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B. CASUAL OVERTIME AT THE END OF A TOUR OF DUTY OR ROSTERED SHIFT

Section 2.3 & 2.4 of the Police Officer Handbook

Casual overtime is overtime worked at the end of a shift and in respect of which officers are not informed until after the commencement of their tour of duty that they will be required to remain on duty after that tour has ended i.e. detained on duty or unplanned overtime.

ScenarioEntitlement
Detained on duty on a working dayPayment or TOIL at time and a third for each completed period of 15 minutes worked.

Key Elements:

  • Applies to constables and sergeants.
  • Compensation can be payment or time off in lieu at the officer’s choice.
  • The force day will consist of a period of 24 hours period commencing at 0700, unless a different time is otherwise fixed.
  • Travel time should not be claimed for continuous duty into a rest day/public holiday.
  • Officers of the rank of inspector and above have no entitlement to overtime payment or to accrue TOIL under these circumstances.  However, part-time officers of any rank are entitled to claim payment or TOIL at plain time for additional hours worked up to 40 hours in the relevant week, as per section 2.2 of the Police Officer Handbook.
  • Examples of compensation on a rest day and compensation on a public holiday are contained in the relevant sections of the Quick Reference Guide where an officer is detained on duty into either a rest day or public holiday.
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