Police Staff

Our Staff

The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) is the legal employer of all police staff in Scotland. 

Some police staff are employed in functions which sit as part of the SPA, such as Forensics, but the majority of police staff fall under the direction and control of the Chief Constable and work in departments which are part of Police Scotland.

With over 5500 police staff across Scotland, we employ all sorts of people in all sorts of jobs, and everything they do matters. A career with us means being part of an organisation with clear purpose, focus and values, where every individual contribution helps, keep people safe.

Our Purpose:  To improve the safety and wellbeing of people, places and communities in Scotland.

Our Focus: Keeping People Safe

Our Values: Integrity, Fairness and Respect


We offer a competitive benefits package that includes:

Competitive salaries 
Annual salary increments
Local Government Pension Scheme
28 days annual leave and 6 public holidays on appointment
Wide range of family friendly policies
Modern, spacious working environments
Employee Assistance Programme
Access to range of staff associations
Scottish Police Recreation Association
Scottish Police Credit Union
Staff Uniform (where applicable) 
Cycle to Work Scheme
Childcare Voucher Scheme