In accordance with the Information Commissioner’s Office recommended good practice, the Police and Crime Commissioner maintains and publishes a Disclosure Log of responses to requests for information.

1. Request received 17 January 2018 

In the financial years 15/16, 16/17 and 17/18:

1. How many grants were awarded to organisations in which at least one of the outcomes was to provide services to victims of stalking?

2. What was the total monetary value of these grants?

3. Which organisations were awarded?

Response sent 26 January 2018 (PDF, 330KB).

2. Request received 19 January 2018

Dear Sir or Madam:

Please send me all of the information you or your organisation holds that pertains to, or implicates, any Freemason to any alleged crime, or crime.

Please send me all of the information you hold about me using the contact details provided.

Response sent 2 February 2018

The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner does not hold crime statistics data relating to Freemasons. I understand you have sent your request to Suffolk Constabulary who will review and respond accordingly.

The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner does hold personal data relating to you. I understand you have sent your request to Suffolk Constabulary who will review and respond accordingly.

3. Request received 26 January 2018

Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following information:Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following information:

1. Does your organisation have a Facebook Page(s)? If yes, what is/are the url(s) and when were they set up?

2. Does your organisation advertise or spend any money on Facebook? If yes, please can you outline what expenditure has occurred and break down expenditure per calendar year (January to December) since 2004?

3. Does your organisation have a Twitter Account? If yes, what is/are the url(s) and when were they set up?

4. Does your organisation advertise or spend any money on Twitter? If yes, please can you outline what expenditure has occurred and break down expenditure per calendar year (January to December) since 2006?

5. Does your organisation use Google G-Suite services (Google services) or does your organisation rely on google for any services (such as email hosting)? If yes, what are the services, when were they agreed and how much did they cost?

6. Does your organisation advertise or spend any money on Google? If yes, please can you outline what expenditure has occurred and break down expenditure per calendar year (January to December) since the payments first began?

7. Is there an official policy for the use of organisational Facebook or Twitter Accounts (ie how to post, what to use it for and when to delete or preserve records)? If there is a policy (or policies) please may I be provided with them?

Response sent 2 February 2018

1. The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner does not have a Facebook page.

2. N/A

3. The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has a Twitter Account. The URL is @timspcc (https://twitter.com/TimSPCC) – This was established in March 2013.

4. The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner does not advertise or spend money on Twitter.

5. The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner does not use Google G-Suite or rely on Google for any service.

6. N/A

7. The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner does not have an individual official policy for use of Twitter. The use of this account is controlled and regulated by the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Communications Manager.

4. Request received 1 March 2018

Dear Sir / Madam
Under the FOI Act please can you let me know what software your organisations uses to handle press releases / media enquiries

Response sent 7 March 2018

The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner does not use any software to handle press releases and media enquiries. These tasks fall within the responsibility of the Communications Manager.

If your query also relates to the Suffolk Constabulary then please submit your request to the Constabulary’s Freedom of Information team by using the following address: information@suffolk.pnn.police.uk

5. Request received 21 March 2018

Dear Sir,

Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like a copy of the Crime Commissioners job description for Suffolk.

Response sent 23 March 2018

The role of the Police and Crime Commissioner is detailed under The Policing Protocol Order 2011 issued by the Home Office. This is a public document that is published on the Home Office website and I have attached a copy for your easy reference.

6. Request received 30 March 2018

Dear Officer,

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please can you provide me with:

-All submissions (including all evidence and supporting documents) sent to the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner for its consultation on drugs policy. The evidence was used in the formation of the ‘West Midlands Drug Policy Call for Evidence – Report’, published 12 December 2017.

-Any other reports produced or commissioned within the last 12 months concerning the policing of drug offences.

Response sent 9 April 2018

The office of the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner did not provide any submission to the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner for its consultation on drugs policy.

Drug offences are one of a number of topics discussed within the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Accountability and Performance Panel. Please find enclosed the latest report to include detail of Drug Trafficking. Further documents relating to the Accountability and Performance panel are detailed within our website link below:

http://suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/public-meetings/accountability-and-performance-panel

Performance Priorities Monitoring Report – 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

AP17_29 Performance Progress Report

7. Request received 5 April 2018

Dear Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner,

Please provide the register of premises or land owned by, or occupied for the purposes of, the office of
Police and Crime Commissioner, and the functions of their force, for the financial year 2017/18.
Entries listed should be broken down by local policing directorate (or borough), and indicate whether it is:
Police building
Other building/land
Neighbourhood office
Other

Response sent 9 April 2018

Details of the Property, rights and liabilities of the Police and Crime Commissioner are published within the
Transparency section (Section 4) of the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioners website. Link has been
stated below:

http://suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/transparency/freedom-of-information-and-data-transparency/table

A document detailing the Premises or land owned by, or occupied for the purposes of the Police and Crime
Commissioner is detailed within the below link:

http://suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/SUFFOLK-PCC-MASTER-ASSET-REGISTERMARCH-
2018-edited-for-web.pdf

9. Request received 22 June 2018

I would like to know:
What budget has your Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner set aside for the costs associated with commissioning Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) services? This might include staff costs, legal costs, cost of market engagement events etc. Please supply the answer as total budget for the financial year 2018/19.

Response sent 29 June 2018

To date, the PCC has allocated £941,000 to VAWG services from his commissioning budget for the financial
year 2018/19. All grant information can be found on the PCC website: http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/involving-you/supporting-victims/victims-commissioning

10. Request received 17 July 2018

Can you please tell me the total monetary amount of police precept collected for Suffolk Police and any percentage increase from the previous year for 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Response sent 27 July 2018

10-2018 (PDF, 307KB)

11. Request received 6 October 2018

Does the OPCC subscribe to CoPaCC?
How much has the OPCC paid to CoPaCC in 2016, 2017 and 2018?
In what years has CoPaCC carried out transparency reports on the OPCC?
In what years has the OPCC received a transparency award from CoPaCC?

Response sent 11 October 2018

11-2018 (PDF, 301KB)

12. Request received 9 October 2018

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with full answers to each of the following questions:

1. Did your PCC, their deputy or any OPCC staff attend the Conservative, Labour and/or Liberal Democrat party conferences in September and October this year? If not, you may disregard the below questions

2. If so, how many people attended, for how long and did they take annual leave?

3. How much public money was spent on:
a. Accommodation – please name the hotel where they stayed
b. Travel – please state what type of transport and class of travel (ie first class etc)
c. Entertainment and subsistence – please name any restaurants where meals eaten
d. Sundry expenses

4. Was there any correspondence between the PCC and anyone within the OPCC regarding any aspect of the trip including the cost? If so please provide copies.

Response sent 11 October 2018

12-2018 (PDF, 306KB)

13. Request received 12 November 2018

Dear Sir or Madam,

To ask under the FOIA:

1. Whether the PCC’s office pays any external organisations to advertise vacant roles within the PCC’s office on their website.

2. For a list of websites / organisations the PCC’s office uses to advertise vacant roles within the PCC’s office (excel format) and how much each website/organisation received from office in the three most recent financial years

2015/16
2016/17
2017/18

If no money was paid to advertise the roles, please indicate this on the spreadsheet.

3. For an email address and contact information for the HR department or relevant department responsible for publishing and promoting vacancies within the PCC’s office.

Note: Everything in this FOI relates to the financial years 2015/16 to 2017/18. If the cost limit exceeds that which is allotted, then start from 2017/18 and work backwards.

Response sent 15 November 2018

13-2018 (PDF, 319KB)

13 2018 – Costs (PDF, 176KB)

14. Request received 20 November 2018

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:

– Total allocation to the force;

– Total allocation within that budget and costs associated with the Office of the PCC, Office of the Deputy PCC, and any related governance activities.

Response sent 27 November 2018

14-2018 (PDF, 297KB)

15. Request received 24 November 2018

Does the commissioner’s office fund third party hate crime reporting centres?
How much money has been put spent on the centres in 2016, 2017 and so far in 2018?
How many centres are in the police force area?
For 2016, 2017, and so far in 2018 how many hate crime reports came from the centres?

Response sent 10 December 2018

15-2018 (PDF, 310KB)

1. Request received 6 January 2017

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from Finance (Accounts Receivable/Payable) and IT (Information Technology):

• Who provides the organisations BACS payments and Direct Debit    collection software?

• Please provide a list of your suppliers of the above software.

• How you came to the decision to choose these companies?

• Are these solution(s) hosted on premise or cloud hosted?

• Please provide expenditure on computer software used for Bacs  payment processing and Direct Debit collection. For financial years  2014/2015 and 2015/2016.

• When does your current contract(s) with BACs payment and direct  debit collection software expire?

• Will this service(s) be tendered and if so where?

• What is the total value of your current BACS payment and Direct  Debit collection software contract(s) and over what period?

• With whom does the organisation hold its primary bank account?

• Does the organisation, acting as a Bureau, provide Bacs processing  on behalf on any other organisation?

• What payments types does the organisation use? (e.g Bacs (Direct  Credit), Direct Debit, Faster Payments, etc.).

• Who is the person responsible for BACS processing and Direct    Debit collection software?
– Name
– Position
– Telephone Number
– Email

Response
Request transferred to Suffolk Constabulary on 9 January 2017 as the OPCC do not hold the information.

2. Request received 12 January 2017

Please may you provide me with details of the victim service providers that you fund and commission. Please include:

• Organisation name
• Funding start and end date
• Type of organisation
• Contract value

Please include all services, including general services, domestic violence, sexual violence, CSE, restorative justice, etc.
I would like the details of the most recent funded victim service providers to date.

Response sent 25 January 2017
Please see the attached spreadsheet, covering PCC grants awarded during 2016/17 under Crime and Disorder Reduction, Victims’ Services, and the Safer Suffolk Fund. All amounts are rounded to the nearest £1.

Please note that all monies awarded are published on the PCC website: http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/, with the exception of the RJ Practitioner, which is a part-time post, advertised via the Suffolk Constabulary website during December 2016.

3. Request received 16 January 2017

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:

• The number of complaints about police officers illegally accessing    the Police National Computer

• The number of complaints about force civilian staff illegally accessing the Police National Computer

• Please detail the outcome of those complaints (numbers of police officers disciplined/prosecuted/suspended/sacked/no action, numbers of police staff disciplined/prosecuted/suspended/sacked/no action)

• Please detail for what purposes (where known) those police officers and staff unlawfully accessed the PNC

Please provide the information for calendar years 2014, 2015, 2016 –Jan-Dec.

Response sent 25 January 2017
The Police and Crime Commissioner does not hold any complaints against police officers or police staff in relation to the Police National Computer. The Chief Constable has legal responsibility for ensuring the Constabulary deals with complaints about its police officers and staff in line with the statutory complaints framework. This work is carried out by the Constabulary’s Professional Standards Department.

Further information on the complaints process, can be found on the PCC’s website: http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/complaints

It is our understanding that Suffolk Constabulary will be providing a direct response to your request.

4. Request received 19 January 2017

Could you please send me your Office of Police and Crime Commissioner’s response to the College of Policing’s consultation on the Policing Education and Qualifications Framework (aka degrees for police officers)? The consultation period ran from 2 February to 29 March 2016.

Response sent 25 January 2017
The Police and Crime Commissioner did not provide a formal response to the College of Policing’s consultation on the Policing Education Qualification Framework. The PCC expressed his views verbally via the College of Policing Leadership Review Oversight Group, a record of which is not held.

