Agenda and draft minutes

Special Meeting - Please note start time, Overview & Scrutiny Board
Tuesday, 28th May, 2019 8.00 pm

Venue: Havering Town Hall, Main Road, Romford

Contact: Richard Cursons 01708 432430  Email: richard.cursons@oneSource.co.uk

Items
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DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

Members are invited to disclose any interest in any of the items on the agenda at this point of the meeting.

 

Members may still disclose any interest in an item at any time prior to the consideration of the matter.

 

Minutes:

4. CALL-IN OF A CABINET DECISION RELATING TO MOPAC PARTNERSHIP PLUS SCHEME FOR s92 POLICE OFFICERS.

Councillor Viddy Persaud, Prejudicial, Requisitioned Cabinet decisuion relates to Member's portfolio..

 

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CALL-IN OF A CABINET DECISION RELATING TO MOPAC PARTNERSHIP PLUS SCHEME FOR s92 POLICE OFFICERS pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Reports attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report before Members detailed the call-in of a Cabinet decision relating to the MOPAC Partnership Plus Scheme for s92 Police Officers. A requisition signed by Councillors Darvill and Morgon had called-in the Cabinet decision. The grounds for the call-in were as follows:

 

  

 

Please accept this notice to requisition the above decision made at Cabinet on 8th May 2019 (Agenda item 12) on the following grounds:-

 

 

1.     There is a lack of clarity on how these police officers will be deployed, on what, together with how this will be decided and by whom.

2.     There is a lack of clarity as to who employees and is accountable for these police officers.

3.     There is a lack of confirmation that officers will not be abstracted elsewhere, in the same way as they do for DWO’s.

4.     There is a lack of confirmation on whether any funding has been obtained from any other local partners.

5.     There is a lack of information on what are the Terms and Conditions of employing these officers, how will their work be measured from the rest of the enforcement team to show their effectiveness.

6.    There is a lack of clarity on when the council’s Enforcement Team restructure will be completed and where precisely the police officers will sit within it.    

7.    There is a lack of confirmation on how the results and performance of the Enforcement Team will be shown to members?

8.    There is no copy of the proposed Letter of Intention included in the report.

 

 

Response by Officers to Requisition Grounds

 

 

Overview and Scrutiny Call-in for MOPAC Partnership Plus Scheme for s92 Police Officers on 28th May 2019.

1.         There is a lack of clarity on how these police officers will be deployed, on what, together with how this will be decided and by whom.

 

As detailed within the report should the Council make a commitment to the arrangements for the additional police officers the intention would be to co-locate them within the Enforcement Group.  The introduction of a one Council approach to enforcement will ensure consistency and the effective use of resources to tackle crime and disorder issues for Havering.   The deployment of these funded police officers (4 PCs and a sergeant in total) will determined by the Safer Havering Partnership priorities and Havering’s Tactical Enforcement Group (TEG) which is a multi-agency group focused on tasking priorities on local anti-social behaviour and crime. This should also reflect and address the local safer neighbourhood issues including feedback from local residents and ward councillors.

 

2.         There is a lack of clarity as to who employees and is accountable for these police officers.

The proposed s92 Police officers are employed by the Metropolitan Police Service on police terms and conditions. The accountability in terms of deployment of the resource is highlighted in the response above.

 

3.         There is a lack of confirmation that officers will not be abstracted elsewhere, in the same way as they do for DWO’s.

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