Commitment to transparency

Our commitment to transparency

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners are subject to a strict regime surrounding their expenses and expenditure.

We take this extremely seriously and are committed to providing as much information as possible. For example, we publish all expenditure for the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, even though the statutory minimum is £500.

For each journey taken, the Commissioner provides information on where they went and the purpose of the meeting.

The Commissioner and her staff endeavour to achieve best value for money in all expenditure, and various options are assessed at every feasible point to ensure taxpayers money is spent in the best possible manner.

Open and transparency quality mark

For the seventh year, we have been awarded the CoPaCC Open and transparency quality mark for meeting statutory requirements on openness and transparency.

Each year, CoPaCC invite commissioners to provide them with details of how they meet the current statutory transparency requirements. CoPaCC then undertake an analysis of the material they receive, along with their our own desk research, and publish the results.