CIPFA’s Achieving Finance Excellence in Policing (AFEP) programme harnesses the power of collaborative working across the sector to deliver a programme of resources tailored for the police, by the police.
Launched in 2019, the award-winning AFEP programme is now entering its third iteration. It follows continued success over the past four years and working closely with programme partners NPCC, APCC and PACCTS to achieve the vision of delivering the best possible financial management for the police, by the police.
The AFEP III programme covers the following streams, each led by an experienced technical expert and senior force representatives, offering a wide range of learning and development opportunities, practical resources, data and analytical tools and the renowned two-day CFO retreat.
AFEP III programme streams
- People development
- Data and financial management
- Environmental sustainability
- Asset management
The AFEP programme is now entering its third iteration following continued success over the past four years, working closely with programme partners NPCC, APCC and PACCTS to achieve the vision of delivering the best possible financial management for the police, by the police.
42 out of 45 police organisations signed up to the AFEP II programme.
AFEP III will continue to place people development at the heart of the programme and introduce wider support for non-finance professionals, from police officers through to chief constables
Download the AFEP III brochure to read more about the programme
Paul Sanford, Chair NPCC Finance, Chief Constable Norfolk Constabulary
“In my capacity as Chair of the National Police Chiefs Council Finance Coordination Committee, I endorse the AFEP III programme as an excellent means of further improving the skills of finance professionals across policing. AFEP III provides the opportunity for cross-force collaboration, bringing colleagues together to share innovation and best practice. The programme provides relevant training aimed at delivering excellence across the police finance community.
The challenges facing policing, both operationally and organisationally, have never been greater, which makes it essential that we can maximise efficiency to enable investment in frontline services. AFEP III will support policing in achieving this objective.”
Rob Atkin MBE, Ch Supt City of London Police
“I was fortunate enough to attend two of the AFEP modules in 2023. I found the input to be engaging and invaluable to my role as a senior police officer at the City of London Police. Finance and procurement expertise is often lacking in police training but is a key part of the role. The training was delivered as part of a wider group to enable discussion with great material to support the learning. I am looking forward to signing up for future modules in the coming year.”
Find out more
For more information on the programme streams, please contact the AFEP III Programme Manager, Melissa Leen firstname.lastname@example.org