Senior Command Team Meeting
Monday 6th August 2012
CC David Crompton (Chair)
ACC Andy Holt
ACC Max Sahota
DF Nigel Hiller
ACO HR Ian Watson
DECLARATION(S) OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
Director of Intelligence & Operations gave a presentation on Organised Crime Group Management and the Integrated Operating Model. The presentation focussed on the strategic context, the Integrated Operating Model, the current picture for South Yorkshire, HMIC’s Capability Framework and the delivery plan priorities, gaps and next steps.
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 23 JULY 2012
RESOLVED – These were approved as an accurate record.
ACTION SCHEDULE AND WORK PROGRAMME
Discussed Operation Alphabet
An overall crime reduction although shoplifting remains an issue. There are specific crime spikes on individual districts. In Barnsley Burglary is proving difficult. In Rotherham it is the mcat drug causing issues. No major concerns over performance but there are some individual issues being looked at. As a result of the leave restrictions in place during the Olympic period, officers are being utilised to action warrants and to progress amounts owing as a result of the proceeds of crime act.
DI Promotion Board Process 2012
It was agreed that this paper would be postponed until the SCT Business Meeting on 1st October 2012.
SCS & CID STRATEGIC OVERVIEW
Head of SCS gave his ‘fresh eyes’ view of SCS and CID and talked through the report. A detailed discussion followed.
Head of SCS to revisit the proposals within the paper and identify where they fit in light of the debate today around the principles discussed. CC Crompton to discuss with the Diamond Team initially and then a wider conversation with other Senior Managers across the force to consider any issues or repercussions. Temporary Head of BCD is submitting a paper to SCT in September and Head of SCS is to link in to this.
APPROACH TO YEAR 3 AND BEYOND OF CSR – INITIAL FINDINGS
CC Crompton discussed the report and advised that, if the force adopts the principles discussed earlier, then this provides a new corporate set of spectacles to view some of the savings through. May have to go back to some of these to see if further savings can be squeezed.
ACO Watson suggested a review of the call handling function at Atlas Court to identify savings and opportunities. ACC Sahota advised that a review of the shift patterns to match resources to demand at Atlas Court had been carried out, but not a wider review. The discussion followed about considering how to reduce the demand on Atlas Court by offering the public other alternatives to contacting SYP than by telephone. Need to consider the use of text messaging and email as alternative methods of contact. ACC Holt advised that Head of Communications is leading on piece of work through the Citizen Focus Board around the contact management strategy, including social network sites. Options are already being considered as part of this work and a report will be submitted to a future meeting of SCT. DF Hiller to speak to ISD and Corporate Communication about IT support for communicating with SYP.
CC Crompton highlighted paragraph 2.13 of the report regarding recruitment and the fact that recent statistics highlighted some potential diversity implications. ACO Watson advised that the current 110 new recruits would be people already in the system and therefore would be working from a limited supply, however, the next phase of recruitment could be more targeted and opened more widely. It was emphasised by ACO Watson that we need to have clear plans, especially in those areas of actual recruitment, to continue addressing the diversity requirement/opportunity of the force, particularly with regard to Specials and PCSOs.
ACC Holt discussed the issues with the current CCTV provision. Sheffield is owned and run by the council at no cost to the force. Barnsley is owned by the Police Authority. Rotherham is owned by the local authority but staffed by the force in Main Street police station. Doncaster is a council owned system with a CCTV Suite in College Road police station. However, Doncaster council have just invested in a brand new CCTV Suite. Therefore, there are four entirely different ways of utilising CCTV across the force. Within the report, phase 1 looks at rationalising across the suite to ensure the same opening hours, supervision ratios, shift patterns etc, and some savings have been made as a result of this. Further savings are envisaged as a result of being able to centralise CCTV functions for the force. This paper is based on centralising and the opportunities for moving to a single CCTV Suite.
In addition to making the savings, the current CCTV systems require maintenance and there are also issues around the servers that capture the digital recordings and the mosaic system.
SCT agreed to conversations taking place with Doncaster MBC.
BUDGET MONITORING REPORT
SCT noted the report and approved the changes to district savings plans.
Papers to Review
NOTIFICATION TO THE FORCE
ANY OTHER BUSINESS