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Police officer overtime payments 2010 to 2015 (FOI)

Police officer overtime payments 2010 to 2015 (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 13 August 2015.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



The amount of money earned by States of Jersey police officers in overtime since 2010 broken down year by year; 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (so far), and rank.


The highest amount earned in overtime by a single officer for each year from 2010.


The average amount earned by a single officer for each year from 2010.


The lowest amount earned by a single officer for each year from 2010.


The payment structure for overtime: eg an officer earns X after 1 hour, Y after 3 hours, Z on bank holidays etc.


The protocols in place for receiving payment for overtime.










(Overtime is only paid to officers below the rank of Chief Inspector. It is not possible to distinguish between the ranks of constable, sergeant and inspector for overtime paid).









Zero for each year. Some officers work office hours and do not incur overtime.

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Context by Supt Gull, Head of Crime Services.

‘Policing in the 21st Century presents some unique challenges, providing a truly 24/7 365 day annual service. The nature of policing is often unpredictable & spontaneous ven more so in a small island jurisdiction, where additional specialist officers have to be called out eg Sexual Offence Liaison Officer (SOLO) for cases of rape or specialist roads policing officers following a fatal or serious RTC. Police Officers locally will respond when off duty and often not on a recognised call out rota.  It is right that they are compensated for this disruption to their personal life. When dealing with a victim of crime or an offender in custody, officers simply can’t finish duty if it is the end of their shift, quite rightly, they see the job through.

‘During 2011, 2013 and 2014, the SoJP responded to and policed either a significant critical incident (including two homicide investigations) or specialist police armed operation that required additional staffing, working increased hours, over a number of weeks. This would account for the higher spends on overtime in those years.

‘The SoJP continue to seek continuous improvement against a shrinking budget and workforce and since January 2014 have been held to account by the Jersey Police Authority who ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the islands Police Force. The police overtime bill accounts for just 2.5% of the total police budget’.

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