Open and Transparent Quality Mark 2016/17 and 2017/18

Independent audit committee

The purpose of the independent audit committee (IAC) is:

  • To provide independent assurance to the police and crime commissioner and the chief constable regarding the adequacy of the risk management framework and the associated control environment.
  • To provide independent scrutiny of the force's and OPCC's financial and non-financial performance (to the extent that it affects their exposure to risk and weakens the control environment).
  • To oversee the financial reporting process (adapted from CIPFA Audit Committees Practical Guidance for Local Authorities p9)

The terms of reference of the IAC are attached here.

 

The IAC membership comprises of:

 

Helen Donnellan (Chair)

Tom Grainger (Vice-Chair)

Amanda Gallaher (Independent audit committee member)

Gordon Mattocks (Independent audit committee member)

Linda Williams (Independent audit committee member)

Malcolm Smith (Independent audit committee member)

 

Nicola Allen (Treasurer for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Devon and Cornwall)

Frances Hughes (Chief executive for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Devon and Cornwall)

Alexis Garlick (Chief finance officer for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Dorset)

Simon Bullock (Chief executive for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Dorset)

 

Sandy Goscomb (Director of finance and resources for Devon and Cornwall Police)

John Jones (Assistant chief officer for Dorset Police)

 

Future meetings

 Date Venue   Associated papers
 Tuesday 23 July 2019 Dorset Police HQ, Winfrith  TBC
Tuesday 24 September 2019 Devon and Cornwall Police HQ, Middlemoor TBC
Tuesday 17 December 2019 Dorset Police HQ, Winfrith TBC

 

Previous meetings and papers (Open items)

 

 Date Venue   Associated papers
Tuesday 2 April 2019 Devon and Cornwall Police HQ, Middlemoor

Agenda

Minutes of Previous Meeting (Open Items)

Internal Audit Plan and Audit Charter

External Audit Plan (Devon and Cornwall)

External Audit Plan (Dorset)

External Audit Quarterly Report

Statement of Accounts Preparation

Force Protected Disclosure Policy

Force Protected Disclosure Policy Appendix A

Devon and Cornwall OPCC Commissioning Intentions Plan

Devon and Cornwall OPCC Commissioning Intentions Plan Appendix A

Dorset OPCC Commissioning Intentions Plan

Tuesday 11 December 2018 Dorset Police HQ, Winfrith

Agenda

Minutes of Previous Meeting (Open Items)

Medium Term Financial Strategy

Draft Capital Strategy (Devon and Cornwall)

Draft Capital Strategy (Devon and Cornwall) - Appendix A

Draft Capital Strategy (Dorset)

Draft Capital Strategy (Dorset) - Appendix A

2018/19 Treasury Management Mid-year Report (Devon and Cornwall)

2018/19 Treasury Management Mid-year Report (Dorset)

Treasury Management Strategy (Devon and Cornwall)

Treasury Management Strategy (Devon and Cornwall) - Appendix A

Treasury Management Strategy (Dorset)

Treasury Management Strategy (Dorset) - Appendix A

Draft Reserves Strategy (Devon and Cornwall)

Draft Reserves Strategy (Devon and Cornwall) - Appendix A

Draft Reserves Strategy (Dorset)

Draft Reserves Strategy (Dorset) - Appendix A

Dorset Statement of Accounts 2017/18 - Defined Benefit Sensitivity

External Audit Quarterly Report

Response to Consultation on 2019/20 Scale of Audit Fees

Tuesday 18 September 2018 Devon and Cornwall Police HQ, Middlemoor

Agenda

Minutes of Previous meeting (Open Items)

Budget Planning Process

Annual Governance Statement Timetable 

Annual Governance Statement Timetable - Appendix A

External Audit Quarterly Update

Gifts and Hospitality Arrangement Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

Audit Committee Training Plan

Tuesday 17 July 2018 Dorset Police HQ, Winfrith

Agenda 

Minutes of Previous meeting (Open Items)

Internal Audit Opinion Report

External Audit Opinion Report

External Audit Opinion Report - Appendix A(i)

External Audit Opinion Report - Appendix A(ii)

External Audit Opinion Report - Appendix B(i)

External Audit Opinion Report - Appendix B(ii)

Annual Financial Report 

Annual Financial Report - Appendix A(i)

Annual Financial Report - Appendix A(ii)

Annual Financial Report - Appendix B(i)

Annual Financial Report - Appendix B(ii)

Treasury Management Outturn - Devon and Cornwall

Treasury Management Outturn - Dorset

Fees for External Audit

Fees for External Audit - Appendix A(i)

Fees for External Audit - Appendix A(ii)

Fees for External Audit - Appendix B(i)

Fees for External Audit - Appendix B(ii)

Tuesday  13 March 2018 Devon and Cornwall Police HQ, Middlemoor

Agenda

Annual Internal Audit Plan and Audit Charter

Treasury Management Strategy 2018/19

Treasury Management Strategy 2018/19 - Appendix A

Reserves Policy for 2018/19

Reserves Policy for 2018/19 - Appendix A

Reserves Policy for 2018/19 - Appendix B

Statement of Accounts 2017/18

Statement of Accounts 2017/18 - Appendix A 

Value for Money Profiles

Value for Money Profiles - Appendix A

Value for Money Profiles - Appendix B

Annual Governance Statement

Internal Audit Quarterly Update and Highlights

Internal Audit Quarterly Update and Highlights - Appendix B

Internal Audit Quarterly Update and Highlights - Appendix C

Corporate Risk Register for Devon & Cornwall

Friday 8 December 2017 Dillington House, Somerset

Agenda

Draft Strategic Alliance Audit Committee Minutes

Medium Term Financial Strategies

Police Reserves

Police Reserves - Appendix A 

Accounting Policies

Accounting Policies - Appendix A

Accounting Policies - Appendix B

Accounting Policies - Appendix C

Internal Audit Plan Progress Report

Internal Audit Plan Progress Report - Appendix A & B

Internal Audit Plan Progress Report - Appendix C

Internal Audit Plan Progress Report - Appendix D

 

 

The Chair of the Independent Audit Committee can be contacted via the following link:

https://www.dorset.pcc.police.uk/information-hub/publication-scheme/our-priorities-and-progress/independent-audit-committee/

or by emailing Auditcommittee@Dorset.PNN.Police.uk