The Commissioner is committed to being transparent in her business operations and outcomes to demonstrate she is delivering value for money to you, the tax payers she serves.

This page ensures that we comply with the statutory requirements placed on us by the Specified Information Order 2011 which sets out the information all Police and Crime Commissioners must make public.

This order came into force on 16th January 2012 and has been subsequently amended by three further orders, most recently on 31st May 2021.

To make this information as easy as possible for you to find, this page details everything the Commissioner is legally obliged to publish.

Please note, due to the fact that many documents are regularly updated, the links below will direct you to the relevant page within this website. The information may be contained within a document on that page.

Information required by the Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011

Who we are and what we do:

1. Relevant officer holders of the elected local policing body:

In relation to the Commissioner:

  1. the name of the Commissioner;
  2. the address for correspondence for the Commissioner;
  3. the salary of the Commissioner (please note this is contained within the Staff Organisational Chart document);
  4. the allowances paid to the Commissioner;
  5. a register of interests of the Commissioner,
  6. the number of complaints or conduct matters brought to the postholder's attention by the Police and Crime Panel.

In relation to the Deputy Commissioner (currently N/A):

  1. the name of the Deputy Commissioner (currently N/A);
  2. the address for correspondence for the Deputy Commissioner;
  3. the salary of the Deputy Commissioner (please note this is contained in the Staff Organisational Chart;
  4. the allowances paid to the Deputy Commissioner;
  5. a register of interests of the Deputy Commissioner,
  6. the number of complaints or conduct matters brought to the postholder's attention by the Police and Crime Panel.

Assistance and Services to the PCC

2.In relation to the staff (and, in relation to gifts and hospitality, also the relevant officers holders) of the elected local policing body —

  1. the number of members of staff; (please note this is contained within the Staff Organisational Chart document)
  2. the proportion of the staff who—
    1. are women,
    2. have, to the knowledge of the elected local policing body, members of an ethnic minority,
    3. have, to the knowledge of the elected local policing body, a disability (within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010(a)); (Please note, all this information is contained within the Staff Organisational Chart document)
  3. an organisational chart showing the structure of the staff;

  4. the job title, responsibilities and salary of each senior employee and (unless the senior employee refuses to consent to the publication of his name) the name of the senior employee; (please note this is contained within the Staff Organisational Chart document)

  5. a register of each offer of a gift or hospitality made to a relevant office holder or member of staff, indicating whether the offer was accepted or refused;

2A.  In relation to—

a) the duty of the chief officer of the police force maintained by the elected local policing body to provide assistance to the body under section 2(5) or 4(5) of the 2011 Act; and

b)the power of a local authority to provide administrative, professional or technical services to the elected local policing body under section 1(1) of the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) Act 1970(c), 

information as to any arrangements for use by the elected local policing body of the staff of the chief officer or of a local authority under those provisions.


Income and expenditure

3. In relation to the income and expenditure of the Commissioner —

a) the total budget;
b) the precept;
c) information as to each anticipated source of revenue (other than the precept);
d) information as to the proposed expenditure;
e) a copy of the annual investment strategy;
f) information as to each crime and disorder reduction grant made;
g)information as to each item of expenditure of:
(i) the elected local policing body, or
(ii) the chief officer of the police force maintained by the body,
exceeding £500;
h) information as to each item of expenditure of the Commissioner in relation to travel by, accommodation for, or the subsistence of, a Commissioner.


Property, rights and liabilities of the Police Commissioner

4. In relation to the property, rights and liabilities of the Commissioner -

a) the identity of any premises or land owned by, or occupied for the purposes of, the Commissioner;
b) a copy of each contract with a value exceeding £10,000 to which the Commissioner or the Chief Constable of Merseyside, is or is to be a party;
c) a copy of each invitation to tender issued by the Commissioner or Chief Constable of Merseyside in relation to a contract which is expected to have a value exceeding £10,000;
d) a list of every contract with a value not exceeding £10,000. 


Decisions of the Police Commissioner

5. In relation to the decisions of the Commissioner -

a) the date, time and place of each public meeting to be held by the Commissioner;
b) a copy of the agenda for each public meeting held by the Commissioner, and any report or other document that is the subject matter of an item on the agenda;
c) a copy of the minutes of each public meeting held by the Commissioner, and of each meeting which is not a public meeting but at which matters of significant public interest arising from the exercise of the body’s functions are discussed;
d) a record of each decision of significant public interest arising from the exercise of the Commissioner’s functions, whether made by the body at or as a result of a meeting or otherwise.


