If you are reading this page using a screenreader, we support ARIA landmarks for quick navigation too

Agenda and minutes

Venue: Wessex Room - The Corn Exchange, Market Place, Devizes, SN10 1HS. View directions

Contact: Emily Higson  Corporate Support Manager

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from Cllr Alan Bishop – Swindon Borough Council, Cllr Tom Rounds – Wiltshire Council (Sub: Cllr Sue Evans) and Cllr John Smale – Wiltshire Council (Sub: Cllr Peter Evans).




Minutes and matters arising

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 17 January and Thursday 7 February 2019

Supporting documents:




·         The minutes of the meetings held on Thursday 17 January and Thursday 7 February 2019 were confirmed as the correct records.



Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable interests or dispensations granted by the Standards Committee.


There were no declarations of interest.




Chairman's Announcements


The Chairman advised that Cllr Brian Mathew – Wiltshire Council had been replaced due to a change in the political make up of Wiltshire Council by Cllr Nick Murry.


The Chairman thanked Cllr Brian Mathew for his valuable contribution to the work of the Panel.



Public Participation

The Panel welcomes contributions from members of the public.




If you wish to make a statement at this meeting on any item on this agenda, please register to do so at least 10 minutes prior to the meeting. Speakers are permitted to speak for up to 3 minutes on any agenda item. Please contact the officer named on the first page of the agenda for any further clarification.




Members of the public are able to ask questions in relation to the responsibilities and functions of the Panel at each meeting. Those wishing to ask questions are required to give notice of any such questions in writing to the Head of Democratic Services at Wiltshire Council no later than 5.00 pm on 3 clear wkg days before meeting. Please contact the officer named on the first page of the agenda for further advice. Questions may be asked without notice if the Chairman decides that the matter is urgent.



There was no public participation.


Quarterly data (Q3)- Risk / Performance / Finance / Complaints

To receive quarterly performance data from the OPCC

Supporting documents:


The Commissioner presented his report setting out the quarterly performance data – Quarter Three 2018-19 (1 October to 31 December 2018) contained in the agenda pack.


Points made included:


·         There were 11,123 crimes recorded during quarter two and 43,070 in the 12 months to September 2018.


·         This represented a reduction of 536 recorded crimes (1.2 per cent) compared to the previous 12 months.


·         The recorded crime rate per 1,000 population for Wiltshire in the year to September 2018 was 60.1 crimes. This was below the most similar group (MSG) average of 70.1 crimes per 1,000 population and was statistically lower than peers.


·         That in the 12 months to September 2018, 39 forces had seen an increase in their recorded crime volume compared to the previous year. Wiltshire was one of only four forces to report a reduction.


The Panel requested an update on the Public Opinion Survey.

It was agreed that an update on the Public Opinion Survey would be brought to the June 2019 PCP meeting.


The Panel noted the rise in Cyber Crime and the downward trend on Anti-Social Behaviour related crime, although it did feel that Anti-Social Behaviour related crime was increasing.


The Panel requested that the OPCC made available Hate Crime outcome statistics for panel members.


The Chairman requested that an analysis of all types of crime was made available for panel members.


It was agreed that the OPCC would provide Cllr Jonathon Seed with statistics re “What percentage of burglary victims received a visit from a police officer”.


That the Panel were pleased with the upbeat trend in the Restorative Justice statistics.



Deep dive into Priority 3


Priority 3 – Protect the most vulnerable in society


The Commissioner outlined the report, which was contained in the agenda pack.


The panel were encouraged by the report.

The Chairman thanked the Commissioner for the report.



PCC Risk Register


·         After discussion the report was noted.


The Chairman thanked the OPPC for the report.



84          Community Policing Team Resource Framework


 Kieran Kilgallen outlined the report.


The report provided an overview of the current resource framework for monitoring Community Policing Teams (CPTs) deployability, and also how resources were managed to ensure an effective deployment across the County.


A discussion followed, Cllr Jonathon Seed querying the accuracy of the Deployability statistics set out in the report. It was agreed that the OPCC would re-look at these statistics and comeback to Cllr Jonathon Seed and Cllr Richard Britton with a revised table that both OPCC and PCP could agree with.


It was agreed that a report re Community Policing Resource Management Overview (sickness) would be brought to the June 2019 meeting.


The Chairman thanked Kieran Kilgallen for the report.



Victim Support Service (Horizon) update


The update was noted.


Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Supporting documents:


Kieran Kilgallen outlined the report that was contained in the agenda pack.


It noted that Wiltshire Police would be holding a workshop on Thursday 4 April to look at all aspects of the report.


It was noted that any PCP feedback would be welcome and would be fed into the process.


The point was raised that there were a good deal more ethnic groups in Swindon that Wiltshire Police needed to tap into.


The Chairman requested that panel members thought about any groups that should be included in the process and make recommendations to OPCC accordingly.


The Chairman thanked Kieran Kilgallen for the report.



Member questions

Supporting documents:


The members questions report included in the agenda pack was noted.


Cllr Jonathon Seed asked a supplementary question re the Salisbury City Council Application for Community Safety Accreditation Scheme powers question that he raised at the 5 February meeting.


“What was the time frame for the vetting process that Hampshire Police were carrying out”.


It was agreed that the OPCC would follow up this question with Hampshire Police.


Cllr Jonathon Seed also asked what was the OPCC time frame for answering questions raised by panel members. The Commissioner responded, that the OPCC tried to answer panel questions as soon as possible.


The chairman noted that the PCC-PCP Protocol which had been drawn up in 2012 did not include a timescale for PCC responses to requests for information. He felt that the Protocol should be reviewed and undertook to circulate copies to members with a request for any suggested changes.



Forward Work Plan

To note the forward work plan

Supporting documents:


The Forward Work Plan was noted with the additions of:


·         Public Opinion Survey update - 6 June 2019 meeting


·         Wiltshire Police Officer Sickness update - 6 June 2019 meeting



Future meeting dates

To note the future meeting dates below:


·         Thursday 6 June 2019 County Hall, Trowbridge


·         Thursday 5 September 2019 City Hall, Salisbury


·         Thursday 19 December 2019 - Swindon Borough Council Offices


·         Thursday 6 June 2019 County Hall, Trowbridge


·         Thursday 5 September 2019 City Hall, Salisbury


·         Thursday 19 December 2019 - Swindon Borough Council Offices




This website