Accountability Board

The purpose of the Accountability Board is to:

  • Support the PCC in exercising the statutory duties of holding the Chief Constable to account;
  • Form part of a wider ranging programme of assurance across the breadth of policing activities;

Remit of the Board

The business of the Board will cover:

  • A focus on areas of concern in performance and service delivery at a strategic level;
  • Discussions between force and OPCC in respect of strategic budget setting, medium term financial planning and other matters requiring ongoing levels of assurance;
  • Strategic consideration of key identified corporate level risks (for force and OPCC);
  • Strategic consideration relating to PCC scrutiny activity.


Members of the Accountability Board are as follows:

  • Police and Crime Commissioner (Chair);
  • Chief Constable;
  • From the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner: Chief Executive Director of Delivery with responsibility for assurance; Minute-taker;
  • From Northamptonshire Police: Deputy Chief Constable, Assistant Chief Constable;

Additional attendees at either meeting can be by invite of the Police and Crime Commissioner or Chief Constable, dependent of the matters under discussion

Meetings and minutes

Accountability Board meetings are held every six weeks Meetings are administered by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. Records of these meetings and key decisions made are taken and published on this website.

In week 1 of the six weekly cycle discussions take place between members of the OPCC and Force senior managers to inform the agenda for the next accountability board meeting. This is also supported by a rolling schedule of accountability of items that require regular and ongoing assurance, such as progress of transformation projects.


Minutes of the Accountability Board can be found here

Previous minutes can be found here