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 […]
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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 […]
Conditional Cautioning is a disposal intended to divert from court those lower level cases that it would normally be in the public interest to prosecute, but where an Officer feels that a more effective outcome could be achieved for the victim, offender or both by the imposition of conditions as part of a caution. North […]
Drug or Alcohol referral is promoted by the Home Office as providing an alternative to prosecution in cases where referral to the Drug or Alcohol Intervention Programme can provide more effective rehabilitative outcomes than court sentencing. The rationale being to reduce the incidence of further offending by those with a drug or alcohol problem. Those […]
The principal aim of the North Yorkshire Police (NYP) Adult Prosecution Procedure is to address and reduce offending behaviour through appropriate mechanisms that drive justice and achieve the best outcomes for victims and communities in North Yorkshire and the City of York. This policy is intended to provide clear guidance and a corporate approach regarding […]
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.
General Provisions The annual leave year runs from the 1st April to the 31st March the following year. The provisions relating to entitlement of annual leave are: All ranks of Police Officers being in accordance with Police Regulations Police Staff being in accordance with the North Yorkshire Police (NYP) Staff Council handbook. Annual leave entitlement […]
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).
Process When calculating the number of Bank Holidays for an individual a 12 month period, aligned with the annual leave year of 1 April to the 31 March will be used. The following provisions relating to entitlement to Bank Holidays will apply: All ranks of Police Officers being in accordance with Police Regulations, Police Staff […]
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.
The Business Appointment Rules comply with Recommendation 80 of the Inquiry by Lord Justice Leveson into the “Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press”, an important recommendation in relation to post-service employment. By adopting recommendations PCCs’ and Chief Constables’ are committing to actively engaging and tackling any integrity issues which come to light in relation […]
Procedure Statement Introduction 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 […]
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 […]
Purpose The aim of this procedure is to provide a consistent approach, which enables the effective management of change within North Yorkshire Police (NYP). The procedure provides a route for current and future implications of any potential changes to be considered during the planning phase so that, ultimately, decisions that are implemented are effective and […]
Community resolutions, which can include elements of Restorative Justice, are an available option for adults or young people and are a non-statutory disposal. They are a method of dealing with a suspect proportionately for low-level less serious matters rather than progressing to more formal outcomes. Community Resolution can be used following arrest or voluntary attendance […]
Procedure Statement NYP believes in treating its staff and employees fairly and compassionately in testing circumstances. Its corporate values seek to encourage a culture of trust and empowerment, leading to supportive outcomes for all parties where individual responsibility is key.
This procedure is intended to provide a corporate framework for the use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems within North Yorkshire Police (NYP) custody premises. All other internal and external CCTV cameras on NYP premises are the responsibility of Area Business Managers. The systems in custody provide a capability to visually monitor and record movement, actions […]
A Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is a tool that enables organisations that process personal data, including the Police, to identify the most effective way to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act and meet individuals’ expectations of privacy. Data Protection Impact Assessments are a mandatory requirement under the Data Protection Act 2018 […]
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 by […]
The quality of the information recorded and stored by North Yorkshire Police (NYP) is vital to organisational success. Reliable, accurate and complete information is fundamental to achieving compliance to legislation such as the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Code of Practice for the Management of Police Information (MoPI), it supports effective decision making and […]
This guidance has been produced to assist managers in deciding how and when to use the Staff Discipline Procedure to manage the conduct of members of staff. For the purposes of the Discipline Procedure North Yorkshire Police (NYP) distinguishes between behaviour on the basis of capability (performance) and conduct (discipline) as follows: Conduct: Where an […]
Procedure Statement This procedure ensures that information is identified and shared with potential and existing employers, in a timely manner, to ensure that key positions in the community, such as nurses, teachers, child minders etc are approved and reviewed safely and quickly, using the following: The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) operates under […]
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 […]
The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS, also known as “Clare’s Law”) enables the police to disclose information to a victim or potential victim of domestic abuse about their partner’s or ex-partner’s previous abusive or violent offending. The scheme is not based on any single piece of legislation. It formalises processes, based on common law powers […]
Procedure statement The purpose of this leave is to deal with events that are ‘unexpected’, ‘sudden’, are not known of in advance and can be suitably classified as an ‘emergency’. North Yorkshire Police recognises that all staff regardless of whether they are responsible for the care of dependents occasionally need time away from work to […]
North Yorkshire Police (NYP) supports police staff and officers who either members of the Special Constabulary or Police Support Volunteers releasing them from their paid role to engage in operational and volunteering duties or training.
