Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Police - Supplementary Estimates 2014/15

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Police (M51)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: New Zealand Police

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR NEW ZEALAND POLICE: Minister of Police

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections#

Annual and Permanent Appropriations#

  2014/15
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process (M51)

Delivery of services for: prosecuting criminal cases; resolving non-criminal cases; executing court orders; fines warrants; arrest warrants; escorting and holding people in police cells following arrest; the custody and escort of arrested; remand and sentenced prisoners as directed by the court; and the care, and when necessary, the temporary custody of people with mental health problems.
117,617 9,499 127,116

General Crime Prevention Services (M51)

Delivery of services to the community, to help prevent crime including: providing advice to reduce the risk of personal harm and increase the security of property; youth focused crime prevention and community safety services; vetting services for other agencies; firearms licensing; and dealing with lost and found property.
153,190 6,510 159,700

Investigations (M51)

Delivery of investigative services including criminal investigations, non-criminal investigations and Police internal investigations.
368,059 11,242 379,301

Police Primary Response Management (M51)

Communication Centres providing advice and information to callers, dispatching response vehicles to calls for assistance and the initial attendance at incidents and emergencies.
385,442 (5,401) 380,041

Road Safety Programme (M51)

This output class covers the delivery of services outlined in the New Zealand Road Safety Programme directed towards the achievement of the road safety outcomes.
296,667 25,227 321,894

Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order (M51)

Delivery of specific crime prevention activities undertaken by Police that target risk areas, including: strategies which focus on reducing repeat victimisation for violence, burglary and vehicle offences; maintaining order at demonstrations and public events; providing security to court staff, witnesses and accused persons; providing security services at domestic airports and for international flights; deploying staff overseas; providing secretarial support to the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police; and proactive patrolling.
140,593 15,823 156,416

Total Departmental Output Expenses

1,461,568 62,900 1,524,468

Departmental Other Expenses

     

Compensation for Confiscated Firearms (M51)

Compensation paid to owners of firearms confiscated under the provisions of section 28(4) of the Arms Act 1983.
10 (10) -

Total Departmental Other Expenses

10 (10) -

Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

New Zealand Police - Capital Expenditure PLA (M51)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the New Zealand Police, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
96,000 - 96,000

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

96,000 - 96,000

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

United Nations Drug Control Programme (M51)

United Nations Drug Control Programme contribution.
100 - 100

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

100 - 100

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Policy Advice and Ministerial Services MCA (M51)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.
3,135 867 4,002
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Ministerial Services
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy-making responsibilities).
724 - 724
Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of policy advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters.
2,411 867 3,278

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

3,135 867 4,002

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

1,560,813 63,757 1,624,570

Capital Injection Authorisations#

  2014/15
  Estimates Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates Budget
$000
Total Budget
$000
New Zealand Police - Capital Injection (M51) - 1,326 1,326

Supporting Information#

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole#

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

  2014/15
    Supplementary Estimates  
  Estimates
$000
Departmental
Transactions
$000
Non-Departmental
Transactions
$000
Total
Transactions
$000
Total
$000

Appropriations

         
Output Expenses 1,461,568 62,900 - 62,900 1,524,468
Benefits or Related Expenses - N/A - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses 110 (10) - (10) 100
Capital Expenditure 96,000 - - - 96,000
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - N/A - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)          
Output Expenses 3,135 867 - 867 4,002
Other Expenses - - - - -
Capital Expenditure - N/A - - -

Total Appropriations

1,560,813 63,757 - 63,757 1,624,570

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

         
Tax Revenue - N/A - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 71,300 N/A 15,000 15,000 86,300
Capital Receipts - N/A - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

71,300 N/A 15,000 15,000 86,300

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations#

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

Delivery of services for: prosecuting criminal cases; resolving non-criminal cases; executing court orders; fines warrants; arrest warrants; escorting and holding people in police cells following arrest; the custody and escort of arrested; remand and sentenced prisoners as directed by the court; and the care, and when necessary, the temporary custody of people with mental health problems.

Expenses and Revenue

  2014/15
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 117,617 9,499 127,116
Revenue from the Crown 116,559 9,499 126,058
Revenue from Others 1,058 - 1,058

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $9.499 million to $127.116 million for 2014/15. The increase relates to:

  • one-off funding from the Justice Sector Fund (JSF) of $5.064 million to meet the forecast shortfall as a consequence of the current collective employment agreements
  • a fiscally neutral transfer of $4.400 million from other appropriations to align resource requirements with demand and activities
  • new funding of $107,000 to establish a Child Protection Offender Register and a Risk Management Framework, and
  • $84,000 contribution from the JSF to the Community Justice Panel (CJP) Christchurch.

The increase was partly offset by:

  • an expense transfer of $113,000 to 2016/17 relating to the Human Resources Management Information System (HRMIS) following receipt of better information from the suppliers, and
  • a transfer of $43,000 for operating expenses relating to a capital contribution to the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct (CJESP).

General Crime Prevention Services (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

Delivery of services to the community, to help prevent crime including: providing advice to reduce the risk of personal harm and increase the security of property; youth focused crime prevention and community safety services; vetting services for other agencies; firearms licensing; and dealing with lost and found property.

