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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.
28 Feb 2020
The decision to cap compensation for two police officers with disabilities to prevent them from receiving a “windfall” was unfavourable...
31 Jan 2020
TMP Worldwide took the coveted Work of the Year for its campaign for The AA.
27 Jan 2020
Police forces in England and Wales have succeeded in attracting more women and people from Asian backgrounds, but are failing...
2 Jan 2020
Six years after it was formed, Police Scotland completed a project that saw its 10 legacy pay scales and terms...
11 Dec 2019
We round up the most significant cases of the year including legal judgments on CCTV, restrictive covenants, enhancing shared parental leave, collective bargaining and more...
28 Nov 2019
As many as 90,000 home care workers for the over 65s are needed if the main parties’ manifesto pledges to...
25 Nov 2019
Boris Johnson has vowed to “invest in Britain’s people by giving them the tools and training to flourish in the 21st century”.
29 Oct 2019
A group of MPs is to scrutinise the police conduct and disciplinary system and investigate whether wider reforms are needed...
9 Oct 2019
The Home Office has published police recruitment targets for every force in England and Wales for 2020-21.
Under the campaign,...
8 Oct 2019
A police constable has won a sex discrimination claim after an industrial tribunal found that the Police Service of Northern...
27 Sep 2019
Thousands of police officers and staff in England and Wales have not been properly vetted, a police watchdog has warned....
27 Sep 2019
Senior officers were too often “not taking responsibility, not acting with honesty, integrity and competence” at a poorly performing police force, a watchdog has stated.
11 Sep 2019
Rachel Billington (right), HR diversity and inclusion lead at the Metropolitan Police, will share her organisation’s journey around improving the...
6 Sep 2019
The chief constable of West Yorkshire Police has criticised the prime minister for making a political speech about Brexit while...