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Information about the Police and Crime Commissioner

Notice

Please note that we may redact information if publication could endanger the safety of any individual or if it is personal information exempt from disclosure under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Declaration of Acceptance of Office

A copy of Marc Jones' formal Declaration of Acceptance of Office is published below:

Declaration of Acceptance of Office

Role and Responsibilities 

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) were elected for the second time on the 5 May 2016 in 40 force areas across England and Wales.  Every force area is represented by a PCC, except Greater Manchaester and London, where PCC responsibilities lie with the Mayor.

The role of the PCCs is to be the voice of the people and hold the police to account. They are responsible for the totality of poilicing.

PCCs aim to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within their force area.

PCCs have been elected by the public to hold Chief Constables and the force to account, effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.

PCCs ensure community needs are met as effectively as possible, and are improving local relationships through building confidence and restoring trust. They work in partnership across a range of agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime.

Under the terms of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, PCCs must:

  • secure an efficient and effective police for their area;
  • appoint the Chief Constable, hold them to account for running the force, and if necessary dismiss them;
  • set the police and crime objectives for their area through a police and crime plan;
  • set the force budget and determine the precept;
  • contribute to the national and international policing capabilities set out by the Home Secretary; and
  • bring together community safety and criminal justice partners, to
  • make sure local priorities are joined up.

More detailed information on PCC powers and responsibilities is also available here on the Home Office website.

Salary

PCCs are entitled to be paid a salary determined by the Secretary of State under Schedule 1 (2) of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act. The salary level recommended by the Senior Salaries Review Body and approved by the Home Secretary for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire is currently £65,000 per annum.

Expenses and Allowances

Paragraph 3 of Schedule 1 to the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 ("the Act") provides that Police and Crime Commissioners are to be paid authorised allowances.  Authorised Allowances refers to expenses incurred by Commissioners in the exercise of their functions, which are the kinds and amounts determined by the Secretary of State including travel, subsistence and other exceptional expenses.

A local expenses scheme has been approved by the PCC setting out the allowances the Commissioner is entitled to receive and what expenses he is able to claim for.  A copy of the expenses scheme can be accessed using the following link: Expenses Scheme

Details of expense claims made by PCC Marc Jones and by former PCC, Alan Hardwick can be accessed by clicking on the links provided below:

 

Code of Conduct

PCCs are expected to adhere to the Seven Principles of Public Life published by the Nolan Committee. The 'Nolan Principles' have been adopted widely and form the basis of codes of conduct for holders of public office including Ministers, Members of Parliament and elected Members of local authorities.

PCC Marc Jones has adopted a model *Code of Conduct prepared by the Association of Police Authority Chief Executives (APACE) based on the Nolan Principles. A copy of the Code of Conduct and the Commissioner's written undertaking to observe the Code is published below:

Code of Conduct

Appendix A

Signed Declaration

* Please note that the Code of Conduct originally adopted by the former PCC on 22 November 2012 (Decision Ref 004/2012 refers) was revised on 18 July 2013 (Decision Ref 023/2013 refers) and again on 24 July 2014 (Decision Ref 017/2014 refers)

Prior to being elected, Marc Jones declared his commitment to the **Committee on Standards in Public Life Ethical Checklist. Following his written undertaking to abide by the Code of Conduct, the Commissioner received the following acknowledgement from the Committee:

"The Committee is pleased to see an example of engagement with these issues by a Police and Crime Commissioner and has made a record of his pledge"

** The Committee on Standards in Public Life advises the Prime Minister on ethical standards across the whole of public life across the UK. It monitors and reports on issues relating to the standards of conduct of all public office holders. 

Recorded Complaints made against the Police and Crime Commissioner

The PCC is required to publish the number of recorded complaints that have been made against him. This information is published after the end of the financial year to which it relates:


Register of Disclosable Interests

To safeguard the integrity of the PCC it is essential that any declarations of interest are made publicly available to ensure openness and transparency and to safeguard the Commissioner against any potential challenge.

All declarations should be made on election to the post and reviewed annually as a matter of course.  The PCC can update his declarations at any time should his circumstances change.

A copy of the PCC Marc Jones' signed declaration along with any subsequent updates/amendments are published below:

PCC Declaration of Interest

Notification of Gifts and/or Hospitality

The PCC is required to submit a written notification within 28 days of accepting or declining a gift and/or hospitality.  Copies of notifications received from PCC Marc Jones are published below.

 

Engagements and Meetings

A schedule of engagements / meetings attended by the PCC since taking office on 12 May 2016 are published below.  These are updated on a monthly basis.

 

Public Meetings

Details of the date, time and location of Public Meetings to be held by the PCC are published below along with copies of the agenda, any associated papers and minutes.  

None.

 
 
 
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