Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Virtual Public Meeting (Accessible Remotely)

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Note: Virtual Public Meeting (Accessible Remotely) 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Andrew Lentin.

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2.

Members Declarations Under the Code of Conduct in Respect of Items on the Agenda

Minutes:

There were none.

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3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To agree the public minutes and non-public summary of the meeting held on 12 October 2020.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED, that – the minutes of the previous meeting held on 12 October 2020 be agreed as a correct record.

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4.

Questions on matters relating to the work of the Committee

Minutes:

The Chairman advised that moving forward, there would be a Chair’s verbal update and a National Lead Force verbal update in both public and non-public to address key issues not covered elsewhere in the agenda.

 

Chairman’s Update

 

·         National Lead Force: a report was presented to the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners West Midlands Fraud Forum in mid-November which addressed the role of the Force as national lead on Action Fraud. This coincided with a report by West Midlands done in conjunction with Birmingham University which sought to comment on the successes, strategies and shortfalls of addressing economic crime. This received coverage in The Times around fraud and past criticisms around Action Fraud. The Chairman was working with the Force on this to improve how the Force engages with West Midlands around many recommendations from the report and forum, and to ensure appropriate public narrative around this.

·         The Home Office was conducting a review of the Strategic Policing Requirements for Police Forces in England and Wales, with an aim to ensure that fraud was more prominently included in the strategic policing requirement; that forces were held to account for performance on fraud; and that appropriate skills and resources were allocated to anti-fraud work.

·         The Police Authority Board was considering an invitation to present to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fraud in May 2021.

·         The Force was working on the production of a strategic communication and engagement plan to address how the Force positioned itself with other stakeholders around tackling fraud. This was to ensure that the Force was proactive in its communications.

·         The Lead Force Operations Room had had its soft launch, with a full launch anticipated in due course to promote the work of the Force to combat fraud.

 

 

T/Commander’s Update

 

·         There had been a decrease in economic crime

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5.

Any other business that the Chairman considers urgent

Minutes:

There was no other business.

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6.

Exclusion of the Public

MOTION - That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

 

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Minutes:

RESOLVED, that – under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the publicbe excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

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7.

Non-Public Minutes

To agree the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2020.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED, that – the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2020 be agreed as a correct record, subject to one amendment.

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8.

Non-Public References

Joint report of the Town Clerk and Commissioner.

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Minutes:

Members considered a joint report of the Town Clerk and Commissioner regarding non-public references.

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9.

Economic Crime Directorate Performance Report Q2 July-September 2020

Report of the Commissioner.

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Minutes:

Members considered a report of the Commissioner regarding Economic Crime Directorate Performance Q2 July – September 2020.

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10.

Economic Crime Academy Update

Report of the T/Commander.

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Minutes:

Members considered a report of the T/Commander (Economic Crime) regarding the Economic Crime Academy.

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11.

Update on Procurement of NextGen System

Report of the Detective Chief Superintendent.

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Minutes:

Members received a report of the Detective Chief Superintendent relative to an update on procurement of the NextGen System.

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12.

COVID-19 - Court Backlogs

Report of the T/Commander.

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Minutes:

Members received an update of the T/Commander regarding COVID-19 Court Backlogs.

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13.

PCC Engagement and Force Accountability pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Joint report of the T/Commander and Town Clerk.

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Minutes:

Members received a joint report of the T/Commander and the Town Clerk with respect to PCC Engagement and Force Accountability. The matter was addressed in public session as the Chairman determined that the report did not contain sensitive information exempt by virtue of Part 1, Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972. The Chairman noted that the matter was largely covered in the Chairman and Commanders’ verbal updates.

 

RESOLVED, that – the report be received and its contents noted.

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14.

Questions on matters relating to the work of the Committee

Minutes:

There were no non-public questions.

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15.

Any other business that the Chairman considers urgent and which the Committee agree should be considered whilst the public are excluded

Minutes:

There was no other non-public business.

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