5. Request received 6 February 2017

1. What is the official policy of the PCC on their individual police forces failing to police illegal hunts properly and take appropriate action when information of and presented with evidence of assault and intimation?

2. If the PCC does not hold the information requested in my original email, does it hold any information on any subject relating to the performance of their individual police forces. If so, could I please have details of the type of information held.

3. What is your Official Policy on Policy “illegal hunts using dogs?”

Response sent 3 March 2017
The Police and Crime Commissioner has considered your request for information and the response is below.

This response is correct as at 2nd March 2017.

Question 1

Any alleged failures by the police would, in the first instance, be dealt with by Professional Standards Departments for investigation.

Question 2

The question is extremely broad therefore, is not valid under Freedom of Information Act 2000 Section 8(1) (c) in as much as it does not specify the exact information the applicant is requesting.

Question 3

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner does not have such a policy.

6. Request received 20 February 2017

Please could you provide the following information in relation to Photocopiers, Multi-Functional Devices and Desktop Printers:

1. Type of current contract details?
2. Name of companies awarded?
3. What is the length of contract/s and end dates?
4. Number of devices?
5. Estimated annual print/copy volume
6. What is the annual spending?
7. Please provide details on how these were procured. i.e.– By Framework
a. Procurement method that’s used
b. If Framework, please state which one
8. Do you have any print management software? If so, which software?
9. Do they supply you with any scanning software (additional to the software native to the device)? If so, which software?
10. What Document Management solution/s do you currently use within your Organization?
11. Do you have any managed cloud hosting solution? If so which software / provider?
12. Do you have any mobile print software? If so, which software?
13. Who is the person within your organization responsible for the MFD’s and the

contract(s), what is their title, and their contact details?

Response sent 17 March 2017
The Police and Crime Commissioner has considered your request for information and the response is below.

This response is correct as at 15th March 2017.

Questions 1 – 15

The Organisations’ assets are looked after by the Constabulary. A response to this question will be provided by them under separate cover.

7.Request received 17 March 2017

Women’s Aid Federation of England requests information regarding your commissioned services for survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

For each question apart from Question 7, please provide information broken down into the following categories:
a) Your commissioned services for women experiencing domestic violence and abuse
b) Your commissioned services for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse
c) Your commissioned services which are for either women or men experiencing domestic violence and abuse
d) Your commissioned services for groups with specific needs such as BME women, disabled women, and LGBTQ survivors experiencing domestic violence and abuse

1. What is the value of your commissioned services, and has this amount increased or decreased since it was last commissioned?

2. Which organisation or organisations currently hold the contract for your commissioned services? When are these services due to be recommissioned? Please include dates of then tender documents will be available.

3. When your services were commissioned, was an Equality Impact Assessment carried out? Has your procurement team or legal advisors ensured that your decisions were compliant with both the EU Procurement Directive and the EU Directive on Victim’s Rights?

4. How many expressions of interest did you receive and how many final bids did you receive?

5. How much did the commissioning process cost you?

6. Was the decision to commission your services made as part of a Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy?

7. Mapping of provision:
a. Did you undertake mapping of service provision as part of the commissioning protect for domestic violence and abuse?
b. If yes, please list details of the domestic violence service providers in your local authority that are NOT commissioned by the local authority following categories: (i) services for women experiencing domestic violence and abuse (ii) services for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse; (iii) women or men experiencing domestic violence and abuse (iv) BME women, disabled women, and LGBTQ survivors experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Response
The Police and Crime Commissioner has considered your request for information and the response is below.

This response is correct as at 17th March 2017

Question 1
(a&b) All commissioned services this year are available to women and women.
(c) Commissioned services in 2016/17 were £644,000 and was an increase from £532,000 in 2015/16.
(d) A grant of £1,334.00 to date has been given to Phoebe

Question 2
All our commissioned services are dealt with on a one off grant basis for a 12 month period
(With the exception of the IDVA service – see below).
c) Safelives : Domestic Abuse Matters – 25 days of Action Training Package
Compassion – Babergh Domestic Abuse Forum
Lighthouse Women’s Aid – Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor (IDVA) Service and Crisis Worker.
The Current grant for the IDVA service ends on 31 March 2018. The date for the open process to recommission the service is not yet known.
d) Phoebe

Question 3
Equality, diversity and human rights implications are considered including equality analysis as appropriate in each commissioning decision.
The Commissioning process for the IDVA service was managed by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s procurement advisor who ensured that all necessary commissioning steps were fulfilled.
http://www.suffolk-pcc-gov.uk/wp/content/uploads/2012/11/C13-2014-IDVA-Service-for-suffolk-derestricted.pdf

Question 4
There was one expression of interest and one final bid received for the IDVA service.

Question 5
Office of the Police and Crime Staff time – Deputy Chief Executive, Chief Financial Officer, Procurement Manager and time in kind from DA partnership chair.

Question 6
No – Commissioning has been informed by research undertaken by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office.
http://ww.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/UCS-Understanding-Domestic-Abuse-in-suffolk.pdf and Suffolk County Council Domestic Abuse Review.

Question 7a
No. A mapping process was completed by Suffolk County Council as part of the research for the Suffolk Domestic Abuse Interim Report 2016

Question 7b
Information not held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk

8.Request received 14 April 2017

Radio Suffolk requests the following information

1. How many staff were employed by the PCC and his office at the point it was set up? Please state if they were full or part time.

2. How much was the first annual budget of the PCC and his office?

3. How many staff are currently employed by the PCC and his office? Please state if they are full or part time.

4. How much is the annual budget?

5. How much are staff paid? I appreciate you may not be able to give me a breakdown of individual amounts for each person, but would be grateful if you could provide me with pay bands and the number of people on each band (and if possible their job title).

Response
The Police and Crime Commissioner has considered your request for information and the response is below.

This response is correct as at 28th April 2017

Question 1
The number of staff employed by the PCC and his office at the point it was set up was 7 full time members of staff, 1 0.8 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) and 1 0.6 FTE

Question 2
The annual budget for the PCC’s first full financial year in office (i.e. 2013/14) was 1.257m

Question 3
The number of staff currently employed by the PCC and his office are 8 fulltime members, 1 0.5 FTE and 1 0.4 FTE
The PCC is also currently hosting an apprentice for 4 months.

Question 4
The annual budget for 2017/18 for the PCC’s office is 0.928m

Question 5

Chief Executive £ 107,151
Deputy Chief Executive £80,361
Chief Finance Officer (0.5 FTE) £ 80,361
Communications Manager £42,489
Policy Officer £37,773
Business Administration and Policy Officer £37,563
Pa to the PCC and CEO £ 26,532

Business Co-Ordinator (0.4FTE) £28,104
Correspondence & Support Services Officer £31,248
Administrative/Secretarial Assistant £ 24,030

9.Request received 15 April 2017

The following information has been requested:
• Result of PCC CEO report to Chief constable April 2015 re Operations Midland and Hydrant – Please disclose was report sent to IPCC, Hydrant and Midland in 2015.

• If not what actions did PCC make to hold the Chief Constable to account? If the answer is no action please state that.

Response
The Police and Crime Commissioner has considered your request for information and the response is below.

This response is correct as at 17th May 2017

• The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner does not hold this information.
• No action was taken

10.)Request received 23 May 2017

The following information has been requested:

1. How much is your Chief Executive paid?

2. When did they start work in the OPCC?

3. What payment was made to the previous Chief Executive when they left?

4. How many OPCC staff have been made redundant, dismissed or taken voluntary exit or early retirement since April 2016?

5. What is the total amount given to them in voluntary exit payments, redundancy pay, severance payments, lump sums, payments in lieu of notice, compensation awards and pension payments?

6. What was the single highest payment?

11.Request received 12 June 2017

The following information has been requested:

The total cost of the office of the PCC over the financial year 2016-2017.

Response
The Police and Crime Commissioner has considered your request for information and the response is below.

This response is correct as at 30th June 2017

The Budget for the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in 2016/17 was £928k

The full year out turn was £842k, resulting in £86k underspend against the budget.

More detail can be found in Appendix A (i) of the out turn report.

12.) Request received 19 July 2017

The following information has been requested:

  1. For each of the past five years (including 2017 to date), please provide a list of the local groups to receive funding from the PCC/Mayor/Authority for the provision of support to victims of rape and sexual assault; together with the amount of money provided.
  2. Has the PCC/Mayor/Authority given any consideration to any waiting lists for rape and sexual violence support, and how such waiting lists can be mitigated against. If so, please provide details.

Response

The Police and Crime Commissioner has considered your request for information and the response is below.

This response is correct as at 7th August 2017

  1. List of groups for each of the last five years, including 2017 who have received funding.
  2. Grants are awarded in response to demand evidenced by service providers so waiting lists/rising waiting lists would be taken into account in awarding a grant for counselling or therapeutic services.

The PCC has awarded a grant to undertake a pilot scheme in 2017/18 to 3 local organisations addressing sexual violence.  The decision found here: http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/16-2017-Counselling-Therapeutic-Services.pdf

13. Request received 23 July 2017

The following information has been requested:

  1. I would like to know the number of incidents recorded for workplace bullying lodged against the Police and Crime Commissioner.
  2. I would also like the total number made in the office.
  3. I would like these figures from the incumbent’s time in office to the most recent.

Response

The Police and Crime Commissioner has considered your request for information and the response is below.

This response is correct as at 21st September 2017

 Response to 1,2,3  –  Nil Return

14. Request received 4 August 2017

The following information has been requested:

For each financial year 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 (if possible. If not then please provide for calendar year):

1.) How much was spent by the PCC on services for:

a.) Victims services

b.) Sexual violence/ domestic violence

2.) Broken down by year, please provide details of the types of sexual violence/ domestic violence programmes that were funded – e.g. refuge shelters, counselling, work with male perpetrators.

Response

The Police and Crime Commissioner has considered your request for information and the response is below.

This response is correct as at 9th August 2017

  1. How much was spent by the Police and Crime Commissioner on services for:
  1. Victims Services
  2. Sexual violence /domestic violence

 

2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
a) * Victim Services £22,000 £892,154 £961,211 £1,142,092 £1,261,891
b)   SV/DV £22,000 £734,238 £643,601 £812,861 £883,940

 

 

  1. Broken down by year, details of the types of sexual violence programmes that were funded.
2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
Counselling / Therapy £10,000 £264,100 £111,944 £132,853 £150,000
IDVA service £0 £150,392 £407,577 £544,920 £560,000
DV Support Services £12,000 £266,563 £124,080 £100,284 £100,000
SV Support services £0 £53,183 £0 £34,804 £73,940
£22,000 £734,238 £643,601 £812,861 £883,940

 

Data is not available for 2009/10 – 2012/13

Decisions for all grants awarded can be found at www.suffolk-pcc.police.uk

15. Request received 2 November 2017

The following information was requested for over the last three calendar years?

1. How many sexual harassment complaints have been made by staff?
2. How many sexual harassment complaints have been made against senior officers? What were the claims?
3. How many sexual harassment complaints were upheld? What were the sanctions?
4. How many sexual harassment complaints were dismissed?
5. What training does the force offer to reduce sexual harassment complaints?

