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Clio SpringerEditor's message: Being a 24/7/365 emergency service with a complex governance structure, and often subject to media and public scrutiny, the police service presents a number of specific challenges to HR, particularly given the backdrop of cutbacks to the service.

If you are an HR professional in the service, your role will also be influenced by the two-tier staffing arrangement. Unlike police staff, police officers have a unique employment status without a contract of employment or many of the usual employment rights, but they cannot be made redundant.

The police manual provides an overview of the key issues affecting HR in the service and the rules governing police terms and conditions.

Clio Springer, senior employment law editor

New and updated

  • Police Federation takes legal action over 'derisory' pay offer

    Date:
    8 October 2018
    Type:
    News

    The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) is set to launch legal action over what it has called the government's latest "derisory" pay offer.

  • Pay awards: Public safety

    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Updated to include the details of four new pay awards across the sector.

  • Police workforce drops by a fifth in the wake of funding cuts

    Date:
    12 September 2018
    Type:
    News

    Funding cuts have resulted in the loss of almost one-fifth of policing jobs since 2010, according to the National Audit Office, prompting concerns that police forces are struggling to deliver an effective service.

  • Police chiefs commit to developing sexual harassment action plan

    Date:
    16 August 2018
    Type:
    News

    Police chiefs have vowed to address sexual harassment across the force after it emerged a high proportion of police officers and staff had witnessed or experienced some form of inappropriate behaviour.

  • More police officers take on second jobs

    Date:
    8 August 2018
    Type:
    News

    Thousands of police officers have taken on a second job, while more than four in 10 worry about the state of their personal finances most days, a survey has found.

  • Vicarious liability: No duty of care to staff when defending civil claims

    Date:
    2 August 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In James-Bowen and others v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, the Supreme Court held that, when defending a claim of vicarious liability, the Commissioner did not owe a duty to her police officers to take reasonable care to protect them from economic and reputational harm.

  • Public-sector pay increases due to be announced

    Date:
    24 July 2018
    Type:
    News

    The government is expected to announce wage increases for more than one million public-sector workers this week.

  • Police officers

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to take into account the Police Remuneration Review Body's report and the Government's announcement on police pay .

  • Minister showed 'contempt' in botched civil service pay consultation

    Date:
    29 June 2018
    Type:
    News

    Unions and the Labour Party have condemned the government's 2018 civil service pay guidance remit and called for its immediate withdrawal while consultation and negotiations take place.

  • Podcast: Enhancing shared parental pay

    Date:
    22 June 2018
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss the recent decision of Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police and another, in which the EAT considered the question of whether or not employers are required to enhance statutory shared parental pay where maternity pay is enhanced.