Welcome to Finance Excellence in Policing

This programme has been designed in partnership with CIPFA and driven from within the Finance and Coordinating Committee of NPCC and is equally owned by the Police and Crime Commissioners Treasurers’ Society (PACCTS). The programme will support achieving and sustaining Finance Excellence in Policing. Building on national capacity and providing local support where the progress towards embedding the vision is measurable and tangible.

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 Excellence finance in policing

CFO Leadership Academy and Retreat

This will enable a national network of leaders to come together and develop personal influencing skills. It will offer an opportunity for a national, strategic debate on the challenges facing police finance.

Training and

A dedicated apprenticeship programme will be provided to take Force finance staff through the full CIPFA Professional Qualification.

Financial Management
Capability Review

The Financial Management Capability Review at a force level, measures the “as is” position and provides a roadmap to support a force in implementing the vision for police finance. At a national level, the diagnostic will provide insight and identification of themes across national police finance. The diagnostic will be repeated at the end of the programme to measure progress made – at a force and national level – to achieving the vision, and to inform decisions on “what next” for police finance.

Police and Fire Network

The Network will enable the sharing of best practice via a discussion forum on ‘hot topics’ and promoting the Police and Fire Network and other Police related events. It will also include documentation, technical and policy updates, thought pieces and online access to the benchmarking data tool.

Future Leaders Academy

The Future Leaders Academy (FLA) will support the next-generation of leaders in Finance, moving from junior management into more senior positions. The FLA provides structured support on essential skills including: reflective leadership; governance and risk; project management and business case development.


The programme will provide dedicated Police Stats and Benchmarking, to drive better financial management and decision making across Forces. It will help improve current comparative data and develop broader analytical and diagnostic capacity to help the Forces deliver and demonstrate value for money.