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.
As part of the police funding settlement for 2018/19 the Minister for Policing, Fire and Criminal Justice and Victims called for greater transparency in how public money is used locally. In particular, he called for more information to be made available around plans for the use of reserves and how those plans will support more effective policing.
Details of the level and planned use of reserves in Hertfordshire are set out in Section 6 and Appendix C of the 2018/19 Precept and Budget reportto the PCC’s Strategic Executive Board on 26 February. They are brought together in the following pages to assist anyone who has a specific interest in our level of reserves.
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 £89,784 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 Delivery and Commissioning, and is responsible for implementing the Commissioner’s Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan: Everybody’s Business. Amie has strategic oversight of commissioning across the office. Amie’s salary is £67,773 plus a car allowance of £2,840 and pension contributions per annum.
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
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
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