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Freedom of Information for 2017

 FOI Responses 2017
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Legally Qualified Chairs

I am requesting the following information under the freedom of information act:

  1. What is the daily rate you pay your legally qualified chair for misconduct panels?
  2. Are there any other fees you pay your LQC for any work related to misconduct hearings, preparations and report writing? If so, please give details
  3. What is the daily rate you pay your supporting members of misconduct panels?
  4. Are there any other fees you pay to misconduct panel members for any relevant work? If so, please give details
  5. Are officers subject to misconduct proceedings able to claim expenses, eg for travel? If so please give details
  6. Please release full details of all expenses claimed in connection with misconduct hearings, investigation, preparation and reports, broken down by each hearing for the last twelve months
  7. How many misconduct hearings have you held in the last twelve months and how long did they last for?  
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Under the statutory responsibility to consult with the public in relation to setting the 2013/14 Police budget and precept (the amount of Council Tax which goes towards paying for policing) and identifying the priorities for their 2013-17 Police and Crime Plan, including the closing of various police stations, a telephone survey was commissioned. 

In relation to this consultation:-

1.     Could you please confirm whether this is:-

a) the normal way of consulting with the public on any given matter
b) how this company was selected

i)   when the decision was taken on the strategy to consult with the public
ii)  when the surveys began
iii) when the survey results were returned to the Notts PCC
iv) how the results supplied by SMSR were verified as being genuine

    • were any of the survey results audited by the Notts PCC
    • if so, what proportion of them were audited

v)  whether you were aware of the negative image of this company 

    • due to the fact that it employed cold calling
    • also their dire financial state, as in staff were not being paid

c) which other companies tendered for this work
d) the total cost of

     i) the telephone survey
    ii) any additional canvassing

e) whether other methods of consulting are ever employed
f) if so, what are they and who determines what method will be used, based on what criteria.

2.     Could you please confirm:- 

a) how the number of 400 was arrived at for the number of members of public to be telephone surveyed was arrived at

i) is it a percentage
ii) if so, what percentage does it represent
iii) if not, what does this number represent

b) how the representative sample of 400 members of the public were chosen
c) the details of those members of the public

i) postcodes, or partial postcodes, districts, wards etc

d) whether these were provided to SMSR by the Notts PCC

i) if so, did this breach data protection rules

e) if not, how they were gleaned by SMSR
f) the details of the 3 focus groups and

i) when the surveys began
ii) when the survey results were returned to the Notts PCC

g) can you say what this sentence actually means

"There will and additional focus groups, including victims of crime and young people, undertaken by staff from the Nottinghamshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner"

h) Can you confirm the additional numbers canvassed under the above criteria

i) when these surveys began
ii) when these survey results were complete

i) Could you provide a copy of the survey questions referred to in 1 and 2 above
j) If not, why not

3.     Could you confirm:-

a) the number of people who completed the questionnaire on the Nottinghamshire PCC website
b) how people would know that there WAS a questionnaire on the Nottinghamshire PCC website
c) the figures for the traffic on the Notts PCC website in each year since the creation of this office

d) whether the questionnaire on the Notts PCC website had the same questions as the telephone survey or if not, in what way they differed.
e) the additional numbers of people canvassed by staff from Notts office of the PCC

i) how they were

a) chosen
b) contacted

ii) whether they were asked exactly the same survey questions as in 1 and 2 above

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  • I would like to know the number of incidents recorded for workplace bullying lodged against the Police and Crime Commissioner.
  • I would also like the total number made in the office.

I would like these figures from the incumbent's time in office to the most recent.

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  • Clarity around the start and end dates of the contract you have in place for the provision of 'National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme' (NDORS) services.
  • Were these services procured directly or under a framework?
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Victim’s, Sexual Violence/Domestic Violence Services

For each financial year 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14,  2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17
(if possible. If not then please provide for calendar year):

1.   How much was spent by the PPC on services for:
       (a)   Victim’s services
       (b)   Sexual violence/ domestic violence

2.  Broken down by year, please provide details of the types of sexual violence/domestic violence
      programmes that were funded - e.g. refuge shelters, counselling, work with male perpetrators

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Support for victims of Rape and Sexual Assaults

  • For each of the past five years (including 2017 to date), please provide a list of the local groups to receive funding from the PCC/Mayor/Authority for the provision of support to victims of rape and sexual assault; together with the amount of money provided.
  • Has the PCC/Mayor/Authority given any consideration to any waiting lists for rape and sexual violence support, and how such waiting lists can be mitigated against. If so, please provide details.
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Under the FOI Act please can you let me know your organisation’s budget for:

  • 2016
  • 2017

This is the total operating budget for your organisation across all departments etc.

