Senior Command Team Meeting

Senior Command Team Meeting
Monday 22nd July 2013


PRESENT:
CC David Crompton (Chair)
ACC Max Sahota
T/ACC Martyn Bates
DF Nigel Hiller
ACO Ian Watson


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


PRESENTATIONS

SN Chief Inspector gave a presentation on the Specials Expansion Plan.  The presentation was approved to go to the Governance Advisory Board on 6th August 2013.  DF Hiller asked SNCI to ensure that the free advertising provided by the football clubs is recorded in the statutory sponsorship report.

T/ACC Bates talked through the Community Safety Volunteers presentation.  A discussion took place regarding the timing of the recruitment of the Community Safety Volunteers and whether this would affect the recruitment of Specials.  Agreed that the report supporting this presentation would be taken to the Budget Proposal Meeting on 25th July 2013 before submission to the Governance Advisory Board on the 6th August 2013 and detailing that it would initially be a pilot.


MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 8TH JULY 2013
These were approved as an accurate record subject to a minor change under the portfolio update of ACC Sahota.


ACTION SCHEDULE AND WORK PROGRAMME
T/ACC Bates gave an update on the helicopter and advised that the repairs should be completed by 12th August 2013.

DF Hiller gave an update on the Data Centre at Snig Hill. 

PORTFOLIO ISSUES
None.


FORCE PERFORMANCE

   Force Doncaster Barnsley Rotherham Sheffield
   All crime  - 2.9% - 5.3% +3.1% +8.6% -8.1%
   Burglary dwelling - 4.1% - 31.2% +16.1% +23.1% +0.2%
   Vehicle crime - 0.8% - 15.6% +14.6% +17.4% -4.4%
   Crime outcomes 27.3%   30.0%    30.9%   26.4% 24.6%

ACC Sahota advised that all crime was down 2.9% compared to this time last year.  Currently reviewing theme leads for crime types and C.Supt Hartley is looking at how SCS can better support force performance.

DF Hiller suggested that a one page sheet on the performance information discussed at every SCT could then be produced and circulated to districts and departments. 

ACTION : DCC Staff Officer to liaise with Corporate Communications Head regarding putting the information on the front page of the intranet every fortnight.


DECISION PAPERS

Payroll Deductions

DF Hiller presented this paper.  A further request had been submitted from an organisation for which the Force undertake payroll deductions, in relation to a scheme in which they offer benefits to SYP employees.  As a result of this, DF Hiller had been asked to review the current arrangements.

CC Crompton, DF Hiller, ACC Sahota and T/ACC Bates all declared an interest.

The following recommendation was put forward:-

1. South Yorkshire Police continue to make payroll deductions in accordance with the existing policy.

RESOLVED – Paper was agreed and SYP will continue to make the associated charges.


Discussion Papers

POLYGRAPH TESTING

T/ACC Bates presented this briefing paper, based on a pilot by Hertfordshire Police that they have since adopted.  It was agreed that a decision paper be compiled for SCT to then take to the PCC in terms of a funding bid as this could be considered as an invest to save scheme, saving both time and effort.  CC Crompton to establish whether there is an appetite within the Region for this and also to discuss with the College of Policing to identify where there are any plans to introduce this nationally.    Hertfordshire have used Officers for the role, however, it was felt that this could be undertaken by support staff within SYP.

ACTION : T/ACC Bates & CC Crompton
 

RETURN OF REGIONAL ROADS CRIME TEAM TO SYP

T/ACC Bates presented the paper which provided options for the return of the Regional Roads Crime Team to SYP.

SCT agreed Option 1 which would then be reviewed at the end of 2013. 

ACTION : ACO Watson to advise Head of Employee Support as this would need to be picked up as part of Workforce Planning. 


AUDIT REPORTS

Budget Monitoring Report

DF Hiller presented the report which will be going to the Budget Proposal Meeting on 25th July 2013. 

Medium Term Financial Strategy

DF Hiller discussed this with SCT colleagues and advised that it would be discussed at the Budget Proposal Meeting on 25th July 2013.  DF Hiller advised that the Treasurer to the PCC was currently reviewing the reserves.


PCC ISSUES

The following papers were reviewed in preparation for submission to the Governance Advisory Board on 6th August 2013:-

Police Visibility

CC Crompton asked to see what the overt police jacket for detectives looks like.  ACC Sahota to arrange.


Force Performance

CC Crompton asked for some minor changes to be made to the report to include figures for CSE.

PSD Complaints Overview

Document requires a covering report and some additional text to cover outcomes and timescales.

Equality Update

ACO Watson to redraft the report.

Overtime Expenditure

CC Crompton to discuss amendments to this report with T/Supt Business Development.

People Strategy
Paper awaited

Staff Suggestions
Paper awaited


The following papers were reviewed in preparation for submission to the Budget Proposal Meeting on 25th July 2013:-

Invest to Save Portal and Document / Content Management
Paper approved

Centralised CJU Accommodation
Paper approved

Capital Programme Scheme Brief – 10,000 Volts – Debriefing System
Paper withdrawn


NOTIFICATION TO THE FORCE
None


ANY OTHER BUSINESS
None

Date: 

Monday, 22 July, 2013 - 10:00