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Full Authority Meeting

Friday 26 June 2009

A meeting of the Devon and Cornwall Police Authority will be held on Friday 26 June 2009, 10:00 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: 17th June 2009

Meeting Agenda

  1. Election of Chairman
  2. Election of Vice-Chairman
  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
    Items which in the opinion of the Chairman should be considered by the meeting as a matter of urgency.
  6. Questions raised under Standing Order No.6
  7. Minutes
    To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 24th April 2009.
  8. Chief Constable’s Report and the report cover
    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
  9. Performance Reports
    • Performance Management Committee – Brief update from the meeting held on 3rd June 2009. Oral report.
    • 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. Statement of Accounts for Year ending 31st March 2009
    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.
    1. Appendix
  11. Authority Meeting Dates
    Report for Members to note the remaining Police Authority and Seminar dates in 2009 and recommends the dates for Police Authority Meetings in 2010 and the first meeting in 2011.
  12. Standards Board Return
    Report recommending that the content of the annual return to the Standards Board for England be noted.
  13. Members’ Complaints Procedure
    The draft Member Complaints Procedure is presented for approval.  The Corporate Governance Committee has already considered the procedure and recommends it for adoption.
    1. Appendix
  14. Police Authority Treasurer
    Report proposing a process for identifying and recruiting a Police Authority Treasurer. Report to follow.
  15. Membership Of Committees, Working Groups, Task And Finish Groups And Lead Member Roles
    Requests delegated authority to agree Committee Memberships for the forthcoming year.
  16. Committee Minute Pack
    This pack provides minutes of the Committee meetings that have taken place since the last meeting of the Authority on 14th December 2009.
  17. 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
    18 New Police Authority Members  Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (access to information Act 1985) Schedule  12A, Paragraph 1.  Information relating to any individual.
    19 Senior Officer Succession Planning  Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (access to information Act 1985) Schedule  12A, Paragraph 1.  Information relating to any individual.
    20 Forfeiture of Police Pensions  Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (access to information Act 1985) Schedule 12A, Paragraph 4.  Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under, the authority
  18. New Police Authority Members
    Report recommending the appointment of two new Independent Members subject to receipt of satisfactory references and security clearance.
  19. Senior Officer Succession Planning
    To agree succession planning arrangements for Chief Officer appointments should a situation arise.  Report to follow.
  20. Forfeiture of Police Pensions
    Under police pension regulations, in certain circumstances, a police authority may determine forfeiture of a police officer's pension where that officer has been convicted of a serious offence.
    This item will suggest a process to deal with these circumstances and seek the Authority’s approval to commence such proceedings against two former officers. 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 Walters  Email:

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