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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

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