Response sent 23 November 2017

1. The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) would be the appropriate authority to handle sexual harassment complaints made by / against PCC staff or the Chief Constable only. I can confirm the number of complaints made is zero.
2. The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is the appropriate authority to handle complaints against the Chief Constable only. The number of complaints against the Chief Constable is zero. A response will be provided by the Suffolk Constabulary for the remaining information.
3. The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner does not hold this information. A response will be provided by the Suffolk Constabulary.
4. The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner does not hold this information. A response will be provided by the Suffolk Constabulary.
5. The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner does not hold this information. A response will be provided by the Suffolk Constabulary.

16. Request received 4 November 2017

The following information was requested:

1. Did your PCC, their deputy or any OPCC staff attend the Conservative party conference in October this year? If not, you may disregard the below questions
2. If so, how many people attended, for how long and did they take annual leave?
3. How much public money was spent on:
a. Accommodation – please name the hotel where they stayed
b. Travel – please state what type of transport and class of travel (ie first class etc)
c. Entertainment and subsistence – please name any restaurants where meals eaten
d. Sundry expenses
4. Was there any correspondence between the PCC and anyone within the OPCC regarding any aspect of the trip including the cost? If so please provide copies

Response sent 23 November 2017

1. No
2. N/A
3. N/A
a. N/A
b. N/A
c. N/A
d. N/A
4. N/A

17. Request received 8 November 2017

The following information was requested:

1. What is the daily rate you pay your legally qualified chair for misconduct panels?
2. Are there any other fees you pay your LQC for any work related to misconduct hearings, preparations and report writing? If so, please give details
3. What is the daily rate you pay your supporting members of misconduct panels?
4. Are there any other fees you pay to misconduct panel members for any relevant work? If so, please give details
5. Are officers subject to misconduct proceedings able to claim expenses, eg for travel? If so please give details
6. Please release full details of all expenses claimed in connection with misconduct hearings, investigation, preparation and reports, broken down by each hearing for the last twelve months
7. How many misconduct hearings have you held in the last twelve months and how long did they last for?

Response sent 23 November 2017

1. This information is disclosed within Decision No 50 of 2015 which is accessible from the PCC website (www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk). Please refer to the Fees and Expenses – Appendix 3.
2. This information is disclosed within Decision No 50 of 2015 which is accessible from the PCC website (www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk). Please refer to the Fees and Expenses – Appendix 3.
3. Please refer to attached Appendix 2 entitled – Guidance for Independent Members of Police Misconduct Panels on the claiming of fees and expenses
4. Please refer to attached Appendix 2 entitled – Guidance for Independent Members of Police Misconduct Panels on the claiming of fees and expenses
5. The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner does not hold this information. A response will be provided by the Suffolk Constabulary.
6. The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner does not hold this information. A response will be provided by the Suffolk Constabulary.
7. The office of the Police and Crime Commissioner does not hold this information. A response will be provided by the Suffolk Constabulary.

1. Request received 13 January 2016

I’d like to request the appointment diary of the Police & Crime Commissioner from 1st July 2015 to 31st December 2015. Please provide the time and date of each appointment or event, and a summary of what it was about. The estimated duration of the appointment would be appreciated if it is easily accessible.
(‘Meeting with Chief Constable’ would, for instance, be fine as a summary – I’m not looking for a detailed agenda for each appointment.)
I’m not interested in appointments where someone deputised for the PCC. Please also indicate dates when the PCC was on leave.

Response sent 04 February 2016
Please see attached spreadsheet detailing the time, date, duration and summary of each appointment or event the Police and Crime Commissioner attended for the period 1st July 2015 to 31st December 2015.
PCC appointments (PDF, 284KB)

2. Request received 11 January 2016

I would like to request some information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please acknowledge receipt of my request by email. Please provide details of:

1a) Data on funding the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has allocated to activities related to human trafficking and/or modern slavery (for example, but not limited to: a dedicated unit, staff training, prevention, investigation, prosecution, awareness campaigns) within its force area for the years 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17. If this is not possible or too broad please refer to 1b).
1b) Data on any funding the PCC has allocated to activities related to human trafficking and/or modern slavery (for example, but not limited to: a dedicated unit, staff training, prevention, investigation, prosecution, awareness campaigns) within its force area since 2012. If this is not possible or too broad, please refer to 1c).
1c) Data on any funding the PCC has allocated to activities related to human trafficking and/or modern slavery (for example, but not limited to: a dedicated unit, staff training, prevention, investigation, prosecution, awareness campaigns) within its force area in 2014-15.
2) If the PCC hasn’t allocated any funding specifically to activities related to human trafficking and/or modern slavery (for example, but not limited to staff training, prevention, investigation, prosecution, awareness campaigns) within its force area since 2012 please confirm that in writing.
3a) Please provide details of the time period covered by the latest Police and Crime Plan.
3b) Does the latest Police and Crime Plan include any reference to human trafficking and/or modern slavery? Please answer yes or no.
3c) If the answer at 3b) is no, please provide any other document that may contain any plan specifically dedicated to human trafficking/modern slavery within the force area dating back to 2012.
4) If the force area hasn’t had/doesn’t a plan specifically dedicated to human trafficking and/or modern slavery since 2012, can you please confirm that in writing.
If you can’t provide the information requested above please explain why in writing.

Response sent 08 February 2016

1a) Please see link to the Police and Crime Plan 2013 -2017

Police and Crime Plan 2013-2017 (revised 2015) (PDF, 988KB)

1b) See 1a) above.
1c) See 1b) above.
2) N/A
3a) The original Police and Crime Plan was published in April 2013 and subsequently revised in July 2015. The period covered by these plans is 2013-2017.
3b) Yes
3c) N/A
4) N/A

3. Request received 28 January 2016

Please treat this as a request under the freedom of information act.

1. What (if any software) do you use to monitor/process FOI requests?
2. Is that software externally purchased, if so please can you provide the name of the company.
3. Please provide the cost of purchasing it or the cost of the internal development.
4. What software do you use to look after your organisations assets?
5. Is that software externally purchased, if so please can you provide the name of the company.
6. Please provide the cost of purchasing it or the cost of the internal development.

Response sent 08 February 2016
1. The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk does not use any software to monitor/process FOI requests.
2. N/A
3. N/A
4. The organisation’s assets are looked after by the Constabulary. A response to this question will be provided by them under separate cover.
5. N/A
6. N/A

4. Request received 15 January 2016

Could the finance department provide figures that show the impact of not having done this in years 1 and 2 of the PCCs term of office i.e.1. If the 1.99% precept had been implemented in Years 1 and 2 of the PCC term of office including the cumulative impact on the coming year?2 The cost saving recommendation of the former Chief Constable of joint control room. How many additional police officers 1 and 2 would have financed?3. At the time of the last election for the PCC we were briefed by the CC that a figure for PO below 1200 would not be viable for a stand-alone force even with the level of cooperative working. Is that still considered to be the case?4. Would therefore the proposed increase for 16/17 ensure we had a viable number of officers for a stand-alone force?

Response sent 12 February 2016

The Police and Crime Commissioner has considered your request for information and our response is below.
This response is correct as of 12th February 2016.

1.The financial model used to produce the Medium Term Financial Plan has been used to calculate the impact of increasing the precept by 1.997% in both 2013-14 and 2014-15. The cumulative net additional income in year 2 would have been £745k (£331k in 13-14, and £414k in 14-15).
2.Suffolk’s share of the projected net savings from having a joint control room was £462k.
Increasing the precept in years 1 and 2 would have provided funding for an additional 15 officers (15 officers at £50k each).
3 & 4. Policing has changed significantly since the last PCCs election in 2012. This was the same year that the activities and subsequent police investigation of Jimmy Savile began, widely regarded as the turning point for many previously undeclared allegations of sexual abuse to be brought to the attention of the police. Similarly other significant events, such as the Rotherham and Oxford enquiries into child sexual exploitation and the growth of cyber-related crime, have changed the modern demands placed upon policing.

In response to these changing demands Suffolk Constabulary has reviewed and redesigned its operating model and in turn attributed resources according to the needs of policing today and into the future. The Suffolk Local Policing Review has involved extensive research into the demands now placed upon the County’s policing resources, while taking into account the modernisation of technology and additional support provided through partnership and collaboration. It is with the benefit of this work that the new operating model is being introduced, to further develop Suffolk Constabulary as an effective and efficient police force for the future.

5. Request received 9 February 2016

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

For each year since January 2013, I would like to know how much the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner spent on:

a. Temporary staff
b. Hospitality
c. Redecoration/refurbishment of office space
d. Travel expenses broken down into mileage claims, and claims for taxis, trains, and any air travel
e. Maintenance of disused buildings

Response sent 8 March 2016

The Police and Crime Commissioner has considered your request for information and our response is below.

This response is correct as of 8th March 2016.

For each year since January 2013 the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has spent the following on:

a. Temporary staff –

2013/14 – £Nil
2014/15 – £Nil
2015/16 – £Nil

b. Hospitality –

Please see link to Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner website –
http://suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/about-us/salaries/expenditure-by-the-pcc-in-relation-to-mileage-travel-accommodation-and-subsistence

c. Redecoration/refurbishment of office space –

2013/14 – £536 (office table and chairs)
2014/15 – £Nil
2015/16 – £Nil

d. Travel expenses broken down into mileage claims, and claims for taxis, trains, and any air travel –

Please see link to Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner website –
http://suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/about-us/salaries/expenditure-by-the-pcc-in-relation-to-mileage-travel-accommodation-and-subsistence
http://suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/CJ-CS-CB-Expenses-for-Definition-Doc-updated-31-01-16.pdf

e. Maintenance of disused buildings

2013/14 – £Nil
2014/15 – £Nil
2015/16 – £Nil

6. Request received 11 February 2016

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with the following information –

1) How many people have been taken to hospital by police cars in the force area in the last year?

2) What is the total time spent by police officers and PCSOs in A&E in the last year?

3) How many people with known mental health problems have been detained in custody overnight in the last year?

4) How many hours of police time were used on matters relating to the floods of December 2015 and January 2016?

Response

Request transferred to Suffolk Constabulary on 11 February 2016 as the OPCC do not hold the information.

7. Request received 11 February 2016

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please could you provide us with the following information?

1. In the financial years 2013-2014, 2014-15 and 2015 – present, how many grants were awarded in which at least one of the outputs/outcomes was to provide services to victims of stalking? This could be any service to help victims e.g. counselling, information and advice, casework however the outcome must have specifically referred to working with victims of stalking.
1a. How many of these grants were towards work which was open to victims of stalking who were not being targeted by an ex-partner?
2. What was the total monetary value of these grants?
3. Which organisations were they awarded?

Response sent 4 March 2016

The Police and Crime Commissioner has considered your request for information and our response is below.

This response is correct as of 4th March 2016.

The Police and Crime Commissioner does not provide a specific grant solely for victims of stalking.
He does however fund a victim assessment and referral service provided by Victim Support. This could contact a victim of stalking if they were identified as ‘persistently targeted’ via the Victims’ Code. In this case, they would be entitled to a priority response and offered a needs assessment.

He also provide grants to organisations which support victims of serious sexual assault and domestic abuse and whilst these grants do not have specific outcomes related to stalking, victims of stalking could have been supported.

8. Request received 13 February 2016

GMC and Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust – Recorded Crime of Perverting the Course of Justice Suffolk crime reference IE/15/1483 and out of force referral to London Metropolitan Police OF/15/216

Under the freedom of information Act I request the following details

1. List of interviews with witnesses/suspects conducted by the police to date
2. London Metropolitan Police Reference Number
3. Named Officer London Metropolitan Police designated to the case
4. Named Officer of Crown Prosecution Service designated to the case
5. Correspondence from the Crown Prosecution Service with Ipswich Police
6. Correspondence with/from any Member of Parliament or House of Lords
7. Details of any action by third parties
8. Details of any attempts to obstruct the police and a CPS referral

Response

Request transferred to Suffolk Constabulary on 15 February 2016 as the OPCC do not hold the information.

