Data Transparency – Publication of Specified Information
In addition to publishing information under the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Publication Scheme (PDF, 4.21MB) and its accompanying Definition Document V16 October 2019 (PDF, 363KB), the PCC is also required to publish information under The Elected Local Policing Bodies(Specified Information) Order 2011 (as amended).
The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011 (PDF, 118KB), as amended by The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2012 (PDF, 47KB) and The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2013 (PDF 576KB) sets out the information that must be published by Police and Crime Commissioners, and the times of publication.
The Order does not replace or supersede the existing legal framework for access to public sector information provided by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and other regulations.
Specified Information Order
1. The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)
(a) Name: Tim Passmore
(b) Address for correspondence
(c) Salary: £71,400 per annum
(d) Allowances and expenses paid to the PCC (Availability – quarterly, as soon as practicable after end of quarter to which it relates)
(e) Register of interests
(f) Number of complaints or conduct matters that have been brought to the attention of the PCC by the Police & Crime Panel:
2. Staff of the PCC
(a) The number of staff: 9 (8.2 FTE)
(b) The proportion of staff who:
(i) are women: 6 (67%)
(ii) are members of an ethnic minority: 0%
(iii) have a disability within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010: 0%
(c) List of staff employed solely to support the PCC – April 2019 (PDF, 127KB)
(d) The job titles, responsibilities and salaries of each senior employee
Chief Executive – Christopher Jackson – £113,151
Chief Finance Officer – Chris Bland (0.8 fte) – £67,891.20
(e) A register of gifts or hospitality of the PCC or members of staff (Availability – as soon as practicable after offer or acceptance)
2a. Assistance and services to the PCC
(a) The duty of the Chief Constable to provide assistance to the PCC under section 2(5) of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. Paragraph 8 of the Scheme of Governance and Consent – April 2019 sets out the working agreement between the PCC and Chief Constable.
(b) The power of a local authority to provide administrative, professional or technical services to the PCC under section1(1) of the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970:
Internal Audit Services are provided under a commercial contract to the PCC and Constabulary by TIAA Ltd.
Somerset County Council provide a Technical Support Team to all PCC Chief Finance Officers in England & Wales, which advises on national police finance issues.
information as to any arrangements for use by the PCC of the staff of the Chief Constable or of a local authority under those provisions
(a) and (b) – Availability – as soon as practicable after an election, reviewed every 6 months and variations published)
3. Income and expenditure of the PCC 2019/20
(a) The total budget: £133.7m
(b) The precept issued by the PCC: £53.6m
The police element of the Council Tax for individual households is as follows for each Council Tax Band:
(c) Information as to each anticipated source of revenue (other than the precept)
(d) Information as to the proposed expenditure of the PCC: £0.928m
[There is also a commissioning budget of £1.7m for crime and disorder reduction and victim services (including the Ministry of Justice funding see above.)]
(e) A copy of the annual investment strategy of the PCC – See PCC Decision – 5 – 2019 – Medium Term Financial Plan 2019-20 to 2022-23 (PDF, 4MB)
For more information on the income and expenditure of the PCC – See PCC Decision – 5 – 2019 – Medium Term Financial Plan 2019-20 to 2022-23 (PDF, 4MB)
(a) – (e)- Availability – for each financial year, before the beginning of the financial year
(f) Information as to each crime and disorder reduction grant made by the PCC including conditions attached to the grant, recipient & purpose of the grant and reasons why the PCC considered that the grant would secure, or contribute to securing, crime & disorder reduction in the PCC’s area. (Each month, as soon as practicable after the end of the month to which it relates)
(g) Expenditure exceeding £500:
(i) Information as to each item of expenditure of the PCC exceeding £500 (other than a crime & disorder reduction grant made by the PCC), including the recipient, the purpose of the expenditure and reasons why the PCC considered that good value for money would be obtained.
(ii) Information as to each item of expenditure of the Chief Constable exceeding £500 (other than a crime & disorder reduction grant made by the PCC), including the recipient of the funds, the purpose of the expenditure and reasons why the Chief Constable considered that good value for money would be obtained.
