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Bridgebury House, Woburn Road, Kempston, Bedfordshire, MK43 9AX

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Joint Audit Committee (JAC)


The Joint Audit Committee scrutinises internal processes, spending and risk management policies. It also has the power to review finance issues referred by the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable and monitor internal control processes, audit reports and the annual statements of accounts.

The Joint Audit Committee has been established to meet the requirements of the Home Office Financial Management Code of Practice (FMCoP), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Audit Committee guidance and the HM Treasury Audit Committee handbook.

The current membership of the Joint Audit Committee:

Jagtar Singh OBE – Chair

Wayne Brads

Gita Raja

Judit Seymour

Laura Bell

Meeting dates

  • 20th September 2024 at 1pm
  • 20th December 2024 at 1pm

Attending Joint Audit Committee

Joint Audit Committee meetings are held quarterly and are usually held at Kempston Police Headquarters, but they can sometimes be held virtually too. Meetings are approx. 2hrs long.

Members of the public or media are welcome to attend these meetings but should notify the OPCC in advance, by calling 01234 842064 or by emailing our office.​ Prior notice of attendance is required.

You will need to provide your details, including:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Organisation
  • Contact telephone number

You will also need to pre-register at least five working days before the scheduled meeting.

Joint Audit Committee meeting papers are published on our website under ‘Meetings’.

Conditions of attendance

  • You must confirm your identity before entry will be allowed. Please produce photographic identification to allow verification of your identity.
  • You must sign in and out of Force Headquarters and wear a visitor badge; please do not leave the premises without signing out. 
  • Toilet facilities and a water machine will be made available for you. There are no refreshment facilities on site.
  • No recording equipment; including photographic or audio.
  • Mobile telephones/devices must be turned off.
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