Police service information

Editor's message: One of the many challenges that the police service presents to HR is around recruitment and ensuring that the service reflects the gender and racial composition of the communities that it serves. It is well documented that the number of police officers from a black, Asian and minority ethnic background does not reflect this population as a whole and the shortage of female police officers from such a background is a particular problem.

While positive discrimination is often discussed as a method of boosting diversity police employers must be aware of the limits of positive action under the Equality Act 2010, which have been highlighted by case law (including Furlong v Chief Constable of Cheshire Police).

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Police regulations

See Lexis®Library 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)