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  1. How much is your Chief Executive paid?
  2. When did they start work in the OPCC?
  3. What payment was made to the previous Chief Executive when they left?
  4. How many OPCC staff have been made redundant, dismissed or taken voluntary exit or early retirement since April 2016?
  5. What is the total amount given to them in voluntary exit payments, redundancy pay, severance payments, lump sums, payments in lieu of notice, compensation awards and pension payments?
  6. What was the single highest payment?
  7. How many of them signed confidentiality or ‘gagging’ clauses as part of compromise agreements when they left?
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Request for information regarding your commissioned services for survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

For each question apart from Question 7, please provide information broken down into the following categories:

a)      Your commissioned services for women experiencing domestic violence and abuse
b)      Your commissioned services for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse
c)       Your commissioned services which are for either women or men experiencing domestic violence and abuse
d)      Your commissioned services for groups with specific needs such as BME women, disabled women, and LGBTQ survivors experiencing domestic violence and abuse

  1. What is the value of your commissioned services, and has this amount increased or decreased since it was last commissioned?
  2. Which organisation or organisations currently hold the contract for your commissioned services? When are these services due to be re-commissioned? Please include dates of then tender documents will be available.
  3. When your services were commissioned, was an Equality Impact Assessment carried out? Has your procurement team or legal advisors ensured that your decisions were compliant with both the EU Procurement Directive and the EU Directive on Victim’s Rights?
  4. How many expressions of interest did you receive and how many final bids did you receive?
  5. How much did the commissioning process cost you?
  6. Was the decision to commission your services made as part of a Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy?
  7. Mapping of provision:

a)    Did you undertake mapping of service provision as part of the commissioning protect for domestic violence and abuse?
b)    If yes, please list details of the domestic violence service providers in your local authority that are NOT commissioned by the local authority following categories: (i) services for women experiencing domestic violence and abuse (ii) services for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse; (iii) women or men experiencing domestic violence and abuse (iv) BME women, disabled women, and LGBTQ survivors experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

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  1. Please provide evidence of all training that PCC have undertaken since 31/05/1995 in relation to Nolan Principles of public life to its staff?
  2. Please provide evidence of all training that PCC have undertaken since 01/10/2010 in relation to Equality Act 2010 & specifically section 6 of the protected characteristics?
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Please could you provide the following information in relation to Photocopiers, Multi-
Functional Devices and Desktop Printers:

  1. Type of current contract details?
  2. Name of companies awarded?
  3. What is the length of contract/s and end dates?
  4. Number of devices?
  5. Estimated annual print/copy volume?
  6. What is the annual spend?
  7. Please provide details on how these were procured. i.e.– By Framework
        a. Procurement method that’s used 
        b. If Framework, please state which one
  8. Do you have any print management software? If so, which software?
  9. Do they supply you with any scanning software (additional to the software native to the device)? If so, which software?
  10. What Document Management solution/s do you currently use within you organization?
  11. Do you have a managed cloud hosting solution? If so, which software/provider?
  12. Do you have any mobile print software? If so, which software?
  13. Who is the person within your organisation responsible for the MFD’s and the contract(s), what is their title, and their contact details?
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Under the FOI act could you please provide me with the following information for each of the police forces you represent :

  1. How many times in 2016 your respective police forces attended "illegal hunts using dogs"?
  2. How many arrests, charges, cautions and prosecutions were made by your respective police forces? Could this information be sorted into pro hunt and anti-hunt cases please?
  3. How many complaints were made to your respective police forces alleging assault and intimidation and by whom (pro hunt/anti hunt)?
  4. How many of the complaints from 3. above resulted in your police officers "refusing" to take the correct and appropriate action?
  5. What is your official policy on policing "illegal hunts using dogs"?
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Could you please send the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s response to the College of Policing’s consultation on the Policing Education and Qualifications Framework (aka degrees for police officers)? The consultation period ran from 2 February to 29 March 2016.

I would like these figures from the incumbent's time in office to the most recent.

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Complaints against staff for the misuse of Police National Computer

Part 1
I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:

  • The number of complaints about police officers illegally accessing the Police National Computer
  • The number of complaints about force civilian staff illegally accessing the Police National Computer
  • Please detail the outcome of those complaints (numbers of police officers disciplined/prosecuted/suspended/sacked/no action, numbers of police staff disciplined/prosecuted/suspended/sacked/no action)
  • Please detail for what purposes (where known) those police officers and staff unlawfully accessed the PNC

Please provide the information for calendar years 2014, 2015, 2016 – Jan-Dec.

Part 2
OPCCs should/usually hold a log detailing the nature of complaints sent to them by members of the public.  Please provide details of the number of complaints against police that involve the alleged misuse of the Police National Computer.

We are aware that any complaints relating to police officers and staff received by the OPCC are usually sent on to the police force.

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  • Who provides the organisations BACS payments and Direct Debit collection software?
  • Please provide a list of your suppliers of the above software.
  • How you came to the decision to choose these companies?
  • Are these solution(s) hosted on premise or cloud hosted?
  • Please provide expenditure on computer software used for Bacs payment processing and Direct Debit collection. For financial years 2014/2015 and 2015/2016.
  • When does your current contract(s) with BACs payment and direct debit collection software expire?
  • Will this service(s) be tendered and if so where?
  • What is the total value of your current BACS payment and Direct Debit collection software contract(s) and over what period?
  • With whom does the organisation hold its primary bank account?
  • Does the organisation, acting as a Bureau, provide Bacs processing on behalf on any other organisation?
  • What payments types does the organisation use? (e.g Bacs (Direct Credit), Direct Debit, Faster Payments, etc.).
  • Who is the person responsible for BACS processing and Direct Debit collection software?
    • Name
    • Position
    • Telephone Number
    • Email
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