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Police forces vary considerably in workforce size. For example, the Metropolitan Police Service has approximately 60,000 police officers and staff, while there are forces with fewer than 1,500 officers and staff.
HR in the police is different from HR in other sectors, in that there are two distinct branches of staff. Police officers have unique employment status: they are not employees, but are “Crown servants locally appointed”.
On the other hand, police civilian staff are employees with a contract of employment to whom employment legislation applies.
XpertHR provides HR information and guidance for employers in the police service.
5 Feb 2021
Public sector HR may think that IR35 reforms only apply to private sector.
2 Feb 2021
Leading mental health organisations have said the mental and physical health of frontline staff should be a national priority going...
29 Jan 2021
There were more than 500 confirmed or suspected Covid-19 outbreaks in offices in the second half of 2020.
27 Jan 2021
Thirty-one police officers face fines and two will be investigated for misconduct after they broke lockdown rules to have haircuts...
19 Jan 2021
Public-facing workers such as police officers, teachers and retail staff may soon be offered a Covid-19 jab, vaccines minister Nadhim...
18 Jan 2021
Figures show few officers investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct are dismissed after gross misconduct claims.
11 Jan 2021
Key workers and people unable to work from home are to receive more frequent Covid-19 testing – even if they are not displaying any symptoms.
11 Jan 2021
Christine McAnea has been elected as the new general secretary of Unison, the UK’s largest trade union.
She is the...
8 Jan 2021
Three police officers at Hampshire Constabulary’s serious organised crime unit were sacked for gross misconduct after being secretly bugged following whistleblower concerns.
4 Jan 2021
We bring you up to speed with news that broke over the festive period.
22 Dec 2020
Public sector workers hit by a pay freeze are already paid less than their counterparts in private sector employers, according to a report by the Resolution Foundation.
26 Nov 2020
Unison general secretary Dave Prentis describes Rishi Sunak's spending review as 'austerity, plain and simple,' as unions attack 'divisive' pay freeze.
25 Nov 2020
Public sector pay increases are to be targeted at those who need them most, the chancellor has confirmed.
20 Nov 2020
Millions of public sector workers in England are likely to see their pay frozen next year, but NHS staff are...