recommendations: 

1. Head of OSS to select a Senior Reporting Officer to rectify associated data quality issues.
2. SCT approve the project solution as specified in 2.3 below. This cost derived from the internal staffing and contractor estimates, which gives a solution delivery prior to the start of the Olympics.
3. Internal resources to construct an IS solution to view data from Oracle or GRS and present this to a common platform, utilising an existing FIM database. This solution will be facilitated by the timely update of both Oracle and GRS databases.   Discussion of the above options took place and actions to resolve were as follows:

ACTION – DF Hiller to pursue technical solutions.  ACO Watson to put someone in to manage but also audit the numbers.

Discussion Information/Items

DISTRACTION DEVICES
Noted.


Audit Reports


BUDGET MONITORING
An additional line on operational performance was included in the second paragraph under 2. Impact to read:

“...... operational performance has improved.  Recorded crime has reduced by 12.6% since the same point last year.  This is the lowest level of recorded crime for 20 years .....”.

RESOLVED – SCT agreed the report but the decisions about carry forwards has been deferred and will be made in two weeks, whilst appendix H is deferred until the next meeting to enable SCT be sighted sufficiently on all the projects and funding requests.
 

Papers to Review


RISK MANAGEMENT REPORT TO IC & G COMMITTEE
Paper was discussed and agreed, with definite recommendations to follow.

NOTIFICATION TO THE FORCE
None.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS
None.

Date: 

Monday, 14 May, 2012 - 10:00