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Publications Scheme

Under the Freedom of Information Act all public authorities must have a Publication Scheme setting out the information they routinely make publicly available.

The purpose of our Publication Scheme is to let you know what information is readily available from us without your needing to ask us for it.

Most of the information is available on this website, although this can also be obtained from us by using the Contact Us form or you can also request it by letter, fax, email or telephone.

 

 
Information Item                                                           Link to Relevant Item          
1. WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO                                            

a)

The name and contact details of the PCC together with the details of their role and statutory responsibilities

Link to the relevant page       

b) 

The address for correspondence of each relevant office holder 

Link to the relevant page 

c) 

An organisational chart showing the structure of the staff to include salary bands and indicate where posts are vacant

Link to the relevant page

d)

Demographics, including ethnicity, gender and disability (by proportion)

Link to the relevant page      

e)

Information about any arrangements that the PCC has to make use of the staff of the Chief Officer of police or a Local Authority

Link to the relevant page

f)

Details of the Chief Constable

Link to the relevant page

 

 

 

2.WHAT WE SPEND AND HOW WE SPEND IT                  

a) 

The budget for the office of the PCC, including:- 

  • all planned expenditure
  • all anticipated revenue sources
  • the planned precept levels
  • the draft precept
  • the response to the Police & Crime Panel's report on the proposed precept           

Link to the relevant page

b) 

Details of each grant (including crime and disorder reduction grant) made by the PCC, including:-

  • the conditions (if any) attached to the grant
  • the recipient of the grant
  • the purpose of the grant, and
  • the reasons why the body considered that the grant would secure, or contribute to securing, crime and disorder reduction in the body's area, where appropriate

Link to the relevant page

c)

Information as to any item of expenditure over £500 (other than crime and disorder reduction grants) by the PCC or the Chief Officer, including:-

  • the recipient
  • the purpose of the expenditure, and
  • the reasons why the PCC or Chief Officer considered that VfM would be achieved (except contracts over £10,000).

Link to the relevant page  

d)

Allowances and expenses:-

  • details of the allowances and expenses that have been claimed or incurred by the PCC

The PCC should publish a breakdown of their expenses, including:-

  • their name, financial year, month, date, claim reference number, expense type (e.g. Travel, Accommodation), short description, details, amount claimed, amount reimbursed, amount not reimbursed, and the reason why a claim was not reimbursed.
  • For travel and subsistence claims: date, place of origin, place of destination, category of journey, class of travel, mileage, length of hotel stay, category of hotel stay.

Link to the relevant page

e)

Contracts & Tenders:-

  • a list of contracts for £10,000 or less - to include the value of the contract, the identity of all parties to the contract and its purpose
  • full copies of contracts over £10,000
  • copies of each invitation to tender which is issued by the PCC or the Chief Officer where the contract is to exceed £10,000

Link to the relevant page

f)

Senior Salaries:-

  • the salary amounts above £58,2000 including names (with the option to refuse name being published), job description and responsibilities in the office of the PCC 

Link to the relevant page

g)

Audit:-

  • Audited accounts
  • Auditors opinions of the audited accounts of the Force and the PCC, covering any significant issues and any comments
  • the annual accounting statement showing how the budget has been spent
  • Audit Reports on the accounts of the office of the PCC

Link to the relevant page

h)

Investment Strategy:-

  • the investment strategy of the PCC

Link to the relevant page

 

3. WHAT OUR PRIORITIES ARE AND HOW WE ARE DOING      

a)

Police and Crime Plan 

Link to the relevant page     

b) 

Annual Report 

Link to the relevant page

c) 

A copy of each collaboration agreement, or the fact that an agreement has been made 

Link to the relevant page

d)

Results/reports of inspections by external audit bodies

Link to the relevant page

e)

Statistical information provided by the Chief Constable to the PCC

Link to the relevant page



4. HOW WE MAKE DECISIONS     

a) 

The dates, times and places of all public meetings and public consultations held by the PCC.  The agenda and any reports being presented and a copy of the minutes of the meeting

Link to the relevant page

b) 

Decisions arising from any "non-public" meetings held by the PCC at which matters of public interest relating to the PCC's functions are discussed

Link to the relevant page       

c)

Copies of any reports that a PCC has requested from any of the Community Safety Partnerships in the Force area

None Requested

     
5. OUR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES                                           

a)

The following policies and procedures to which the PCC must adhere to in the course of their role:-

  • code of conduct
  • policy on decision making
  • the procedure for the handling of complaintsand the number of complaints against the PCC recorded by the Police and Crime Panel (One Complaint)
  • Information about the operation of the ICV scheme including the process and policies of the scheme
  • processes and policies relating to the appointment of a Chief Constable
  • processes and policies relevant to any other appointments
  • equality impact assessments
  • schemes of delegation
  • PCC/staff protocol
  • equality scheme
  • policies and procedures about the employment of any staff in the Office of the PCC including disciplinary and grievance procedure
  • other policies made by the PCC
  • minimum standards for responding to requests for information

Link to the relevant page                              

b) 

Record management:-

  • record management information security policies, relating to records retention and destruction/archive
    policies

  • data sharing policies

Link to the relevant page

c) 

Whistle blowing - a clear guideline on what to do if concerns over the conduct of the PCC and/or staff are raised.

Link to the relevant page                           



6. LISTS AND REGISTERS                                          

a) 

Register of any interests which might conflict with the role of the PCC  including every other pecuniary interest or other paid positions that they may hold

Link to the relevant page

b) 

List of FOI requests received, and their responses (disclosure log) 

Link to the relevant page

c)

List of all gifts/donations and hospitality offered to staff of the office of the PCC, and whether these were accepted or declined

Link to the relevant page

d)

Identity of any land owned by or occupied by the Office of the PCC

Link to the relevant page

 

 

 7.SERVICES WE OFFER  

a) 

Leaflets and  explanatory booklets, including the council tax leaflet, advice leaflets and public briefing papers

Link to the relevant page    

b) 

Media releases 

Link to the relevant page

 

 

 

04/10/16