Senior Command Team Meeting
Monday 1st October 2012
CC David Crompton (Chair)
DCC Bob Dyson
ACC Andy Holt
ACC Max Sahota
DF Nigel Hiller
ACO Ian Watson
DECLARATION(S) OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 17 SEPTEMBER 2012
RESOLVED – These were approved as an accurate record.
ACTION SCHEDULE AND WORK PROGRAMME
Item 199 – completed.
Item 11 - ongoing.
Item 230 – completed.
portfolio issue 24/9 – ongoing.
• Discussed transport provision in relation to this week’s funeral arrangements at GMP.
• Considered a proposal to re-launch ‘Inspiring Youth Project’, a project suggested to be led by the Special Constabulary. SCT supported the resurrection of this but in a more modest project. It was also considered that Community Safety needs to be fully engaged with a view to making appropriate use of the Lifewise centre.
RESOLVED – ACC Sahota agreed to work as their sponsor and to provide the support needed. It was also agreed that there cannot be any foreign travel and the desire to see it attracting sponsorship, as it did in the past. SCT agreed to pay towards the project’s set up costs.
• Sought clarification of how many ‘annual leave’ days officers were entitled to carry over to next year, given the special leave restrictions that were put in place during the Olympics.
RESOLVED – CC agreed that in addition to the 5 standard annual leave carry forward entitlement, a maximum of 2 extra days can be approved, in exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of district commanders.
• Brief Hillsborough reminder of the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) and Commons Debate taking place on 16th October and 22nd October respectively in London.
• Gave a brief update on CSE. Gold meetings have been set up and taking place.
• Gave a WIG update highlighting key areas from within the report.
• Gave a ERP Programme update. SCT looked at the risk involved as well as procedures that have been put in place in order to mitigate this. It was recommended that the risk identified was accepted in its mitigated form.
RESOLVED – SCT agreed to the recommendation.
• Spare space is available in Nunnery Square so agreed with SCT that the HR Strategy Unit will move to Nunnery Square, rather than Carbrook, if that was feasible.
All Crime -9.7%
Shoplifting +10.4% (seeing excellent work in this area)
Theft from a vehicle +6.4%
Vehicle crime +0.4%
Various action and control plans are already in place in the run up to Bonfire, Halloween and Christmas.
ACC Sahota presented the paper to enable SCT make an informed decision on the future structure of CID in light of current financial challenges.
The following recommendation was put forward:
1. For SCT to consider all elements of the proposed force structure for CID and agree a model to be progressed to implementation.
ACTION – SCT agreed to this initial proposal. ACC Sahota to research/plan for future SCT meetings. Research to include detail for future Diamond reviews. It was also agreed that the regional liaison officer would liaise with the Head of SCS to assess the implications to District administration and Business Management of these changes.
DCC Dyson presented the paper to seek the Senior Command Team’s continued support of the COMPOSITE project, with which SYP has been involved since its inception in 2010. There is no financial cost to the organisation in continuing this support, in fact there are considerable benefits in terms of access to academic expertise, support and guidance on change management, as outlined below
The following recommendations were put forward:
1. That SYP continue to support the COMPOSITE project during the next stage of its research, which will focus on change management, leadership, culture and the sharing of ideas.
2. That, in the first phase, SCT allow the Sheffield University Occupational Psychology research team access to the District CID staff who are subject to restructuring / centralisation.
3. That, subject to vetting requirements, SYP hosts several Sheffield University MBA students in the next academic year, to conduct research alongside the Diamond Programme.
RESOLVED - SCT agreed the recommendations.
DISPOSAL OF WOODHOUSE SECTION STATION
ACC Holt presented this paper to seek authority for the disposal of Woodhouse section station from the Sheffield District Accommodation portfolio.
A recommendation was put forward for:
1. Approval to be granted to Sheffield District to dispose of the Woodhouse Section Station identified in this report.
RESOLVED – SCT agreed to the sale.
POLICE STAFF AND POLICE OFFICER VACANT POSTS AND DISPLACED/RESTRICTED DUTIES OFFICERS
ACO Watson presented this paper giving an overview of the current situation vis-à-vis vacant police officer and police staff posts, displaced officers and temporary posts across the organisation. This is to highlight the significance of interdependencies, the barriers to achieving savings and the importance of being able to move displaced / restricted duties officers around the force efficiently. The approach taken by the report and associated recommendations are fully supported by the Workforce Implementation Group (WIG) and it should be emphasised that the recommended move to a more corporate approach (see 2.2) in no way negates the importance of consultation and negotiation with budget-holders.
RESOLVED – Paper was agreed.
BUDGET MONITORING REPORT
DF Hiller gave an overview of the current financial performance across the force. He updated SCT on the draft report from the new Treasurer to the Police Authority and SCT was supportive of the options proposed including using reserves and the current year underspend to try and retain the police establishment.
Carry forward projects were discussed. DF Hiller highlighted there have not been many approved scheme briefs yet and urged for budget holders to provide a progress update. SCT agreed that if immediate action was not taken to address this, then the funds would be forfeited.
ACTION – SCT to request an up to date position statement from budget holders on the timeline for completion of the carry forward projects for all schemes in their portfolios, and to provide a progress update to SCT by month end.
SCT was delighted with the positive report, and would like to thank all those involved in its preparation.
Papers to Review
NOTIFICATION TO THE FORCE
ANY OTHER BUSINESS