EXECUTIVE BOARD 3/2010
Mr J Campbell – T/Deputy Chief Constable
Mr S Culkin – Assistant Chief Officer (Finance & Resources)
Mr B McCardle – Assistant Chief Officer (Human Resources)
Mr K Lambert – T/Assistant Chief Constable (Central Support)
Mr D Pryer – T/Assistant Chief Constable (Major Crime & Intelligence)
Mrs S Purvis – Corporate Development (Secretary)
Apologies for absence:
OPEN SESSION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000
The Chair opened the meeting and welcomed all members
2. MINUTES OF THE OPEN SESSION OF EXECUTIVE BOARD HELD ON 4 MARCH 2010
The minutes of the open session of Executive Board held on 4 March 2010, having been previously circulated, were agreed as an accurate record.
3. MATTERS ARISING
There were no matters arising.
4. NEW NORTH TYNESIDE AREA COMMAND HEADQUARTERS
The T/Deputy Chief Constable referred to a previously circulated report which outlined a number of proposals in relation to the opening of the new North Tyneside Area Command (NTAC) headquarters, scheduled for November 2010.
He informed members that the project had reached a point whereby consideration would need to be given to critical area command estate issues as any delay in the process may incur unplanned costs.
Members considered the proposals and agreed that further information was required regarding the consultation undertaken with the community before a decision could be made.
It was therefore AGREED:
To defer the report to a future Executive Board meeting, to ensure that appropriate consultation has been undertaken with the community and a full action plan has been developed.
ACTION: T/DCC / SECRETARY
5. CONFIDENTIAL NETWORKS
Assistant Chief Officer (Finance and Resources) presented a previously circulated report regarding restricted and confidential network accreditation.
He informed members that three years ago, Northumbria Police procured a network from its supplier which was accredited by the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) as suitable for storing and managing protectively marked information up to RESTRICTED level. Following the evolution of the accreditation criteria, the network is no longer accredited to this level and the Force is required to re-attain this accreditation in the short to medium term.
He said that there is also a need to add a further security level to the network to store and manage information marked as CONFIDENTIAL. The incoming Police National Database (PND) has been marked as a CONFIDENTIAL application and as such, participants are required to have their networks accredited to CONFIDENTIAL level for those users accessing confidential applications (parts of the network).
Following a brief discussion, members AGREED:
To enter into an agreement with BT to enable work to be carried out that will re-attain RESTRICTED accreditation for the Force’s computer network and will tie Northumbria Police to BT for a further five years.
To include within the contract, work to be undertaken to deliver a scalable solution that attains CONFIDENTIAL accreditation initially for PND users only.
That in light of BTs inability to deliver a full solution in time for PND, to support proposals to explore contingency options including a bureau model for PND in order to realign with national timescales.
ACTION: ACO (FINANCE AND RESOURCES)
6. ALTERNATIVE OPERATING MODEL FOR LOCAL POLICING
This item was withdrawn.
7. CORPORATE BUSINESS REVIEWS 2010/11
Assistant Chief Officer (Human Resources) presented a previously circulated report which sought members’ agreement on:
- The corporate business reviews to be conducted in 2010/11
- The sponsor for each review
- The responsibility and timescale for drawing up terms of reference
- Governance arrangements for the reviews
- The methodology to be employed
- The principles to be adopted
He said that this would enable a series of Business Reviews to be commissioned with the objective of providing increased productivity and value for money, efficiency savings and enhanced service.
Following a brief discussion, members AGREED:
Corporate business reviews should be conducted in the areas of, and be sponsored by:
- BCU structures – Assistant Chief Constable S Ashman
- Business Support Services – Assistant Chief Officer S Culkin
- Crime - Temp Assistant Chief Constable D Pryer
- Deployment - Temp Assistant Chief Constable K Lambert
- Response to Calls for Service - Temp Assistant Chief Constable K Lambert
Outline terms of reference should be prepared by those sponsors for consideration at an ACPO planning day on 7th April and confirmed by a date to be agreed in discussion.
A Programme Board should be commissioned, chaired by the Deputy Chief Constable, with the Assistant Chief Constables, Assistant Chief Officers and the Head of Corporate Development Department (CDD) as members.
The methodology to be employed should be:
- Management via corporate project methodology, by CDD.
- Oversight of the reviews by the Programme Board.
- The reviews should look at functions, structures and processes.
- As cultural change will also be required, the reviews should link with work being undertaken in key areas of learning and development and on staff engagement.
That the guiding principles recommended by Strategic Management Board, as at Appendix 1 of the report, should be adopted.
ACTION: ALL MEMBERS
DATE, TIME AND VENUE OF NEXT EXECUTIVE BOARD
6 April 2010, 1pm, Command Block Conference RoomAs cultural change will also be required