Every year an external organisation scrutinises and checks the work, finances and governance of Merseyside Police and Merseyside's Police and Crime Commissioner.

This external audit organisations provides an opinion on whether the financial statements present a fair view, and whether they have been prepared in accordance with the appropriate regulations and proper professional practices.

The results of this audit are contained with the annual audit letter. This summarises the key findings and makes recommendations.

The current external auditor is Grant Thornton.

2019/20

The updated Joint Audit Findings for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside and the Chief Constable for Merseyside 2019-20

The Joint Annual Audit Letter for the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable of Merseyside Police for 2019-20

2018/19

The Joint Audit Findings (ISA260) For the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside and the Chief Constable for Merseyside 2018-19

Annual Audit Letter for the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable of Merseyside Police for 2018-19

2017/18

Annual Report to those charged with Governance 2017-18

Annual Audit Letter for the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable of Merseyside Police for 2017-18

2016/17

Annual Report to those charged with Governance 2016-17

Annual Audit Letter for the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable of Merseyside Police for 2016-17

2015/16

Annual Report to those charged with Governance 2015-16

Annual Audit Letter for the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable of Merseyside Police for 2015-16

2014/15

Annual Report to those Charged with Governance 2014-15

Annual Audit Letter for the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable of Merseyside Police for 2014-15

2013/14

Annual Report to those Charged with Governance 2013-14

Annual Audit Letter for the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable of Merseyside Police for 2014-15

2012/13

Annual Report to those Charged with Governance 2012-13

Annual Audit Letter for the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable of Merseyside Police for 2012-13