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Additional Leave of Absence Procedure

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North Yorkshire Police recognise that there are legitimate times when North Yorkshire Police Personnel will need to be absent in order to facilitate certain non work commitments. These procedures have been provided so that managers and North Yorkshire Police Personnel have guidance over what an individual can reasonably expect, whilst still maintaining high service delivery […]

Adoption Leave Procedure

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Eligible police officers and police staff are entitled to take paid leave when a child is newly placed for adoption. Within the context of this procedure a ‘child’ is a person under the age of 18 years. The principles underpinning these procedures can be found in the Working Arrangements and Flexibility Policy. Adoption leave and […]

Alcohol and substance misuse policy

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The purpose of this policy is to outline North Yorkshire Police’s (NYP) position on alcohol and substance misuse as part of NYP’s commitment to the provision of a safe, healthy and productive working environment. This policy covers all Police Officers (regardless of rank or grade) including probationers, all Police Staff including those on temporary contracts, volunteers and members of the Special Constabulary.

ANPR policy

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National ANPR Standards for Policing (NASP) describe the standards that are required to be met for the development and use of ANPR systems by law enforcement agencies (LEAs).

Bank Holidays Procedure

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A Bank Holiday is a period of 24 hours. The start of day for Police Officers will remain as agreed in the Variable Shift Agreement and Work Force Agreement unless agreed otherwise in a flexible working arrangement. The start of day for Police Staff will be midnight as outlined in the Police Staff Council Handbook […]

Bullying and harrassment

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North Yorkshire Police (NYP) recognise that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect at work. Bullying and harassment of any kind can have a serious impact upon an individual’s personal as well as professional well-being.

Business Continuinity Management Protocol

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North Yorkshire Police (NYP) and the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (referred to as the Commissioner) recognises the importance of maintaining continued delivery of NYP’s critical services to the community in the event of an emergency situation or period of disruption. As a category one responder, there is a statutory duty under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 to ensure that NYP has business continuity arrangements in place.

Business Continuity Incident Management Procedure

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In the event of an emergency situation or period of disruption North Yorkshire Police (NYP) and the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (referred to as the Commissioner) recognises the importance of maintaining NYPs Critical Functions as an emergency response service. As a category one responder, there is a statutory duty under the Civil […]

Business Continuity Management Policy and Procedure

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North Yorkshire Police (NYP) and the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (referred to as the Commissioner) recognises the importance of maintaining continued delivery of NYP’s critical services to the community in the event of an emergency situation or period of disruption. As a category one responder, there is a statutory duty under the […]

Business Continuity Management Policy and Procedure

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North Yorkshire Police (NYP) and the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (referred to as the Commissioner) recognises the importance of maintaining continued delivery of NYP’s critical services to the community in the event of an emergency situation or period of disruption. As a category one responder, there is a statutory duty under the […]

Career Break Procedure (Police Officers)

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Purpose The North Yorkshire Police (NYP) career break scheme is intended to allow police officers flexible working arrangements whereby they may take periods of unpaid leave on a long term basis. All applications are subject to approval by the force and the existence of this procedure does not imply an absolute right. The principles underpinning […]

Data Protection Procedure

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North Yorkshire Police (NYP) and the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (OPCC) are committed to ensuring that staff undertake their legitimate duties in a manner that is compatible with the data protection principles.   NYP and the OPCC recognise the sensitivity of processed personal information and its obligations in respect of data held […]

Display Screen Equipment

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This procedure has been developed to ensure that North Yorkshire Police (NYP) comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992 (DSE).  This document sets out the specific procedures to be followed to enable […]

Dress and appearance

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This procedure is part of North Yorkshire Police policy to which all personnel are required to adhere

Environmental and sustainability policy

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This policy supports the ‘sustainability objective’ of both North Yorkshire Police (NYP) and the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for North Yorkshire. The application of the policy is a balance with the value for money (VfM) and affordability aspect of a ‘sustainable NYP’. Click on the link below to read the full policy.

Equality, diversity and human rights

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North Yorkshire Police (NYP) is committed to promoting the principles of Equality, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR) in all areas of policing as an integral part of everyday business.

Extension to Sick Pay Entitlements Procedure (Police Officers and Police Staff)

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The purpose of this document is to provide details of circumstances where it may be appropriate to consider an extension to the normal occupational sick pay entitlement for police officers and police staff. The document provides details of the criteria for implementation of Regulation 28 of the Police Regulations 2003 regarding the reduction to half […]

Extreme Weather Procedure

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Introduction The purpose of this procedure is to deal with the difficulties of attendance at work during times of extreme weather, principally severe and heavy snowfall, flooding and storm conditions. North Yorkshire Police (NYP) recognises that officers and staff may face difficulties attending their normal place of work when extreme weather is causing disruption. NYP […]

Forfeiture of Pension Procedure

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This procedure details the process Chief Constable for North Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (PCC) will undertake in order to satisfy their duty in considering the forfeiture of an officer’s pension. Regulation K5 of the Police Pensions Regulations 1987, Regulation 55 Part 4 of the Police Pensions Regulations 2006 […]

Freedom of information procedure

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The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 is a piece of legislation designed to “open up” the public sector to make organisations more accountable for decisions and actions that are taken. North Yorkshire Police (NYP) and the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (OPCC) recognise its obligation to adhere to the FOIA 2000.

