The Joint Audit Committee is an independent body which checks both Merseyside's Police Commissioner and Merseyside Police are following national and local regulations, handling public finances in accordance with the law and not taking undue risk.
The purpose of the Joint Audit Committee is to provide independent advice and recommendations to the Commissioner and to the Chief Constable on the adequacy of the governance and risk management frameworks, the internal control environment, and financial reporting.
Their guidance helps to ensure efficient and effective assurance arrangements are in place.
To this end the Committee is enabled and required to have oversight of, and to provide independent review of, the effectiveness of PCC and Chief Constable’s governance, risk management and control frameworks, its financial reporting and annual governance processes, and internal audit and external audit.
Audit Committee Membership
Upcoming Shared Audit Committee meetings
The Shared Audit Committee meets quarterly and the next meeting will be held on 8th February 2024.
All these meetings are open to the public.
If you would like to attend this meeting, you must register in advance by emailing [email protected]
The agenda and papers for this meeting are always published here at least five days before the meeting takes place:
- Minutes from previous meeting
- Draft Audited Statement of Accounts 2022/23
- Merseyside Police Audit Findings Report 2022/23
- Final Statement of Accounts - PCC 2022/23
- Final Statement of Accounts - Merseyside Police 2022/23
- Internal Audit Progress Report
- MIAA Follow up Report
- Joint Audit Committee Forward Plan 2024/25
- Draft Treasury Management
Future meetings of the shared Audit Committee:
Future meetings of the Audit Committee:
- 9th May 2024
- 18th July 2024
- 26th September 2024
- 6th February 2025
You can access the papers and reports from all previous meetings of the Audit Committee using the links below: