What we spend & how we spend it
On this page you will find financial information relating to projected and actual income, and expenditure relating to our budget, statement of accounts, expenditure over £500, contracts and expenses.
How the police budget is spent
The police budget for 2017/18 is £290.5. This will be spent as follows:
|Police Community Support Officers||£6.4m|
|Buildings and Transport||£15.6m|
|IT and Mobile Technology||£15.3m|
* this includes police supplies and services, community safety funding and victims’ services.
Policing precept and other sources of income (including grants)
The police precept for 2017/18 was increased by 3.36%. This equated to an additional £5.00 for policing per year per household (for a Band D property).
Other sources of funding, including grants are detailed below:
|Funding from Government||£162.8m|
You will find more information about the policing budget and precept here.
Crime & disorder reduction grants
The Commissioner has allocated a number of crime and disorder reduction grants through the Community Safety Fund and Victims’ Services Fund. The name of the projects, recipients, grants awarded and the sources of funding for the successful applications can be viewed here.
Annual Investment Strategy
The 2017/18 Treasury Management Strategy Statement was endorsed by the Joint Audit Committee on 23 March 2017 and approved by the Commissioner on 27 March 2017.
We list all expenditure exceeding £500. You can view up to date lists of all expenditure exceeding £500 by individual month here.
Details of contracts awarded
Total salary costs
Pay & grading structures
The police staff pay scales, which the OSPCC also abides by, can be viewed here.
Annual Audit Letter
The Annual Audit Letter for the year ended 31 March 2016 can be viewed here.
Other key financial documents
Code of Corporate Governance Framework incorporating the Statement of Corporate Governance; Code of Corporate Governance; Scheme of Corporate Governance; Financial Regulations and Instructions; Contract Standing Orders; Scheme of Consent; and Scheme of Delegation.
Joint Audit Committee (JAC) – for meeting papers and reports relating to internal audit, external audit and other internal control measures