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Financial governance is about the frameworks, regulations, rules and procedures we put in place to safeguard public money and provide assurance. This page on our website provides access to the key documents that set out those arrangements and support effective financial control.

Financial Regulations

Financial Rules

Joint Procurement Regulations

Grant Regulations

Our governance arrangements are subject to cyclical review. This process includes internal audit and review by our Joint Audit Committee.

Annual Governance Statement 2022/23

The Annual Governance Statements explain how the Commissioner and Chief Constable have complied with the arrangements for governance set out within their respective Codes of Corporate Governance. The Code gives clarity to the way the Commissioner and Chief Constable govern and sets out the frameworks that are in place to support the overall arrangements for fulfilling the Commissioner’s and Chief Constable’s functions. The 2022/23 Annual Governance Statements of the Commissioner and the Chief Constable are annexed to the 2022/23 Statement of Accounts and can be viewed by clicking on the link to the financial statements page.

The Commissioner’s and Chief Constable’s Codes of Corporate Governance for 2023/24 are also available to view by clicking on the links below.

Financial Statements and Governance Documents for 2022/23

The Commissioner and Chief Constable have set out Codes of Corporate Governance for the 2023/24 financial year and these can be viewed using the links below:

OPCC Corporate Code of Governance 2023/24

Constabulary’s Corporate Code of Governance 2023/24

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