- Police and Crime Plan
- Fire and Rescue Service
- Information & Transparency
- Victims’ Services – Voice
8th December 2020
1. Welcome and introductions
PFCC Stephen Mold (SM)
Nicci Marzec (NM)
Paul Fell (PF)
Louise Sheridan (LS)
Stuart McCartney (SMc)
Helen King (HK)
CC Nick Adderley (NA)
DCC Simon Nickless (SN)
Colleen Rattigan (CR)
Chief Finance Officer Vaughan Ashcroft (VA)
D/Chief Inspector Lorraine Gordon
Apologies were accepted from ACC James Andronov and ACC Simon Blatchly
2. Previous minutes and action log
3. Force strategic priorities performance update
Draft Budget and capital programme
Action SM to write to the NA once they have discussed the idea of 1% efficiencies in their next 1-2-1 meeting, outlining his requirements in this regard.
ACTION: Work will continue between now and the next accountability Board on the finalisation of budget proposals.
4. ICO Intervention
Action – LG to provide numbers of spurious FOI’s and SAR’s since change of legislation
Action – SM to consider writing to parliament when information received.
The Commissioner recognised that progress had been made in this area.
The Commissioner sought additional reassurance that progress was continuing in terms of performance and resource recruitment and received this from the Chief Constable.
The Commissioner agreed that this was an important part of the business in relation to transparency and was provided with reassurance that plans were in place and on track to deliver and demonstrate good progress to the ICO when they revisit in January 2021.
Chief Officer Paul Bullen, ACC James Andronov, CFO Darren Dovey and ACFO Shaun Hallam joined the meeting.
6. Interoperability Update
Joint Community Safety Activity
Tri-Service Emergency Service Volunteers
Joint Command Facility
High Risk Missing People
Action – SH and JA to produce a template that identifies all the different streams of work that are being undertaken relating to operational interoperability. This work can be progressed through the Interoperability Board rather than Accountability Board.
The Commissioner welcomed the report from both Chiefs. He expressed his gratitude for the progression of the work relating to shared enabling services.
The Commissioner recognised and commended the work that was taking place in the background on the operational interoperability agenda but encouraged the Chief Fire Officer and Chief Constable to progress this work further, given that there are some areas where they have already agreed in principal with him, that they wish to explore.
The Commissioner remains convinced that there are areas in this agenda that provide a real opportunity for the provision of enhanced service to the public. The Commissioner expects work in relation to proposals for a shared Police and Fire Control Room to be developed rapidly.