Cleveland Police has supported a number of mutual aid deployments between August and September 2017.
These were not part of the budget set at the start of the year.
In line with national guidelines, mutual aid is charged to the force to whom it is being provided.
Cleveland Police has incurred expenditure that was not provided for when setting the 2017/18 budget in providing mutual aid, of £73,014.59.
The total amount to be reimbursed to Cleveland for providing these services is £87,391.66, which takes into account the full costs of the services provided.
The mutual aid deployments have been as follows:
- Sporting Event – Sheffield United v Barnsley – South Yorkshire Police (£6,977.18)
- Sporting Event – Barnsley v Sunderland – South Yorkshire Police (£3,710.93)
- Operational Support – GMP Pride – Greater Manchester Police (£4,611.47)
- Protest/March – Operation Grasabbey – West Yorkshire Police (£12,300.59)
- Sporting Event – Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United – South Yorkshire Police (£27,073.75)
- Sporting Event – Grimsby Town v Lincoln City – Humberside Police (£11,407.63)
- Protest/March – Operation Teal – Northumbria Police (£12,683.82)
- Sporting Event – Barnsley v Aston Villa – South Yorkshire Police (£8,626.29)
Therefore, Cleveland Police requests the release of £73,000, from the income to be received by the PCC. This is to pay for the additional costs, which they have incurred in providing mutual aid.
This will result in an increase in the budget available to the Chief Constable of £73,000 which will in turn ensure that the provision of mutual aid has not reduced the funding available to the Chief Constable for policing within Cleveland.
The ‘over-recovery’ of income of £14,391.66 will lead to an underspend during 2017/18 and will be made available to support future financial plans.
This initiative supports the PCC’s objective of Investing in our Police.