Decision number: 16/2022
Author and Job Role: Kelvin Menon – OPCC Treasurer
Protective Marking: OFFICIAL
Joint entry into a lease for Eastern Technical Surveillance Unit for SEROCU (South East Regional Organised Crime Unit)
SEROCU is part of the national, regional, and local policing arrangement which protects the public from the most serious threats and harm by disrupting and bringing to justice those criminals that present the highest risk to the UK. Their work extends across the breadth of the South East and beyond given the complexity of crime types and technology employed by serious organised criminals.
The critical infrastructure for this work includes estates provision. Various properties have been looked at that could meet the requirements of Serocu and it has been proposed that a lease be entered in to for “Unit D” for a period of 10 years with a break at 5. This property would be leased on behalf of all SEROCU PCCs.
It is recommended that the PCC authorises the progression of a Lease for “Unit D” for the use of SERCOU
Police and Crime Commissioner Approval
I approve the recommendation(s):
Signature: Lisa Townsend, Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey (Wet signed copy held by OPCC)
Date: 24 May 2022
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Areas of consideration:
The property is being leased jointly by South East PCCs all of whom have been consulted.
The annual rent of will be divided between all SEROCU Partners. The approximate cost to Surrey is £61,000 per year
The Lease will be entered in to by the Lead Force
Details as to the property’s location has been withheld due to security considerations
Equality and diversity
Risks to human rights