Different provisions apply depending on whether or not you are a full time or part time officer or are working a variable shift arrangement. The following information applies to members working full time only.
The normal daily period of duty (including refreshments) is 8 hours.
As far as the exigencies of duty permit the normal daily period of duty shall be performed in one tour, with an interval of 45 minutes for refreshments, except when a half-day’s annual leave is taken.
Where an officer works in accordance with variable shift arrangement is on duty for a continuous period of 5 hours or more, time for refreshments shall as far as exigencies of duty permit be allowed as follows:
Number of Hours
|Less than 6||30 mins|
|6 ~ 7 hours||35 mins|
|7 ~ 8 hours||40 mins|
|8 ~ 9 hours||45 mins|
|9 ~ 10 hours||50 mins|
|10 hours or more||60 mins|
Where a normal duty period is performed in more than one hour and you do not travel to and from home between tours, an interval for refreshment and rest should normally be included at the beginning or end of one of those tours.
A 'day' means a period of 24 hours starting at such time as the chief officer may determine.
Travel time between home and your usual place of duty is generally not duty time.
Such travel time shall only be treated as a period of duty when you are:
In calculating any period of overtime, the time occupied by a member in relevant travelling shall be treated as a period of duty.
If you are designated either a casual or essential user, use of a motor vehicle for this purpose attracts mileage allowance.