There is a requirement under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 as enlarged on and amended by Statutory Instruments 2011 3050 and 2012 2479 for PCCs and Chief Constables to publish information as to each item of expenditure exceeding £500 (other than a crime and disorder reduction grant) including the recipient of the funds and the reason why the PCC and Chief Constable consider that good value for money has been achieved.

Value for money is achieved as a result of all staff ordering goods and services being required to comply with the PCC’s financial regulations and contract standing orders. The Constabulary also has a robust Value for Money Strategy in place. Additionally, on an annual basis, the PCC and Chief Constable’s external auditors are required under Section 5 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 to satisfy themselves that proper arrangements are in place for securing economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the PCC and Chief Constable’s use of resources.

Police and Crime Commissioner expenditure over £500 – 22 November 2012 – 30 June 2021 (PDF, 539KB)

Suffolk Constabulary Expenditure over £500