Supporting Financial Management in Police Sector - Finance Excellence in Policing


By Amie Hall, CIPFA National Police Programme Manager

How the 2019 Achieving Finance Excellence in Policing programme helps the police sector work towards best practice

The ‘Financial Management’ stream of the Achieving Finance Excellence in Policing (AFEP) programme offers a series of face-to-face events, information resources and diagnostics. This stream has been created to help forces achieve best practice in financial management and offers a powerful blend of networking and intelligence.

Police and Fire Network

Comprising events, briefings and an advice line, this network keeps members at the forefront of police legislation, policy and future financial developments. It is managed by CIPFA experts working with colleagues across all relevant bodies:

Home Office | NPCC Finance and Resources Committee | HMICFRS | NAO

Police and Crime Commissioners’ Treasurers’ Society | Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

Resource Hub

This online resource doubles as a discussion forum and a repository for best practice documentation and thought leadership. Designed to help members achieve best practice and transfer learning, it is supported by CIPFA experts who are on hand to help forces improve the quality and analysis of their data.

Financial Management Capability Review (FMCR)

Throughout the two-year programme, FMCR will provide force-by-force diagnostics that support members in developing their own roadmap for police finance, and also identify themes at a national level. Diagnostics at the end of the programme will give members an evidence-based assessment of progress.

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The AFEP Data Analytics stream within the programme is a valuable resource providing comparative data for members to benchmark their financial performance. CFO support and leadership academies help AFEP members look at the ways the programme supports and develops the individuals involved in managing police finance. 

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