9. Request received 17 February 2016

Do you hold information of the following description and would you be so kind as to communicate it (preferably electronically) to me pursuant to s.1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000?:-

1. Over each of the last 5 years (that is, calendar, or if you prefer, financial, years) to which 5 sets of barristers’ chambers (“the Top 5 Chambers”) have you sent the most sets of instructions to members of those sets of chambers for that year, whether directly through ‘in house’ lawyers or indirectly through external solicitors;

2. In relation to each of the last 5 years, of each of the Top 5 Chambers, the total number of sets of individual instructions sent to their members, whether directly through ‘in house’ lawyers or indirectly through external solicitors;

3. In relation to each of the last 5 years, of each of the Top 5 Chambers, the total amount of money excluding value added tax that you have paid to their members during the above period, whether directly or indirectly through external solicitors;

4. In relation to each of the last 5 years, of each of the Top 5 Chambers, the smallest and largest hourly rate charged by junior counsel (excluding value added tax) in each of those sets of chambers and the smallest and largest hourly rate charged by leading counsel (excluding value added tax) in each of those sets of chambers;

5. In relation to instruction of counsel (whether directly through ‘in house’ lawyers or indirectly through external solicitors), any written policy you have in relation thereto.

This was withdrawn by the requestor on 4 March 2016.

10. Request received 13 February 2016

I would like to make a request to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

1. How many of the police officers in your force area work on the operational frontline? How many were on the operational frontline on January 1st 2012?

2. How many police stations have closed in your area since you took office?

3. Could you provide details of how often Home Office ministers have made an official visit to you in your capacity as Police and Crime Commissioner? Specifically, I would like to know the date of the visit, who the minister was, and what was the official purpose of that visit.

Response

A response was not sent at the requestor was asked for clarification and this was not provided.

11. Request received 18 February 2016

Could you please tell me how many Police stations in Suffolk have been sold, or closed and how many have been moved into Fire Station premises since the Suffolk PCC post was created.

Response sent 14 March 2016

The following police stations have been sold/closed since the Suffolk PCC was elected in November 2012.

Brandon Police Station (Leased) Relocated to Public Sector Hub Lease terminated 05/08/2013
Bungay Police Station Relocated to Old Library building Sold 11/12/2014
Debenham Police Station Relocated in Fire Station Sold 19/08/2013
Elmswell Police Station Relocated in Fire Station Sold 09/07/2013
Eye Police Station Relocated at Hartismere Hospital Sold 23/01/2015
Horringer Police Station Relocated at Bury St Edmunds Police Station Sold 18/10/2013
Ipswich Police Station Relocated at Landmark House and Museum St Vacated 02/06/2014
Ixworth Police Station Relocated in Fire Station Sold 27/02/2013
Woodbridge Police Station Relocated in Fire Station Sold 30/09/2015

 

12. Request received 4 March 2016

For each financial year since the position was created how much has the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner had to pay out in fines as a result of parking tickets issued to company cars?

Response sent 10 March 2016

Since the position was created in November 2012, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has not paid out any fines as a result of parking tickets issued to company cars.

13. Request received 9 March 2016

Request withdrawn.

14. Request received 11 March 2016

Please can you tell us:
Since April 2015, how many burglaries in total have there been in Great Barton?
Have there been any arrests within this time?
Have any of the stolen possessions been recovered?
What are the police actively doing to catch the burglars?
What are the police actively doing to prevent further burglaries?

Response

Request transferred to Suffolk Constabulary on 16 March 2016 as the OPCC do not hold the information.

15. Request received 23 March 2016

Would it be possible to know the total amount spend from the period of April 2014 to April 2015 on all cannabis related offences.

If exact figures are not available would it be possible for you to send me any costs analysis you have on cannabis related crime.

And finally would it be possible to be sent any information your department has relating to cannabis in any shape or form.

Response

Request transferred to Suffolk Constabulary on 23 March 2016 as the OPCC do not hold the information.

16. Request received 12 April 2016

I wish to know the total cost of the office and secretariat of the Crime and Police Commissioner for Suffolk for the financial year 2015 – 2016.

Response sent 9 May 2016

The total cost of the office and secretariat of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk for the financial year 2015-16 was £839,088 (including the cost of the Police and Crime Commissioner).

Please note that this figure has not been subject to audit and will be reported at the next Accountability and Performance Panel on 10th June 2016.

17. Request received 13 April 2016

I am advised that Suffolk Police made a financial contribution towards the erection of the CCTV camera installed at Mights Bridge, Southwold in or about March, 2014.

Could you please let me know the total amount paid by Suffolk Police towards the cost of this installation?

Response sent 17 April 2016

Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires that the Police and Crime Commissioner, when refusing to provide such information (because the information is exempt) is to provide you, the applicant, with a notice ban which:

(a) States that fact
(b) Specifies the exemption(s) in question and
(c) States (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption(s) applies.

The information is exempt from disclosure by virtue of the following exemption(s);

Section 21(1) – Information reasonably accessible by other means

Information concerning your request is published on the Police and Crime Commissioner websites and is therefore reasonably accessible via other means, as per Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act.

The relevant link that will take you to the information is provided below.

http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Southwold-CCTV.pdf

18. Request received 18 April 2016

Is the Police and Crime Commissioner post full time or part time? In an average week, how many hours are worked?

Response sent 16 May 2016

The legislation that established the Police and Crime Commissioners did not specify the role as either full or part-time.

There is no set number of hours worked each week but on average it is estimated that in excess of 50 hours is worked.

19. Request received 3 May 2016

Could you please answer the following:

1. How much money does the PCC gives to non-policing organisations? – i.e. organisations that are not the Suffolk Constabulary.

2. How much money does the office of the PCC cost each year?

Response sent 18 May 2016

Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires that the Police and Crime Commissioner, when refusing to provide such information (because the information is exempt) is to provide you, the applicant, with a notice ban which:

(a) States that fact

(b) Specifies the exemption(s) in question and

(c) States (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption(s) applies.

The information is exempt from disclosure by virtue of the following exemption(s);

Section 21(1)- Information reasonably accessible by other means

Information concerning your request is published on the Police and Crime Commissioner website and is therefore reasonably accessible via other means, as per Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act.

The relevant link that will take you to the information is provided below.

http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/crime-and-disorder-reduction-grants-awarded

http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/involving-you/supporting-victims/victims-commissioning

The total cost of the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk for the financial year 2015-16 was £839,088 (including the cost of the Police and Crime Commissioner).

Please note that this figure has not been subject to audit and will be reported at the next Accountability and Performance Panel on 10th June 2016.

20. Request received 3 May 2016

I am interested to know the total annual cost of the PCC and all the staff required to maintain the post. This would include salaries, transport, expenses, furniture, stationary etc.

Response sent 1 June 2016

The total cost of the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk for the financial year 2015-16 was £839,088 (including the cost of the Police and Crime Commissioner).

Please note that this figure has not been subject to audit and will be reported at the next Accountability and Performance Panel on 10th June 2016.

21. Request received 3 May 2016

Please provide information on the financial position, for 2014/15 and 2015/16 for your police force and whether it is in surplus or deficit and the level thereof. Please set out the gross assets and liabilities of the force

Response

Request transferred to Suffolk Constabulary on 3 May 2016 as the OPCC do not hold the information.

22. Request received 8 July 2016

Please could you provide the following information regarding your ERP / Finance system:
1. What ERP (Enterprise Resource Management) or Finance system is currently used at the council?

2. When does your contract expire?

3. Do you have any planned upgrades of the software? If so, when?

4. Are you planning to go to market for a different ERP/ Finance system? If so, when?

5. How many users / licenses of the system do you have at the council?

6. Who is the person responsible for your ERP / Finance system? Please provide full name, title and contact information if possible.

7. Do you have a particular business charter in place that encourages your supplier to pay the rest of their supply chain early?

Response

Request transferred to Suffolk Constabulary on 8 July 2016 as the OPCC do not hold the information.

23. Request received 1 August 2016

1. Please could you tell me the amount of money your department has spent on social media for the past 3 years.

2. Could you provide this information broken down year by year?

3. Please could you outline what the money was spent on (E.G Facebook post boosts, ads, etc.)

Response

Request transferred to Suffolk Constabulary on 2 August 2016 as the OPCC do not hold the information.

24. Request received on 3 August 2016

1. Please could you tell how much money the PCC has spent on crime and disorder reduction grants.

2. Could you break this down by financial year, for this year and the past 3 calendar years, and what organizations the money went to.

3. Please could you tell how much money the PCC has spent on crime his crime prevention funding?

4. Could you break this down by financial year, for this year and the past 3 calendar years, and what organizations the money went to.

Response sent 11 August 2016

Please see the attached spreadsheets, split by financial year covering PCC grants awarded under Crime and Disorder Reduction, which includes the Safer Suffolk Fund. All amounts are rounded to the nearest £1.

2013-14 (PDF, 188KB) 2014-15 (PDF, 188KB) 2015-16 (PDF, 188KB) 2016-17(PDF, 188KB)

Please note that all Crime and Disorder Reduction Grants and Safer Suffolk Fund monies awarded are published on the PCC website: http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/crime-and-disorder-reduction-grants-awarded.

In addition, the PCC commissions services for victims of crime. Please note that these have not been included.

25. Request received 9 August 2016

1. Does the Chief Constable (and other Chief Police Officers in your force / constabulary) have a contract with the Police and Crime Commissioner / Police Authority or equivalent?

2. If yes – what specific contractual matters are detailed therein (for each chief officer)?

3. If unwilling to identify the specific contractual terms therein, please provide details of the broad terms and conditions detailed therein for each chief officer (for example does the contract provide for private medical insurance / “golden hello” payments or other inducements)

4. Details of any payments, reimbursements or allowances paid or made to each of your chief officers, other than those explicitly permitted in police regulations.
In addition I would be obliged if you could provide details of any statutory authority that permits the Police and Crime Commissioner / Police Authority or equivalent to enter into any contracts as detailed in this request, with chief officers.

Please provide all details for the past 5 years.

Response sent 7 September 2016

Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires that Suffolk Constabulary and Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner (SPCC), when refusing to provide such information (because the information is exempt) are to provide you the applicant with a notice ban which:

(a) States that fact
(b) Specifies the exemption(s) in question and
(c) States (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption(s) applies.

The information is exempt from disclosure by virtue of the following exemption(s);

Section 21(1) – Information reasonably accessible by other means

The information requested is published on the PCC’s website and is therefore reasonably accessible by other means as per Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
To ensure clarity in their location, the following links are relevant to each aspect of the request:

1. Details of the conditions of appointment of the Chief Constable can be found on the PCC’s website: http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/decisions

Please refer to PCC Decisions listed below:

PCC Decision 51-2016

PCC Decision 2-2016

PCC Decision 17-2015

PCC Decision 8-2013

PCC Decision 9-2013

PCC Decision 10-2013

Appointment of Deputy Chief Constables and Assistant Chief Constables is now, under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 handled by the Chief Constable who issues their terms of appointment.

