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Police terms and conditions

The terms and conditions of police officers in Scotland are set out in legislation, called regulations and determinations.

Terms and conditions are negotiated by the Police Negotiating Board which makes recommendations to Scottish Ministers.

The current regulations and associated determinations are below.

 

Regulation (on legislation.gov.uk website) Associated determinations or guidance Covers Came into force
Police Service of Scotland Regulations 2013 Determinations under the Police Service of Scotland Regulations 2013 Pay and conditions of service of all regular constables of the Police Service of Scotland. 1 April 2013
Police Service of Scotland (Special Constables) Regulations 2013 Determinations under the Police Service of Scotland (Special Constables) Regulations 2013 Terms and conditions of appointment of special constables in the Police Service of Scotland. 1 April 2013
Police Service of Scotland (Conduct) Regulations 2014 Guidance: formal procedures to deal with unsatisfactory conduct Procedures for handling unsatisfactory conduct (for ranks up to Chief Superintendent). 1 April 2014
Police Service of Scotland (Performance) Regulations 2014 Guidance: formal procedures to deal with unsatisfactory performance Procedures for handling unsatisfactory performance (for ranks up to Chief Superintendent).  1 April 2014
Police Service of Scotland (Senior Officers) (Conduct) Regulations 2013 N/A Procedures for determining cases of unsatisfactory conduct by senior officers. 1 April 2013
Police Service of Scotland (Senior Officers) (Performance) Regulations 2016 N/A Procedures for handling unsatisfactory performance by senior officers, which will be administered by the Scottish Police Authority. 1 April 2016
Police Service of Scotland (Promotion) Regulations 2013 Determinations under the Police Service of Scotland (Promotion) Regulations 2013 Promotion within the Police Service of Scotland and, in particular, the qualifications required. 1 April 2013
Police Service of Scotland (Police Cadets) Regulations 2013 N/A Terms and conditions for police cadets. 1 April 2013
Police Appeals Tribunal Rules 2013 Determinations under the Police Appeals Tribunal Rules 2013 Procedures for appeals to an independent tribunal by police officers who, as result of disciplinary action, have been demoted or dismissed. 1 April 2013
Police Service of Scotland (Temporary Service) Regulations 2013 N/A Arrangements for police officers to go on secondment to other organisations. 1 April 2013
Police Federation (Scotland) Regulations 2013 N/A Structure and proceedings of the Scottish Police Federation in light of the establishment of the single service. 1 April 2013

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