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Human Resources ensure that the Policing with the Community ethos is instilled, promoted and developed within the department. This ethos will be evidenced through collaborative decision making, courtesy, respect, fairness and accountability.

  • This team lead on attendance management, wellbeing and duty adjustments. Activities undertaken by this team include promotion of wellbeing initiatives, supporting the organisation and line managers in managing duty adjustments and dealing with attendance issues.

  • This team develop and maintain the Human Resource distribution plan. The team forecasts leavers to determine recruitment and promotions for police officers and police staff to maximise affordable staffing levels.

  • This team aim to ensure that our workforce is representative of our society in Northern Ireland and that our organisation is welcoming and inclusive. Work includes screening of new policies and working practices, outreach activities for current and potential employees and progression of positive action initiatives.

  • This team provide the organisational recruitment service and progress all external appointments of police officers and police staff into the Police Service of Northern Ireland. To find out more about current career opportunities, please visit

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  • This team has responsibility for managing transfers, specialist selection and promotion processes for police officers and police staff.

  • This team has responsibility for the strategic development of pay and reward related issues for police officers and police staff to ensure pay systems are fair and equitable.

  • The HR Service Delivery Team act as a first point of contact to police officers and police staff, providing professional advice and support on HR matters.

  • This team has responsibility for stewardship of the managed services contract which provides personnel to manage specific roles, for example, security. 

  • This team ensure that long service, good conduct and other achievements such as good police work and attainment of promotion are formally acknowledged and celebrated, and also distribute new medals or awards.

  • This team manage the HR computer system and paper records. They monitor and audit the use of the HR system and ensure that records are managed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

  • This team seek to develop individual skills and potential in role and to increase professionalism of all roles through a continuous professional development framework.