In 2012/13 the way in which police services in England and Wales are governed and held accountable changed as the Police Authorities were replaced with the Police and Crime Commissioners.  The primary function of the Chief Constable is the exercise of operational policing responsibilities under the Police Act 1996. The main role of Police and Crime Commissioners is to hold their Chief Constable to account for the exercise of these duties and to ensure that they deliver an efficient and effective policing service.

Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables are required under the Accounts and Audit Regulations to produce individual and group Statement of Accounts annually. Police and Crime Commissioners Statement of Accounts will include the group position and until the statements are audited they will remain draft and subject to amendment. The final audited Statement of Accounts will usually published no later than 31 May each year, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic this has been amended to 31 July for the 2021/22 accounts.

Statement of Accounts and Annual Audit Letters can be found in Publications.

For South Yorkshire Police Statement of Accounts see here.

The draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2022 will be audited between September 2022 and November 2022 and can be downloaded using the link below. The draft statement of accounts will be scrutinised by the Joint Independent Audit Committee (JIAC) on 6 June 2022.

The statutory deadline for completing the 2021/22 audit is 30 November 2022. The public inspection period will begin on 4 July and end on 1 August. Subject to the outcome of the public inspection, the JIAC will give its approval and the audit opinion will be issued. The audited accounts will be published thereafter.