Senior Command Team Meeting

Senior Command Team Meeting
Monday 15th October 2012


PRESENT
CC David Crompton (Chair)
T/DCC Max Sahota
ACC Andy Holt
T/ACC Simon Torr
DF Nigel Hiller
ACO Ian Watson

 

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


PRESENTATION

DF Hiller gave a presentation to SCT highlighting high level budget issues and covered the following areas:

• What is different (PCC/Force Budget)
• What needed to be done
• Key dates
• Capital
• New priorities
• Challenges and Expectations


MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 1 OCTOBER 2012
RESOLVED – These were approved as an accurate record. 


ACTION SCHEDULE AND WORK PROGRAMME
Item 11 -  ongoing.
portfolio issue 24/9 – actioned.


PORTFOLIO ISSUES
None


FORCE PERFORMANCE
All Crime   -9.1% 
Shoplifting  +9.4%
Theft from a vehicle +5.7%
Robbery   -16.2% 
Vehicle crime  +0.2%
Burglary   -4.8%
 
 Decision Papers

CUSTODY ESTATE – THE FUTURE

ACC Sahota presented this report to highlight the need for development of the custody estate and to seek a decision on direction of travel.

The following recommendations were put forward:

1. Barnsley – It is recommended that a decision be made to rebuild Barnsley Custody Suite.

2. SCT consideration is requested as to the refurbishment or replacement of the Custody Suites in Rotherham, Moss Way and Charge Office Bridge Street (COBS) and agree a direction of travel

RESOLVED – SCT favoured a three-hub model of custody: a joint facility for the four Suites in Rotherham/Sheffield and current sites for Doncaster and Barnsley. 

In terms of a potential new build suite for Rotherham/Sheffield, SCT made it clear that the project would need to be largely self-financing.  Further work was commissioned to get further detail regarding the potential savings associated with a new suite.  In addition, estimated build costs for the project should include a modular design as well as a traditional constructed design to compare costs, advantages and disadvantages.

ACTION – CJAD CSupt to prepare a business case outlining all the above for the Chief Constable to take to the PCC for agreement. 
 

CUSTODY

ACC Sahota presented this paper to outline the operational and financial implications to the force in considering the case for the closure of Ecclesfield Custody suite. 

The following recommendation was put forward:

1. Dependant on the outcome of a SCT separate paper discussing the Force’s overall custody estate, SCT consider the potential closure of Ecclesfield Custody Suite.

RESOLVED – In the short term, the potential closure of the custody suite at Ecclesfield, with the above in mind, was not considered.

 

SPECIALS RECRUITMENT

ACO Watson presented the paper to recommend to SCT a significant increase in the number of Special Constabulary Officers within South Yorkshire Police.  In addition, to outline the resource implications of increasing the Specials Establishment, and to provide further details concerning the specials attraction plan to increase the number of BME Special Officers as part of the revised recruitment plan.

RESOLVED –  An updated paper for the new PCC would be presented after November before the campaign is to be launched.


DI  PROMOTION BOARD PROCESS

ACO Watson presented this paper following the decision by the SCT to deliver Detective Inspector boards, which summarises the proposed process. 

The following recommendations were put forward:

1. The proposed dates are approved.
2. Application form content  is agreed - one piece of evidence and performance statement.
3. Panel membership is approved.

RESOLVED – Agreed as per recommendations.


BODY ARMOUR

DF Hiller presented this paper which proposed to extend the life of HG1A/ KR1 general patrol armour systems as detailed in National Body Armour Framework Agreement SS2/08/13.  The life would change from five years to ten years.

ACTION – Paper was deferred until the New Year. 


Discussion Papers

AUTHORISED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (APP)

T/ACC Torr gave a brief update informing that the NPIA will launch APP on 22/10/12 which will replace all NPIA printed guidance, manuals and doctrine. 

Audit Reports

ANNUAL AUDIT LETTER
DF Hiller presented the annual audit letter 2011/12. It was pleasing to note the auditor had issued an unqualified opinion on the accounts and had recognised the excellent work undertaken by the force in meeting the challenges of the comprehensive spending review and in obtaining value for money.

SCT passed thanks to all staff involved in preparing the statutory accounts


Papers to Review
None.

 
NOTIFICATION TO THE FORCE
None.


ANY OTHER BUSINESS
None.

Date: 

Monday, 15 October, 2012 - 10:00