The Scottish Police Authority is following national guidelines in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and this is having an impact on how we are conducting our business. For the foreseeable future, all essential business of the Authority and its committees will be conducted via video conference. You can watch the Authority's proceedings, live or recorded, on the following Livestream link:
1. Introduction and Welcome:
1.1 Chair’s Opening Remarks
1.3 Declarations of Interest
1.4 Any Other business
1.5 Decision on taking business in private (Items 8-10)
2. Minute and Actions from previous meeting:
2.1 Minute from meeting held on 24 November 2021 for approval
2.2 Rolling Action Log and Matters Arising
2.3 Decisions since last meeting
3. SPA Chair’s Report
Report for Discussion presented by the SPA Chair
4. Committee Chairs Report
Report for Discussion presented by Committee Chairs
5. Chief Constable’s Report
Report for Discussion presented by the Chief Constable
6. SPA Chief Executive’s Report
Report for Discussion presented by the SPA Acting Chief Executive
7. Violence Against Women and Girls
Report for Discussion presented by the Deputy Chief Constable, Crime and Operational Support
The following items will be taken in private
8. Minute and Actions from previous meeting:
8.1 Minute of items held in private from meeting held on 24 November 2021 for approval
8.2 Rolling Action Log and Matters Arising
9. Referrals from Resources Committee for Approval
9.1 Contract Awards
9.1.1 Award of a Contract under CCS Framework for the Supply and fit of tyres and associated products and services
9.1.2 Recommendation to Utilise the National Commercial Collaborative Procurement for the Purchase of Police Vehicles
10. Senior Officer Recruitment
Report for Approval presented by the Director of People and Development
Subject to agreement by the Authority at agenda item 1 above, items of business will be considered in private for the reasons noted below:
Items 8, 9 and 10 in accordance with the SPA’s Standing Orders section 20.
Circumstances in which meetings may be held in private include where:
• information relating to identified or identifiable individuals (including members of staff) could be disclosed where there is a risk of a breach of data protection legislation.
• public discussion of the information may prejudice any police operation or the prosecution of offenders.
• disclosure of information could prejudice national security.
• matters to be discussed are the subject of legal proceedings (including misconduct or disciplinary proceedings) or where the information to be discussed consists of or includes legal advice provided to the Authority or to a third party.
• an obligation of confidentiality exists in respect of the information to be discussed.
• confidential commercial or financial information not already in the public domain could be disclosed.
• proposals for significant organisational change, significant changes to the terms and conditions of staff or other sensitive matters are being considered.
• discussion in public would be likely to inhibit the free and frank provision of advice or the free and frank exchange of views for the purpose of deliberation.
• other, exceptional circumstances exist that would justify considering the matter in private, such circumstances to be agreed by the Board and included in the minute of the meeting