March 7, 2011

Police Overtime Expenditure

Police Overtime Expenditure examines the significant variance in overtime between police forces in England & Wales. Such overtime payments have more than doubled since 1998-9, despite the 12% increase in the number of police officers in the same time period – indeed, for the majority of forces, increased officer numbers led to an increase in overtime expenditure, rather than a reduction.  There is a clear need in the current financial climate to achieve savings by reducing overtime, and the briefing makes recommendations for such savings to be made simply through better management practices.


Rory Geoghegan

Crime & Justice Research Fellow, 2011-2013

Blair Gibbs

Head of Crime & Justice, 2010-2012

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