Benchmarking Police Finance Performance - Finance Excellence in Policing


By Amie Hall, CIPFA National Police Programme Manager

Benchmarking police finance performance

The 'Data' theme of the Achieving Finance Excellence in Policing (AFEP) programme is a valuable resource for forces UK-wide.

Comparative data has long been used by public sector organisations and local authorities to benchmark their financial performance. As part of Achieving Finance Excellence in Policing, CIPFA – the market leader in public services data analysis – has teamed up with forces to design a data service specifically for benchmarking policing activities.

Available throughout the two-year Achieving Finance Excellence in Policing programme, this resource is aimed at helping forces to understand their spending and performance relative to others and to make better-informed decisions. Although coverage and content will be set within the overall programme governance structure to reflect core priorities, the following topics are among those expected to be covered across the two-year licence:

Local Policing | Road Policing | National Policing | Criminal Justice Arrangements | Operational Support | Public Protection | Central Costs | Support Functions.

To make the data as insightful as possible, CIPFA aggregates and analyses the data, and then creates interactive reports using state-of-the-art visualisations.

To learn more about the programme please visit this link.

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AFEP CFO support and leadership academies are where we look at the ways the programme supports and develops individuals involved in managing police finance. Supporting financial management in the Police sector helps programme members work towards best practice.

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