Expenses and Revenue

  2014/15
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 153,190 6,510 159,700
Revenue from the Crown 149,341 4,727 154,068
Revenue from Others 3,849 1,783 5,632

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2014/15
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Community Responsiveness

     

Quantity

     

Number of problem-solving plans implemented in high-risk communities to address safety and crime issues

33 Removed Removed

Vetting Services

     

Quantity

     

Number of vetting requests processed

440,000 to 480,000 Removed Removed

Firearms Licensing

     

Quantity

     

Number of applications for firearms licenses processed

15,000 to 25,000 Removed Removed

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $6.510 million to $159.700 million in 2014/15. The increase relates to:

  • one-off funding of $6.880 million from the JSF to meet the forecast shortfall as a consequence of the current collective employment agreements
  • $1.783 million increase in revenue from firearms licence fees resulting from an increasing trend of the 10-year cycle for re-licensing along with an increase in volume of first time applications, and
  • new funding of $538,000 to establish a Child Protection Offender Register and a Risk Management Framework.

The increase was partly offset by:

  • a fiscally neutral transfer of $2.500 million to other appropriations to align the resource requirements with demand and activities
  • an expense transfer of $139,000 to 2016/17 relating to the HRMIS following receipt of better information from suppliers, and
  • a transfer of $52,000 for operating expenses relating to the capital contribution to the CJESP.

Investigations (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

Delivery of investigative services including criminal investigations, non-criminal investigations and Police internal investigations.

Expenses and Revenue

  2014/15
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 368,059 11,242 379,301
Revenue from the Crown 365,423 11,242 376,665
Revenue from Others 2,636 - 2,636

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2014/15
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Criminal Investigations

     

Quantity

     

Number of hours spent on active investigation

Better than or equal to 2013/14 Removed Removed

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $11.242 million to $379.301 million. The increase relates to:

  • one-off funding of $18.370 million from the JSF to meet the forecast shortfall as a consequence of the current collective employment agreements, and
  • new funding of $1.991 million for the four Drug Proceeds of Crime Funding initiatives, namely, Expanding Asset Recovery Capability, Recovery of Legal Costs for Civil Actions Taken Under Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009, Expansion of National Cannabis and Crime Operation, and Digital and Communication Infiltration and Detection.

The increase was partly offset by:

  • a fiscally neutral transfer of $8.700 million to other appropriations to align the resource requirements with demand and activities
  • an expense transfer of $304,000 to 2016/17 relating to the HRMIS following receipt of better information from suppliers, and
  • a transfer of $115,000 for operating expenses relating to the capital contribution to CJESP.

Police Primary Response Management (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

Communication Centres providing advice and information to callers, dispatching response vehicles to calls for assistance and the initial attendance at incidents and emergencies.

Expenses and Revenue

  2014/15
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 385,442 (5,401) 380,041
Revenue from the Crown 382,052 (5,401) 376,651
Revenue from Others 3,390 - 3,390

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2014/15
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Police Response to Incidents and Emergencies

     

Quantity

     

Number of hours spent on diplomatic protection

More than or equal to 2013/14 Removed Removed

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $5.401 million to $380.041 million in 2014/15. The decrease relates to:

  • a fiscally neutral transfer of $7 million to other appropriations to align the resource requirements with demand and activities
  • an expense transfer of $377,000 to 2016/17 relating to the HRMIS following receipt of better information from suppliers, and
  • a transfer of $142,000 for operating expenses relating to the capital contribution to CJESP.

The decrease was partly offset by:

  • one-off funding of $2.104 million from JSF to meet the forecast shortfall as a consequence of the current collective employment agreements, and
  • new funding of $14,000 for two of the Drug Proceeds of Crime Funding initiatives, namely, Expanding Asset Recovery Capability and Recovery of Legal Costs for Civil Actions Taken Under Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009.

Road Safety Programme (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

This output class covers the delivery of services outlined in the New Zealand Road Safety Programme directed towards the achievement of the road safety outcomes.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2014/15
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Reduce the Impact of high risk behaviours

     

Quality

     

Percentage of all commercial vehicles combinations stopped by Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit staff, and for which vehicle inspection reports are completed

100% Removed Removed

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $25.227 million to $321.894 million in 2014/15. The increase relates to:

  • funding from the Ministry of Transport of $10 million for Speed Camera Expansion as part of the approved 2012/15 Road Policing Programme, and
  • a fiscally neutral transfer of funds of $15.500 million from other appropriations to align the resource requirements with demand and activities.

The increase was partly offset by an expense transfer of $273,000 to 2016/17 relating to the HRMIS following receipt of better information from suppliers.

Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

Delivery of specific crime prevention activities undertaken by Police that target risk areas, including: strategies which focus on reducing repeat victimisation for violence, burglary and vehicle offences; maintaining order at demonstrations and public events; providing security to court staff, witnesses and accused persons; providing security services at domestic airports and for international flights; deploying staff overseas; providing secretarial support to the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police; and proactive patrolling.

