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Specified Information Order

I have a legal - statutory - duty to make sure you have the opportunity to see what I have decided and when. This is the aim here. You can see lists of my decisions month by month and also minutes of key meetings and reports, required under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and other legislation. 

All information in this page is required to be published under The Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011, The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2012 and The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2013. Last updated November 2015.

Links to all information required to be published in accordance with the SIO are available on this page. For ease of reference, the wording has been taken directly from the legislation to provide a clear picture of the Commissioner’s compliance with his duties in this area.
 

Interpretations

To assist with the understanding of this section, the following interpretations may be useful:

“Elected Local Policing Body” – Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

“Chief Officer” – Chief Constable

“Relevant Office Holder” – Police and Crime Commissioner/Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner

“Senior Employee” – a member of staff whose salary exceeds £58,200
 

In relation to the relevant office holders of the elected local policing body

1. The name of each relevant office holder

2. The salary of each relevant office holder

3. The address for correspondence of each relevant office holder

4. The allowances paid to each relevant office holder in respect of expenses incurred by the office holder in the exercise of the body's functions

5. A register of Interests of relevant office holders, including every paid employment or office or other pecuniary interest of each relevant office holder

6. The number of complaints or conduct matters that have been brought to the attention of a relevant office holder by the Police and Crime Panel (either because they have been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, or because they are being subjected to informal resolution by the panel)
 

In relation to the staff (and, in relation to gifts and hospitality, also the relevant office holders) of the elected local policing body

1. The number of members of the staff

2. The proportion of staff who: 
  • Are women: 75% / Are men: 25%
  • Are, to the knowledge of the elected local policing body, members of an ethnic minority: 8%
  • Have, to the knowledge of the elected local policing body, a disability (within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010): None declared 0%
3. An organisational chart showing the structure of the staff

4. The job title, responsibilities and salary of each senior employee and the name of the senior employee

5. A register of each offer of a gift or hospitality made to a relevant office holder or member of staff, indicating whether the offer was accepted or refused
 

In relation to:

1. The duty of the chief officer of the police force maintained by the elected local policing body to provide assistance to the body under section 2(5) or 4(5) of the 2011 Act;

and

2. The power of a local authority to provide administrative, professional or technical services to the elected local policing body under section 1(1) of the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970, information as to any arrangements (Decision Making Policy) for use by the elected local policing body of the staff of the chief officer or of a local authority under those provisions.
 

In relation to the income and expenditure of the elected local policing body

1. The total budget of the elected local policing body

2. Where the elected local policing body is a police and crime commissioner, the precept issued by the commissioner

3. Information as to each anticipated source of revenue of the elected local policing body (other than, in the case of a police and crime commissioner, the precept)

4. Information as to the proposed expenditure of the elected local policing body

5. A copy of the annual investment strategy of the elected local policing body

6. Information as to each crime and disorder reduction grant made by the elected local policing body, 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

7. Information as to each item of expenditure of:
the elected local policing body, or the chief officer of the police force maintained by the body, exceeding £500 (other than a crime and disorder reduction grant made by the elected local policing body or an item of expenditure to which sub-paragraph (h) applies), including the recipient of the funds, the purpose of the expenditure and the reasons why the body or the chief officer (as the case may be) considered that good value for money would be obtained

8. Information as to each item of expenditure of the elected local policing body in relation to travel by, accommodation for, or the subsistence, (included within the expense claims of each office holder) of, a relevant office holder, including the recipient of the funds, the purpose of the expenditure and the reasons why the elected local policing body considered that good value for money would be obtained
 

In relation to the property, rights and liabilities of the elected local policing body

1. The identity of any premises or land owned by, or occupied for the purposes of, the elected local policing body

2. A copy of each contract with a value exceeding £10,000, to which the elected local policing body or the chief officer of the police force maintained by the body, is or is to be a party

3. A copy of each invitation to tender issued by the elected local policing body or the chief officer of the police force maintained by the body, in relation to a contract which the body or chief officer (as the case may be) expects will have a value exceeding £10,000

4. A list of every contract with a value not exceeding £10,000 to which the elected local policing body, or the chief officer of the police force maintained by the body, is or is to be a party, including the value of the contract, the identity of every other party to the contract and the purpose of the contract
 

In relation to the decisions of the elected local policing body

1. The date, time and place of each public meeting to be held by the elected local policing body

2. A copy of the agenda for each public meeting held by the elected local policing body, and any report or other document that is the subject matter of an item on the agenda

3. A copy of the minutes of each public meeting held by the elected local policing body, and of each meeting which is not a public meeting but at which matters of significant public interest arising from thee exercise of the body's functions are discussed

4. A record of each decision of significant public interest arising from the exercise of the elected local policing body's functions, whether made by the body or as a result of a meeting or otherwise
 

In relation to the policies of the elected local policing body

1. A statement of the policy of the elected local policing body in relation to the conduct of relevant office holders, including procedures for the handling of qualifying complaints and conduct matters (within the meaning of section 31 of the 2011 Act)

2. A statement of the policy of the elected local policing body in relation to the making of decisions of significant public interest arising from the exercise of the body’s functions

3. A statement of the policy of the elected local policing body in relation to records management, including procedures for the security and sharing of information and the retention and destruction of documents

4. A statement of the policy of the elected local policing body in relation to the handling of qualifying disclosures (within the meaning of section 43B of the Employment Rights Act 1996).
 

In relation to the prevention of crime and disorder

A copy of any report required by the elected local policing body from the responsible authorities for a local government area under section 7(1) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998  
 

In relation to the independent custody visitor arrangements made under Section 51 of the Police Reform Act

Information as to the operation of the arrangements