Added by Freedom of Information Team on 21 April 2016 at 14:02
For the purposes of this request, overtime is classed as money paid to employees of Avon and Somerset Police for working beyond their normal contracted hours.
I was unsure how to phrase the question regarding back office staff, so I think Civilian Staff employees would be exactly what I was referring to.
Breakdown of Overtime expenditure:
Officer overtime - £5,619,645
Staff overtime - £1,807,038
PCSO overtime - £18,223
Included within the above figures is £2,402,480 for major events/operations.
The above relates to a police staff member employed on a ‘zero hours’ contract as part of a major investigation which is recorded as overtime for accounting purposes although paid at a plain rate.
Please note with questions 1 and 3, these are the amount of officers and police staff in that period when this overtime was accrued, there is no report that provides when the overtime was claimed. In relation to questions 1 and 7, there are a higher number of officers paid in 2015 than the number of officers who accrued overtime. This is because an officer could have worked the overtime in 2014 but it was paid in 2015.
Date Requested: 19.02.16