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Posted on 13:41:00 on 13th February 2017

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The finance team for Cumbria Constabulary and the Police and Crime Commissioner has been nominated for a national award.


The team were excited to hear that they have been shortlisted for the Team of the Year award in the Public Finance Innovation Awards 2017.


Made up of 13 members of staff, they now have to wait until April to see if they have made the top spot.


Chief Finance Officer of the Constabulary  Roger Marshall, and Ruth Hunter, Chief Finance Officer for the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner said  that their  team were ‘delighted’ with the shortlisting, which ‘recognises the excellent service’ they offer.


Chief Constable Jerry Graham added: “Over recent years, during a period of unprecedented financial challenge for the organisation, the finance team have been invaluable to the Constabulary. The staff have sought to continue to deliver an effective policing service with ever decreasing resources.


“I have, on several occasions, received independent and unsolicited praise from the external auditor and Audit and Standards Committee about the high standard of work the team produce. I am very appreciative of their hard work and am pleased this is being recognised by a wider audience.”


Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall said: “It is a great achievement even to get shortlisted for this prestigious award and richly deserved.  The finance team do a fantastic job ensuring that public money is spent in the most effective way to deliver the best possible police service, I am delighted that their efforts have been recognised and I wish the team well for the result in April.”

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