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Police Panel


The Police Panel focuses on financial management and policy in the police service.

Role of the panel

Contact us

Address your queries and feedback to Milan Palmer, Policy Support Officer. If you would like to be considered for panel membership, please send a summary of your CV and a note of your key areas of interest.

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Vacancy - Chair of the CIPFA Police and Fire Panel

Are you interested in raising the profile of finance in the police and fire sectors? Do you want to be at the core of CIPFA’s work in enhancing financial management and governance for police and fire services?

CIPFA has a vacancy for the Chair of the Police and Fire Panel. This panel is integral to CIPFA’s leadership in high quality public financial management and governance standards and guidance in the police and fire sectors. The panel is also the governance mechanism for the Achieving Finance Excellence in Policing programme and oversees four sub groups on: financial management; data and analytics; people development; and governance, audit, risk and assurance.

There are normally four panel meetings per year (as appropriate to the panel’s objectives and workplans for the year) and additional meetings regarding the work of the sub groups or the AFEP programme. The meetings take approximately half a day. The chair would be anticipated to chair relevant conferences and represent the panel.

For more details please consider the person specification and/or contact the secretary of the panel for an informal discussion.

If you think that you could be the ideal candidate, send your brief letter of application together with your CV to – by Monday 8 June 2020. Thereafter, successful candidates will be invited for a telephone interview in June.

Police Tax Forum meetings

CIPFA also hosts the Police Tax Forum, whose latest minutes are available on VAT matters (PDF, 142 KB) and on Direct Tax matters (PDF, 159 KB).


You may be interested in the following services:

TISonline Police and Fire
CIPFAstats Public Protection
Police Network

(The Police Network site includes a page set up to host examples of forces' proposed financial regulations for when Police and Crime Commissioners are introduced).


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