The following are some of the most commonly asked questions about working time in the police service. The relevant provisions, the Working Time Regulations 1998, implement the European Working Time Directive.

This Directive is based on the need to ensure a better level of protection of the safety and health of workers. This fact sheet should be viewed in conjunction with Working Time Regulations Part 2 which includes night work and annual leave, remedies and records.

Police Law - Working Time Regulations 1