2. Details relating to the Chief Constable are set out in the reports at (1) above.
The details of the terms of appointment of Deputy Chief Constables and Assistant Chief Constables are as follows:

Salary and allowances of the DCC and ACC between the period of 1/9/12–1/9/16

Deputy Chief Constable Salary

2012 £ 109,744.00
2013 £ 110,880.00
2014 £ 111,990.00
2015 £ 113,109.00
2016 £ 114,240.00

Assistant Chief Constable Salary

2012 £ 90,717 – £ 105,839
2013 £ 91, 632 – £ 106,908
2014 £ 95,640 – £ 107,976
2015 £ 96,597 – £ 109,056
2016 £ 97,563 – £ 110,148

NB: ACC’S HAVE INCREMENTS WITHIN THEIR PAYSCALES

OTHER ALLOWANCES

DCC & ACC Mileage allowance per annum
£ 7,241.00

DCC & ACC Housing Allowance per annum
£ 5,022.00

Removals and Relocation Allowance
Regulations allow Constabularies to pay the DCC and ACC reasonable removal payment. During this period (last five years) two payments of £25,000 have been made. One to the DCC, one to the ACC.

3. Please refer to question 1 and 2 above. Officers do not receive any payments of private medical insurance or “golden hellos”

The remuneration of each Chief Officer is reported annually in the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Annual Report

Please see page 30 of the Annual Report 2014/15

http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/PCC-AnnualReport-final-copy.pdf

2015/16 Remuneration is provided in the Chief Constables Statement of Accounts, available on the PCC website:

http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Sfk-Chief-Constable-SOA-2015-16-Draft-for-Publication.pdf

Please note that the 2015/16 Annual Report will be published in due course.

4. Please refer to questions 1, 2 and 3.

No payments, reimbursements or allowances are made other than those pursuant to Police Regulations.

5. Please refer to question 1

Appointments and terms and conditions are made/set under the 2011 Act and Police Regulations.

26. Request received 10 August 2016

Please advise what, if any, transparency requirements you require of the police in your area or that you are planning to require. Please include any transparency requirements for the pay, expenses and allowances for the chief constable and other senior officers.

Response sent 31 August 2016

Details of Chief Officer remuneration are routinely published within the PCC’s Annual Report. Please note that the last Annual Report is available on the PCC’s website: http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/documents.

A new Annual Report for 2015/16 will be published shortly.

The PCC’s website provides a link to the Suffolk Constabulary website which sets out expenses paid to Chief Officers: http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/transparency/freedom-of-information-and-data-transparency/table.

On appointment of a Chief Constable, the PCC sets out the proposed terms and conditions of appointment within a Decision Paper. The Decision Paper is published on the PCC’s website. For example, please refer to PCC Decision 51 – 2015: http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/decisions. Please note that appointment of senior officers, other than the Chief Constable, is the responsibility of the Chief Constable.

27. Request received 31 August 2016

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with copies of the following:

1. Information on how to obtain a licence for growing cannabis.

2. What department issues licence’s for the cultivation of cannabis.

3. How many licence have been issued from 2000 – 2016.

4. Who was said licences issued to.

5. Was the licence for medical or research purposes.

Response

Request transferred to Suffolk Constabulary on 31 August 2016 as the OPCC do not hold the information.

28. Request received 8 September 2016

1. What was the latest price paid per ream (500 sheets) of standard white copier paper (80 gsm or equivalent)?

2. If the answer to question 1. is not representative of a usual price paid, what is the average price paid per ream of copier paper during financial year 2015/16?

3. How many reams of copy paper were purchased during the 2015/16 financial year?

Response sent 5 October 2016

1. Paper is purchased by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) in boxes
containing 2500 sheets. The latest price paid per box of white value A4 copier paper is £8.11.

2. Please refer to question 1.

3. During the 2015/16 financial year, the OPCC purchased a total of 30 boxes, with each box containing 2500 sheets.

29. Request received 16 September 2016

Please provide details of your current victim service contract with Victim Support, including total contract value, start and end dates.

Response sent 30 September 2016

Victim Support is commissioned by the Suffolk PCC to deliver an assessment and referral service to victims of crime. Victim support makes contact with victims of crime to offer a needs assessment. Further information can be found on our website. http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/decisions

The contract value is a fixed price of £292,367 per year for Suffolk and the current contract runs from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2018, with the opportunity to extend.

The PCC took over responsibility for commissioning this service in Suffolk from the Ministry of Justice on 1 April 2015.

30.Request received 6 October 2016

Please provide details of expenditure on software for the years 2014/15 and 2015/16 broken down by software supplier.

Response

Request transferred to Suffolk Constabulary on 7 October 2016 as the OPCC do not hold the information.

31.Request received 6 October 2016

Please provide details of software contracts due to expire before 31st December 2017, broken down by supplier and date.

Response

Request transferred to Suffolk Constabulary on 7 October 2016 as the OPCC do not hold the information.

32.Request received 6 October 2016

Please provide details of expenditure on perpetual software licences for the years 2014/15 and 2015/16 broken down by software supplier.

Response

Request transferred to Suffolk Constabulary on 7 October 2016 as the OPCC do not hold the information.

33. Request received 26 October 2016

Your website show a total of £631,000 in respect of employee costs. Please let me have a copy of the staffing structure covered by that amount and details of the pay scales applicable to the posts in that staffing structure.

Response sent 22 November 2016

The attached organisation chart displays the spot salary for each post within the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. The budget of £631,000 includes employee travel costs.

Please be aware that the budget of £631,000 does not include the PCC’s salary or travel costs.

34. Request received 2 November 2016

Q1. What work is the Office for the PCC undertaking to monitor the implementation and uptake of the Community Remedy?

Q2. Are there currently any plans to revise your Community Remedy document?

Q3. How have you publicised the Community Remedy to the general public?

Response sent 29 November 2016

During August 2014, the PCC invited comments on his proposals for his Community Remedy Document. The consultation was open to organisations and members of the public who wished to provide their views.

On 17 October 2014, PCC Decision 35-2014 – The Suffolk Community Remedy Document, was approved by the Police and Crime Commissioner and published on the PCC’s website. The Community Remedy Document comprises of the items listed at 1.8 of the Decision Paper: http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/decisions

Mediation and Victim-Led Restorative Justice, which form part of the Community Remedy are both services funded by the PCC, and these aspects are monitored.

There are currently no plans to revise the Community Remedy document.

1.Request received 09 February 2015

i) Can you please provide details of your police force budget for 2015-16 and say how much less this is in percentage terms compared to the previous year?ii) How is your force going to meet the savings required?iii) Are you intending to raise the police precept and if so by how much?iv) Looking beyond 2015-16, what estimates have you made of the likely budget reduction over the following two, three, four or five years?v) What plans are being considered to make the likely required savings?

Response sent 11 February 2015

i) Total gross budget for 2015/16: £120.9m
Please see page 5 of the Medium Term Financial Plan
Medium Term Financial Plan 2015/16-2019/20 (PDF, 340KB)

The table below provides a comparison between the 2015-16 provisional grant settlement and 2014-15 figures.

2014-15 £m 2015-16
£m
Reduction
%
Home Office Core Grant 43.627 40.957 6.1
DCLG funding 23.772 22.998 3.2
Total General Grant Allocation (£m) 67.399 63.955 5.1

ii) This information can be found on the SPCC website, link as follows:

Plans for re-design of Suffolk’s Policing Service

CSR position paper
31 – 2014 – Suffolk Constabulary Comprehensive Spending Review – Position Paper (PDF, 4.51MB)

iii. This information can be found on the SPCC website, link as follows:
Police and Crime Panel supports PCC’s plan to increase policing precept

iv) Please refer to page 5 of the Medium Term Financial Plan, link as follows:
Medium Term Financial Plan 2015/16-2019/20 (PDF, 340KB)

…the following financial assumptions have been used:

2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Government Grant -5.1% -4.5% -4.5% -4.0% -4.0%

Amount to be saved in 2015/16: £ 5.4m
Amount to be saved in 2016/17: £ 2.1m
Total amount to be saved by 2020: £20.5m

v) Please refer to the response to question 2.

2. Request received 12 February 2015

“…. under the auspices of the Freedom of Information Act, may we ask specifically how many shed break-ins were recorded in your Force during the period of the latest National Crime Statistics?”

As the OPCC did not hold this information, the author consented for this request to be transferred to Suffolk Constabulary for response.

3. Request received 10 March 2015

“…. I would like to ask for statistics of [bicycle] thefts from the area [Tower Street, Ipswich cycle park] for the last 2 years under the Freedom of Information Act.”

As the OPCC did not hold this information, the author consented for this request to be transferred to Suffolk Constabulary for response.

4. Request received 16 March 2015

“….a request under the Freedom of Information Act for copies of correspondence (including letters, emails, faxes and similar) between the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office and the Home Office in the last six months (from October 1, 2014 onwards) that make reference to concerns about police budget cuts.”

Response sent 26 March 2015

“Further to your FoI request dated 16 March 2015, I can confirm that there has been no correspondence between the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk and the Home Office (from 1 October 2014) which make reference to police budget cuts.”

5. Request received 26 March 2015

“…under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:

A list of FOIA Requests considered “vexatious” that resulted in you not providing information.”

Response sent 21 April 2015

“Further to your FOI requested 26 March 2015, we do not have a record of any request that we regard as vexatious as per your definition. All FOI requests and the responses are displayed on our website.”

6. Request received 23 April 2015

“…under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:

Regarding any foreign trips undertaken by the PCC for business purposes –

i. How many trips the PCC has undertaken since being elected in 2012?

ii. The countries visited.

iii. For each country visited a brief description of the purpose of the visit (e.ge conference).

iv. A figure for the total amount claimed in expenses for all foreign trips undertaken since 2012.

Response sent 13 May 2015

“Further to your FoI requested 23 April 2015, we can confirm that since being elected in 2012, the PCC has had no foreign trips for business purposes. All FOI requests and the responses are displayed on our website.

7. Request received 12 May 2015

“…a Freedom of Information request to your Police Force for the following information:
i. What is the name of your Police Force?

ii. How many adults (over the age of 18), who were detained under the Mental Health Act, were placed ina police cell due to the shortage of space in NHS hospitals in the following years?

a. 2013
b. 2014
c. Jan – Apr 2015

(If possible please break down each year monthly)

iii. What was the longest length of time an adult (over the age of 18), who was detained under the Mental Health Act, was in a police cell in the following years?

a. 2013
b. 2014
c. Jan – Apr 2015

(If possible please break down each year monthly)

iv. How many children/young persons (under the age of 18), who were detained under the Mental Health Act, were placed in a police cell due to a shortage of space in NHS hospitals in the following years?

a. 2013
b. 2014
c. Jan – Apr 2015

(If possible please break down each year monthly)

v. What was the longest length of time a child/young person (under the age of 18), who was detained under the Mental Health Act, was in a police cell in the following years?

a. 2013
b. 2014
c. Jan – Apr 2015

(If possible please break down each year monthly)

As the OPCC did not hold this information, this request was transferred to Suffolk Constabulary for a response.

8. Request received 23 April 2015

“…under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:

Whether the PCC, or any employee of the PCC’s office, has been charged with any criminal offence since 1 January 2014, and if so:

  1. The name of the individual concerned.
  2. The date set for their first appearance in court.
  • What they were charged with.

