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Full Authority Meeting

Friday 25 June 2010

The Annual Meeting of the Devon and Cornwall Police Authority will be held on Friday 25th June 2010, at 10:00hrs in the Amenity suite, Police Headquarters, Middlemoor, Exeter 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

S Howl
Chief Executive
Dated: 16 June 2010

Meeting Agenda

  1. Appointment of Chairman
    To appoint the Authority Chairman. Statements from Members wishing to be considered for this position are enclosed with this Agenda.
    1. Mike Bull
  2. Appointment of Vice-Chairman
    To appoint the Authority Vice-Chairman. Statements from Members wishing to be considered for this position are enclosed with this agenda.
    1. Bryan Preston
  3. Apologies for Absence
    To receive apologies for absence from Members unable to attend the meeting.
  4. 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.
  5. Items Requiring Urgent Attention
    If there is any urgent business arising since the formal agenda was published, the Chair will announce this and give reasons why he/she has agreed to consider it at this meeting.
  6. Chairman's Announcements (if any)
    The Chairman will announce any matters of information for Members of the Authority. There is no discussion and no decisions will be required arising from the announcements.
  7. Questions from Members raised under Standing Order No.6
    The Authority's Standing Order No 6 permits a Member to ask 1 question and 1 supplementary question of the Chairman relating to the business of the Authority and which is not referred to on the Agenda. Such questions should be notified to the Chief Executive at least 3 clear days before the meeting unless it relates to an urgent matter. Every question is asked orally and answered without discussion.
  8. Minutes of the 24th April 2010
    To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 24th April 2010.
  9. Performance Reports
    • Performance Management Committee Brief update from the meeting held on 9th June 2010.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.
  10. Chief Constable's Report
    In line with recent requests from Members, the historical format of the Chief Constable's Report will be no longer. This new format report will be more focused on major relevant strategic issues since the last Police Authority Meeting. To ensure the information is up to date, this report will be issued 24 hours before the meeting. Report to follow.
  11. Devon and Cornwall Police Authority Strategy and Delivery Plan 2010-2013
    To consider the following documents for approval and adoption:
    • Strategy 2010-2013 - Report to Follow
    • Delivery Plan 2010-2013 - Report to Follow
  12. Committees, Task and Finish Groups, Working Groups Structure and Membership
    This report sets out plans to review the Authority's decision-making structure and recommends that unless there are urgent practical reasons for change the existing committee and groups structure and its current memberships are retained until the review is complete and considered by the Authority.
  13. Joint Working with Other Standards Committees
    Work has been undertaken to explore the potential for a Joint Standards Committee for the South West Region to be established in accordance with the guidance received from the Standards Board for England. The report sets out the findings of the research to date and proposes a model terms of reference for a joint committee. The Standards Committee considered the matter at a special meeting on 7 June 2010 and recommends the Authority to consider being part of a Police Authority Regional Joint Standards Committee.
  14. Devon and Cornwall Police Annual Report 2009/10
    The Chief Constable is required to produce an Annual Report of the activities of the Force and present such a report to the Police Authority in line with the Police Act 1996 and detailed in Home Office Circular 004/2008. This report is attached for Members consideration. Report to Follow.
  15. Statement of Accounts for Year ending 31st March 2010
    Statutory Accounts for approval. These re -present the financial outturn results into the required format for publication and audit to comply with statutory regulations and accounting practice. Also included are the prudential indicators for 2009/10. Please note that the Statement of Accounts is a separate document to agenda papers.
    1. appendix a
    2. appendix b
  16. Authority Meeting Dates
    This report recommends the dates for Police Authority Meetings in 2011 and the budget setting meeting in 2012.
  17. Committee Minute Pack
    This pack provides minutes of the Committee meetings that have taken place since the last meeting of the Authority on 24th April 2010. Report 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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