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Decisions of the PCC - January 2015

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








01 – 2015

Halo Project – Strengthening Casework Provision

Since September 2012 and the establishment of the Halo Project, the Police Authority and latterly the Police and Crime Commissioner has provided funding in support of a service to protect and support victims of honour based violence and forced marriage (HBV/FM).

Year on year referrals to the Halo Project have seen an increase with further resources required in order to continue providing support to victims. From monitoring reports received from Halo for the previous year the following key deliverables have been highlighted as continued requirements and for further development:

  • Provide support advice and        information to victims
  • Provide specialist advice        to Police Officers on HBV/FM and Female GenItal Mutilation (FGM) issues        as and when required
  • Delivery of HBV/FM &        FGM training to those with safeguarding responsibilities within        Cleveland Police
  • Develop a more joined up        approach in terms of referral pathways
  • Work with Cleveland Police        to raise awareness and re-establish the CHOICE helpline 



02 – 2015

Single Integrated Offender   Management Scheme

The initiative will establish a Single Integrated Offender Management Scheme for the Cleveland Police area. This will involve the creation of  a central hub with staff co-located within the prison setting at Holme House prison. Through the creation of a single integrated team it is intended that the Hub will promote greater levels of consistency and effectiveness across Cleveland in relation to the management of Prolific and Priority Offenders and High Crime Causers both in terms of breaking the cycle and re-offending and managing the risk to public safety. A selection and de-selection process has been established and agreed by the Cleveland Single IOM group along with a performance framework.



03 – 2015

CCTV Processing Equipment Capital Scheme

Summary within Decision Record Form



05 – 2015

Determination of Payment Arrangements for Acting Chief   Constable

The PCC approved on Decision Record Form (62-2014) the legal arrangements for Acting Chief Constable during Chief Constable Cheer’s absence with Deputy Chief Constable Spittal in that capacity during the relevant period.

As a result the PCC also needs to approve the payment arrangements to the Deputy during this period. In the current circumstance the DCC will be acting up to the full duties of the CC with effect from the 27th December 2014 until the 29th March (93 calendar days). Therefore, in line with PNB guidance, when someone is acting up for more than 56 days consecutively, the guidance is to   temporary promote them from day one of the appointment.

In terms of payment, the regulations state that the individual will be paid either at a rate equivalent to the lowest pay point of the higher rank’s basic pay, or otherwise receive a non-pensionable honorarium, the amount of which will be of up to 100% of the difference between the officer’s substantive salary and the higher rank’s basic pay, in order to ensure that the officer is suitably rewarded for the extra responsibility.

It is the individual officers’  choice as to whether they choose the non-pensionable honorarium or whether to be paid at a rate equivalent to the lowest point of the higher ranks basic pay. The DCC has elected to take the payment by honorarium.

The ‘Basic’ pay for the role of the Chief Constable of Cleveland Police is £135,774 in comparison to the role of Deputy Chief Constable within Cleveland Police of £111,990.

As the DCC has chosen the option of the honorarium this can be for a value of up to £23,784 per annum, which would then be paid pro-rata for the period below.

The exact value is to be determined by the PCC, providing it does not exceed this amount.

Given the above, the honorarium would start from day one of the temporary promotion which is December 27th 2014 and run until the 29th March 2015. 



06 – 2015

Cleveland Violence Against Women and Girls Network   Co-ordinator Funding

The Cleveland Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Network represents a partnership of Voluntary Sector providers of VAWG services in Cleveland committed to the following principles;

  • Sustaining and creating        the provision of services to tackle all forms of VAWG
  • Advocating for        collaboration, solidarity and non-competitive processes and cultures
  • Providing strategic lead        and advice on the needs, health and well-being of women across Teesside
  • Campaigning and awareness        raising on issues that adversely affect women
  • Understanding and applying        intersectionality as central to the pursuit of social justice and        equality
  • Make recommendations, and        influence strategy and policy through systems such as the Police and        Crime plan, Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and other strategic plans

The PCC previously provided six months worth of funding (decision reference 35-2014) for the cost of a dedicated network co-ordinator in order to keep the group cohesive and relevant. Since this time the Network has played a key role in bringing the voluntary sector services together; avoiding duplication; improving the cost effectiveness of services by sharing facilities, through the sharing of skills and knowledge, and co-working in areas where appropriate and efficacious to do so.

The co-ordination role within the Network is essential in co-ordinating activities between victims, providers and statutory services to enable a joined up and well informed approach to meeting victims needs in Cleveland. 



08 – 2015

National Fuel Card Framework Contract

It is recommended to commit to the National CCS contract to November 2018 in order to achieve best value.  The use of the CCS agreement for fuel card services is proven to offer the most cost effective route to Cleveland Police with regard to procuring fuel for operational vehicles and hire cars.



11 – 2015

Proposing the Precept to the Police and Crime Panel

Summary within Decision Record Form





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