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The Police Advisory Board for England and Wales (PABEW) considers draft regulations under the Police Act 1996 about matters such as recruitment, diversity and collaboration between forces. It also works with police managers and staff to respond to more general questions from the Home Secretary about changes to and reform of the police.


The Police Advisory Board for England and Wales is responsible for:

  • advising the Home Secretary on general questions affecting the police in England and Wales
  • considering draft regulations on matters other than hours of duty, leave, pay and allowances, police clothing and equipment
  • considering any matter relating to non-negotiable conditions of service (as defined in sections 50 and 52 of the Police Act 1996 and excluding the matters listed above), and any other matter affecting the police which the Home Secretary has referred

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