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.
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. NYP believes that members of all the communities it serves and all those who contribute to the service it provides have the right to be treated […]
Procedure Statement 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 […]
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 […]
This procedure relates to how businesses or licensed premises, door staff and police should deal with those presenting false identity (ID) and the subsequent disposal of the documents, in various situations. This will most commonly occur within the night time economy, but the procedure should also be considered for any issue where false ID is […]
Family liaison can be used across a broad spectrum of policing, e.g. an unexplained or violent death homicide, road death, mass fatality any other critical incident, or where family liaison might enhance the effectiveness of the police response, for example, a missing person enquiry or allegation of hate crime. The aims of family liaison in […]
PURPOSE The scope of these procedures apply to those eligible individuals of whatever rank or grade, who wish to work flexibly, either by; • changing the number of hours they work • keeping the same number of hours but altering the times at which they are worked • or changing the location of the place […]
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 […]
NYP will respond and investigate ALL Calls for Service from the public in relation to allegations of fraud. In addition, ALL disseminations from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) will be investigated by NYP. The aim of this policy is to ensure that the public have confidence to report matters of fraud to […]
North Yorkshire Police do not conduct an assessment as to whether callers should be directed to report directly to Action Fraud. All persons wishing to report a fraud to North Yorkshire Police will have their report taken directly and these details will be logged on STORM. A specific fraud question set will auto populate when […]
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, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (OPFCC) recognise its obligation to adhere to the FOIA 2000. […]
The fixed penalty system for offences in respect of a vehicle is established by Part Three of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988, as amended. This has now been supplemented by the Road Safety Act 2006 extending the legal framework in respect of the use of fixed penalties to include: Issue of graduated fixed penalty […]
Grievances are concerns or problems that staff and officers raise with an employer. Anyone working in any organisation may at some time have problems or concerns about their work, working conditions or relationships with colleagues. Issues that may cause grievances include, for example: • Terms and conditions of employment • Health and safety • Work […]
The Police & Crime Commissioner and North Yorkshire Police (NYP) are separate corporate bodies with a common commitment to Health & Safety compliance.
North Yorkshire Police (NYP) is committed to making best use of its resources and in so doing aims to provide identification facilities which cater for the needs of witnesses whilst guaranteeing the rights of the suspect. The Criminal Justice Department (CJD) is responsible for managing identification procedures and ensuring that all suspects are treated fairly […]
The purpose of this policy is to protect North Yorkshire Police (NYP) information assets from all threats, whether internal or external, deliberate or accidental.
What this Procedure covers • Defines Information Sharing and Information Sharing Agreements (ISA); • Explains information sharing legal requirements; • Identifies when an Information Sharing Agreement is required; • Describes the processes that are to be followed to produce Information Sharing Agreements; • Sharing information outside an Information Sharing Agreement as an ad hoc request; […]
This procedure sets out to define how crimes will be investigated along with team and individual responsibilities in particular: alignment of the most appropriate resource to the right investigation given the investigative complexity (PIP 1 or PIP2) and ‘THRIVE’ considerations process by which crimes can be allocated across the CID, Investigation Hubs, Response, Safer Neighbourhood […]
This procedure sets out the mechanisms for recognising employees, volunteers and staff as well as members of the public. There are four types of award / recognition covered within this procedure, namely: 1. Internal Annual Awards and Commendations 2. Long Service and Good Conduct 3. Sovereign’s Awards and Garden Parties 4. External Awards and Recognition […]
Procedure Statement Operational resilience is the ability of a force to respond effectively and flexibly to the demands placed on it on a daily basis, whether the demand is local or national. In order for North Yorkshire Police (NYP) to meet those demands in a way that makes the best use of resources, the Chief […]
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 […]
PURPOSE 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 […]
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 […]
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 Officers and align with the entitlements set out in Police Regulations, Home Office Circulars and PNB […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Purpose Eligible parents have the right to take a period of time off work without pay for any purpose connected with the care of their child. 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 Maternity […]
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 […]
Procedure Statement 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 […]
The Penalty Notice for Disorder (PND) scheme is provided for by ss1-11 Criminal Justice and Police Act (CJPA) 2001. The scheme was introduced as a response to both the police and the Government wanting a speedy and effective alternative option for dealing with low-level, anti-social and nuisance offending.
