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Full Authority Meeting

Friday 11 December 2009

A meeting of the Devon and Cornwall Police Authority will be held on Friday 11th December 2009, at 10:00hrs in the Amenity suite, Police Headquarters, Middlemoor, Exeter to which you are requested to attend, to consider the items as detailed on the Agenda given below.

This meeting will be broadcast live on the Internet and recorded for future viewing.

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.

R Martin
Acting Chief Executive
Dated: 2 December 2009

Meeting Agenda

  1. Apologies for Absence
    To receive apologies for absence from Members unable to attend the meeting.
  2. Declarations of Interest
    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 which are required to be published in the minutes of this meeting.
  3. Items Requiring Urgent Attention
    Items which in the opinion of the Chairman should be considered by the meeting as a matter of urgency.
  4. Questions raised under Standing Order No.6
  5. Minutes
    To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 18th September 2009.
  6. Performance Reports
    1. Performance Management Committee Brief update from the meeting held on 11th November 2009. Oral Update.
      Update on performance report - Report of the Deputy Chief Constable.
      Summarises the performance activity of the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary to meet targets set by the Authority in its Annual Plan and uses iQuanta to benchmark with most similar forces.
  7. Chief Constable's Report
    This report provides a general update on policing issues since the last meeting of the Police Authority and includes:
    1. Major incidents and policing diary
    2. Personnel snapshot
    3. Awards and qualifications
  8. Agreement for the establishment of a Joint Committee for collaboration in Policing for the South West of England
    This report contains a recommendation from the Chairs' Committee to enter into the Joint Committee agreement.
  9. Independent People on the Standards Committee
    Legislation requires the Authority to have a Standards Committee comprising at least three people and for at least 25% of that committee to be independent. This report recommends that the two current Independent Members of the Standards Committee be re-appointed for a 4-year period.
  10. Freedom of Information Act Publication Scheme
    The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires the Authority to have a publication scheme detailing the information it will make publicly available. A publication based upon a model scheme from the Information Commissioner's office is presented to the Authority for consideration.
    1. appendix a
  11. Amendments to the Authority's Constitution
    Report recommending amendments to the Authority's Constitution.
  12. Committee Minute Pack
    This pack provides minutes of the Committee meetings that have taken place since the last meeting of the Authority on 18th September 2009. Report to Follow.
  13. Chief Constable's Contract
    At the Chairs' Committee on 23rd October 2009, Members discussed the contractual arrangements for the Chief Constable due to his current contract expiring in January 2011. Having had regard to relevant regulatory provisions and discussions with HMIC, the Chairs' Committee recommends that the Chief Constable's contract be extended for an additional year from January 2011 to January 2012.
  14. Consideration to Excluding the Press and Public

    Recommended that the Agenda items detailed in the table below be considered as closed items

    Agenda item No Report Title Relevant Act Relevant section
    15 Minutes of the meeting held on 27 November 2009 Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (access to information Act 1985) Schedule 12A, paragraph 3. Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)..
  15. To confirm the closed minutes of the meeting held on 27 November 2009.To follow.

Access to Police Headquarters is restricted and all visitors are requested to report to the Main Reception. Car parking facilities on site are limited. Provision for disabled parking is available. It is advisable to contact the main switchboard in advance on 101.

If you require any further information regarding
this meeting, please contact the meeting administrator: Natalie Martin.

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