Flexible Working

The Police Federation has led the way in shaping updated guidance on flexible working for police officers.  The recently published advice includes case studies where members were able to reach mutually beneficial agreements with their forces following input and representation from the federation.

The document, available on the College of Policing website, illustrates how flexible working arrangements can result in a better work-life balance for officers and improved operational outcomes for forces.  Part-time working, job sharing and compressed or staggered hours are among the many forms of flexible working set out in the advice.

Steve Williams, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: “I am immensely proud that work carried out by the federation has played such a key role in this updated guidance.”  “Flexible working allows forces to have more officers when and where they are needed and gives officers the ability to balance their work and personal life.”

The guidance can be read on the College of Policing website at: