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.