Joint circular No. 114 (revised) Police Staff Council Handbook

Revised version of the guidance on police staff misconduct procedures


Employers’ Secretary, Sarah Ward
e-mail: [email protected]
Trade Union Side Secretary, Ben Priestley
e-mail: [email protected]


To: Clerks to Police Authorities (copy enclosed for Treasurer)
Chief Constables (copy enclosed for Force Personnel/HR Managers)
cc: PSC Members
Forces in Scotland and MPS (for information only)

17 February 2021


JOINT CIRCULAR 114 (REVISED) POLICE STAFF COUNCIL HANDBOOK: PART 3 GUIDANCE ON POLICE STAFF MISCONDUCT PROCEDURES

Please find enclosed a revised version of the guidance on police staff misconduct procedures. Following further consideration the following changes have been made:

Section 13, Misconduct Meeting / Hearing

  • Paragraph 13.5: 15 working days has replaced 14 working days on referral to a meeting / hearing. This is in line with Police Officer Regulations;
  • Paragraphs 13.8 and 13.9: in terms of the process for a misconduct meeting / hearing

Section 16, Outcomes Available at Misconduct Hearing

  • This now includes a list of outcomes.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Priestley, Trade Union Side Secretary
David Algie, Employers’ Side Secretariat