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  • Date:
    30 April 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Police recruitment: Challenges and initiatives

    We look at some of the initiatives that have been taken to boost recruitment in the police sector, and highlight what the police can learn from HM Prison and Probation Service's recruitment campaign.

  • Date:
    11 April 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Positive action in recruitment: Cost of getting it wrong

    While positive action in recruitment is laudable, and to be encouraged as a means of overcoming disadvantage and low participation, employers need to think very carefully about how they go about it, because if they make mistakes the cost may be high. Jason Braier explains why.

  • Date:
    1 March 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    Positive action: Police force's recruitment process discriminated against white heterosexual man

    In Furlong v Chief Constable of Cheshire Police, an employment tribunal held that a police force's recruitment process discriminated against a white heterosexual male candidate who was rejected after the positive action provisions in the Equality Act 2010 were applied to a pool of 127 applicants who passed the interview stage.

  • Date:
    19 February 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Trauma and stress: Supporting workers' families

    We explore the potential impact of workers' exposure to traumatic events and other stressful environments on their families and look at some of the measures that employers can take to support those families.

  • Date:
    11 February 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    How will the "Good work plan" affect local government employers covered by the modification order?

    The Government has announced plans to change the way breaks in employment are treated, which could have a greater impact for local government than for employers in the private sector, due to the operation of the modification order.

  • Date:
    27 September 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Police officers

    We examine the unique status of police officers and the implications of that status. We also look at how the terms and conditions of police officers are both determined and changed.

  • Date:
    22 September 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    HR challenges presented by the nature of the police service

    We explore the unusual nature of the police service and the challenges that this creates for HR.

  • Date:
    22 September 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Police staff, special constables and volunteers

    We examine the status of police staff who, unlike police officers, are subject to normal employment legislation. We also look at the status of special constables and volunteers.

  • Date:
    22 September 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Police service governance

    We explore the tripartite arrangement on which the governance of the police service in England and Wales is based. We also look beyond the bodies that are party to the tripartite arrangement to a number of other important organisations that impact on HR in the police service.

  • Date:
    2 August 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

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

    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.

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Police regulations

See Legislation for the up-to-date version of the police regulations including the:

  • Police Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/527)
  • Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012 (2012/2632)
  • Police (Performance) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/2631)