Financial Deficits - 479/10
Dated: 07 Jun 2011
Date of request: 09/08/2010
Date of response: 24/08/2010
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Does Northumbria Police Authority currently have a financial deficit in its budget?
If yes, what is the current deficit figure?
And, if yes, what are the reasons for the deficit?
What financial reserves does Northumbria Police Authority currently have at its disposal?
How much does Northumbria Police Authority plan to spend on management consultants in the 2010/11 financial year?
Will the Northumbria Police Chief Officer team accept any bonus payments during the 2010/11 financial year?
If yes, please confirm the amounts (anonymised)
How many non-operational police officers currently work for Northumbria Police?
What roles do these non-operational officers perform?
How many Agency Staff currently work at Northumbria Police?
How many volunteers does Northumbria Police deploy and what is their total cost to the force? Do not need Special Constables included. Do want the cost of equipment, clothing and training included plus any other costs incurred by volunteers.
How many police staff posts are funded from partnership money?
Please provide a list of all such partnership funded police staff posts.
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
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The Police Force have no plans to spend on management consultants in the 2010/11 Financial Year, however, to confirm that the Police Authority have no plans this question would also need to be directed to them.
The amounts have not yet been determined.
As of 13 August there were 35 officers in non-operational posts.
Position ICF Role Total Grand Total 35 Chief Superintendent Professional Standards 1 Superintendent Corporate Development 2 Chief Inspector Corporate Development 1 Chief Inspector Staff Officer 1 Inspector Corporate Development 2 Sergeant Corporate Development 1 Sergeant Quality Assurer (QA) 2 Chief Inspector North East Centre for Police Skills (NECPS) 1 Inspector QA and Accreditation Team Leader 1 Inspector 3 Inspector Learning & Development (L&D) Commissioner 2 Sergeant Management of Police Information (MoPI) Project 1 Sergeant Federation 1 Constable Federation 1 Sergeant Staff Office 1 Chief Superintendent Project Lead 1 Chief Inspector Project Officer 4 Sergeant Project Officer 3 Superintendent Project Manager 2 Inspector Project Officer 4
Police Staff funded posts (Partnerships) as at 1 April 2010:-
|Criminal Justice |
|NSRI||Fixed Penalty Unit - Grade E||1.00|
|NSRI||Fixed Penalty Unit - Grade C||3.00 |
|NSRI/NDORS||Fixed Penalty Unit - Grade B||9.00||1FTE = NDORS|
|Operations Dept||NSRI||Traffic Mgt Techs||2.00|
|Newcastle Area |
|University||Student Liaison Officer||1.00|
|Local Authority||Education Liaison Officers||3.00|
Northumbria Safety Roads Initiative (NSRI) and National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS) is a partnership arrangement with Police Authority/Local Authorities/HM Courts and Highways Agency.
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