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What is my annual leave entitlement?
Annual leave with effect from 1 April 2006
  • 22 days (176 hours) for those with less than 2 years' relevant service
  • 25 days (200 hours) for those with 2 or more years' relevant service
  • 25 days (200 hours) for those with 5 or more years' relevant service
  • 27 days (216 hours) for those with 10 or more years' relevant service
  • 28 days (224 hours) for those with 15 or more years' relevant service
  • 30 days (240 hours) for those with 20 or more years' relevant service
Individual officers with leave entitlement greater than those set out above are to retain their existing entitlement on a personal basis. If you are appointed, promoted, retired or complete a relevant years service part way through an annual leave year, then to calculate your personal entitlement multiple 1/12 of the period of annual leave of the relevant years service by the number of months due at the higher rate (e.g. appointed in October 6 months at lower rate and 6 months at higher rate, to give annual leave entitlement for the year).

Many forces allow officers to carry over up to five times their longest shift in hours to the following year or the equivalent in days if leave is not calculated in hours.

Direct Entry Inspectors
It has been agreed at the Police Consultative Forum(PCF)that direct entry inspectors will be treated as if they have four years' service for annual leave purposes. However, this change has not yet been translated into determinations.

Working on a single day or two days
In the case of officers who work part time, each day will have a pro-rata value according to their agreed hours of duty. For example, if an officer performs 20 hours duty per week they will be entitled to 4 hours paid leave for each annual leave day, giving a total number of annual leave hours for the year that is half the entitlement of an equivalent full time officer; if entitlements are provided in hours.
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