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C. RECALL TO DUTY BETWEEN TWO ROSTERED PERIODS OF DUTY

Section 2.3 & 2.4 of the Police Officer Handbook

A recall to duty, in this context, is a period of extra duty separate and identifiable from another rostered tour.  In other words, it is like an island of time in between two tours of duty.  There may be occasions where an officer is recalled to duty in the first instance but the period of overtime runs into another tour of duty or a non-working day.  These scenarios are covered elsewhere in this document as an advancement of start time or a requirement to work on any type of day.

ScenarioEntitlement
Recalled to duty between 2300 and 0700 not required to attend a police station, police incident, or courtMinimum one hour payment or TOIL at time and a third.
Recalled to duty between 2300 and 0700 required to attend a police station, police incident, or courtMinimum four hours’ payment or TOIL at time and a third and relevant travelling time.
Recalled to duty between 0700 and 2300Payment or TOIL for each completed period of 15 minutes worked at time and a third and relevant travelling time.


Key Elements:

  • Applies to constables and sergeants.
  • Compensation can be payment or time off in lieu at the officer’s choice.
  • 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.
  • Relevant travelling time of 45 minutes each way will only be paid in full if the total time claimed does not exceed 6 hours i.e. If 5.5 hours worked, only 0.5 hours travelling time is paid.
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