How we work
The Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable work within the following policies. These are reviewed annually (unless otherwise stated).
- Code of Conduct
- Stage 2 Scheme of Transfer
- Fees and Charges for the Supply of Goods & Services 2016 -2017
- Surrey Sussex Police Finance Protocol for Collaborated Services
- Confidential Reporting (Handling of Qualifying Disclosures) Policy (Formally Whistleblowing)
- 2017/18 Treasury Management Strategy Statement
- Freedom of Information (FOI) Publication Scheme
- Code of Practice for Victims of Crime
- OSPCC Risk Management Strategy (Reviewed every 2 years)
- OSPCC Social Media Guidelines
Information about our other policies and procedures is available below.
Scheme of Governance
The Governance Framework
The Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and Chief Constable (CC) must ensure that they work in accordance with the law and proper standards, and that public money is safeguarded, properly accounted for, and used economically, efficiently and effectively. The policies that guide this are detailed here;
The overarching scheme of governance sets out the arrangements in place for effective governance and financial management including the management of risk. It comprises a number of elements as follows;
Code of Corporate Governance: how the PCC and Chief Constable achieve the core principles of ‘good governance’
Financial Regulations: the framework for managing the PCC’s financial affairs
Contract Standing Orders: rules for the procurement of goods, works and services
You will find information about how we handle complaints and the rest of our Complaints Policy here.
Subject Access Requests
Unless a Subject Access Request relates to one of a small number of special categories of information, the maximum fee that can be charged for dealing with it is £10. Different fee limits apply where the request concerns health or educational records or credit files.
Charging regimes and policy
Policies and procedures for procurement and commissioning arrangements
Our Procurement process is covered within the Financial Regulations.
Within this section you can also find out information relating to:
- Victims Services
- Community Safety
- Restorative Justice
Information about funding made available from the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner via the Community Safety Fund and Victims’ Services Fund is available here.
Policies and procedures for provision of services
For information on how we handle requests for information, please visit the Freedom of Information section of our website.
There is currently a review of the business classification scheme for the management of information.
Records Management and Personal Data Policies
Policies and Procedures for the Employment of staff
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OSPCC) follows the same employment procedures as Sussex Police.