Specified information and availability

1. The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)

(a) Name: Tim Passmore

(b) Address for correspondence

(c) Salary: £70,000 per annum

(d) Allowances and expenses paid to the PCC (Availability – quarterly, as soon as practicable after end of quarter to which it relates)  

(e) Register of interests

(f) Number of complaints or conduct matters that have been brought to the attention of the PCC by the Police & Crime Panel:

  • 2012/13  Two complaints
    Outcomes
    – Recorded but application of Regulations disapplied.
    – Recorded, concluded by informal resolution.
  • 2013/14  Two complaints
    Outcomes
    – Recorded but application of Regulations disapplied.
    – Not recorded.
  • 2014/15  Three complaints
    Outcomes
    – Repetition of earlier complaint.
    – Recorded but application of Regulations disapplied.
    – Recorded but application of Regulations disapplied.
  • 2015/16   One complaint
    Outcome
    – Recorded but application of Regulations disapplied.
  • 2016/17    Two complaints
    Outcome
    – Recorded, concluded by informal resolution.
    – Recorded, concluded by informal resolution.

2. Staff of the PCC

(a) The number of staff: 10 (8.9 FTE)

(b) The proportion of staff who:

(i) are women: 8 (80%)
(ii) are members of an ethnic minority: 0%
(iii) have a disability within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010: 0%

(c) An Organisation Chart – 22 February 2017 of the staff structure (PDF, 34KB)

(d) The job titles, responsibilities and salaries of each senior employee

Chief Executive – Christopher Jackson – £107,151
Deputy Chief Executive – Claire Swallow – £80,361
Chief Finance Officer – Chris Bland (0.5 fte) – £40,181

(e) A register of gifts or hospitality of the PCC or members of staff  (Availability – as soon as practicable after offer or acceptance)

2a. Assistance and services to the PCC

(a) The duty of the Chief Constable to provide assistance to the PCC under section 2(5) of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.  Paragraph 8 of the Scheme of Governance and Consent – Version 11 – February 2015 (PDF, 2.74MB) sets out the working agreement between the PCC and Chief Constable.

(b) The power of a local authority to provide administrative, professional or technical services to the PCC under section1(1) of the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970:
Internal Audit Services are provided under a commercial contract to the PCC and Constabulary by TIAA Ltd.
Somerset County Council provide a Technical Support Team to all PCC Chief Finance Officers in England & Wales, which advises on national police finance issues.

information as to any arrangements for use by the PCC of the staff of the Chief Constable or of a local authority under those provisions

(a) and (b) – Availability – as soon as practicable after an election, reviewed every 6 months and variations published)

3. Income and expenditure of the PCC 2016/17

(a) The total budget: £121.8m

(b) The precept issued by the PCC: £42.6m

The police element of the Council Tax for individual households is as follows for each Council Tax Band:

  • Council Tax Band A – £115.62
  • Council Tax Band B – £134.89
  • Council Tax Band C – £154.16
  • Council Tax Band D – £173.43
  • Council Tax Band E – £211.97
  • Council Tax Band F – £250.51
  • Council Tax Band G – £289.05
  • Council Tax Band H – £346.86

(c) Information as to each anticipated source of revenue (other than the precept)

  • Core Home Office Grant £63.6m
  • Council Tax Freeze Grant £1.9m
  • Council Tax Support Funding £4.9m
  • Other Income £8.7m
  • Ministry of Justice funding for victims services £812,000 and Child Sexual Abuse £61,000

(d) Information as to the proposed expenditure of the PCC: £0.928m

  • Employee Costs (pay and travel) £0.631m
  • PCC Costs (salary and travel) £0.102m
  • Supplies and Services, Fees and Contingency £0.114m
  • Internal and External Audit and Audit Committee £0.81m

[There is also a commissioning budget of £1.6m for crime and disorder reduction and victim services (including the Ministry of Justice funding see above.)]

(e) A copy of the annual investment strategy of the PCC – See  PCC Decision 3 – 2016 Medium Term Financial Plan 2016-17 to 2019-2020 – Appendices H and I

For more information on the income and expenditure of the PCC – See PCC Decision 3 – 2016 Medium Term Financial Plan 2016-17 to 2019-2020

(a) – (e)- Availability – for each financial year, before the beginning of the financial year)

(f) Information as to each crime and disorder reduction grant made by the PCC including conditions attached to the grant, recipient & purpose of the grant and reasons why the PCC considered that the grant would secure, or contribute to securing, crime & disorder reduction in the PCC’s area. (Each month, as soon as practicable after the end of the month to which it relates)

(g)  Expenditure exceeding £500:

(i)  Information as to each item of expenditure of the PCC exceeding £500 (other than a crime & disorder reduction grant made by the PCC), including the recipient, the purpose of the expenditure and reasons why the PCC considered that good value for money would be obtained.

