Raising the profile of Police Staff

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2010 Police and Justice Service Group Conference
24 June 2010

Conference calls upon the Service Group Executive (SGE) to be proactive in raising the profile of police staff by ensuring that the government, the media and the public are made aware of the wide variety of roles we perform. These roles are commonly referred to as ‘back office’ functions, which is misleading and serves only to devalue the post holder’s contribution to policing in the UK, and in some cases international policing.

The work should :

1)Highlight the cost benefits of employing police staff, where appropriate, in areas of police business;

2)Focus on the professionalism and commitment of the police staff workforce;

3)Emphasise the specialist skills many police staff bring to policing;

4)Make reference to the Standards of Professional Behaviour that apply to police staff.