Derbyshire Police Federation


Can I claim food expenses if I am retained on duty?

Yes, you can claim reasonable food expenses as long as you have receipts and it’s necessarily obtained.

Can I claim travelling expenses if I perform a split shift or I am recalled to duty between two tours?


I've been detained on duty and had to buy a meal what can I claim?

When a member of a police force is retained on duty beyond their normal daily period of duty, they shall be reimbursed the cost of any meal they then necessarily obtain provided that expenditure is reasonable and backed by a receipt.

An officer has to be retained on duty in excess of two hours past their normal finish time to claim this allowance.