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7 January 2019
Did You Know? is a national campaign launched towards the end of last year to highlight information officers need to know as they undertake their roles.
It will focus on a key theme each month, based on questions that are received from members across England and Wales. The campaign covered annual leave in December, with January's topic being rest days. The aim is to highlight key issues and to make sure serving officers know exactly what they can claim as part of their role.
Did You Know? is supported by the hashtags #DidYouKnow and #KnowYourRights to help spread the word and special graphics, posters and materials will be promoted on a monthly basis - join Avon and Somerset Federation on Twitter @ASPolfed @ASPolfedChair
Andy Roebuck, Avon and Somerset Chair, said: "We will continue to fight for members’ best interests, but also hope this campaign will help officers be aware of - and claim - what is rightfully theirs and help them to understand what support is out there.
"I know officers work tirelessly in Avon and Somerset, and across England and Wales, to help the public: that is what they signed up to do and will continue to do, but it is important that if their much-needed day off is cancelled, or they miss an important family event because of work they get that time back or are compensated for it.
"Being a police officer means other parts of your life are put on hold and we need to ensure you are fully supported when this happens."
National Chair John Apter added: "Every day officers across England and Wales go over and above the call of duty to protect the public. It’s essential that they claim their basic entitlements - especially at a time when their hard work and dedication is not being recognised in their pay packets."