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WPCC3-0134 – Office Policies

Decision Reference Number: WPCC3-00134

Lead Officer: Polly Reed

Chief Officer approval: n/a

Date: 22/03/2024

Status: Non-confidential

Decision summary:

The decision to consider and approve the following policies:

  • Fraud, Corruption and Anti-Bribery Policy
  • Decision Making Policy
  • PCC Code of Conduct
  • Staff Code of Conduct

I confirm that my register of interests declaration is up to date and that none of my interests preclude me from making this decision.

Signature:  P.Seccombe

Date: 26/03/2024

Supporting information

1. Background information

In order to maintain the highest standards in the work undertaken by the PCC’s office there are a number of policies and procedures which are routinely reviewed and where required updated. The policies listed in this decision notice have been reviewed as such, and are all important for transparency in governance and ethical standards.  They all relate to the fundamental review of the Joint Corporate Governance Framework, which has also been reviewed and will soon be approved.

2. List of additional information attached as appendices

3. Expected benefits

The policies set out the expected actions and behaviours of the PCC, Deputy PCC, staff Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and staff of Warwickshire Police.

4. Impact of not approving the application

It is important to ensure that good governance arrangements are in place

5. Costs (including any identified savings)

No costs have been identified arising from these policies.

6. Equality considerations

The documents have been assessed as low risk in respect of equality impacts

7. Legal comments

These documents have arisen due to the governance framework in respect of policing, namely through the requirements of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. In a number of cases they complement the legal requirements.

8. Social or Environmental considerations

None identified

9. Publication

These will be published on the OPCC website

Comments from the Treasurer

There are no financial implications as a direct result of the review of these policies.  However, they, and the refreshed Corporate Governance Framework provide the foundations for good governance and high ethical standards and thus reduce the risk of incurring ‘avoidable’ costs and/or any financial loss.

Comments from the Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer

It is important to review and refresh office policies, and these have been reviewed in accordance with the work completed on the Corporate Governance Framework.