Response sent 22 May 2015

I write with reference to your request dated 8 May 2015 under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Section 40(5)(b)(i) provides that a public authority is not obliged to confirm or deny whether requested information is held if to do so would:

  1. constitute a disclosure of personal data, and
  2. this disclosure would breach any of the data protection principles or section 10 of the DPA. The first data protection principle, which requires that personal data be processed fairly and lawfully, is the relevant principle in this case.

9. Request received 17 June 2015

“…a request under the Freedom of Information Act in respect of Independent Advisory Groups currently active in the Suffolk region.

Please provide the following information:

i. How many IAGs (Independent Advisory Groups) are there in Suffolk, and how are they regionalised?
ii. How can one apply to be a member of an IAG? Is membership of an IAG for a fixed term and how long would this be?
iii. How many representatives are there from the major faith communities in the Suffolk region on each respective IAG (broken down by faith group)?
iv. Please could you provide the names and organisational affiliation of individual members representing a faith community for each IAG in the Suffolk region?
v. In matters relating to the Muslim community in Suffolk, to whom do you obtain advice on the IAGs?

Response sent 26 June 2015
i. There is one Independent Advisory Group (IAG) for policing in Suffolk.
ii. Interested parties apply via the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner – contact (01473) 782774 / Email: spcc@suffolk.pnn.police.uk or via the website: Independent Advisory Group. Advisers are appointed for a period of four years, with the option to serve a second term of four years, subject to the Chair of the IAG advising on the suitability of individual reappointments.
iii. Members provide advice based on their own individual views and experiences and do not ‘represent’ specific organisations or communities as such. Please see the Annual Report for details of members names.
iv. As detailed above, members reflect their individual views only and therefore do not represent any particular faith community.
v. All/Any IAG member(s) could be consulted on issues relating to the Muslim community for their view.

10. Request received 3 July 2015

Under the FOI Act can you please provide the following information:

i) How many Special Constables were registered with your Force as at 01.06.15?
ii) What was the attrition rate for your Special Constabulary for the last reported 12 months (please define if any left to join the regulars)?
iii) What was the total number of hours worked by your Special Constables for the last reported 12 month period?
iv) How many of your Special Constabulary currently have Independent Patrol Status (as defined by the Home Office)?
v) Please list each different role description of your Special Constabulary officers and the Department that they work in?
vi) Please describe any plans to increase the number of Special Constables and/or roles to be undertaken in the future?

Response sent 3 July 2015

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk does not hold this information and therefore a ‘no information held’ response is being recorded.

11. Request received 3 July 2015

Please regard this request as a Freedom of Information Request made under the Freedom of Information Act.

We would be grateful to receive all information you hold on and in relation to the following:

i) All contracts awarded through the commissioning of sexual violence/abuse services or sexual violence/abuse related services in 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15. For this purposes of this request, we consider sexual violence to include: rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, rape within marriage/relationships, forced marriage, so-called honour-based violence, female genital mutilation, trafficking, sexual exploitation, and ritual abuse. Please include the following details:

  • Names of organisations awarded contracts
  • Financial amounts awarded
  • The duration of the contracts (including breakdown of amount awarded per year)

In relation to the above, please specify the category of the contracted services, i.e.:

  • advocacy, including independent sexual violence (ISVA) advice services
  • face to face services: counselling, emotional support, group support
  • forensic sexual assault services, including Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs).

ii) Plans, strategies or other public documents that relate to spending and investment in sexual violence/abuse services or sexual violence/abuse related services.

Response sent 5 August 2015

i)

Name of organisation awarded contracts £ awarded Duration of contract Category of contracted service*
Butterfly Community Interest Company £15,000 FY 2014/15 (ii)
Fresh Start – New Beginnings (Support to children and young people who are victims of sexual abuse) £30,000 FY 2014/15 (ii)
Fresh Start-New Beginnings (Therapeutic Services for Victims of Sexual Abuse aged 12-18)  

£29,460

 

FY 2014/15

 

(ii)

Mentis Tree (Acorn Counselling) £15,800 FY 2014/15 (ii)
Norfolk & Suffolk Video Link  

£18,183

 

FY 2014/15

 

(i)

SARC £12,000 FY 2014/15 (iii)
Safer Suffolk Partnership £5,630 FY 2013/14 (ii)
Suffolk Rape Crisis £10,000 31 January 2014 – 31 January 2015 (ii)
Suffolk Rape Crisis £14,000 December 2014 – November 2015 (ii)
Suffolk Refugee Support : Female Genital Mutilation £3,000 Jan – Mar 2015 (ii)
Survivors in transition £15,000 FY 2014/15 (ii)
Survivors in Transition £26,880 FY 2014/15 (ii)
Therapeutic Group Programmes for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse £19,040 FY 2014/15 (ii)
Waveney Domestic Violence & Abuse Forum – Rape Counselling  

£6,000

 

FY 2014/15

 

(ii)

*Category of contracted service: (i) advocacy, including independent sexual violence (ISVA) advice services, (ii) face to face services: counselling, emotional support, group support, (iii) forensic sexual assault services, including Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs)

Please note that the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner contracts a number of domestic abuse services where often the counselling involved could relate to sexual abuse. These are not included in the above list as we are unable to determine the proportion of cost related specifically to sexual abuse victims.

All commissioning decisions are available on our website – http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/decisions

ii) Plans, strategies or other public documents that relate to spending and investment in sexual violence/abuse services or sexual violence/abuse related services can be located via the following links –

Police and Crime Plan for Suffolk 2013-17
The Police and Crime Commissioner funded the following research, Understanding domestic abuse in Suffolk – A study of the experiences of survivors (PDF, 1.27MB)
Information on Victims Commissioning – Victims Commissioning

12. Request received 10 August 2015

I am writing to obtain information about the amount your organisation pays to the Confederation of British Industry and its subsidiaries. Please provide the amount paid to the CBI (and its regional subsidiaries)

(a) in membership fees
(b) fees for one off conferences or other events and
(c) fees paid to the CBI for any other services.

Please make clear if the response includes payments from any Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Executive Agencies etc which fall under the department and please provide a breakdown of what payments came from which agency/body.
Please provide this information for the period 2009-2015 set out by calendar or financial year.

Response sent 12 August 2015

There is no record of any payments being made to the Confederation of British Industry and its subsidiaries during the period 2009-2015.

13. Request received 9 August 2015

This request is made under section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

For the Suffolk Constabulary, please provide the following information for each of the years 2005 to 2015 inclusive for which information is available, all of which should be collected under the Suffolk Constabulary’s statutory duty to record date, including the Public Sector Equality Duty pursuant to the Equality Act 2010:

  1. Please provide a current copy of your Equality and Diversity Policy specifying the section relating to your public Policing functions;
  1. For each of the years 2005 -2015 please provide a copy of your Crime Recording Policy as defined by Section 44 (2 and 3) of The Police Act 1996;
  1. Please state your current definition of Hate Crime?
  1. Please state your current definition of Religious Hate Crime?
  1. Please state your current definition of Islamaphobia?
  1. By reference to each of the years specified please state the total number of:-
  1. incidents;
  2. arrests,
  3. charges and
  4. convictions reported to you;

For each year specified please provide the above information specifically relation to “Hate Crimes” reported and separately in relation to “Religious Hate Crimes” reported and separately in relation to Islamaphobic Hate Crimes as reported.

a) In each of the years specified please state whether you have had or have a process /policy in place to record incidents reported to you which relate to religiously aggravated criminal acts; if so please provide a copy of the policy for each year and the total number of incidents reported for each of the years specified.
b) For each of the years specified please state the total number of arrests, prosecutions brought and convictions under section 28 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and the reasons as recorded by the Prosecutor.
c) For each of the years specified please state the number of unsuccessful convictions under section 28 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and the reasons as recorded by the Prosecutor.
d) For each of the years specified [where relevant] please state the number of arrests, charges and successful convictions under section 29 of the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 and the reasons as recorded by the Prosecutor.
e) For each of the years specified please state the number of unsuccessful convictions under section 29 of the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 and the reasons as recorded by the Prosecutor.
f) Please state the total number of recorded arrests, charges and convictions of criminal acts specified as:-

i) incited by islamaphobic behaviour;
ii) incidents which are aggravated by islamaphobic behaviour; otherwise involving islamaphobia to some degree;
iii) or to which islamaphobia was recorded as a factor involved in the arrest, charge or conviction.
iv) Where “islamaphobia” is defined as prejudice against, hatred toward, fear of, hostility toward or dislike of the religion of Islam or Muslim individuals, regardless of whether they are actual or perceived followers of the religion of Islam.

Response

As the OPCC did not hold this information, this request was transferred to Suffolk Constabulary for a response.

14. Request received 10 August 2015

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 can you please provide the following information:

Correspondence (including emails and letters) between Suffolk PCC Tim Passmore and Norfolk PCC Stephen Bett relating to the police control room merger and/or other merger plans between January and April 2014.

Response sent 19 August 2015

There is no record of any correspondence between Suffolk PCC, Tim Passmore and Norfolk PCC, Stephen Bett relating to the police control room merger and/or other merger plans between January and April 2014.

15. Request received 29 September 2015

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with full answers to each of the following questions about office costs.

I appreciate you will have been asked similar questions before but I am looking for specific figures on seconded officers.

  1. How many members of OPCC staff are there of March 2015, and what is the current annual salary cost?
  1. How many people working in your office are seconded from the local police force, rather than being on the OPCC’s books, and what is the cost of their salaries?
  1. Please state the rank of these workers and what their seconded role is, ie sergeant working as staff officer.

Response sent 7 October 2015

  1. As at 31 March 2015 the establishment was 9.8 FTE. However, there was 1 FTE vacancy (from 13 March 2015) and 1 FTE maternity leave. The actual annual basic salary cost for the year to 31 March 2015 was £446,437. Both the FTE and salary cost is exclusive of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

2. There are no people working in our office who are seconded from the local police force, rather than being on the OPCC’s payroll.

3. N/A.

16. Request received 28 October 2015

Please provide details of the following:

i) Do you have a deputy/deputies PCC?
ii) If you do have a deputy/deputies, do they have any other paid work? If so what work?
iii) What is the PCC’s salary?
iv) What is the total office annual wage bill?
v) How many FTE staff?
vi) How many deputy PCCs?
vii) How many FTE (Full Time Equivalent) staff working on communications/PR?
viii) How much has the office spent on external consultants since it was established?
ix) What proportion of office staff from BAME backgrounds?
x) Has the PCC confirmed their intention to run again in next year’s 2016 election?

Response sent 20 November 2015

i) We do not have a deputy/deputies PCC.
ii) N/A.
iii) The PCC’s annual salary is £70,000. See http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/transparency/freedom-of-information-and-data-transparency/table.
iv) At at 31 March 2015 the actual annual basic salary cost was £446,437 exclusive of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
v) As at 31 March 2015 the establishment was 9.8 FTE. Currently there is 8.9 FTE. These figures are exclusive of the Police and Crime Commissioner. See http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/transparency/freedom-of-information-and-data-transparency/table
vi) There are no deputy PCCs.
vii) There is 1 FTE working on communications/PR.
viii) See separate spreadsheet. FOI Nov 2015 Consultants (PDF, 196KB)
ix) There are no members of staff of the PCC with a BME background. See http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/transparency/freedom-of-information-and-data-transparency/table.
x) The OPCC have been advised of Mr Passmore’s intention to run for PCC in next year’s election.

1. Request received 10 January 2014

Under the Freedom of Information Act please can you release the Police and Crime Commissioner’s itemised list of expenses claims for under £500 made between November 2012 and November 2013.

