Police Staff Secondment Procedure
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 and experiences.
This not only aids personal development but organisational need including the enhancement of skills, motivation and experience beneficial to the organisation on an individual’s return.
The aim is to set out clear guidelines for staff on secondment and it has been written in line with the latest Home Office Guidance which is entitled ‘Guidance on Police Officer and Staff Secondments’ (HO Circular 017/2013).
The procedure shall apply to staff that have passed their probationary period.
There are four types of secondment NYP supports:
1. Cross functional between different departments within NYP
2. Internal within existing department e.g. to support projects
3. External release from NYP to another organisation
4. External incoming from another organisation to NYP