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Decisions of the PCC - August 2013

On this page, any decisions made by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland will be published. The table below outlines each decision supported by the Decision Form used by the Commissioner to justify the decision.

Note: Where a link to the decision document is unavailable. this will be updated as soon as possible.







39 – 2013

Post Related Allowance Payments

Post-related allowances for chief superintendents were introduced in 2003, and their payment is governed by PNB Circular 03/18. The allowance is currently £5001 p.a, paid in monthly/four weekly instalments

The allowance was introduced to recognise the most onerous chief superintendent roles in a national comparison. The payment of the allowance is solely related to the demands of the post not the performance past or present of the person.

The PNB Circular sets out the process as a decision of the chief constable in consultation with the local branch of the Superintendents Association and in agreement with Police Authority. In November 2012 Police Authorities were abolished and replaced with the Police and Crime Commissioners. With no further guidance from the Home Office this report assumes that the requirement is to reach an agreement with the Police and Crime Commissioner in lieu of the Police Authority.

There are four Chief Superintendent posts in Cleveland Police which have been assessed against the PNB Circular guidance for identifying relevant posts:

1. The most demanding BCU commander jobs, with exceptionally difficult policing conditions, high public profile, and particularly complex community relationships

2. Other very demanding posts, including those dealing with high volumes of serious crime, high levels of deprivation and difficult conflict in community and partnership working.

Following this review the Chief Constable has recommended that two posts receive the post-related allowance. 



40 – 2013

of Strategic Media

The former Police Authority was provided with media services via an external contractor. An in house media team services the Force. Rather than appoint a fresh contractor when the CPA arrangement expired, the PCC has used the in house team. It has become clear that whilst this is satisfactory on most occasions, the needs of a PCC and a Police Force may not always coincide. Indeed the PCC has a remit wider than the police force, and so requires independent advice on how best to get across important messages.

Discussions over making this a shared arrangement with the other North East PCCs are pending. 






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