||Memorandum - Paragraph 23(7)
Schedule 3 Police Reform Act 2002 - Part A
I have today (4 July 2018) submitted a Memorandum to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (the IOPC) under Paragraph 23(7) of Schedule 3 to the Police Reform Act 2002.
The Memorandum sets out my intended course of action following a report from the IOPC in respect of a complaint against an officer of the rank of Chief Constable.
Part B of this Decision Record Form sets out the full detail, which is not being published.
The legal process does not permit me to publish any further details at this stage. I intend to publish full details of the case as soon as the process permits me to do so and to the maximum extent permitted by law.
||Preserving Items of Community and Historical Interest - Community Safety Hub Transition - Decommissioning of Police Headquarters Ladgate Lane
As the transformational new Cleveland Community Safety Hub opens during Summer 2018, providing a unique partnership workspace for policing, community safety and public protection, the Police & Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable have considered the appropriate arrangements for items of historical and community interest which have until now, been displayed and archived at Police HQ.
These items have been collated and stored during the HQ decommissioning process. An inventory of the items is annexed hereto as Appendix A. The items are important historical records and artefacts from the history of policing in Cleveland and are the responsibility of the Police & Crime Commissioner, as the statutory successor to the former Police Authority, Police Committee and Watch Committees.
In order to preserve the items for the benefit of the whole of the public of Cleveland, as well as for police officers, staff and volunteers, the Police & Crime Commissioner has today (16th June 2018) agreed
- That the items marked accordingly on Appendix A, be deposited on terms to be agreed for a period of 100 years, with the Teesside Archive of Exchange House, Exchange Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 1DB
- That the items marked accordingly on Appendix A, be retained for safe keeping by the Joint Branch Board of the Cleveland Police Federation and held by them to the order of the Police & Crime Commissioner
This decision retains the ownership of the items by the PCC as local policing body but ensures that they are preserved for posterity for the benefit of the public and police personnel in an appropriate manner.
The Police & Crime Commissioner intends to promote this decision via the local and regional media so that the public are aware of the items, their significance and how they may gain access to them in future.
||Funding - National Ugly Mugs
(NUM) Contribution 2018/19 and 2019/20
National Ugly Mugs (NUM) is a national organisation which provides greater access to justice and protection for sex workers who are often targeted by dangerous individuals but are frequently reluctant to report these incidents to the police. These offenders are often serial sexual predators who pose a huge risk to the public as a whole.
The funding contribution provided by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Cleveland enables NUM to, engage in partnership with local support services to ensure vulnerable men and women on the streets are kept safe. In addition to this, it also enables contact with people who utilise online methods of communication.
In Cleveland, specialist service providers proactively raise awareness and promote the use of NUM and sex workers are encouraged to make use of the system should they be a victim of any violent incidents. The sharing of this information is vital in terms of individual’s safety and the wider intelligence picture that can be generated.
The PCC has contributed to the NUM Scheme for a number of years in support of the Police and Crime Plan priorities, A Better Deal for Victims and Working Together to Make Cleveland Safer.