Police Overtime Expenditure

Mar 7, 2011

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.

Authors

Rory Geoghegan

Rory Geoghegan
Crime & Justice Research Fellow, 2011-2013 Read Full Bio

Blair Gibbs

Blair Gibbs
Head of Crime & Justice, 2010-2012 Read Full Bio
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