Following the election of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cleveland in November 2012, all police staff, assets and liabilities were transferred to the Commissioner as required by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. This was entitled Stage 1 transfer. The Home Secretary has issued a direction to submit proposals for Stage 2 Transfers.
The outcome of Stage 2 Transfers will be that some of the staff currently employed by the Police and Crime Commissioner will transfer to the employment of the Chief Constable, who from 1 April 2014 will be permitted, as a corporation sole, to employ staff.
The proposals attached have been prepared in consultation with the Chief Constable and are to be submitted to the Home Office by 16 September 2013. It should be noted that the Home Secretary can approve, modify or reject the proposal after consultation with the Police and Crime Commissioner and once approved the Scheme must be in place by 1 April 2014. A response from the Home Secretary is expected late 2013 after which a detailed programme of implementation is required.