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Decisions of the PCC - January 2018

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.

Decisions of the PCC - January 2018
Decision Ref no Decision Title  Decision Summary  Date Authorised 
2017-62073 Preferred Candidate for Chief Constable of Cleveland Police

The PCC has today (12 January 2018) completed the proccess for selecting his preferred candidate for appointment as Chief Constable of Cleveland Police.
The PCC has selected Mike Veale.

In accordance with the law, the PCC will be asking the Police and Crime Panel to consider and report to him about the proposed appointment of Mr Veale, at a hearing on 23 January 2018.

The Commissioner's reasons for this decision are set out in his report to the Panel which is appended to this Decision Record Form.

 17/01/2018
2017-62834 Unsuccessful Funding Applications

The PCC Funding Approvals meeting on 23 October 2017, considered four applications which were not supported.  These are summarised as

(1)   An application from a local football club to resurface a football pitch. This was declined as the cost was considered to be expensive for one pitch.

(2)  Funding to create a 'text back' service to provide support for females in the Cleveland area. This request was declined due to similar resources and Cleveland having a free, independent and confidential service in place which provides care, advice and support for victims of crime. 

(3)  An application to fund support and guidance for members of the LGBT community who have experienced hate crime. This application was declined as the Victim Care and Advice Service refers LGBT victims onto specialised LGBT support services.

(4)  Funding for a project to deliver an in-reach service at Low Newton Prison (Durham), working with the women to improve support services. Post release exit plans will be developed in conjunction with the women and one-to-one support will help to facilitate a smooth transaction back into the community and reduce recidivism.  This request was declined as a similar project has recently been commissioned to address the resettlement needs of women in Low Newton.

 23/01/2018
2017-63097 Appointment of Chief Constable
of Cleveland Police

Pursuant to the approval of the Police & Crime Panel at the confirmation hearing held on 23 January 2018, I appoint Mike Veale as Chief Constable of Cleveland Police.

The Panel’s statutory report to me is attached as Appendix A.

My statutory response to the Panel is attached as Appendix B.

The terms and conditions to be agreed with Mr Veale are attached as Appendix C. 

24/01/2018 
2017-63180 Precept Proposal 2018/19

Legislation requires that the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) agrees their budget and associated precept and basic council tax for the forthcoming year before 1st March each year. However before doing so the PCC must notify the relevant Police and Crime Panel, by the 31st January, of the precept which they propose to issue for the following financial year.

The PCC has been informed by the Home Office that ‘In 2018/19, we will provide each PCC with the same amount of core Government grant funding as in 2017/18. Protecting police grant means PCCs retain the full benefit from any additional local Council Tax income. Alongside this, we are providing further flexibility to PCCs in England to increase their Band D precept by up to £12 in 2018/19 without the need to call a local referendum. This is equivalent to up to £1 per month for a typical Band D household. It means that each PCC who uses this flexibility will be able to increase their direct resource funding by at least an estimated 1.6% (which maintains funding in real terms).’

The results of consultation with the public of Cleveland in relation to the level of precept for 2018/19, which had 284 responses, has resulted in the following:

  • 79.93% said that they would be happy to pay the extra amount to support Policing Services in Cleveland Police;while
  • 20.07% said that they would prefer you to cut the level of Policing Services currently provided in Cleveland as they were unwilling to the pay the extra amount.

If the precept is increased by £12 then the Net Budget Requirement is expected to increase in 18/19, by £1.9m (or 1.6%). While this is better than the organisation was planning, it is worth noting that this increase is absorbed by unavoidable additional costs to the organisation in 18/19, in comparison to 17/18, primarily from 2% pay awards and more general inflation (CPI is currently 3.0% and RPI 4.1%).

 30/01/2018
   

 

 
 
 
 
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