Policies, Procedures and Strategies

These are our current standards of principles providing guidance to staff in respect of a specific issue or piece of legislation. Our policies establish the expected organisational behaviour in line with our organisational objectives, leading to a consistent approach to decision making. Our policies set out broad expectations and are the framework from which procedure flows.

Our policies make use of acronyms that may be unfamiliar to members of the public. You can find a list under abbreviations.

Health and Safety in the Workplace

Designated First Aid at Work Procedure

Health and Safety Policy 2017-2019

Policing Procedures

Cannabis Warnings

Cautioning of Adult Offenders (Simple Cautions) Medical Care in Custody

Vehicle Recovery, Seizure, Storage & Disposal

Human Resources

Local Government Pension Scheme Framework for Contribution Banding 2016

Flexible Retirement Procedure – Police Staff

Part Time and Flexible Working Procedure

Local Government Pension Scheme Discretion Policy

Smoke Free Procedure

Substance Misuse

Funeral Procedure

Sickness Extensions to Pay Procedure

Unsatisfactory Performance and Attendance Procedures

Procedure for Handling Grievances

Religion and Belief at Work

Training Agreements For Mandatory Courses

Paternity and Shared Parental Leave Policy

Maternity Entitlements Policy

Respect and Dignity Procedure

HR Recruitment

Recruitment and Selection Police Staff

Disability Recruitment Procedure

Special Recruitment Procedure

Transferee and Re-joining Officer Recruitment

Information Management

Freedom of Information Policy

Retention and Disposal of Records Procedure

Government Security Classification

Records Management and Personal Data Policies

The Lord Chancellor’s code of practice on the management of records was issued under Section 46 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Cheshire Constabulary adheres to Part I of this code, to set out good practice in records management.

Section 46 Codes of Practice

Data Protection Policy

The Management of Police Information (MoPI)

A statutory code of practice on the management of police information (MoPI), was introduced in 2005, in direct response to recommendations of the Bichard enquiry report. It is being implemented by all police forces in England and Wales. Cheshire Constabulary have declared compliance with the first phase of MoPI.

Management of Police Information Codes of Practice

Management of Police Information (MoPI) Guidance

Customer Service Standards and Complaint Procedure

We welcome feedback on the service you have received from Cheshire Police. We work in partnership with the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

If you have a complaint about a request made under Freedom of Information and Data Protection legislation, please view the FOI appeals procedure.

Cheshire Constabulary is committed to providing a service that is efficient, effective, excellent, equitable and empowering.

Standards of Professional Behaviour Police Staff

Professional Standards Reporting

Ethical Interview

Suspension from Duty and Restriction of Duty

Anti-Fraud Procedure

Business Interests Procedure

Notifiable Associations Procedures

Gifts, Gratuities and Hospitality

College of Policing Code of Ethics

Charging Regime and Policies

Please find details of Cheshire Constabulary's current scale of charges in our Fees and Charges Handbook.

The following documents are copies of government legislation which affect Cheshire Constabulary's policing:

Police Act 1996

Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005

The Police Reform Act 2002

Items of Public Interest and Force Strategies

In addition to all of the classes already listed, you may find that there are extra areas of Force work that interests you. Here we have listed information that could be of significant public interest:

Asset Management Strategy

Business Crime Strategy

Disability Equality Scheme

Estates Strategy

Fleet Strategy

Gender Equality Scheme 

IT Strategy

People Strategy

Procurement Strategy

Rural and Wildlife Strategy

Roads Policing Strategy

Race Equality Scheme

College of Policing Roads Policing Management of Incidents/Motorways