This section contains information about my salary, allowances and expenses. It also contains details of the police budget and precept, contracts and tenders and annual financial reports.
Expenditure over £500
I am committed to openness and transparency in my dealings, including laying out how and where your money is spent.
I will provide details of all payments over £500 (including VAT), other than crime reduction grants, that I have made, In order to ensure that value for money has been obtained, the expenditure listed has been made in accordance with the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Financial Regulations and Contract Standing Orders which are part of the Scheme of Corporate Governance.
The only times I will not do this will be where:
disclosure of information would breach the Data Protection Act 1998.
the information relates to the protection of vulnerable adults or children.
the information is confidential or would attract an exemption under the Freedom of Information Act e.g. where disclosure could be prejudicial to the commercial interests of any person including the Commissioner or Constabulary.
Where information is sensitive to operational police activity.
This information is published on Hertfordshire Constabulary's website and includes expenditure for both the Constabulary and the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
Reports of expenses claimed by the Commissioner can be viewed by clicking on the links below;
The purchase of travel, accommodation is decided on using principles of common sense, reasonableness and the best use of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s and Deputy’s time. For example, standard rail travel will usually be purchased if available, travelling back from meetings rather than staying overnight will be considered as the first option, if this is good value. However, overnight stays will be considered appropriate if it is not possible to make a return journey at a sensible time due for example, to late meetings or the distance the venue is away from home.
As Police and Crime Commissioner I am responsible for setting the annual policing budget and precept. The relevant reports can be viewed by clicking on the links below. All reports have been reviewed and agreed by the relevant authorities prior to publication here.
Police and Crime Commissioners salaries are based on the size of the population in their area, my annual salary is £75,000
My Deputy Commissioner is David Gibson, David's annual salary is £55,000
Mike Collier is Chief Finance Officer. Mike is seconded to the Commissioner’s office from Hertfordshire County Council for the equivalent of one and a half days per week. Mike is charged out to the Commissioner’s Office at an annual salary equivalent of £66,770 per year. The total cost to the Commissioner (i.e. salary plus pension and national insurance) for Mike to undertake the Chief Finance Officer role is £30,000 per year plus travel costs.
Nina Villa is my Deputy Chief Executive and Chief of Staff. Nina is responsible for directing the operation of the Commissioner’s office and ensuring compliance with legislative and other requirements. Nina's salary is £72,229 plus pension contributions and £2,840 car allowance.
Gavin Miles is my Interim Chief Executive and Legal Officer, and is responsible for directing the operation of the Commissioner’s office and ensuring compliance with legislative and other requirements. Gavin's salary is £79,010 plus pension contributions.
Salary bands for staff permanently employed are:
Grade A3: £20,205 - £23,346
Grade A4: £24,030 - £29,307
Grade A5: £30,180 - £36,570
Grade A6: £39,522 - £46,422
Salaries of seconded staff are based on their existing contracts.
Statement of Accounts
Statement of Accounts 2015-16: AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS 2015/16 NOTICE OF CERTIFICATION OF COMPLETION OF THE AUDIT
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN under Regulation 16 of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, that Ernst & Young have completed the audit of the accounts of both the Police & Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire and the Chief Constable for Hertfordshire, for the year ended 31st March 2016.
An unqualified opinion and the audit certificate on the accounts were issued by Ernst & Young on 29th September 2016.
Any interested local government elector may request a copy of the accounts, for which a suitable charge will be made, by writing to the Chief Finance Officer at the address below or by viewing them on the respective web pages of either the Police & Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire or
Alternatively, copies of the accounts may be inspected during the hours of 10am to 4pm, by appointment, at the address below. This right is conferred on local government electors by Section 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.
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