Police staff

We act as the Secretariat for the Employers' Side of the Police Staff Council (PSC). This was established to provide voluntary collective bargaining machinery for police staff in England and Wales.


We act as the Secretariat for the Employers' Side of the Police Staff Council (PSC). This was established to provide voluntary collective bargaining machinery for police staff in England and Wales.

It covers approximately 56,388 staff as of March 2018, in 37 forces in England and Wales.

Information is communicated by both employer and joint circulars. Joint circulars are issued by the PSC. Employer circulars are issued by the Employers' Side.

The national agreements of the PSC are only binding if PCCs and chief constables agree to incorporate them within the contracts of employment of their employees.

May 2022

The PSC has reached a pay agreement for 2021 and 2022 – the joint circular pay award 6 May 2022.

February 2022

The PSC has issued the following guidance on apprenticeships.

December 2021

The PSC has issued the following guidance around working arrangements for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Holiday next year.

November 2021

The PSC has issued updates to the PSC Handbook.

View the new PSC Handbook (November 2021).

September 2021

The PSC has issued the following circular on a new PSC Archive.

July 2021

The PSC has issued the following guidance and details of a Covid life assurance scheme for police staff.

June 2021

The PSC has issued a consultation on the Contamination Elimination Database.

May 2021

The PSC Trade Union Side has submitted its pay and conditions claim for 2021.

March 2021

The PSC has issued guidance on Political Restrictions and revised guidance on Mileage Allowance.

February 2021

The PSC has agreed revised Misconduct Procedures

The PSC has issued guidance on the Contamination Elimination Database and the PSC Handbook.

January 2021

The PSC has reached an agreement for an increase in maternity and adoption leave: maternity and adoption leave entitlement.

You can view older circulars on the police staff circulars page.

Contact

For police staff queries: police-staff@local.gov.uk.