90 days from today is Wed, 22 May 2024
What will I get paid if I have to work away from home?
Changes to the arrangements for officers serving away from their normal place of duty (including on mutual aid in another force area):
As part of my role, I’m being required to work away from my normal parade station. Can the Force do this on a regular basis and what are my rights?
Yes, the Force can require you to work away from your normal place of duty.
Under Regulation 22 Police Regulations & Determinations when you are working at a place other than your normal parade station then travel time has to be included into the working time. You can also claim travel expenses.
When calculating any allowance, it has been common practice for police forces to deduct the commuting distance between home and work from the total mileage claimed for work related duties. As of 1 June 2020, this method of calculation ceased and there will be no deduction for commuting distance, save where the journey is substantially the same as the daily commute and the distance travelled is less than ten miles longer in any one direction. In such cases you can only claim for the additional mileage travelled to the new location.