Police regulations

Quick Reference Guide cover pagePolice officers are governed and protected by terms and conditions set out in law by Parliament known as Police Regulations.

We have produced a Quick Reference Guide in line with our current understanding of Police Regulations 2003 and determinations, Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012, Police (Complaints and Misconduct) Regulations 2012 and Police (Performance) Regulations 2012 as at October 2018.

This summary of officers' main terms and conditions is not intended to be exhaustive, nor can it be considered a substitute for the original regulations and determinations which govern the terms and conditions of appointment. An updated version will be produced as and when regulations change.

The Quick Reference Guide is aimed mainly at local Federation secretaries and other reps dealing with pay and conditions queries raised locally, but we are working on a more user-friendly version as well as a set of frequently asked questions for members.

If you have specific questions regarding your conditions, please contact your local Federation. You can also view a pdf version of the guide (also available in Welsh).


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Equality and Diversity | Print version

Flexible working | Print version

Harassment and Bullying | Print version

Keeping You Safe | Print version

Maternity and Adoption Support Leave | Print version

Maternity Rights for Police officers - leaflet revised Jan 2014 (PDF)

Part Time Working | Print version

Post Incident Procedures (PIP): Advice for Officers

Whistleblowing | Print version



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