(ii)  Information as to each item of expenditure of the Chief Constable exceeding £500 (other than a crime & disorder reduction grant made by the PCC), including the recipient of the funds, the purpose of the expenditure and reasons why the Chief Constable considered that good value for money would be obtained.

(h) Information as to each item of expenditure by the PCC in relation to travel, accommodation, subsistence, including the recipient of the funds, the purpose of the expenditure and the reasons why the PCC considered that good value for money would be obtained.

(Availability – each month, as soon as practicable after the end of the month to which it relates)

Value for money is achieved as a result of all staff ordering goods and services being required to comply with the PCC’s Financial Regulations and Contract Standing Orders.  Suffolk Constabulary also has a robust Value For Money Strategy in place. Additionally, on an annual basis, the PCC and Chief Constable’s external auditors are required under Section 5 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 to satisfy themselves that proper arrangements are in place for securing economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the PCC’s and Chief Constable’s use of resources.

4. Property, rights and liabilities of the PCC

(a) The identity of Premises or land owned by, or occupied for the purposes of the PCC October 2016 (PDF, 20KB)

(b) A copy of each contract with a value exceeding £10,000 to which;

(i) the PCC, or
(ii) the Chief Constable,

is or is to be a party.

Copies of contracts on behalf of the PCC since coming into being on 22 November 2012 are registered and available for inspection on the National Contracts Database at www.blpd.gov.uk.

  • To view Current Contract Information, click on “For a list of current contracts for member authorities please click here”.
  • To view contract information for Suffolk utilise the drop down box next to “Organisation”.
  • Select “Suffolk Constabulary” for contracts for the Suffolk PCC.
  • For details on specific contracts click the link under “Contract Title”.

General information is also available for contracts predating 22 November 2012.

(c) A copy of each Invitation To Tender (ITT) issued by

(i) the PCC, or
(ii) the Chief Constable,

in relation to a contract which the PCC or Chief Constable (as the case may be) expects will have a value exceeding £10,000.

Copies of ITTs issued on behalf of the PCC since coming into being on 22 November 2012.

(d) A list of every contract with a value not exceeding £10,000 to which:

(i) the PCC, or
(ii) the Chief Constable,

is or is to be party, including the value of the contract, the identity of every other party to the contract and the purpose of the contract.

All contracts pursued on behalf of the PCC since coming into being on 22 November 2012 are registered and available for inspection on the National Contracts Database at www.blpd.gov.uk.

  • To view Current Contract Information, click on “For a list of current contracts for member authorities please click here”
  • To view contract information for Suffolk utilise the drop down box next to “Organisation”
  • Select “Suffolk Constabulary” for contracts for the Suffolk/Norfolk PCC.
  • For details on specific contracts click the link under “Contracts Title”.

5. Decisions of the PCC

(a) The date, time and place of each public meeting to be held by the PCC

(b) A copy of the agenda for each public meeting held by the PCC, and any report or other document that is the subject matter of an item on the agenda

(c) A copy of the minutes of each public meeting held by the PCC, and each meeting which is not a public meeting but at which matters of significant public interest are discussed

(d) A record of each decision of significant public interest arising from the PCC’s functions, whether made by the PCC at or as a result of a meeting or otherwise.

(a) – (d) – (Availability – as soon as practicable after it becomes available to the PCC)

6. A statement of the policy of the PCC on

(a) The conduct of the PCC, including procedures for the handling of qualifying complaints and conduct matters (within the meaning of section 31 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011).

(b) The making of decisions of significant public interest – Paragraphs 7.1 – 7.8 in the Scheme of Governance and Consent – Version 11 – February 2015 (PDF, 2.74MB) sets out the PCC’s Decision Making and Accountability Framework.

(c) Records management, including procedures for the security and sharing of information and the retention and destruction of documents

(d) The handling of qualifying disclosures (within the meaning of section 43B of the Employment Rights Act 1996) (Whistleblowing)

(a) – (d) – Availability – as soon as practicable after an election, reviewed annually and any variation published)

7. Prevention of crime and disorder

A copy of any report required by the PCC from the responsible authorities for a local government area under section 7(1) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. (Availability – as soon as practicable after it becomes available to the PCC): No reports received.

8. Independent custody visitor arrangements

Information as to the operation of the arrangements made under section 51 of the Police Reform Act 2002

9. Constabulary Chief Officer Expenses

Expenses paid to Chief Officers – Published on the Suffolk Constabulary website

10.  Police and Crime Plan Performance Updates

Police and Crime Plan Performance Updates