Response sent 15 January 2014

Under the Elected Local Policing Body (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2013 there is a requirement to publish the information that you have requested – this came into force on 12 August 2013. The link below will take you to the relevant website page and you will note that (via a tab) we have added such expenditure for the period from November 2012 to August 2013 to promote greater transparency.

Items of Expenditure by PCC in relation to travel, accommodation and subsistence (PDF, 1.25MB)

For ease of reference copies of the two sets of data were attached to the response.

2. Request received 8 February 2014

“….I would like to make an FoI request for the minutes of the last meeting the Commissioner had with the Chief Constable when the headlight subject was discussed”

Response sent 14 February 2014

The specific topic of defective headlights has not been the subject of discussion between the Commissioner and the Chief Constable.

The issue of road safety generally has been the subject of discussion on a number of occasions, particularly speeding, and the importance of this matter is reflected in the Commissioner’s Police & Crime Plan.

3. Request received 18 March 2014

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with full answers to each of the following questions:

  1. How many members of staff did your office have when it was inherited from the Police Authority in November 2012, and what was the annual salary cost at that time?
  2. How many members of staff did your office have at March 31st, 2013, and what was the annual salary cost at that time?
  3. How many members of staff does your office have as of now, March 2014, and what is the current annual salary cost?
  4. Please state the job title and salary of each current member of staff, and state if their role was advertised or not?
  5. How many people does your office currently have working on a freelance / consultant / adviser basis and what is the cost of their contracts?
  6. How many people has your office seconded from local authorities / the police force and what is the cost of their salaries?

Response sent 24 March 2014

  1. Number of staff at November 2012 : 9 (8.4 FTE).

Job titles: Chief Executive (and Monitoring Officer); Deputy Chief Executive (and Deputy Monitoring Officer); Treasurer; Head of Business Management; Business Manager; Policy Officer; Public Affairs Officer; Business Co-ordinator; Personal Assistant to Chief Executive.

Total basic salary costs £453k.

Total salary costs inclusive of NI/pension on costs £594k.

  1. Number of staff at March 2013 : 9 (8.8 FTE)

Job titles: Chief Executive (and Monitoring Officer); Deputy Chief Executive (and Deputy Monitoring Officer); Chief Finance Officer; Head of Business Management; Business Manager; Policy Officer; Communications Manager; Business Co-ordinator; Personal Assistant to the Police & Crime Commissioner and Chief Executive.

Total basic salary costs £477k.

Total salary costs inclusive of NI/pension on costs £626k.

3. Number of staff at March 2014 : 9 (8.8 FTE)

Job titles: Chief Executive (and Monitoring Officer); Deputy Chief Executive (and Deputy Monitoring Officer); Chief Finance Officer; Business Manager; Policy Officer; Communications Manager; Communications & Support Services Officer; Business Co-ordinator; Personal Assistant to the Police & Crime Commissioner and Chief Executive.

Total basic salary costs £446k.

Total salary costs inclusive of NI/pension on costs £584k.

  1. Job Title/Salary of current members of staff and whether role was advertised:

Chief Executive – £103,806
Deputy Chief Executive – £77,853
Chief Finance Officer (O.8 FTE) – £63,061
Business Manager – £46,704
Policy Officer – £36,549
Communications Manager – £41,163 [note (i) below]
Communications & Support Services Officer – £30,939 [note (ii) below]
Business Co-ordinator – £27,225
PA to the PCC/Chief Executive – £25,704 [note (iii) below]

Notes:

(i) The post was advertised internally within the Office of the PCC and the Constabulary in March 2013 – the successful candidate was the former Public Affairs Officer.

(ii) The post was advertised externally (local newspaper and PCC website) and internally within the Office of the PCC and the Constabulary in August 2013 following a re-structure as a result of the retirement of the Head of Business Management at the end of June 2013.

(iii) The post was advertised externally (local newspaper and PCC website) and internally within the Office of the PCC and the Constabulary in February 2013 as a result of the impending retirement of former postholder.

  1. People working on freelance/consultancy/advisor basis : Nil
  2. Those seconded from local authorities/police force: Nil

4. Request received 04 April 2014

i) The total cost of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office for the financial years 2012-13 and 2013-14.
ii) The total cost of the Police Authority body replaced by the Police and Crime Commissioner in the financial years 2010-11 and 2011-12.
iii) The total remuneration bill for the financial years 2012-13 and 2013-14 (remuneration should be taken to mean pay, pension contributions, bonuses and any other benefits in kind).
iv) The total remuneration bill for the Police Authority body replaced by the Police and Crime Commissioner in the financial years 2010-11 and 2011-12 (remuneration should be taken to mean pay, pension contributions, bonuses and any other benefits in kind).
v) A full list of job titles at the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office as at 04/04/2014.

Response sent 29 April 2014

i) *2012-2013 – £299,582

*Separate costs for the Police Authority and the OPCC are not available for 2012-13, pro rata figures provided represent 236 days under the Police Authority and 129 days under the OPCC.

2013-2014 – £951,309 – estimated figure as at 22/04/14; outturn figure available approx. June 2014

ii) 2010-11 – £1,008,260

2011-12 – £978,383

*2012-13 – £659,829

*Separate costs for the Police Authority and the OPCC are not available for 2012-13, pro rata figures provided represent 236 days under the Police Authority and 129 days under the OPCC

iii) *2012-13 – £221,254 (comprising staff and PCC costs)

*Separate costs for the Police Authority and the OPCC are not available for 2012-13, pro rata figures provided represent 236 days under the Police Authority and 129 days under the OPCC

2013-14 – £677,898 (comprising £585,768 staff costs, £92,130 PCC costs)

iv) 2010-11 – £552,993 staff costs, £190,026 members’ costs

2011-12 – £569,215 staff costs, £181,040 members’ costs

*2012-13 – £404,776 staff costs, £111,756 members’ costs (exact members’ costs)

*Separate staff costs for the Police Authority and the OPCC are not available for 2012-13, pro rata figures provided represent 236 days under the Police Authority and 129 days under the OPCC

v) Chief Executive (and Monitoring Officer)
Deputy Chief Executive (and Deputy Monitoring Officer)
Chief Finance Officer (0.8FTE)
Policy Officer
Communications Manager
Communications & Support Services Officer
Business Co-ordinator
Personal Assistant to the Police & Crime Commissioner and Chief Executive

5. Request received 23 April 2014

i) The cost of the Police Authority during its final year of existence?
ii) The cost of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office following the first year of its existence?
iii) What additional functions does he carry out over and above what the Police Authority did?
iv) As he has a wider remit than the Police Authority where does the additional finance come from, is it solely from the policing budget or does the organisations he is seeking to influence have a duty to supply funding?

Response sent 29 April 2014

*Separate costs for the Police Authority and the OPCC are not available for 2012-13, pro rata figures provided represent 236 days under the Police Authority and 129 days under the OPCC.

i) Police Authority office costs 2011/2012 – £978,383
Police Authority office costs *2012/2013 – £659,829

ii) OPCC office costs *2012/13 – £299,582
OPCC office costs 2013/14 – £951,309 – estimated as at 22/04/2014, outturn figure available approx. June 2014

iii) All functions of the PCC can be found in The Policing Protocol Order 2011, link as follows: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/policing-protocol-order-2011-statutory-instrument

Significant differences in functions of the PCC are:

  • Working with partners to prevent and tackle crime and re-offending
  • Commissioning services that will contribute to reducing crime and disorder
  • Responsibility for awarding Crime and Disorder Reduction Grants

iv) Some organisations have statutory obligations to contribute funding. In addition to the main police grant and precept, for the year 2013-14 various community safety funds transferred to PCCs creating a new Community Safety Fund (non ring-fenced) which the PCC was able to utilise to commission the provision of community safety related services; from 2014-15 this fund is subsumed into the main police grant. From 01 October 2014, grant funding for the commissioning of support services for victims at a local level will be provided to the PCC by the Ministry of Justice. In addition a provisional grant has been awarded (ring-fenced) for the purposes of supporting the preparations of commissioning of victims’ services. Details can be found on the SPCC website suffolk-pcc.gov.uk, link to the document as follows: http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/11-2014-Victims-Commissioning-Preparatory-Funding.pdf

6. Request received 24 April 2014

i) Since the formation of the office of Police & Crime Commissioner for your region how much has been spent annually to provide transport for both the Commissioner & any deputies they have in post.
ii) Further to the above, how much has been claimed or awarded to provide support for housing or hotel costs of the commissioner and any deputies?

Response sent 29 April 2014

i) Under the Elected Local Policing Body (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2013 there is a requirement to publish the information that you have requested – this came into force on 12 August 2013.

The link is as follows:

http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Items-of-Expenditure-by-the-PCC-in-relation-to-travel-accomm-subsistence-from-12-08-13-updated-30-11-14.pdf (PDF, 1.25MB)

The attached spreadsheet covers the period from November 2012 to August 2013.

Items of Expenditure by the PCC in relation to travel, accomm, subsistence from Nov 12 to Aug 13 (PDF, 320KB)

For ease of reference a copy of the two sets of data were attached to the response.

In addition the sums of £25.00 for a taxi fare from Ipswich to Stowmarket in April 2013, and £41.00 for two taxi fares for transport to/from meetings in London in July 2013 were claimed through petty cash.

The Commissioner has not submitted any mileage claims to-date.

ii) Hotel costs are detailed on the attached documents.
No housing costs have been claimed or awarded.
The Commissioner does not have any deputies.

7. Request received 09 June 2014

1. Person or Department Responsible for Conference Calls and Web
Meetings
What is the name of the Department they work in?
What is the Telephone Number of the person who is responsible for the
procurement of Conference Calls and Web Meetings?
What is the Email Address of the person who is responsible for the
procurement of Conference Calls and Web Meetings?
Their Postal Address
Building Name or Number
Street Name
Locality Name
Town / City
County
Post Code

2. Do you currently purchase or use UK access Conference Call Services?
These are services where UK based people dial into a UK based number.

UK Conference Calls
Tell us about your current provider…

3. What are the names of the suppliers you use for Conference Calls?

4. What is the rate per minute each participant is charged to join a Conference Call? (Please enter this as a number only. Example 25 for 25p)

5. What is your monthly expenditure for the use of this service?
Please enter this as a number only. Example £24.99 would be 24.99

6. How many minutes of audio conferencing does your organisation do per month?

7. What is the maximum number of participants you have in a Conference Call?

8. If you currently have a contract please state the date of expiry.

9. Do you currently purchase or use International access Conference Call Services? (These are services where people based around the globe dial into a local telephone number in the country they are based in.

International Conference Calls (Tell us about your current provider…)
10. What is the name of your current provider for International Conference Calls?

11. What is your monthly expenditure for the use of this service?
(Please enter this as a number only. Example £24.99 would be 24.99)

12. How many minutes of international audio conferencing does your
organisation use per month?

13. Do you have an international dial in tariff that your supplier offers?

14. If you currently have a contract please state the date of expiry.

15. Please detail any bridging charges, call set-up fees, call recording
charges, transcription charges and any other information that you think
might be relevant.

16. Do you use web meeting tools similar to ‘WebEx’ or ‘Go To Meeting’?
These are services where participants can see documents or computer
screens as well as audio participation over both the internet and or
traditional public switch telephone networks (PSTN).