(h) Information as to each item of expenditure by the PCC in relation to travel, accommodation, subsistence, including the recipient of the funds, the purpose of the expenditure and the reasons why the PCC considered that good value for money would be obtained.
(Availability – each month, as soon as practicable after the end of the month to which it relates)
Value for money is achieved as a result of all staff ordering goods and services being required to comply with the PCC’s Financial Regulations and Contract Standing Orders. Suffolk Constabulary also has a robust Value For Money Strategy in place. Additionally, on an annual basis, the PCC and Chief Constable’s external auditors are required under Section 5 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 to satisfy themselves that proper arrangements are in place for securing economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the PCC’s and Chief Constable’s use of resources.
4. Property, rights and liabilities of the PCC
(a) Premises or land owned by or occupied for the purposes of the PCC October 2019 (PDF 124KB)
(b) A copy of each contract with a value exceeding £10,000 to which;
(i) the PCC, or
(ii) the Chief Constable,
is or is to be a party.
Copies of contracts on behalf of the PCC since coming into being on 22 November 2012 are registered and available for inspection on the National Contracts Database at www.blpd.gov.uk.
General information is also available for contracts predating 22 November 2012.
(c) A copy of each Invitation To Tender (ITT) issued by
in relation to a contract which the PCC or Chief Constable (as the case may be) expects will have a value exceeding £10,000.
Copies of ITTs issued on behalf of the PCC since coming into being on 22 November 2012.
(d) A list of every contract with a value not exceeding £10,000 to which:
is or is to be party, including the value of the contract, the identity of every other party to the contract and the purpose of the contract.
All contracts pursued on behalf of the PCC since coming into being on 22 November 2012 are registered and available for inspection on the National Contracts Database at www.blpd.gov.uk.
5. Decisions of the PCC
(a) The date, time and place of each public meeting to be held by the PCC
(b) A copy of the agenda for each public meeting held by the PCC, and any report or other document that is the subject matter of an item on the agenda
(c) A copy of the minutes of each public meeting held by the PCC, and each meeting which is not a public meeting but at which matters of significant public interest are discussed
(d) A record of each decision of significant public interest arising from the PCC’s functions, whether made by the PCC at or as a result of a meeting or otherwise.
(a) – (d) – (Availability – as soon as practicable after it becomes available to the PCC)
6. A statement of the policy of the PCC on
(a) The conduct of the PCC, including procedures for the handling of qualifying complaints and conduct matters (within the meaning of section 31 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011).
(b) The making of decisions of significant public interest – Paragraphs 7.1 – 7.8 in the Scheme of Governance and Consent – April 2019 sets out the PCC’s Decision Making and Accountability Framework.
(c) Records management, including procedures for the security and sharing of information and the retention and destruction of documents
(d) The handling of qualifying disclosures (within the meaning of section 43B of the Employment Rights Act 1996) (Whistleblowing)
(a) – (d) – Availability – as soon as practicable after an election, reviewed annually and any variation published)
7. Prevention of crime and disorder
A copy of any report required by the PCC from the responsible authorities for a local government area under section 7(1) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. (Availability – as soon as practicable after it becomes available to the PCC): No reports received.
8. Independent custody visitor arrangements
Information as to the operation of the arrangements made under section 51 of the Police Reform Act 2002
9. Constabulary Chief Officer Expenses
Expenses paid to Chief Officers – Published on the Suffolk Constabulary website
10. Police and Crime Plan Performance Updates
Police and Crime Plan Performance Updates
Availability of Information
Wherever possible, information is provided on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s website free of charge. If this is impractical, or if an individual does not wish to access information via the website, we will be pleased to provide copies of material upon request in writing.
The Commissioner will not charge a fee for providing material but may charge the actual cost of photocopying, postage and packaging. If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the actual amount due will be given before the information is provided.
The Commissioner is also willing to consider the provision of any summary document that it publishes in other languages or formats upon request.
Written requests should be sent to the following address:
The Chief Executive
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
By email to email@example.com, or by telephone (01473) 782773
22 November 2019
20 November 2019
10 January 2020