Expenses and Revenue

  2014/15
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 140,593 15,823 156,416
Revenue from the Crown 136,756 6,523 143,279
Revenue from Others 3,837 9,300 13,137

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2014/15
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Maintenance of Order

     

Quantity

     

Number of noise control incidents attended

Less than or equal to 2013/14 Removed Removed

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $15.823 million to $156.416 million in 2014/15. The increase relates to:

  • $9.300 million of additional funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for deployments to Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Tonga and for the Partnership Policing Programme
  • one-off funding of $7.763 million from the JSF to meet the shortfall as a consequence of the current collective employment agreements
  • $501,000 for two of the Drug Proceeds of Crime Funding initiatives, namely, Expanding Asset Recovery Capability and Recovery of Legal Costs for Civil Actions Taken Under Criminal Proceeds Recovery Act 2009, and
  • new funding of $430,000 to establish a Child Protection Offender Register and a Risk Management Framework.

The increase was partly offset by:

  • a fiscally neutral transfer of $2 million to other appropriations to align resource requirements with demand and activities
  • an expense transfer of $124,000 to 2016/17 relating to the HRMIS following receipt of better information from suppliers, and
  • a transfer of $47,000 for operating expenses relating to the capital contribution to CJESP.

2.2 - Departmental Other Expenses

Compensation for Confiscated Firearms (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

Compensation paid to owners of firearms confiscated under the provisions of section 28(4) of the Arms Act 1983.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation decreased by $10,000 to 'nil' for 2014/15 owing to re-forecast based on the trend in the past few years.

2.3 - Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections

New Zealand Police - Capital Expenditure PLA (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the New Zealand Police, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets

New Zealand Police

Details of Net Asset Schedule 2014/15
Main Estimates Projections
$000
2014/15
Supplementary Estimates Projections
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2014/15
Opening Balance 802,482 793,121 Supplementary Estimates opening balance reflects the audited results as at 30 June 2014.
Capital Injections - 1,326 Implementation of Vulnerable Children legislation.
Capital Withdrawals - (13,197) Transfer of $10 million to the Ministry of Justice as a contribution for the purchase of land for the CJESP and transfer of properties valued at $3.197 million to LINZ for disposal.
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) - -  
Other Movements - (141) Revaluation of assets before being transferred to LINZ.

Closing Balance

802,482 781,109  

Part 4 - Details of Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure#

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Policy Advice and Ministerial Services (M51)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses
Ministerial Services
This category is limited to the provision of services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy-making responsibilities).
Policy Advice
This category is limited to the provision of policy advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2014/15
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

3,135 867 4,002

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Ministerial Services 724 - 724
Policy Advice 2,411 867 3,278

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

3,122 867 3,989
Ministerial Services 723 - 723
Policy Advice 2,399 867 3,266

Revenue from Others

13 - 13
Ministerial Services 1 - 1
Policy Advice 12 - 12

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

  2014/15
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Policy Advice and Ministerial Services

     

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Ministerial Services

     

This category is intended to ensure that the Minister can discharge their portfolio responsibilities

     
Quantity
     

Number of briefings for the Minister

250 to 350 250 to 350 250 to 350
Quality
     

Percentage of items of Ministerial correspondence returned due to errors

Less than 5% Removed Removed

Percentage of items of Ministerial correspondence accepted for use without error

New measure for 2014/15 New measure for 2014/15 More than 95%

Percentage of draft responses to parliamentary questions provided within specified timeframes

100% 98% 100%
Contextual Information: estimated demand
     

Percentage of items of Ministerial correspondence provided within the timeframes specified

90% 95% 90%

Number of parliamentary questions referred to Police for draft reply

350 to 550 Removed Removed

Number of Official Information Act requests for the Minister

20 to 30 20 to 30 20 to 30

Policy Advice

     

This category is intended to ensure that quality advice supports decision-making

     
Quantity
     

Number of formal policy briefings to the Minister

190 to 250 200 190 to 250

Number of additional policy advice items for the Minister

50 to 100 94 50 to 100

Number of second opinion advice items and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies

1,100 to 1,500 1,150 1,100 to 1500

Total cost per hour of producing outputs

$90 to $120 $100 $90 to $120
Quality
     

The satisfaction of the Minister of Police with the policy advice service, as per the common satisfaction survey

80% 85% 80%

Technical quality of policy advice papers assessed by a survey with a methodological robustness of 90%

Better than 2013/14 70% Better than 2014/15
Timeliness
     

Policy Advice is provided in a timely manner, in accordance with the work programme that is agreed with the Minister

At least 95% 95% At least 95%

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation increased by $867,000 to $4.002 million in 2014/15. The increase relates to:

  • one-off funding of $571,000 from the JSF to meet the forecast shortfall as a consequence of the current collective employment agreements, and
  • a fiscally neutral transfer of $300,000 from other appropriations to align resource requirements with demand and activities.

This was partly offset by:

  • an expense transfer of $3,000 to 2016/17 relating to the HRMIS following receipt of better information from suppliers, and
  • a transfer of $1,000 for operating expenses relating to the capital contribution to CJESP.