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Standards Committee Agenda

Tuesday 30th October 2007

A meeting of the Standards Committee will be held on Tuesday 30 October 2007 at 1000hrs in the Conference Room, at the Police Authority Offices, Endeavour House, Woodwater Park, Exeter, to consider the items as detailed on the Agenda given below.

Any papers listed as "to follow", urgent items or supplementary papers will be made available as soon as possible and in any event at least 30 minutes before the start of the meeting.

S G Davey
Chief Executive & Clerk
To The Police Authority

Meeting agenda

  1. Election of Chairman
  2. Appointment of Vice-Chairman
  3. Apologies for Absence
    To receive apologies for absence from Members unable to attend the meeting.
  4. Declarations of Interests
    To receive any declarations from Members / Officers of personal and / or prejudicial interests in respect of matters for consideration at this meeting, together with the appropriate statement on the nature of any such declared interests.
  5. Minutes
    To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 24 April 2007 as a correct record.
  6. Training on the Code of Conduct
    The Standards Board DVD about the Code of Conduct will be shown.
    11 Members of the Authority and 5 Officers attended the Code of Conduct training on 8 October. Feedback from participants has been requested and will be made available at the meeting. Consideration needs to be given to providing training opportunities for those who were unable to attend on 8 October.
  7. Introduction of New Responsibilities from April 2008
    It is anticipated that new responsibilities for Standards Committees regarding? "local filtering"? - that is deciding whether or not complaints should be investigated - will be introduced by legislation effective from 1 April 2008. The requirements will be set out in legislation (by Regulations in a Statutory Instrument) and complemented by guidance from the Standards Board for England. It is expected that the legislation and guidance will be the subject of consultation in late 2007. The Assistant Chief Executive will give an oral report on the most recent information available and the potential impact upon the Committee.
  8. Report on South West Independent Members Group Meeting 20 September 2007
    Mr Martin Harvey attended the attended the meeting and his notes are provided for the information of the Committee.
  9. Report on the Standards Board for England Assembly 15-16 October 2007
    Mrs Anne Mayes and Miss Joy Norris attended this event. Report to follow
  10. Standards Committee Best Practice / Compliance Check list
    A compliance checklist for the Standards Committee has been compiled based upon an Audit Commission diagnostic tool. The checklist is presented to the Committee for consideration as requested (minute SC39 refers).
  11. Case Studies
    The Assistant Chief Executive will have some case studies available from the pilots of the Local Filtering process that members may discuss.

Members of the Standards Committee: Mr M Bull, Mr B Greenslade, Mr M Harvey, Mr M Hicks, Mrs A Mayes and Mr C Wallin

If you require any further information regarding this meeting please contact:
Joy Norris email


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