Procedure Statement On occasions, police officers may be approached by solicitors to provide witness statements and/or evidence in civil proceedings or as defence witnesses in criminal proceedings. Whilst North Yorkshire Police (NYP) does allow officers to do this, it is necessary to ensure that officers follow a strict protocol when in such situations. This procedure […]
The PNC lead for NYP is ACC Mark Pannone. The PNC provides quick and direct access to a central store of information. The information is accessible by police and law enforcement agencies throughout England, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man, together with a range of other authorised agencies. It contains information […]
This procedure supports the commitment made by North Yorkshire Police (NYP) to encourage individuals to maintain good attendance and to ensure that individuals perform in their role to the required standard and to deal robustly but fairly with cases where this is not the case. This procedure will only be applied where supportive measures as […]
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 […]
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.
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.
North Yorkshire Police (NYP) is committed to the concept of achieving a healthy workforce through promoting a good work/life balance. Research shows that allowing staff a degree of control over their working time can reduce stress and anxiety and improve staff satisfaction. This procedure is intended to formalise good management practice by creating an environment […]
Procedure Statement 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 […]
This procedure covers all Student Officers, Constables participating on the Fast Track Programme and Superintendents participating in the Superintendent Direct Entry Programme whilst they are within their probationary period as defined in Regulation 12 and 13 of the Police Regulations 2003 (the Regulations) and HOC 5/2015. Regulation 13 can only be instigated prior to confirmation […]
The Road Traffic Act 1988 (Retention and Disposal of Seized Motor Vehicles) Regulations 2005 and the Road Traffic Act (RTA) 1988 (as amended) provides a statutory authority for officers to ensure that uninsured vehicles and those vehicles driven by unlicensed drivers are removed immediately from the road. In addition, under the Vehicle Excise Duty Regulations […]
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 […]
The aims of this procedure are to: provide clear guidance upon the use of the Rider Intervention Developing Experience (RiDE) in North Yorkshire where the offending rider is a member of the public emphasise the importance of evidence gathering in a collision explain the criteria that must be fulfilled before an offending rider may be […]
Policy Statement 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 aims of this procedure are to: provide clear guidance upon the use of the Safe and Considerate Driver (SCD) Course in North Yorkshire where the offending motorist is a member of the public emphasise the importance of evidence gathering in a collision explain the criteria that must be fulfilled before an offending driver may […]
This procedure sets out a process for handling data security incidents where confidentiality, integrity or availability has been or may have been breached. There are several ways this may happen including, but not restricted to, personal data breaches, theft, break-ins and poor disposal of confidential waste. All breaches should be assessed, investigated and reported accordingly.
The majority of data security breaches are innocent and unintentional such as the user not ‘logging out’ of their desktop or laptop computer at the end of the day. However, ‘near misses’ where no actual harm results from the incident, should still be reported and analysed to look for possible ways of preventing an actual […]
Procedure Statement Shared Parental Leave enables eligible parents to choose how to share the care of their child during the first year of birth or adoption. Its purpose is to give parents more flexibility in considering how to best care for, and bond with, their child. This procedure sets out the statutory rights and responsibilities […]
This procedure has been developed to protect all employees, service users, customers and visitors from exposure to second hand smoke and to assist compliance with the Health Act 2006. Exposure to second hand smoke, also known as passive smoking, increases the risk of lung cancer, heart disease and other illnesses. Ventilation or separating smokers and […]
The aim of this procedure is to: • Facilitate the overall management of risk for Information Communication and Technology (ICT) and ICT related equipment and software for the organisation • Improve asset utilisation, identify and remove problem assets and those assets which are dormant avoiding redundant maintenance and warranty coverage • Generate and maintain an […]
The aims of this Procedure are to: provide clear guidance upon the use of the Speed Awareness Scheme (SAS) in North Yorkshire where the offending motorist is a member of the public provide clear guidance upon the use of the SAS in North Yorkshire where the offending driver is employed by North Yorkshire Police (NYP) […]
The Staff Discipline Procedure is intended to improve overall conduct. It may be appropriate in some conduct issues to instigate Supportive Practice Requiring Improvement before the formal procedure is started. It is envisaged that early intervention via supportive action should achieve the desired effect of improving and maintaining an individual’s conduct to an acceptable level […]
This policy applies to Police Officers, Police Staff and where feasible, members of the Special Constabulary.
