About the Office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

About the Office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires every public authority to make available a publication scheme providing information that we regularly publish.  West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has adopted the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) Model Publication Scheme.  The Model Publication Schemecan be viewed here: ICO Model Publication Scheme.  In accordance with the Model Publication Scheme we publish information on everything listed below.  All of this information is available on this website, and for most items on the list, links are provided on the menu bar on this page:

  • The name of the Police and Crime Commissioner, and the address for correspondence (Published as soon as possible after the election, and reviewed annually)
  • Salary and expenses information for the Police and Crime Commissioner (Salary information is published as soon as possible after the election, and reviewed annually.  Expenses information is published quarterly)
  • A register of interests (the register of interests is published as soon as possible after the election, and updated as soon as possible after any variation). 
  • A register of gifts and hospitality (The register of gifts and hospitality is published as soon as possible after the election, and updated as soon as possible after any variation)
  • Information about complaints and conduct matters (published annually, after the end of the financial year)
  • Information about the Office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.  This includes:
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  • all planned expenditure
  • all anticipated revenue sources
  • the planned precept levels
  • the draft precept (which must go before the PCP for comment);
  • the response to the PCP's report on the proposed precept 
  • Details of grants (including crime and disorder reduction grants) made by the PCC, are provided as background to published decisions.  All PCC decisions are published on this website. Decisions on grants include information on
  • the conditions (if any) attached to the grant
  • the recipient of the grant
  • the purpose of the grant and
    • the reasons why the body considered that the grant would secure, or contribute to securing, crime and disorder reduction in the body's area, where appropriate.
    • Contracts and tenders
      • a list of contracts for £10,000 or less - to include the value of the contract, the identity of all parties to the contract and its purpose; 
      • full copies of contracts over £10,000;
        • copies of each invitation to tender which is issued by the PCC where the contract is to exceed £10,000.
        • Audit
          • Audited accounts: (the specialist examination of the accounts of the office of the PCC).
            • Auditors opinion of the audited accounts of the force & PCC, covering any significant issues and any comments.
          • The annual accounting statement showing how the budget has been spent.
            • Audit Reports on the accounts of the office of the PCC (please see the Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 and the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2005). 
            • Investment Strategy
            • Records and information management policy
            • Lists and registers - Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.
              • Register of any interests which might conflict with the role of the PCC and Deputy PCC, including every other pecuniary interest or other paid positions that they hold.
              • List of FOI requests received, and their responses (disclosure log).
              • List of all gifts/donations and hospitality offered to staff of the office of the PCC, and whether these were accepted or declined.
    • The number of members of staff
    • The proportions of staff who are women, from an ethnic minority, or disabled
    • Information on the names and salaries of senior staff
    • An organisational chart
    • Information on assistance provided to the Police and Crime Commissioner by the Chief Constable
    • Information on assistance provided to the Police and Crime Commissioner by local authorities
  • Annual Reports
  • Information on reports required of responsible authorities
  • Copies of collaboration agreements to which the Commissioner and Chief Constable are party
  • The budget of the Police and Crime Commissioner, including

Responsibility for our Publication Scheme

The Chief Executive has overall responsibility for the PCC's Publication Scheme. If you have any queries about this Scheme please contact:

 

            Chief Executive

            West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

            Lloyd House, Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham B4 6NQ

            Telephone       0121 626 6060           

            email               wmpcc@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

 

Written requests

Information which we hold that is not published under this scheme can be requested in writing.  Provision will be considered in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.