Report of the Commissioner.
The Committee received a report of the Commissioner on the City of London Police Business Planning Process Review.
The Chair noted that he continued to have concerns on the connection between the Policing Plan and staffing numbers. In addition, the Chair noted that it was important that outcomes from the City of London Corporation projects process review be incorporated effectively into the process for police projects management. The Chair of the Police Authority Board commented that it was vital that all the various policy documents were appropriately interconnected and, in response to an Officer’s suggestion, agreed that early engagement with Police Authority Board on the City of London Policing Plan for 2023-24 would be appreciated.
Responding to a Committee Member’s question Officers noted that the HMICFRS Force Management Statement needed to, as far as possible, bring benefit and operational value to the Force.
Officers confirmed that this was the first year of the Business Plan so it was expected that the process would be improved and made more efficient going forward. The Force would take learnings from this year’s process to feed into future years. The Chair observed that it was important to ensure that process was not considered more important than outcome.
RESOVLED- That the report be noted.