Learning & Development Senior Management Teams - 463/10
Dated: 07 Jun 2011
Date of request: 02/08/2010
Date of response: 19/08/2010
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I request information on the following if possible:
Learning & Development Senior Management Teams (SMT):
Period April 2008 - April 2010
Since the new structure how much has been spent on out of force expenses by the SMT, this should include all events such as meetings, developmental days, please include food.
How much has been spent in the same period on development of non SMT, below grade G, their meetings etc!
Is there a full time funded position of Specials Coordinator / Trainer if not what role currently does this and at what additional payment to the individual/s.
How are the current projected cuts going to affect the Training Budget, job cuts, impact on front line policing.
How many of the SMT have been to each of the Area Commands / Departments to understand the policing needs and not what they perceive to be needs.
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However in this instance we have considered there is no harm in disclosing the information you have requested and can therefore provide the following response.
£40026.23 - this includes vehicle hire, taxis, subsistence, accommodation, travel costs, conference fees, training, hospitality and miscellaneous.
£33496.85 - costing as above.
Responsibility for the development of Specials currently is located in many areas with the key coordination of programmes undertaken by a Local Training Officer Supervisor. This does not attract additional payment.
No information held. There are currently no projected cuts known.
All SMT members have visited and are active in working with Area Commands & Departments to understand their L&D needs. Additionally the L&D planning team are constantly working with stakeholders in these areas to develop effective learning solutions aligned to the needs of operational policing.
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