Senior Command Team Meeting
Monday 29th October 2012
CC David Crompton (Chair)
T/DCC Max Sahota
T/ACC Simon Torr
ACO Ian Watson
Geoff Berrett (on behalf of DF Nigel Hiller)
DECLARATION(S) OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 15th OCTOBER 2012
These were approved as an accurate record. It was agreed that it was no longer a requirement for item 278 of the minutes (Body Armour) to be deferred to the New Year and the original recommendations put forward in the report were agreed.
ACTION SCHEDULE AND WORK PROGRAMME
Item 11 - ongoing.
• Advised that he is meeting with Rotherham District Superintendent tomorrow to discuss the Legal Services Review and agree a direction of travel in order that decisions can be taken.
• Gave a WIG update highlighting key areas from within the report.
• Advised that the Force currently has a policy in place that PSU Officers have a 3 year tenure and a number of PSU Officers are approaching this now. Discussions are ongoing with various parties to address this.
• Raised the Mutual Aid underspend from the Olympics. This will be discussed at the SCT Business Meeting on 12th November 2012.
To be discussed at the next meeting.
T/ACC Torr presented this report to highlight the need to ensure the smooth transition and implementation of the PSD structure following the formal review of the department. Also the succession planning for the retirement of the Detective Chief Superintendent in PSD and to establish the staffing resource requirements of the Force.
RESOLVED – SCT agreed the structure of PSD and also agreed that succession planning for the Head of PSD would be a Superintendent.
ACO Watson presented this paper to provide a position statement to SCT regarding sickness absence and to seek support as to the general principles and approach to be taken moving forward.
RESOLVED – SCT agreed the paper and that ACO Watson would provide a further paper in due course detailing the revised trigger points, phasing and introduction along with benchmarking from other forces, SYFR and SYA.
HMIC VALUE FOR MONEY PROFILES
Head of Finance gave an overview of the report and advised that it provided a steer for budget discussions on the 12th November for future efficiencies and savings. BCD are currently going through the HMIC document in order to provide a breakdown for the 12th November. T/ACC Torr to arrange for BCD to undertake some work looking at where the force is an outlier and to examine the data in some detail, identifying the current direction of travel and where the Force is likely to be this year. Head of Finance to provide a full breakdown of overtime expenditure and reasons across the Force and T/DCC Sahota to examine the external forensic costs.
BUDGET MONITORING REPORT
Head of Finance presented the report, giving an update as to the current financial performance across the force and advising that the report would be presented to the Internal Control & Governance Committee in November.
SCT requested clarification and confirmation of the disestablishing of posts in Appendix F.
Papers to Review
NOTIFICATION TO THE FORCE
ANY OTHER BUSINESS