What we spend and how we spend it
On this page you can access financial information relating to our projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit.
Budget, Accounts and Expenditure
The total budget for the OPCC for 2016/17, including the total amount allocated to Dorset Police is £134,900,000. Information about how this is made up and where this is spent can be found in this leaflet.
Annual accounts for both the PCC and Chief Constable can be viewed via the links below:
- OPCC Accounts 2014/15
- Dorset Police Accounts 2014/15
- OPCC Accounts 2013/14
- Dorset Police Accounts 2013/14
- OPCC Accounts 2012/13
- Dorset Police Accounts 2012/13
Historical police accounts are available via the archived Dorset Police Authority website.
Information relating to our annual investment strategy can be found in our Medium Term Financial Strategy and our annual Treasury Management Strategy and Prudential Indicators report.
Expenditure over £500
To view our monthly lists of items of expenditure over £500 made by Dorset Police and/or the OPCC please click here.
We are required to publish information on contracts to which the PCC or the Chief Constable is, or is to be, a party. Details of formerly tendered Dorset Police contracts can be found by visiting the Bluelight Procurement Database website.
We are also required to publicise contracts currently under tender, which we do through the following means:
- Bluelight Procurement Database – an online information hub aimed at improving visibility and access to contract and procurement information for buyers within emergency services within the UK. Suppliers should note that the database is only available to registered users from member authorities, within the emergency services.
- Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) – the online version of the Official Journal of the European Union. It gives direct access to notices of tender activity which may be of interest.
Launched in April 2012, the Southwest Police Procurement Department (SwPPD) undertakes all strategic sourcing for Devon & Cornwall Police, Dorset Police, Gloucestershire Constabulary and Wiltshire Police where the collaborative value of the contract is greater than £40,000.
PCC Salary, Expenses and Allowances
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset is paid an annual salary of £70,000.
Levels of PCC pay were set by the Home Secretary following recommendations put forward in a report by the Review Body on Senior Salaries. A salary range has been put in place to reflect the differences in force weighting and policing challenges in each respective force area. Salaries are also aligned, but not equal to, chief constable salaries. The salary range is between £65,000 and £100,000.
In their Thirty Seventh Annual Report on Senior Salaries 2015, published in March 2015, the Review Body on Senior Salaries recommended that there should be no increase in PCC salaries.
As an elected official, the PCC is not subject to a formal contract of employment. However, since taking office, the following basic principles have been established:
- Average hours worked per week: 48
- Evening working: 4 per month
- Weekend working: 1 per month
- Annual leave: 4 weeks (plus time in lieu of evening and weekend working)
The Deputy PCC works an average of 34.5 hours per week.
The Home Secretary's determination on police and crime commissioner expenses sets out the authorised allowances that may be reimbursed to PCC's in undertaking their role. These allowances include travel expenses, subsistence expenses and exceptional expenses reasonably incurred by a PCC in the exercise of the commissioner's functions.
Details of the expenses claimed by the Police and Crime Commissioner as he carries out his duties is updated regularly.
The Deputy PCC, Colin Pipe, was first appointed in September 2015 and reappointed following the re-election of Martyn Underhill in May 2016. He was appointed on a paid basis following the PCC elections in May 2016.
Click here to view the Deputy PCC expense details.
OPCC Pay and Grading Structure
Information relating to the OPCC staff team, including job descriptions and salary bands/grades can be found on the OPCC Team section of our website.
The ‘pay multiple’ (the ratio between the highest paid salary and the median average salary of the whole of the workforce) for the OPCC is 1 to 2:68
The Pay Multiple for the whole of Dorset Police is: 1 to 4:87
**The Pay Multiple is the ratio between the highest paid salary and the median average salary for the whole workforce. In calculating these figures, all officers and staff on zero pay (e.g. Special Constables, volunteers, chaplains, individuals on extended leave breaks etc) have been excluded. The ratio has also been calculated using full time equivalent salaries, removing any effect of part time workers to ensure a like-for-like comparison. [Last updated - 2 February 2016]
Other Key Financial Documents
Use the links below to access the following additional information
- Code of Corporate Governance Framework – incorporating the Statement of Corporate Governance; Code of Corporate Governance; Scheme of Corporate Governance; Financial Regulations and Instructions; Contract Standing Orders; Scheme of Consent; and Scheme of Delegation.
- Joint Independent Audit Committee (JIAC) – for meeting papers and reports relating to internal audit, external audit and other internal control measures.