A recent court decision has come to NARPO’s attention that may be applicable to some retired officers. The decision arises from claims brought by three ex-police officers against the Chief Constable of Devon & Cornwall for failure to pay a statutory debt in respect of overtime payments they were due under the 2003 Regulations.
It is important to note that this applies only to Constables and Sergeants and to duty prior to the 1st April 2012, when the minimum 4 hour provision in the Regulations in relation to ‘recalls to duty’ was changed, following the Winsor recommendations. The impact of this decision will therefore be limited. However, anyone so affected can claim back over a six year period for overtime due, so there may still be some who are affected by this decision. To view further information in relation to this, please use this link: RECALL TO DUTY