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Meeting Details

Police and Fire and Rescue Services Committee
21 Feb 2019 - 09:30 to 10:15
Occurred

Documents

Agenda

Public Items
1 Sederunt
2 Declaration of Group Decisions and Members Interests *
2

In terms of Standing Order 20 and the Councillors’ Code of Conduct, there were no declarations from Group Leaders or Spokespersons in regard to any prior decisions taken on how Members will vote on any item on the agenda or any declarations of Member’s interests in respect of any item on the agenda.

 

3 Resolution

Consider, and if so decide, adopt the following resolution:

"That under Section 50A (4) and (5) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, as amended, the public and media representatives be excluded from the meeting for Item 10 of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information of the class described in the relevant Paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Act.”

 

4

The minute of the meeting of the Police and Fire and Rescue Services Committee dated 22 November 2018 was submitted and approved.

 

5 Written Questions **
5

The Committee noted that no written questions had been submitted.

 

Report by Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson, Divisional Police Commander, North East Division, Police Scotland

 

6

A report by Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson informed the committee of the performance of Police in respect of the Local Policing Plan 2017-20 and other key indicators.  He advised that the figure for the rape detection rate had increased from the 20.0% shown in the report to currently being at 55%, which was higher than the national average.

 

Committee joined the Chair in congratulating the Police on the good performance figures.

 

Thereafter the Committee agreed to note the report and that the Local Commander will continue to report to the Committee quarterly on performance measures against service objectives as articulated in the 2017-20 Local Policing Plan.

 

Verbal Report by Local Senior Officer Ian Findlay, Aberdeenshire & Moray

 

7

Local Senior Officer (LSO) Ian Findlay provided a verbal update on the work of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service advising there are 11 stations across Moray.

 

He advised the Service had attended more than 260 incidents from October to December 2018.  Types of incidents attended included deliberate fires, accidental fires, special services and false alarms.  Special services include Swift Water rescue assets, High Volume Pumps, Wild Fire units, Water Carriers and specialist teams operating across the Moray area.  This is also backed up by teams and specialist assets from other areas that can be called on to provide assistance when required.

 

Recruitment is ongoing with interviews taking place and recent recruits having started on 18 February.

 

Thereafter the Committee agreed to note the informative verbal update provided by LSO Findlay.

 

 

 

 

Report by Local Senior Officer Ian Findlay, Aberdeenshire & Moray

 

8

A report by Local Senior Officer Ian Findlay informed the Committee of response to Non Fire Emergencies undertaken by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) locally and in respect of the Moray Local Fire and Rescue Plan 2017-20.

 

Following consideration the Committee agreed to note the report on Non Fire Emergencies from 1 April 2018 – 31 December 2018.

 

9 Question Time ***

Consider any oral question on matters delegated to the Committee in terms of the Council's Scheme of Administration. 

 

9

Councillor Leadbitter advised a Blue Light festival was being held on 23 March and encouraged all to attend if available.

 

Summary of Police and Fire and Rescue Services Committee functions:

The following functions of the Council shall stand referred or delegated to this Committee:

(1)     To deal with all matters relating to Police and Fire and Rescue Services in Moray.

(2)     To participate in consultations relative to national strategic plans and priorities for the Police and Fire and Rescue Services.

(3)     To work with the Local Police Commander and the Local Senior Officer for the Fire and Rescue Service to set priorities and objectives for Local Police Plans and Local Fire and Rescue Plans for Moray.

(4)     To monitor delivery of the Police and Fire and Rescue Services in Moray, providing feedback and making recommendations for improvements as required.

(5)     To call for reports from the Local Police Commander or the Local Senior Officer for the Fire and Rescue Service on issues relevant to the delivery of the Police or Fire and Rescue Service in Moray as appropriate.

(6)     To facilitate Community Planning relative to the Police and Fire and Rescue Services in accordance with statutory guidance.

 

 

Chair of Meeting
1

The meeting was chaired by Councillor Coy.

 

Exempt Information
3

The meeting resolved that in terms of Section 50A (4) and (5) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, as amended, the public and media representatives be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the items of business appearing at the relevant paragraphs of this minute as specified below, so as to avoid disclosure of exempt information of the class described in the appropriate paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Act.

 

 

Paragraph No. of Minute       Paragraph No. of Schedule 7A 
   
 11 14 

Police Operational Update [Para 14]
10
Following consideration the Committee agreed to note the confidential informative verbal operational update from Police Scotland.
Private Items
Item which the Committee may wish to consider with the Press and Public excluded

 

10 Police Operational Update [Para 14]
  • Information relating to action taken, or to be taken, in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime.

Meeting Documents

There are no separate meeting documents but there may be meeting documents assigned to the Agenda.

Declarations of Interests

Visitors

Mr John Morgan, Group Manager, Moray Area, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service; Mr Ian Findlay, Area Manager, Aberdeenshire and Moray, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service; Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson, Police Scotland; Chief Inspector Maggie Miller, Police Scotland; Mr Jim Grant, Head of Development Services and Mrs Caroline Howie, Committee Services Officer as Clerk to the Meeting.

 

ALSO PRESENT

 

Councillor Morrison (ex-officio)

 

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