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, […]
1 PURPOSE 1.1 This procedure is designed to clarify options available to individuals and departments when considering use of an On-Call rota, to assist in meeting identified organisational needs and objectives in situations that can not be planned for. 1.2 This procedure follows the principles laid out within the North Yorkshire Police Staff Conditions of […]
The NPCC has released pre-charge bail (PCB) and released under investigation (RUI) best practice guidance as the full impact and implications of the bail legislation is understood (s37 & s47 of PACE). This can be accessed on the following link: NPCC’s Operational Guidance for Pre-Charge Bail and Released under Investigation. This guidance in conjunction with […]
There has been an increasing trend for owners of motor vehicles to have the side windows and windscreen tinted, most commonly by the application of tinted film. The implications of this modification are two-fold: road safety – drivers may be less able to see other road users, particularly vulnerable road users such as pedal cycles, […]
Procedure Statement This procedure supports North Yorkshire Police’s People Strategy and defines the Force’s Learning and Development aims and objectives and applies to all members of North Yorkshire Police and Police and Crime Commissioner’s office. North Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner are committed to providing employees with effective learning and development products, […]
Process 1. Police Bicycle Procurement The forces will have an agreed standard specification for a pedal cycle which can only be purchased through the Transport Department. No other pedal cycles will be accepted into the force from sponsorship, loan or gift etc. Therefore if a person or body, wish to offer the force sponsorship for […]
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 […]
Procedure Statement This procedure covers the use of all marked and unmarked vehicles owned, hired, leased or sponsored by North Yorkshire Police (NYP). This includes all Police Officers, Police Staff, members of the Special Constabulary, Police Community Support Officers, volunteers and colleagues from third party organisations utilising NYP vehicles, whether they be full-time, part-time or […]
Procedure Statement 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 overall redundancy effectively […]
The Volunteer Reserve Forces (VRF) is made up of men and women who train in their spare time to serve alongside the Regular Forces during regular deployments and in times of increased demand. The VRF are: The Royal Naval Reserve The Royal Marines Reserve The Army Reserve, formally the Territorial Army The Royal Auxiliary Airforce
WhatsApp Business is a freeware and cross-platform messaging and Voice over Internal Protocol (VoIP) service owned by Facebook. The application allows the sending of instant messages, making voice and video calls, and the sharing of media such as images or videos, documents, and user location with other WhatsApp users, both individually and in groups. The […]
North Yorkshire Criminal Justice Area is approved by the Director of Public Prosecutions to utilise Youth Cautions and Youth Conditional Cautions in appropriate cases. North Yorkshire Police (NYP) will implement the Caution & Conditional Cautioning scheme in accordance with the ‘Directors Guidance’. Youth Cautions (YC) and Conditional Cautions (YCC) are a statutory disposal created by […]
Drug or alcohol referral procedure is promoted by the Home Office as providing an alternative to prosecution in cases where referral to the Drug or Alcohol Intervention Programme can provide more effective rehabilitative outcomes than court sentencing. The rationale being to reduce the incidence of further offending by those with a drug or alcohol problem. […]
The principal aim of the North Yorkshire Police (NYP) Youth Justice Procedure is to address and reduce offending behaviour by children and young people (under the age of 18 years) though appropriate mechanisms which drive justice and achieve the best outcomes for victims and communities in North Yorkshire and the City of York. The framework […]