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Reward and recognition

Dated: 15 Oct 2014

POLICY TITLE: Reward & Recognition


AUTHOR: HR Central Team



AIM OF POLICY: To advise on the types of acknowledgements the Force provides in recognition of excellent or demanding work.

BENEFIT OF POLICY: Motivates officers and staff to perform to the highest standards in their roles.

REASON FOR POLICY: To bring together the range of reward and recognition schemes.


Northumbria Police aims to create a culture which promotes empowerment, innovation and continuous personal development to ensure we maintain a diverse, responsive and flexible workforce that delivers a high quality and effective service to the communities we serve. The Code of Ethics underpins the principles and high standards of behaviour expected from all staff and officers working for Northumbria Police.

The Force recognises that its success is heavily dependent on the performance of its officers and staff. By proactively encouraging recognition of good work, and supporting the development of reward frameworks that enable the Force to apply remuneration policy and practice fairly, flexibly and efficiently, this will motivate officers and staff to consistently achieve high standards thereby positively contributing to operational performance.

SOURCE DOCUMENT: Police Regulations

GROUPS AFFECTED: All police officers and staff


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