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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.
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.
22 Jul 2019
The austerity belt has been further loosened with the announcement of public sector pay rises above the rate of inflation, the largest in six years.
19 Jul 2019
Teachers and police officers will receive the biggest pay rises in six years, the government will announce next week
10 Jul 2019
The government has announced plans to improve wellbeing for frontline police.
5 Jul 2019
Police resources have been “drained to dangerously low levels”, contributing to feelings of “lawlessness” in some areas of Britain, five...
12 Jun 2019
The Metropolitan Police has announced it will recruit part-time constables for the first time in a bid to attract more...
10 May 2019
Almost a fifth of police officers experience symptoms of either post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or “Complex PTSD”, with PTSD rates...
2 May 2019
The government plans to introduce a new legal test to ensure police officers chasing suspected criminals on the roads do...
10 Apr 2019
The government has confirmed plans to introduce a £95,000 cap on payouts for public sector workers when they leave their...
22 Feb 2019
Police forces should be allowed to positively discriminate in favour of those from minority ethnic backgrounds in order to become...