The long-hours culture of the Police Service needs to be tackled to encourage more carers into the workforce, according to the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo).
Ken Jones, president of Acpo, told delegates at the Senior Women in Policing Conference last week that the service demanded a long-hours culture, especially at senior level.
Jones said this intensive way of working meant people with caring responsibilities were disadvantaged when it came to working as a police officer, Police Review reports.
“Is this the most efficient way of getting things done?” he asked. “Because it disadvantages people with caring responsibilities.”