Health and Safety Policy

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The Police & Crime Commissioner and North Yorkshire Police (NYP) are separate corporate bodies with a common commitment to Health & Safety compliance.

Information security

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The purpose of this policy is to protect North Yorkshire Police (NYP) information assets from all threats, whether internal or external, deliberate or accidental.

Learning and development

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This policy provides a framework for the delivery of learning and development provision within North Yorkshire Police (NYP).

Learning and development

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This policy provides a framework for the delivery of learning and development provision within North Yorkshire Police (NYP). It outlines the key principles that will underpin the delivery of all learning and development activities and how these principles will be implemented by NYP’s learning and development function.

Maternity and Adoption Support Leave Procedure

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Maternity / Adoption Support Leave (which was previously called ‘paternity leave’ in terms of Maternity) is available to a person who is chosen to be the primary provider of support and care to the mother or co-adopter at or around the time of birth of her child, or the placement of a child for adoption […]

Maternity Leave – Police Staff Procedure

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The principles underpinning these procedures can be found in the Working Arrangements and Flexibility Policy. Individuals may also have other forms of leave available to them. Please see Parental Leave Procedure, Adoption Leave Procedure. These procedures apply to Police Staff and align with the entitlements set out in Police Support Council Conditions of Service and […]

NYP LGPS Employer Discretion Policy

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This policy applies to Police Staff who are members of the Local Government Scheme (LGPS) or ex Police Staff members of North Yorkshire Police who have deferred benefits within the LGPS.

NYP LGPS Employer Discretion Policy 1

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All North Yorkshire Police Personnel must adhere to this policy. This policy applies to Police Staff who are members of the Local Government Scheme (LGPS) or ex Police Staff members of North Yorkshire Police who have deferred benefits within the LGPS. The LGPS is a statutory pension scheme, which governs the way in which the […]

NYP LGPS Employer Discretion Policy 2

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Policy Statement All North Yorkshire Police Personnel must adhere to this policy. This policy applies to Police Staff who are members of the Local Government Scheme (LGPS) or ex Police Staff members of North Yorkshire Police who have deferred benefits within the LGPS. The LGPS is a statutory pension scheme, which governs the way in […]

Overtime & TOIL Procedure

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PURPOSE North Yorkshire Police (NYP) believes that it is fundamental to an efficient policing organisation is the effective management of working time. This procedure is designed to clarify options available to individuals to assist in planning their Work-Life balance and to satisfy identified organisational needs and objectives. This procedure follows the principles laid out within […]

Parking Procedure

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This procedure deals with the parking of vehicles at NYP sites. It sets out the priority for categories of vehicles and groups of drivers to park at those sites and describes the behaviours which must be observed by all drivers. This Procedure does not establish any right for NYP Officers or Staff to park their […]

Police Staff Secondment Procedure

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North Yorkshire Police (NYP) recognises that as part of the People Strategy staff need to be given the opportunity to develop their careers. One of the ways in which this can be achieved is through secondment opportunities, both long and short term whereby these new environments challenge our staff professionally to develop new skills, knowledge […]

Police Support Volunteer

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North Yorkshire Police (NYP) is committed to providing the best service to our communities, by engaging the skills and innovation of members of society through a Police Support Volunteer (PSV) programme.

Protected persons policy

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The Detective Inspector or the Detective Sergeant of Force Intelligence Bureau, are SPOCs for Protected Persons matters, and should be consulted / informed regarding any Protected Persons matters affecting North Yorkshire Police.

Records management

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North Yorkshire Police (NYP) recognises the requirement to comply with legal and statutory obligations such as; the Management of Police Information (MoPI) Code of Practice, Data Protection Act 1998, the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA), the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) and the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

Redundancy Procedure (Police Staff)

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This procedure refers to North Yorkshire Police (NYP) members of Police Staff (excluding those who do not have a contract of employment with NYP). It does not apply to Police Officers, Special Constables or volunteer workers. This procedure seeks to balance the needs of NYP in being able to manage redundancy effectively to respond flexibly […]

Removal Expenses Procedure

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The purpose of this procedure is to ensure compliance with Annex V to regulation 35 of the Police Regulations 2003 and to set out the policy of North Yorkshire Police in accordance with the provisions of Annex V. The payment of removal expenses in accordance with the Police Regulations 2003 is intended to contribute to […]

Risk management

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The Accounts and Audit (England) Regulations 2011 require that any body subject to audit shall have as part of its internal control framework, a system for the management of risk.

Risk Management Policy

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The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for North Yorkshire and Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police (NYP) – adopt a Joint Risk Management Strategy and Policy to deal with both positive and negative sides of risk. NYP have aligned the Risk Management system to the industry best practice Risk Management Standard: ISO 31000:2009. The Joint […]

Staff performance

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This policy applies to Police Officers, Police Staff and where feasible, members of the Special Constabulary.

Staff Retirement Procedure

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This procedure is part of North Yorkshire Police policy to which all North Yorkshire Police Personnel are required to adhere.  This procedure must be read in conjunction with the Staff Retirement Guidance and retirement information in the North Yorkshire Pension Fund website.   This procedure sets out the North Yorkshire Police policy, for Police Staff, […]

Use of Social Media and Community Messaging Procedure

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The authorised use of social media is a valuable tool for engaging with the public. The Use of Social Media and Community Messaging Procedure provides guidance on the use of social media and community messaging for NYP business purposes. The procedure also outlines the risks presented by the use of social media, whether for personal […]