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Police Officer Overtime (9702_17)


Please can you provide me with the following information on police overtime costs and police numbers.

I would like information on each of the following for the last three financial years.

  1. What was the spend on overtime for your force in each of the past three years?
  1. How much did the five highest overtime earners receive in each of those three years?
  1. How many hours of police overtime were worked in each of the past three years?
  1. How many full time police officers were employed by your force at the start of each of the last three years?


Please find attached (9702_attachment_01.pdf).

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.