This paper draws on research examining the constraints on and opportunities for 'quality' part-time work in Victoria Police. While focus has been on increasing the quantity of part-time work to retain female police officers, the paper identifies the persistence of several cultural and institutional barriers to more integrated part-time work. It also highlights a number of positive practices in the deployment of both full-time and parttime members, such as around rostering, that make for enhanced organisational and employee flexibility. Finally, we reflect on the collaborative research process itself in helping realise the potential for quality, integrated part-time work.
Charlesworth, S., Keen, M., & Whittenbury, K. (2009). Integrating part-time work in policing services: Policy, practice, and potential. Police Practice and Research, 10(1), 31-47. https://doi.org/10.1080/15614260802128401