21 October 2012: Details of all payments relating to CPO’s in the past 5 years which were not covered by pay and allowance provisions in the police pay regulations
I write in connection with your request for information which was received by North Yorkshire Police Authority (now the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner) on 21st October 2012.
By operation of law this request will be dealt with by the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
I note you seek access to the following information:
‘Details of all payments made to chief police officers (ACC and above) in the last five years which were not covered by the pay and allowance provisions in police regulations. For example honorarium, bonuses, retention payments, private health care and school fees.
For each of those payments please provide the statutory authority relied upon by the police authority to justify making these payments.
Please indicate whether such payments were recorded in the Police Authority’s statement of accounts and please provide any advice sought by the district auditor prior to making these payments.’
The information you have requested for the last three years was published in the Police Authority’s statement of accounts and therefore an exemption is available pursuant to Section 21(1) of the Freedom of Information Act in that the information is reasonably accessible by other means.
However in the spirit of cooperation the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has decided not to apply this exemption and will make the information available to you broken down by year and officer for the last 5 years. This information can be downloaded here: Details of all payments made to chief police officers