Police, Fire and Rescue Sub Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday 30 June 2015
Time:
2:00pm
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
John Syme (Chairman)-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Ian Blake-Abbey
Richard Brodie-Annandale South
Grahame Forster-Wigtown West
Jack Groom-Nith
Marion McCutcheon-Stranraer and North Rhins
Graham Nicol-Mid Galloway
Ronnie E Ogilvie-Annandale South
Craig Peacock-Annandale East and Eskdale
Stephen Thompson-Annandale North
Officials:
Derek Crichton - Director Communities
Claire Thomson - Governance Officer (Items 1 - 6)
Lucy Irons-Young - Governance Officer (Items 6 - 7)
Eleanor Gaw - Community Engagement Advisor Police Scotland
Mike Leslie - Local Commander Police Scotland
Gordon Smith - Temporary Chief Inspector Police Scotland
Jim Waugh - Group Manager Scottish Fire and Rescue Service


Apologies:
Yen Hongmei Jin - Lochar
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

10 Members present, 1 Apology

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 26 FEBRUARY 2015

Decision

 

APPROVED

4 POLICE SCOTLAND DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY LOCAL PLAN 2014-2017 ANNUAL PERFORMANCE UPDATE 2014-15 - REPORT BY DIRECTOR CORPORATE SERVICES

Decision

 

4.1     SCRUTINISED the performance report from Police Scotland for Dumfries and Galloway from 1 April 2014-31 March 2015;

 

NOTED

 

4.2     that the Local Commander would incorporate an update on topical issues in the next performance report;

 

4.3     that violent crime rates in Dumfries and Galloway were down and detection rates were up from the previous report;

 

AGREED

 

4.4     that the data provided in future performance reports would be in a format that would enable the Sub Committee to make meaningful interpretations;

 

4.5     to receive further detail on arrangements for the monitoring of complaints against the Police in other Divisions;

 

4.6     that the Local Commander would invite a colleague from Police Scotland to enable the Sub Committee to scrutinse local topics; and

 

4.7     THANKED the Local Commander for his comprehensive presentation.

5 POLICE SCOTLAND CONTACT, COMMAND AND CONTROL DIVISION UPDATE REPORT - REPORT BY DIRECTOR CORPORATE SERVICES

MEMBER - Grahame Forster and Marion McCutcheon left the meeting during consideration of this item - 8 Members present

 

Decision

 

5.1     SCRUTINISED the performance of Police Scotland Contact, Command and Control Division; and

 

5.2    AGREED that arrangements be made for the Sub Committee to visit the Area Control room in Govan;

 

5.3     COMMENDED Police Scotland on producing the guidance booklet - "A guide to Security in the Rural Environment"; and

 

5.4     THANKED the (T) Chief Inspector for his comprehensive presentation. 

6 SCOTTISH FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY LOCAL PLAN 2014-2017 ANNUAL PERFORMANCE UPDATE 2014-15 - REPORT BY DIRECTOR CORPORATE SERVICES

MEMBERS - Ian Blake and Jack Groom left the meeting during consideration of this item - 5 Members present

 

Decision

 

6.1     SCRUTINISED the performance from Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, for Dumfries and Galloway from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015,; and

 

6.2     THANKED the Group Manager for his comprehensive presentation

7 ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

NOTED that there was no other business deemed urgent by the Chairman due to the need for a decision.