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Transparency - Satisfying the Specified Information Order

TransparencyPolice & Crime Commissioners have a duty required by statute to publish documents and information as set out in the Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011 and the Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2012.

This page outlines the requirements of the specified information and links to where the information can be found on the website of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland.

Please note that links relate to the most recent information held by the OPCC to satisfy the mandate (i.e previous or current financial year). To view historical specified information, please contact the OPCC via the Contact Us webpage and links can be provided.

 

 

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Specified Information Order

 

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


(a) the name of each relevant office holder;

(b) the address for correspondence of each relevant office holder;

(c) the salary of each relevant office holder; – see table below

Name / PositionSalary
Barry Coppinger - Police and Crime Commissioner £70,000*

*Note: Salaries determined by Secretary of State taking into account the Senior Salaries Review Board’s report recommendations

(d) 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;

(e) a register of interests of relevant office holders, including every paid employment or office or other pecuniary interest of each relevant office holder; Barry Coppinger - Register of Interests (Adobe PDF, 240KB)

(f) 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)

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

(a) the number of members of the staff;

(b) the proportion of the staff who-

(i) are women, (ii) are, to the knowledge of the elected local policing body, members of an ethnic minority, (iii) have, to the knowledge of the elected local policing body, a disability (within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010(a));

(c) an organisational chart showing the structure of the staff; Cleveland OPCC Organisational Chart (Adobe PDF, 204KB) 

(d) the job title, responsibilities and salary of each senior employee and (unless the senior employee refuses to consent to the publication of his name) the name of the senior employee;

(e) 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.

2A. In relation to:

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

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 for use by the elected local policing body of the staff of the chief officer or of a local authority under those provisions

 

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

(a) the total budget of the elected local policing body;

(b) where the elected local policing body is a police and crime commissioner, the precept issued by the commissioner;

(c) 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);

(d) information as to the proposed expenditure of the elected local policing body;

(e) a copy of the annual investment strategy of the elected local policing body;

(f) 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; 

PCC Initiative Allocation 2017/18 
PCC Initiative Allocation 2016/17 (Adobe PDF, 148 KB)
PCC Initiative Allocation 2015/16 (Adobe PDF, 352 KB)

 
(g) information as to each item of expenditure of –

(i) the elected local policing body, or (ii) 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), 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.

(h) information as to each item of expenditure of the elected local policing body in relation to travel by, accommodation for, or the subsistence 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.

 

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

(a) the identity of any premises or land owned by, or occupied for the purposes of, the elected local policing body; Cleveland Police Property List (Adobe PDF, 56KB)

(b) a copy of each contract with a value exceeding £10,000 to which –

(i) the elected local policing body, or (ii) the chief officer of the police force maintained by the body, is or is to be a party;

(c) a copy of each invitation to tender issued by –

(i) the elected local policing body, or (ii) 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;

(d) a list of every contract with a value not exceeding £10,000 to which –

(i) the elected local policing body, or (ii) 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.”.

 

5. In relation to the decisions of the elected local policing body

(a) the date, time and place of each public meeting to be held by the elected local policing body;

(b) 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;

(c) 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 the exercise of the body’s functions are discussed.

(d) 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 at or as a result of a meeting or otherwise.

 

6. In relation to the policies of the elected local policing body

 

(a) 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);

(b) 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;

(c) 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;

(d) 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(a))

 

7. In relation to the prevention of crime and disorder,

(a) 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(b).

The PCC receives annual reports from a number of responsible authorities in the Cleveland Police Force area including:

Children’s Safeguarding Boards

Adult Safeguarding Boards

Community Safety Partnerships

Details of these publications can be found on their respective websites.
 

8. In relation to the independent custody visitor arrangements made under section 51 of the Police Reform Act 2002(a),

(a) information as to the operation of the arrangements.

 

Questions Relating to the Specified Information Order


If you have any questions or queries regarding the information or links listed above, please contact the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland via any means listed on the Contact Us page.

 

 
 
 
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