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Wiltshire Police Federation

What is a lawful order?

You can be required to carry out all lawful orders and must at all times punctually and promptly perform all the appointed duties and attend to all matters within the scope of your office as a Constable. 

An order is generally lawful provided that it is for police purposes and would not render you liable to any criminal, civil or disciplinary action. In case of doubt, contact your Area Federation representative. 

You can be required to perform overtime by an officer of a higher rank. 

Work, which you may not be required to perform. It would generally be unlawful to require you to undertake: 

  • the regular cleaning or any part of the cleaning of a particular Police Station, and any other work not connected with police duty.