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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.
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...
28 Aug 2019
Four in 10 police chiefs are considering leaving the service to avoid falling foul of the same tax rules that...
13 Aug 2019
A Metropolitan police constable is appearing on the Nigerian version of the reality television show Big Brother, despite her manager...
2 Aug 2019
The government has conceded defeat over its attempt to alter police pensions, acknowledging that moving police officers to new police pension schemes, based on their age, is discriminatory.
26 Jul 2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to recruit 20,000 police officers over the next three years, starting from September, presents significant logistical problems.