Information from retired police officer pensions or application forms from those seeking to join the force is also submitted as part of the same anti-fraud initiative.
South Yorkshire Police - like other public sector organisations - is required by law to protect the money it spends. It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, matching key data and comparing computer records in an effort to identify and deter fraudsters.
Employees, pensioners and applicants are given advance notice, usually via payslips, general orders or letters, that certain personal details are to be provided to the Audit Commission to help ensure the best use of public funds.
For more information on the Audit Commission's National Fraud Initiative, including guidance and a code of practice, please click here
Anyone with further queries should email, email@example.com. Please do not use this e-mail address for an application form or for information about recruitment.