Officers owed 7,439 rest days by county police force

POLICE are owed thousands of rest days, it has been revealed.

Thursday, 28th April 2016, 6:01 am

Those serving in Hampshire police are owed 7,439 rest days, figures obtained under Freedom of Information law by Police Oracle have shown.

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John Apter, chairman of Hampshire Police Federation, said: ‘If they have children, then they have to find child care provision – there is a financial impact on those officers.’

He added: ‘It is still an issue, and the demands on policing have never been greater, as the reductions in officer numbers has never been so large.’