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Welcome to our Student Officer Zone which gives useful information and links to help you in your probationary period with Northumbria Police.

About Northumbria Police Federation

Northumbria Police Federation is a branch of the Police Federation of England & Wales which is the representative body of all police officers below the rank of Superintendent.

Established by the Police Act of 1919, the Police Federation was introduced to provide officers with a platform to bring their views on welfare and efficiency to the notice of the Government.

In a similar way to a trade union, Northumbria Police Federation negotiates with the official side on all matters concerning Members' Pay, Allowances, Hours of Duty, Annual Leave, Pensions and other conditions of service.

But unlike a trade union, the Federation:

  • is controlled entirely by serving police officers
  • is completely independent, with no political affiliations or associations with outside bodies
  • has no powers to call a strike or any other form of industrial action

Click here for more information.

Student Officer Subscriptions

Student Officers benefit from reduced Federation Subscriptions during their first 2 years of service - only £11.79 per month in Year 1, and £23.58 in Year 2. This is to assist officers who are young in service and on lower starting salaries.

In addition, our Group Insurance Scheme is free for the first year of your probation, and half price in the second year of your probation. Membership of our Group Healthcare Scheme is also FREE for the first year (officer only).

Subscriptions to The Police Treatment Centres are also free to Student Officers for the first year of service.

In the first week of your training, one of the Federation full time officers will address you, explain the role of the Federation and give you the opportunity to subscribe to the Federation and our ancillary schemes detailed above.

Regulation 13 - Discharge of a Probationer

Under Regulation 13 of Police Regulations 2003, a Student Officer's services may be dispensed with at any time (at a month's notice or with payment in lieu) if the Chief Officer considers that she/he is not fit, physically or mentally, to perform the duties of the Office of Constable or is not likely to become an efficient or well conducted Constable. The Chief Officer cannot delegate this decision. Click here to read the full Regulation.

In any case, where misconduct is alleged against a Student Officer or there is a suggestion that Regulation 13 may be invoked, you should contact the Federation Office immediately.

Student Officer Graduation Ceremonies (sponsored by Northumbria Police Federation)

At the end of your initial training, you and 2 members of your family will be invited to attend a special ceremony to celebrate your graduation in a social setting. This event is sponsored by Northumbria Police Federation in our continuing efforts to improve the service we provide to our members.

Member Offers

Northumbria Police Federation is committed to delivering an ever more effective means of supporting and representing our members and we are constantly looking for ways to provide added value to that service.

We negotiate special discounts and offers on your behalf, ranging from new car discounts to tax refunds, specialist training events to free advice surgeries, seeking to reinforce our commitment to improving our service to our members. Click here to access our Member Offers.

We also produce monthly Ezines detailing all the latest news and offers which are circulated via your local Federation Representatives and via Force email broadcast. Click here to read Norpolfed Newsletters.

Need Help/Advice?

Should you need any advice or guidance during your probationary period, please either email the Federation Office info.npf@polfed.org or ring 0191 437 3000 in the first instance.

There are currently 39 local Federation Reps working across the 3 Area Commands (Northern, Central & Southern) and Departments (Crime and Operations) throughout the Force. Click here for your local Fed Reps' details

The Attestation

When discharging your duties please remember the oath or attestation to which you originally swore when you took the office of constable.

I do solemnly and sincerely declare and affirm that I will well and truly serve the Queen in the Office of Constable with fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality, upholding fundamental human rights and according equal respect to all people; and that I will, to the best of my power, cause the peace to be kept and preserved and prevent all offences against people and property; and that while I continue to hold the said office I will to the best of my skill and knowledge discharge all the duties thereof faithfully according to law.

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Tel: 0191 437 3000 | Fax: 0191 250 2961 | e: info.npf@polfed.org