Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner.  
Commissioner's Office: 01707 806100

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.  

Published List of Expenditure over £500

Gifts and Hospitality

Reports of Gifts and Hospitality offered to the Commissioner’s Office can be viewed by clicking on the links below:
January 2019


Reports for previous years:
2018 Reports
2017 Reports
2016 Reports
2015 Reports
2014 Reports
2013 Reports
2012 Reports
 

Expenses

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.
 

 Report for January 2019

Reports of the expenses claimed by the Deputy Commissioner can be viewed by clicking on the links below;

Returns for 2019 to be published

Expenses reports for previous years:
2018 Expenses
2017 Expenses
2016 Expenses
2015 Expenses
2014 Expenses

2013 Expenses
No expenses were claimed in the period November to December 2012 
 

Policing Budget, Precept and Investment Strategy

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.

Open Letter - Precept 2019-20
Policing Precept Leaflet 2019-20
Annual Budget Report 2019-20
Police and Crime Panel Report on Proposed Precept 2019-2020
Treasury Management Strategy 2019-2020

Previous Years
2018-19
2017-18
2016-17
2015-16
 

Police Reserves

As part of the police funding settlements for both 2018/19 and 2019/20 the Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service called for increased financial reserves transparency. Details of Hertfordshire’s level and planned use of reserves were set out in Section 6 and Appendix C of the 2019/20 Budget Report to the Strategic Executive Board (SEB) on 14 February 2019.

Reserves Strategy 2019/20 to 2022/23
 

Salary

Police and Crime Commissioners salaries are based on the size of the population in their area, my annual salary is £76,500
Home Office PCC salary review letter dated 13.09.18 
 
My Deputy Commissioner is David Gibson, David's annual salary is £55,000

Chris Brace is my Chief Executive. Chris is responsible for the overall strategic management for the support to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire. He is also the overall strategic lead for partnership arrangements, resourcing, planning, scrutiny and compliance required for the Commissioner to discharge their statutory duties. Chris' salary is £92,000 plus pension contributions and £2,840 car allowance.

Ian Rooney is my Chief Finance Officer. Ian is responsible for the proper administration of the Commissioner’s financial affairs. Ian’s salary is £82,965 plus pension contributions and £2,840 car allowance.


Gavin Miles is my part-time (0.8FTE) Deputy 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 £67,037 plus pension contributions.

Dr Amie Birkhamshaw is my Director of Strategy. Amie is responsible for setting the strategy and policy for the office and ensuring implementing of the Commissioner’s Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan: Everybody’s Business. Amie’s salary is £74,622 plus pension contributions and £2,840 car allowance.

Salary bands for staff permanently employed are:
Grade A3: £20,820 - £24,057
Grade A4: £24,759 - £30,195
Grade A5: £31,095 - £37,677
Grade A6: £40,719 - £47,826
Grade A7: £50,685 - £65,172
 

Statement of Accounts

AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS 2017/18 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 2018.

An unqualified opinion and the audit certificate on the accounts were issued by Ernst & Young on 31st July 2018.

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
Hertfordshire Constabulary, by using the links below.

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.

County Police Headquarters
Stanborough Road
Welwyn Garden City
AL8 6XF

Statement of Accounts 2017-18:

pdf Annual Audit Letter for 2017-18
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police and Crime Commissioner for 2017-18
pdf Audit Results Report for the Police and Crime Commissioner for 2017-18

Statement of Accounts 2016-17:
pdf Annual Audit Letter for 2016-17
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police and Crime Commissioner for 2016-17

pdf Audit Results Report for the Police and Crime Commissioner for 2016-17

Statement of Accounts 2015-16:
pdf Audit of Accounts 2015/16 Certificate of Completion
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police & Crime Commissioner for 2015-16
pdf Audit Results Report for the Police & Crime Commissioner for 2015-16

Statement of Accounts 2014-15:
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police & Crime Commissioner for 2014-15
pdf Audit Results Report for the Police & Crime Commissioner for 2014-15

Statement of Accounts 2013-14: 
pdf Annual Audit Letter for 2013-14 
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police & Crime Commissioner for 2013-14 
pdf Audit Results Report for the Police & Crime Commissioner for 2013-14