Date Responded 01 March 2022

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

1. How many Rest Days are owed to Constables, Sergeants, Inspectors and Chief Inspectors in your force?

2. How many rest days were cancelled during 2021?

3. Can you give this information as of 1 January 2022?

4. If possible could you give the figures as a total, as well as broken down annually if you have that information? And if you don't have complete numbers for the year, please can you just send what you have.

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the People Services and Operations Departments of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

1, 3-4. To note as at 4 January 2022 (as 1 January 2022 data is not available) a total of 24,457 rest days were owed to Constables, Sergeants, Inspectors and Chief Inspectors.

2. 8 cancelled rest days in 2021.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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