Web Meetings / Webinars and Online Meetings (Tell us about your current provider…)

17. Who is your current supplier?

18. How much were you charged in total for this service.

19. What are the commercial terms on which they offer the services?
This could be that you get a specific discount for being a Public Sector supplier or you must by through G-Cloud etc.

20. How many licences do you use?

21. If you currently have a contract please state the date of expiry.

Response sent 02 July 2014

This request to the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner and Suffolk Constabulary about the use of Telephone Conference Call services and use of online Web Meeting tools concerned identical information held by both organisations, therefore this response was provided as a joint response by both Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner and Suffolk Constabulary.

This response is correct as of 9 June 2014.

  1. The ICT Service Desk is responsible for Conference Calls and Web Meetings.

Contact details as follows:

Telephone no: 01953 424747
Email: ictservicedesk@norfolk.pnn.police.uk
Address: Norfolk Constabulary, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, Norfolk,
NR 18 0WW

  1. No
  2. N/a
  3. N/a
  4. N/a
  5. N/a
  6. N/a
  7. N/a
  8. No
  9. N/a
  10. N/a
  11. N/a
  12. N/a
  13. N/a
  14. N/a
  15. Yes
  16. Webex
  17. The charge is variable, however to assist the approximate cost during 2013/2014 was £2000.
  18. Standard Terms and Conditions.
  19. The number of licences is variable, due to the demand needed.
  20. The contract with Webex is due to end on 27 January 2015, the below web-link will re-direct you to the contract details within the Bluelight

Procurement Database: https://www.blpd.gov.uk/foi/foicontractview.aspx?contractid=24137

8. Request received 11 June 2014

What was the cost of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in your police force area for the financial years 12/13 and 13/14?

Response sent 24 June 2014

*Separate costs for the Police Authority and the OPCC are not available for 2012-13, pro rata figures provided represent 236 days under the Police Authority and 129 days under the OPCC.

*2012-2013 OPCC costs – £299,582

*2012-2013 Police Authority office costs – £659,829

2013-2014 OPCC costs – £1,048,305

9. Request received 18 June 2014

This request relates to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Public Meeting held in The Athenaeum, Bury St Edmunds on 02 October 2013

i) How many people voted at the meeting held at The Athenaeum that evening?
ii) Which representatives from the police, the council and politics were present? Were those police officers present able to vote too?
iii) How many of those voting at that event were Conservative councillors?
iv) Is the Police Crime Commissioner’s Office fit for purpose in respect of the following incident? During the meeting a woman stood up and spoke about the upset caused by 42 “lies” on a file that the police held on her. She explained that she had originally been a victim of harassment but poor data protection had somehow criminalized her. Even though two male councillors heckled her to share her identity to the room, she stayed behind at the meeting for over 30 minutes.
v) Did anyone in public office approach this lady to see how they could help her with her anxieties in response to having so much factually incorrect data on records by her local police force?

Response sent 09 July 2014

i) Over 40 members of the public were noted as attending the St Edmundsbury Public Meeting on 02 October 2013. The results of the interactive votes are published on the SPCC website, and show that the maximum no. of votes cast in response to any one question was 40, link as follows:

http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Voting-Results-St-Edmundsbury.pdf

(For ease of reference a copy of the data was attached to the response).

ii) The information available can be found in the notes of the meeting which are available on the SPCC website, link as follows:

http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Notes-from-the-St-Edmundsbury-Public-Meeting-2-October-2013.pdf

(For ease of reference a copy of the information was attached to the response).

Representatives recorded as being present:

Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner:

Tim Passmore (Police & Crime Commissioner)
Sandra Graffham (Communications Manager)
Sarah McNulty (Business Co-ordinator)
Vanessa Scott (Policy Officer)

Suffolk Constabulary:

Chief Constable Douglas Paxton
Superintendent Terry Byford (Strategic Policing Commander – West)
Inspector Jane Hertzog (Local Policing Commander – Bury St Edmunds)

Names of any other officers and police cadets present were not recorded.

An attendance register is not taken at the Police and Crime Commissioner’s public meetings. Councillor Robert Everitt was recorded as commenting at the meeting, attendance by any other politicians was not recorded.

The police officers named above were not able to participate in the interactive voting sessions. Any officers attending and police cadets who were seated in the audience area would have had access to the interactive voting keypads but as all votes cast were anonymous it is unknown whether they did so or not.

iii) As in response to question 2, as all votes cast were anonymous this information is not known.

iv) Matters raised, and responses given, during the PCC’s public meetings are noted and are publicly available on the SPCC website.

For the St Edmundsbury public meeting held on 02 October 2013, the link is as follows:

http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Notes-from-the-St-Edmundsbury-Public-Meeting-2-October-2013.pdf

Information relating to any matters raised privately after the public meetings is not recorded in these notes. Please see the answer provided to question 5 which refers to the disclosure of personal information.

v) The information requested in respect of a specific individual would not be available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, due to relevant exemptions within the Act and as explained in the response to the originator of the request.

10. Request received 23 June 2014

i) Total number of complaints against your force or constabulary received in 2013.
ii) Total number of complaints upheld during 2013.
iii) Total number of officers formally disciplined as a result of the upheld complaints.
iv) The number of officers prosecuted for committing a criminal offence as a result of a complaint in 2013.
v) The total number of officers dismissed as a result of an upheld complaint during 2013.
vi) The total number of serving officers dismissed for committing a criminal offence during 2013.

As the OPCC did not hold this information, the request was transferred to Suffolk Constabulary for response.

11. Request received 25 June 2014

In respect of The Freedom of Information Act, how many times has this office been asked to review the following public concerns?

i) Police misleading The Crime Prosecution Service in 2010 in respect of an incident in IP33 on 1st May 2010.
ii) The Professional Standards Department failing to uphold complaints against Bury-Central policemen harassing female victims of ongoing harassment.(PS491/12)
iii) The Information Management Department, Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies withholding requested data relating to Crime Report: BR/11/1034, BU/11/3512, BU/10/1423 and Event Chronology PO707090545, P0904220188, P0907200129, P09090411, P1102070342, P1103280458, P1107260165, P0703280270 and P1005010364.
iv) The Professional Standards Department (PSD) withholding that data which would verify police misconduct and harassment of vulnerable women in IP33?

For example, the report on investigation PS491/12 withheld the times and lengths of a policeman’s telephone calls to a mobile landline.

The lady who lodged the complaint against the police repeatedly made requests for verification of his two telephone calls to her. That requested data continues to be withheld.

On the understanding that BT stored his last call to her as a nuisance call, please explain why your office refused to review his chest-cam footage as formally requested by one of her supporters earlier this year?

v) RE: PS491/12: How many letters have you received from her elderly supporter on the issue of this poorly trained policeman (Complaint PS491/12) and the police harassment of one of his voluntary helpers?
vi) On which dates did this office inform those requesting assistance that their concerns would not be looked into?

Response sent 17 July 2014

The information requested would not be available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 due to relevant exemptions within the Act and as explained in more detail in the response to the originator of the request.

12. Request received 09 July 2014

How much has the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner spent on:

  1. Social media
  2. Consultancy
  3. Company cars

in each financial year since being elected Police and Crime Commissioner?

Response sent 24 July 2014

  1. Nil
  2. Please see link as follows:

O:DataSPCCFreedom of InformationSPCC Consultancy Expenditure.pdf

(For ease of reference a copy of the data was attached to the response).

  1. Nil

13. Request received 05 August 2014

Could you please tell me how much the PCC spent on PR, marketing and promotional materials in the financial year 2012/13?

Could you please tell me how much the PCC spent on PR, marketing and promotional materials in the financial year 2013/14?

How much is the PCC budgeting to spend on PR, marketing and promotional in the current financial year?

Could you please list the type, number and cost of physical marketing materials with PCC branding created by the office in the 2013/14 that have been produced – e.g. leaflets, pens, erasers, lollipops etc.

Response sent 02 September 2014

The PCC does not have a designated budget for PR, marketing and promotional materials. Budgets from which PR, marketing and promotional materials expenditure may be drawn are listed on the attached spreadsheet. The description of materials, and quantities (where recorded), are included in the information provided in the attached document.

PCC spend PR marketing and promotional materials (PDF, 188KB)

14. Request received 08 August 2014

Please can you provide files relating to disclosure of actual invoice expenditure in CSV or XLS format for the period April 2012 to October 2012.

Ideally, I require information covering all levels of expenditure, however, information covering expenditure above £25,000 will suffice if necessary.

Response sent 05 September 2014

Invoice Transactions Apr to Oct 12 (PDF, 272KB)

15. Request received 05 September 2014

Please provide the amount paid to the CBI (and its regional subsidiaries)
a) in membership fees
b) fees for one off conferences or other events and
c) fees paid to the CBI for any other services

Please make clear if the response includes payments from any Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Executive Agencies etc which fall under the department and please provide a breakdown of what payments came from which agency/body.

Please provide this information for the period 2009-2014 set out by calendar or financial year.

If you are unable to provide all of this information within the time/cost limit please work up to the limit focusing on membership fees.

Response sent 09 September 2014

a) No payments have been made to the CBI (and its regional subsidiaries) for membership fees by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner/Suffolk Police Authority during the period 2009-2014.
b) No payments have been made to the CBI (and its regional subsidiaries) for one off conferences or other events by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner/Suffolk Police Authority during the period 2009-2014.
c) No payments have been made to the CBI for any other services by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner/Suffolk Police Authority during the period 2009-2014.

16. Request received 12 September 2014

To outline my query as clearly as possible, I am requesting:

  1. The total number of employees who received *remuneration equal to, or in excess of £100,000 in 2013-14.
  2. For those who received *remuneration in excess of £150,000:
    i. The employee’s name
    ii. The employee’s job title
    iii. The remuneration received by the employee
    iv. An itemised list of expenses claims made by the employee. If an itemised list is not available, please provide the amount the employee claimed in expenses in 2013-14

*Remuneration includes, but is not limited to: salary, fees, allowances, bonuses, benefits in kind, compensation for loss of office and employers’ pension contributions.

Response sent 01 October 2014

With reference to your above definition of remuneration, if employer’s National Insurance contributions are to be included, two employees in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk received *remuneration equal to, or in excess of £100,000 in 2013-14.

If employer’s National Insurance contributions are excluded, one employee in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk received *remuneration equal to, or in excess of £100,000 in 2013-14.

17. Request received 22 September 2014

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Please would you tell me:

  1. A list of all events open to the public hosted by your force’s Police and Crime Commissioner or a member of his/her staff in the calendar years 2013 and 2014 to present
  2. For each event listed in question 1, if the Commissioner did not attend, please specify the host of the event
  3. For each event listed in question 1, please provide the event’s location
  4. a) For each event listed in question 1, the total public attendance
    b) If an exact figure is not available for question 4 a) please provide an estimate of the attendance

Response sent 17 October 2014

FoI Response – PCC Attendance at Public Meetings (PDF, 1.66MB)

18. Request received 22 October 2014

Can you please tell me how many times a police taser has been fired in the past 12 months? If you could further refine the figures by district then that would be even more useful.

As the OPCC did not hold this information, the request was transferred to Suffolk Constabulary for response.

19. Request received 02 November 2014

As a freedom of information request I would be grateful to know how many other people have experienced difficulties joining the new (Police Connect) system, what the advantages of the new system are and what cost savings it delivers.

As the OPCC did not hold this information, the request was transferred to Suffolk Constabulary for response.

FOI Disclosure Log 2013 (PDF, 612KB)