Policies of the Police Commissioner

6. In relation to the policies of the Commissioner a statement of the policy in relation to -

a) conduct of the Commissioner;
b) the making of decisions of significant public interest;
c) records management;
d) the handling of qualifying disclosures;


Prevention of crime and disorder

7, In relation to the prevention of crime and disorder, a copy of any report required by the Commissioner from the responsible authorities for a local government area under section 7(1) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998(b)


Key national priorities for policing
HMICFRS Inspections and Reports
7B.  In relation to inspections and reports by the inspectors of constabulary under section 54(2) of the Police Act 1996 (appointment and functions of inspectors of constabulary)(2), the most recent—

a) annual report on the effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy of the police force maintained by the elected local policing body;
b) summary assessment of the performance of the police force maintained by the elected local policing body.


Reporting in relation to complaints
7C.  In relation to complaints concerning the police force maintained by the elected local policing body—

a) the most recent—
i) quarterly data in relation to that police force;
ii) annual statistics report,

published by the Independent Office for Police Conduct;
b) a report setting out—
i) details of how the elected local policing body has fulfilled its duty under—
(aa) in the case of police and crime commissioners, section 1(8)(ca) of the 2011 Act (police and crime commissioners)(3) to hold the chief constable to account for the exercise of the chief constable’s functions under Part 2 of the Police Reform Act 2002(4) in relation to the handling of complaints;
(bb) in the case of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, section 3(8)(ca) of the 2011 Act (Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime)(5) to hold the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis to account for the exercise of the Commissioner’s functions under Part 2 of the Police Reform Act 2002 in relation to the handling of complaints;
(ii) an assessment by the elected local policing body of its performance in exercising its functions under paragraph 30(1)(b) of Schedule 3 to the Police Reform Act 2002 (reviews: the relevant review body)(6);
(iii) where the elected local policing body has given notice to the chief officer of the police force maintained by the body under section 13A of the Police Reform Act 2002 (local policing bodies: functions in relation to complaints)(7) that it is to exercise certain functions of the chief officer in relation to complaints, an assessment by the body of its performance in exercising those functions.”.

Independent Custody Visitor arrangements

8. In relation to the independent custody visitor arrangements made under section 51 of the Police Reform Act 2002(a), information as to the operation of the arrangements.


Constabulary Chief Officer Expenses

9. Expenses paid to Chief Officers – Published on the Merseyside Police website


Police and Crime Plan Performance Updates

10. Police and Crime Plan Performance Updates

Please note, following the publication of the PCC's Police and Crime Plan in October, this performance update is currently being produced and a link to the document will be provided here shortly.


Availability of Information

Wherever possible, information is provided on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s website free of charge.  If this is impractical, or if an individual does not wish to access information via the website, we will be pleased to provide copies of material upon request in writing.

The Commissioner will not charge a fee for providing material but may charge the actual cost of photocopying, postage and packaging. If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the actual amount due will be given before the information is provided.

The Commissioner is also willing to consider the provision of any summary document that it publishes in other languages or formats upon request.

Written requests should be sent to the following address:

The Chief Executive,
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner,
Mather Avenue,
Liverpool,
L18 9TG.


Times of publication

The orders which amends the provisions of the 2011 Order provide details of the timings of publication of information.

The information specified in paragraphs 1(d) (the allowances paid to each relevant office holder in respect of expenses incurred by the office and 4(d) (a list of contracts with a value of £10,000 or less) are to be published quarterly, as soon as practicable after the end of the quarter to which it relates.

 

Publish / Review timetable Summary of information items
As soon as practicable after an election, and shall be reviewed each year thereafter and any variation published.

1(a) to (c)

2(d)

4(a)

Paragraphs 6 and 9

As soon as practicable after an election, and shall be reviewed every six months thereafter and any variation published.

2(a) to (c)

2A

As soon as practicable after an election, and any variation to be published as soon as practicable, after it becomes known to the elected local policing body.

1(e)

2(e)

Each financial year, before the beginning of the financial year to which it relates. 3(a) to (e)
Each financial year, as soon as practicable after the end of the financial year to which it relates. 1(f)
Quarterly, as soon as practicable after the end of the quarter to which it relates.

1(d)

3(h)

4(d)

Monthly, as soon as practicable after the end of the month to which it relates.

3(f)

3(g)

As soon as practicable after it becomes available to the elected local policing body.

4(b) and 4(c)

Paragraphs 5 and 7

Information to be published in a prominent place on the website

7 (a -c)

Information to be published in a manner that includes a link to the information published by the Commissioner under section 55(5) of the Police Act 1996(8)

7(b)