- Police, Fire and Crime Plan 2021-26
- Fire and Rescue Service
- Information & Transparency
- Victims’ Services – Voice
- Force Performance
- Your Local Policing Teams
8th February 2022
1. Welcome and introductions
PFCC Stephen Mold (SM)
Paul Fell (PF)
Helen King (HK)
Nicci Marzec (NM)
Louise Sheridan (LS)
Tom Smith (TS)
CC Nick Adderley (NA)
DCC Simon Nickless (SN)
ACO Paul Bullen (PB)
Supt. Sarah Johnson (SJ)
Colleen Rattigan (CR)
Sarah Crampton (SC)
SM welcomed everyone to the meeting.
Apologies were accepted from CC Nick Adderley
2. Previous minutes and action log
3. Force matters of priority performance update
The Chief Constable has adopted a suite of performance measures and targets relating to Force matters of priority for 2021/2022.
The Commissioner request a presentation/report that shows performance against these measures and targets.
Action – TS/SC to review post-triage call times and how these calls are then allocated to provide reassurance that callers are not waiting too long once the initial threat/risk/harm has been assessed.
Stalking and harassment
Performance update overall
The Commissioner commented on what he considered the improved quality of the performance pack that Chief Officers were now utilising.
The Commissioner was assured that there were signs of genuine improvement across a range of areas, and in the case of the Chief Constables ‘matters of priority’, the Force was currently achieving 22 of its 33 localised targets.
The Commissioner expressed his concerns in relation to grade 1 response times and ASB satisfaction levels however, he was cognisant of the good work undertaken by the Force that assured him that there were genuine improvements across the board. It was noted that further improvements are also required in other areas including knife crime and neighbourhood crime.
4. 2021 PEEL inspection
Following the 2021 PEEL inspection and report the Commissioner requires a paper which outlines how the Force intends to address and deliver progress against the AFI and key findings highlighted in the inspection report along with key timescales.
The Commissioner recognised that the Force had what appeared to be an effective governance and oversight process in place for responding to the recent PEEL inspection, with senior officer leadership. He was also pleased to see that initial progress had been made on some of the recommendations/AFI.
The Commissioner asked for further details on the sign off process for areas of identified improvement and was assured by the robustness of the process in place between the force and HMICFRS.
The Commissioner thanked the Chief Constable for the comprehensive update and stated that he would ask for quarterly updates against the milestones presented at this meeting.
5. Investment proposals.
The Commissioner agreed in the January Accountability Board that if the Force made the savings it proposed as part of the 2022/23 budget setting process, he was supportive of the Chief Constables Investment Proposals but that he would wish to discuss these in more detail before agreeing to them.
The Chief Constables Investment proposals along with the supporting business case for each one were submitted for review on 7th December 2021 for consideration.
CJ Centre of Excellence:
Decision – Approve option 1A
The Commissioner asked if the Force were still inputting some data on behalf of the probation service as this needed to reflected in funding if this was the case
ACTION DCC Nickless to check whether the Force VISOR unit are still inputting data onto that system for the probation service.
Decision – Approve option 2 (subject to above checks)
Action – SN to review timescales to see if the work can be done more quickly.
Decision – Approve from Reserves and CC to look at options to complete the work more quickly and comprehensively.
Targeted Variable Payments
Action – Chief Constable Adderley to reconsider and resubmit this investment proposal should it be required.
Decision – Hold
Roads Policing Unit
Action – The Chief constable agreed to look into drone pilot evaluation, which he had not seen and report back. Evaluation criteria was agreed at the time of the pilot so it would easily be resurrectable if not done.
High Tech Crime Unit.
Decision – Hold
The Firearms & Explosives Licencing Unit
Decision – Approved option 2
Deputy Force Crime and Incident Registrar – Police staff post
Decision – Not approved. This post should be funded from within the Forces own budget.