Scheme of Governance

Scheme of Governance2022-07-13T20:16:18+01:00

The Scheme of Governance comprises a number of documents which, when taken together, give clarity to the way the Police & Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable discharge their responsibilities.  The Scheme sets out how both parties will govern, both jointly and separately, and aims to ensure the business of the PCC and of Surrey Police is conducted in the right way, for the right reasons and at the right time.

The Scheme of Governance comprises the following documents:

    • Surrey-Sussex Police and Crime Commissioners’ Scheme of Delegation 2022
      This sets out the key roles of the PCC and those functions they delegate to others to carry out on their behalf, including their Chief Executive, Chief Finance Officer and senior police staff within Surrey and Sussex Police.  It is designed to make sure that business is carried out efficiently and cost-effectively and that decisions can be made in a timely way.
    • Surrey-Sussex Memorandum of Understanding and Schedule 2022
      The PCC and Chief Constable are separate legal entities, with differing roles and responsibilities and each employing their own staff.  The PCC owns and is responsible for all assets (e.g. land and buildings, vehicles, equipment and IT systems) yet day-to-day management of these assets is delegated to Surrey Police.   As such, Surrey Police employs considerably more staff than the PCC.  The MOU sets out how the PCC and Chief Constable will work together to make sure the PCC has sufficient support from Surrey Police in areas such as estates management, procurement, finance, HR, communications and corporate
      development.
      View the Schedule to the MoU here.
    • Surrey-Sussex Financial Regulations 2022
      This sets out the framework and policies that allow the PCC and Chief Constable to manage their financial business effectively, efficiently and in compliance with all necessary requirements.  Financial Regulations apply to every member of staff and officer of the Force and anyone acting on their behalf. See more information about Surrey Police finances on our Surrey Police Finances page.
    • Surrey-Sussex Contract Standing Orders 2022
      These set out the rules and processes to be followed when procuring goods, works and services.  They are designed to make sure that Surrey Police and the Office of the PCC obtain value for money; operate in a fair, open and transparent way; and are compliant with all relevant procurement legislation.  Contract Standing Orders apply to every member of staff and officer of the Force and anyone acting on their behalf.