Circular 017/2013: guidance on police officer and staff secondments

This guidance was discussed and agreed by the Police Advisory Board for England and Wales.



  • Broad subject: Police service
  • Sub category: Police management
  • Issue date: 16 December 2013
  • Implementation date: 16 December 2013
  • From: Crime and Policing Group, Policing Directorate, Police Workforce and Efficiency Unit
  • For more information contact: Nicholas Lawrence on 020 7035 1888, or email
  • Addressed to: chief constables and police and crime commissioners
  • Copies sent to: chief constables, police and crime commissioners, members of the Police Advisory Board for England and Wales

The document contains sections on the principles, good practice for UK secondments and specific guidance for overseas deployments.

The annexes cover key organisations, tax and National Insurance issues, an index and checklist, a model agreement and a pre-secondment reference check form.

Published 16 December 2013